Aug 26, 2015
Dutch company offers asparagus weighing machine

Christiaens Agro Systems, a Dutch company, is offering a weighing machine for making asparagus packages.

The machine consists of a line with a conveyor belt and a packaging apparatus. The line weighs every single spear and makes asparagus packages on an adjustable weight. The maximum capacity of the line is 28.8 pieces per hour, according to the company.

The standard machine is equipped with six exits on belts and one overflow exit. The belts are equipped with a type of trough system that makes it easier to pick up the package. The exit belt waits until the package is complete, then moves the package so the next one can be made. On the end of the belt is a sensor that detects if there is a package, according to the company.

The machine’s control system separates product to the exits for optimal packaging, with as little giveaway weight as possible. Operators can adjust the desired weight and margin on a touchscreen. The margin depends on the product. If the margin is too small, it will take longer before the package is ready. Products not able to be separated will be sorted into a reserve exit, according to the company.

The labor-saving machine has a minimum giveaway weight and is reliable and easy to maintain. Optional parts are available. It is possible to extend the line with binding machines, according to the company.

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