FULLY IN CONTROL WITH THE SMART DIRT REMOVAL SYSTEM
„Van Dijke’s ” Drum washer type TP: the next generation in washing your produce. This system is equipped with the latest technology currently available in the field of washing and dirt removal with extremely low water consumption.
The washer consists of a solid and simple heavy-duty construction, with a perforated drum shell. The infeed is made of stainless steel and supplied with a water inlet. This to prevent the sticking of clay / soil in this compartment. A VDF controlled double/triple drive with a synchronized operating motor prevents the drivebelt from slipping. Even after an emergency stop, the drum will re-start easily.
The key benefit of this unit is that it is equipped with a smart dirt removal system. By applying this system, the machine can be operated with extreme low water consumption. The unit can also be used as a ‘dry drum’ (low water level, intensive washing) as well as a ‘wet drum” (high water level, more gently washing).
Unique is that Van Dijke uses industrial outfeed conveyors, which have a significant longer service life than standard rod-conveyors.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
For an optimum washing result, Van Dijke applies a round-shape perforated drum. Spiral-shape flights are mounted inside to transport the produce trough the machine, meanwhile giving the typical washing effect to the produce.
Underneath the drum a hopper is situated with a shaftless auger system, for removing the settled soil/clay towards one end of the machine. By using this smart dirt removal system, a minimum of water consumption is achieved!
With a Van Dijke washing system you are in full control of the washing intensity. In combination with the load (filling) in the drum, the speed of the drum and the water level you can achieve either a vigorous washing or a more gentle washing result. The settings of the washer depend on the dirtiness of the produce and type of soil.
Van Dijke systems are equipped with an adjustable end-discharge slide/gate at the end of the drum. With this slide/gate the machines PLC program can automatically keep the preset load (filling).
Van Dijke uses heavy duty power belts to drive the drum. Each power belt is powered by a single gearbox-motor. These motors are connected to one VFD, to achieve that there will be a minimum of slip and can be tuned by the VFD’s program.
The machine is designed for industrial purposes. All critical parts (like bearings, v-belts, chains, etc,) are from quality brand name manufacturers. To simplify maintenance the machine is designed so that all important parts of the system can be easily reached.
COMPLETE TURNKEY WASHING LINES
This machine fits perfectly in a complete Van Dijke washing line with washers, destoners, leaf removers, felt dryers, filtration screens, water recycling system and dirt handling systems. Contact Van Dijke to learn more about the possibilities!
- STAINLESS STEEL OR GALVANISED (OR COMBINATION)
- GENTLE PRODUCE TREATMENT
- EXTREMELY LOW WATER CONSUMPTION
- SMART DIRT/MUD REMOVAL BY SHAFTLESS AUGERS
- WATER LEVEL ADJUSTABLE, BEST WASHING RESULT
- ROUND DRUM WITH SPIRAL SHAPED FLIGHTS