At the recent Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, Turatti introduced a new automated spin dryer for the European market.
This new spin dryer was named Vortex®-150 to celebrate this year’s 150th anniversary of the Turatti group. This ground-breaking model utilizes a patented design that was first developed in 2011 and enhanced by utilizing recent patents involving its anti-vibration system and drying basket construction.
The dryer is already operating in several US and Canadian facilities, selected because it utilizes the highest cleanability and accessibility standards in the industry. With its compact and low profile, the Vortex®-150 dryer fits in a very limited space, and is capable of processing high product volumes. Its low height combined with an extraordinarily open hygienic design allows maximum accessibility to every area of the machine. This innovative open design results in easier cleaning and maintenance operations. By adding this dryer to the Vortex® dryer series, Turatti is able to offer a wide range of advanced drying systems to fulfill the needs of its customers in processing various fresh cut products.
The Vortex®-150 features an innovative basket design developed using several sophisticated computer simulations. With an entirely smooth inner surface, no central axle and external fins that enhance water flow through the basket holes, this dryer achieves better drying at lower rotating speeds preventing product mechanical damage.
The spin dryer allows fully automatic operation utilizing a programable controller that manages all functions using preprogramed recipes. Switch from one recipe to another, is done quickly and thanks to proprietary software and RFID card access all changes are documented for quality control auditing. The smart configuration of the controller is pre-qualified for Industry 4.0 Blockchain Technology Integration.