Tummers Washing Line Exceeds Expectations
Between September and December last year, the Tummers starch production line at a Danish starch factory, consisting of four of their biggest washing installations, ran 10 hours a day, managing to wash a remarkable 700,000 tons of potatoes. Also, the expected yield of 130,000 tons of starch per season was easily exceeded by 174,000 tons, the company reports.
“Prior to the mashing and drying of potatoes during potato starch production, our de-stoners/washers receive the potatoes in order to clean them thoroughly. The record-breaking KW800-models, which are running at the Danish potato starch factory, are the biggest ones of their kind. These highly efficient washing machines run up to 175 tons per hour and are particularly known for their low-maintenance and user-friendly design,” Tummers notes in a press release.
Same source goes to say that their washing systems are designed for excellent cleaning with gentle product handling and a minimal use of water. The innovative, high-capacity de-stoner/washer combines the latest expertise in washing technology and was developed for 24/7 industrial use.