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New weighing solution for watermelons

Watermelons are not the easiest fruit to manage. Meccanica Malvasi clients know it well, as they asked the company for a piece of machinery that can weigh them quickly. At Fruit Attraction 2017 in Madrid, the company presented a weigher suitable not only for watermelons, but for all round-oval fruit.

"It's a V-shaped weigher that works with crates too. What's new is the fact that pricing is also carried out during weighing. A label is air-fired. Weighing is carried out in the central part and, at maximum speed, the machine can process up to 50 pieces a minute," explained Enrico Malavasi and Cristian Chieregati.

The machine can also be used for mini-watermelons and melons and weighs up to 20 kg. This way, packagers and/or traders can become more efficient and reduce processing times.

Meccanica Malavasi also presented the RMM 300, a patented watermelon tilting machine. Unloading watermelons from the bins directly into the sorter risks damaging the fruit. The alternative is unloading them by hand. With this system, an air-cushion closes the upper part of the bin and blows it up. This way, watermelons are eased down. In addition, the machine can process up to 4 bins per column and eliminates the need for forklifts. 

Enrico Malavasi and Cristian Chieregatti

Enrico Malavasi
Meccanica Malavasi srl
Via A. Volta 30
46028 Sermide (MN)
Tel./Fax: (+39) 0386 832162
Mob.: (+39) 328 4911795
Email: enrico.malavasi@meccanicamalavasi.com
Web: www.meccanicamalavasi.com

Publication date: 10/30/2017
Author: Rebecca B Baron
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com


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