After the introduction of their two previous peeling plants for green and white, normal-sized asparagus, Germany machine manufacturer, Hepro, has further developed the HSM-3000. This machine's big sister has now appeared on the market. It is called the HSM-3000 Jumbo. It can be used for asparagus with a diameter of 18-42mm. The extra-large asparagus peeler will be presented at the upcoming trade fair, ExpoSE, in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Good peeling performance
There is a high demand for industrial peeling machines for extra-large asparagus. Because of this, the company used the experience garnished from the HSM-6000 Jumbo and carried it over to the HSM-3000 Jumbo. This also makes these machine interesting to clients who process up to two tons of jumbo-asparagus per day. "The machine has a peeling performance of up to 3.600 pieces per hour. It also has two peeling lines with eight pairs of knives each. With 16 cuts per revolution, this results in a near-perfect peeled product", a Hepro spokesperson.
Special positioning system
Along with the HSM-6000 Jumbo, the improved RSS model will be presented at ExpoSE. A diamond-shape cut is achieved. This type of cut is made using the fixed knife block and a special positioning system. "This machine's 2018 facelift has created possibilities to sort pieces into heads, middle sections, and ends. A sturdy, six-degree incline setting makes for higher adaptabity for the user. The asparagus are transported in a better way to the cutting block, and handling becomes more flexible", continues the spokesperson.
Increasing demand for processed green asparagus
In addition to the innovations mentioned, the company is also continually improving the peeling performance for green asparagus. This is because the demand for this previously exotic product keeps growing. Along with this, the need for processed green asparagus is also on the rise.
"It is different to processing white asparagus. You must concentrate on the peeling loss", explains the company's spokesperson. "Unlike with white asparagus, only the bottom part of the green asparagus is peeled. Green asparagus is also thinner, and its head is more fragile. Hepro has set its industrial peeling machines to green asparagus. They are fitted with sensors the company developed itself. They also have grippers and peeling technology used for green asparagus."
HEPRO is one of the leading manufacturers of modern peeling machines in the food stuffs industry. The company is prominent in the area of developing machines used for the automated peeling of asparagus and other vegetables. This company is increasingly focusing on packaging solutions for freshly peeled vegetables. This activity runs parallel to their continued development of convenience products in the fresh sector.
You can visit the company at the upcoming ExpoSE in Karlsruhe, Germany (21 and 22 November, Stand nr.1/D-02, Hall 1)
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