Monday, 08 February 2016

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 becomes capital of fresh produce trade for three days

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  From February 3 to 5, FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin is the place to be for everyone that wants to k...

Perupas shortlisted for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

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Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

  Givaudan is marking a milestone in its journey to sustainable natural ingredients with an event...

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

  On February 1, the construction of the new Kiremko building started in a festive way in Montfoort, T...

Potato cultivation programme lifting people out of poverty in Africa

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Combined power drives TOMRA Sorting Food

Combined power drives TOMRA Sorting Food

  Optical food sorting system manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Food has reached an important milestone in it...

Sensor-based systems for the potato industry exhibited at Fruit Logistica 2016

Sensor-based systems for the potato industry exhibited ...

  A new edition of the Fruit Logistica trade show is set to take place in Berlin, Germany, between Feb...

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

  With the frying trade accounting for 12% of the Great Britain potato crop, ensuring quality across t...

Snack manufacturer Ibersnacks assesses its weigher-bagger equipment

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  Snack manufacturers with high production outputs to pack and large orders to fulfil are among the mo...

FAM and Stumabo launch NECST - Next Evolution in Centrifugal Slicing Technology

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  FAM Stumabo developed NECST TM, an ambitious R D proj...

Potato chips in Canada - All dressed up

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  If you want to try potato chips with ketchup, dill pick...

Pasteurization - It’s all about safety first

Pasteurization - It’...

  Improved shelf life for food products is essential – no...

Kiremko and Packo present new product pump

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    Dutch manufacturer Kiremko and Packo, designer and c...

Company introduces potato starch for clean label food coatings

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Welsh potato growers get latest know-how on Potato Day

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  Over 50 potato growers gathered at the County Showground ...

Chile considered robust market for American agricultural equipment

Chile considered rob...

  In the most recently released U.S. Department of Commer...

Dundee-China collaboration discovers potential ‘Achilles heel’ of potato blight

Dundee-China collabo...

  Scientists working in Scotland and China have uncovered...

SmartStor controller wins Certificate of Merit at Lamma 2016

SmartStor controller...

  Lamma 16, the first major farming event of the year too...

Another stage completed at new Agristo cold store

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  Egemin Automation has embarked upon a new major phase i...

 

Herbert Engineering, the leaders in handling systems for the agricultural and fresh pack industries, announced the launch of Ultra-Wash, the potato washer that allows the crop to be effectively cleaned without submersion in dirty water, at British Potato 2011.

The new Herbert Ultra-Wash was born out of a joint development project with Greenvale who tasked Herbert with the challenge to develop a specialist washer to complement their award winning Cascade Water Treatment System.

The new Herbert Ultra-Wash contains all of the excellent features from this design project. The Ultra-Wash works in conjunction with a continual water treatment system, which makes available large volumes of clean, cool water. This allows the crop to be washed without being submerged in increasingly dirty water.

The system works by blasting the tubers with jets of water as they are rotated. The barrel of the Ultra-Wash, which has a completely smooth inner surface, has no spiral, but is pitched at an angle, meaning that it is very gentle on the crop.

The potatoes are gently tipped into water and subjected to a ‘whirl pool' type pre-clean as they are moved forward by adjustable jets in this tank. Stones and clods are immediately separated while sludge and floating objects and debris are removed out of the side of the system, as the potatoes are flumed into the barrels. A jet wash provides a final clean and excellent bacterial hygiene, before passing over a highly efficient drying system.

Hydraulic tilting barrels and a motorised drier emptying blade keep downtime to a minimum when changing varieties. All the components are mounted over an integral tank system, giving a 'dry floor' solution, full stainless steel construction, fully enclosed by see through doors allowing safe operation and easy maintenance.

In 2012, Herbert Engineering will be celebrating its 40th anniversary and launching a record number of new products. From the early days of serving growers, originally in post harvest on field grading to, more recently, electronic grading for processors, Herbert's ties with the potato industry have remained strong and become the backbone for the business.

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