Steam Peeling: Kiremko Celebrates 30th Invicta Steam Peeler Sale in 30 Months
Steam peeling has become an important process in a turnkey potato processing, in the last 50 years when Kiremko built their experience in this field.
It is the preferred peeling method for the French fry industry and has become a standard method for fresh peeled potatoes, pasteurized potatoes and the flake industry.
Aviko settles for the best
“We didn’t know of this anniversary of the Kiremko Invicta Steam peeler at the moment we bought it”, Aviko Belgium Project Manager Cor Koole admits. “We just bought it because it offers us the highest reliability. We know the Kiremko Invicta from other Aviko locations. Yield, capacity, operational reliability and total cost of ownership were our main focus. As always – with new major projects, like Poperinge – we had a good look at what the market has to offer and again Kiremko came out as the best. It’s always nice when your choice is acknowledged by others. That is how we see the celebration of the 30th Invicta they sold to us. And we congratulate them with this impressive milestone.”
Highest customer value
Kiremko director Andy Gowing: “We have always set ourselves out to be suppliers of leading equipment throughout the potato processing industry: fries, flakes, chips, precooked and fresh. To be innovative and improve ourselves, we work closely together with our customers every day. That is how we meet the market demands in terms of improvements like higher yields, larger capacities, progressive automation, energy reduction and environmental concerns. All aspects of the business are continually examined, so we can keep progressing towards the best customer value for money.”
Steam peeling is a science
Steam peeling has become an important process in a turnkey potato processing, in the last 50 years when Kiremko built their experience in this field. It is the preferred peeling method for the French fry industry and has become a standard method for fresh peeled potatoes, pasteurized potatoes and the flake industry. Due to the Invicta’s unique stainless-steel vessel shape, the whole surface of every potato is heated evenly by steam. As a result of this optimal heat transfer, the steam time decreases significantly. The large diameter inlet door allows high capacity processing, for large or small sized potatoes and small and large batches. The Kiremko Invicta peels more efficiently and thinly than any other steam peeler, with 5 to 10% increase of yield. The secret of this success is the combination of an extremely short cycle time, up to 25% faster, with quick filling and steam exhaust. This way the most potatoes per hour can be processed at the highest possible yields.
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