Van Dijke’s Drum Washers: the next generation in washing your potatoes! This system is equipped with the latest technology currently available in the field of washing, dirt removal and extremely low water consumption!
The drum washer consists of a solid and simple construction, with a perforated drum-shell. The input compartment is supplied with a water inlet, to prevent sticking clay/soil in this compartment. A VFD controlled double drive with synchronized operating motors, will prevent the drive-belts from slipping. Even after an emergency stop, the drum will start-up easily again.
Extremely low water consumption
Underneath the drum a double shaftless auger with mechanical seal, makes sure that the settled sandy soil and clay will go to two hydraulic operated 6″ discharge knife-valves. This special designed and unique auger (placed in a half-pipe), lined with a special synthetic material. By applying this system a minimum of fresh-water consumption will be achieved. The drum is provided with spiral shaped flights, so the product will be transported through the machine easily.
Wet or dry hopper – gently or intensive washing
This drum washer can be used as a ‘dry’ drum or ‘wet’ drum and everyting in between. Incombination with the load (filling) and speed of the drum, the type of washing can be presetted easily. For instance, when you lower the water level, increase the filling (load) and speed up the drum, a more vigorous washing effect is achieved. By increasing the water level, you can achieve a more gentle way of washing.
– industrial quality
– gently product treatment
– extremely low water consumption (from 2 m^3 / hour)
– galvanising or stainless steel (or combination) possible
– water level adjustable, best washing result
– several sizes available
– unique dirt removal system
Complete turnkey washing lines
This machine will perfectly fit into a complete Van Dijke washing line.
Please contact Van Dijke for turn key projects, including washers, destoners, wet leaf removers, felt dryers, filtration screens, water recycling system and dirt handling systems.