Oct 24, 2022Sormac releases complete new potato quartering machine
Sormac introduced a potato quartering machine with numerous improvements. An innovative straightening system and continuous processing lead to more, even cutting results, less maintenance and more capacity.
The big challenge when cutting potatoes is producing even results. To do so, it’s important that the potato is positioned exactly in the middle of the knife. To achieve this, a new alignment system was developed. The dies, which cut potatoes into either two, four or eight pieces, can be changed quickly and easily.
The potato quartering machine is equipped with a continuous processing system. This results in less wear, which means the machine requires less maintenance. Moreover, with the continuous system it’s possible to achieve higher capacities. The capacity is flexibly adjustable up to a maximum of 32,000 potatoes per hour. Even at this high capacity, the machine remains calm and steady without any floor fixations.
The potatoes are supplied in four lanes via a vibrating chute that is part of the machine. This makes it possible to, for example, cut larger potatoes into four pieces on two lanes and smaller potatoes into two pieces on the other two lanes. A lower belt that allows undesired small parts to pass without cutting is available as an add-on.