Sormac introduces the DMA-90, its new potato quartering machine with numerous improvements. An innovative straightening system and continuous processing lead to more even cutting results, less maintenance and more capacity. This, combined with various other improvements, makes for a machine that leaves any competition far behind.
Better cutting results
The big challenge when cutting potatoes is producing even results. To do so, it is important that the potato is positioned exactly in the middle of the knife. To achieve this, a new alignment system has been developed. The dies, which cut potatoes into either 2, 4 or 8 pieces, can be changed quickly and easily.
Less maintenance and more capacity
The potato quartering machine is equipped with a continuous processing system. This results in less wear, which means the machine requires less maintenance. Moreover, with the continuous system it’s possible to achieve higher capacities. The capacity is flexibly adjustable up to a maximum of 32,000 potatoes per hour. And even at this high capacity, the machine remains calm and steady without any floor fixations.
The potatoes are supplied in 4 lanes via a vibrating chute that is part of the machine. This makes it possible to, for example, cut larger potatoes into 4 pieces on two lanes and smaller potatoes into 2 pieces on the other two lanes. A lower belt that allows undesired small parts to pass without cutting is available as an add-on.