Ronald Dekker, Tummers Food Processing Solutions:

“New Zic-Zac brush peels even more efficiently”

In 2004, Tummers Food Processing introduced the Zic-Zac brushing technique for brushing potatoes and tuberous plants after steam peeling. This industrial machine and the brushing technique were developed and patented in-house by Tummers Food Processing Solutions. At Interpom Primeurs, the company introduced a new version with a softer food grade brush which limits skin loss even further.

Hein Kortebos, Ronald Dekker and Dustin-Dwight Verhagen with the Zic-Zac brushing technique.

“This Zic-Zac technique, which leads the steamed potatoes vertically along the moving brush rolls, is a leading innovation in peeling techniques of the last 30 years, and is applied by many leading chip factories,” says Ronald Dekker from Tummers. “Extensive tests have shown that by using a softer brush, we are handling the product even better. An additional advantage is that the brushes last longer.”

“Peeling is always about the balance between removing the skin and keeping the potato. You understand that, if you could decrease this by even half a per cent, it would be very profitable for factories. We have therefore already had some requests for quotations at the fair,” Dekker concludes.

For more information:
Tummers Food Processing
Ampèreweg 4
4631 SP Hoogerheide, the Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)164 61 40 70
Fax: +31 (0)164 61 53 55

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