Carrots processing line | Sgorbati Group

Carrots processing line
Carrots processing line

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Originally purple in color and then genetically modified by the Dutch in honor of the ruling house, the Orange, carrots are one of the most popular vegetable in the world, they have countless nutritional properties and a flavor suitable for different uses.

But how are carrots processed to bring them to consumers’ tables?

Few people know this and Sgorbati, thanks to his experience in the field, is the ideal consultant to prepare a tailor-made line.

Carrots handling and preparation

Carrots handling and preparation

From the field to the warehouse, carrots still do not fly and to bring them quickly without unnecessary waste it is advisable to work with tools suitable for the load they will have to bear. From 5 up to 200t / hour, Sgorbati Group’s unloading lines can safely guarantee the correct transfer from trailers to boves, the subsequent entry into the storage cells and then to the processing lines.

Our carrot handling and storaging solutions include:

  • sanitizable conveyors
  • bin tippers (both fixed and mobile)
  • receiving hoppers
  • bag fillers
  • box fillers
  • wooden boxes
Carrots handling and preparation
Carrots calibration and optical sorting

Carrots calibration and optical sorting

After being washed, carrots need to be divided by size in order to be destined to different processes, or to packaging or to the industry or to be sold in bulk. The most common way to calibrate carrots is with a carrots roller sizer which allows, precisely through successive rollers, to divide them by diameter. Another solution, to calibrate by length, is by means of a longitudinal vibrating sizer.

The newest solution, as well as the one destined to prevail in the future, is the one that makes use of the carrots electronic sizer that allows to divide carrots not only on the basis of dimensional parameters, but also on the basis of quality and specific parameters set by the user at the beginning of the working session.

It is good to remember that food safety regulations are being tightened more every day and consumers are becoming more and more demanding. The presence of foreign materials or low quality products is not just a matter of food safety: in times of increasing competition, quality problems can be downright damaging to your reputation.
You want to be able to get as much as possible out of 100 tons of carrots, but at the same time you also want to satisfy your customers and the customers of your customers, the consumers.

In short, it is important to optimize the selection process; detect as many extraneous materials and defects as possible and without unnecessarily removing good products. The solution to do all this is the carrots optical sorter.

Carrots calibration and optical sorting
Carrots washing

Carrots washing

Washing carrots is essential to give them a more attractive appearance as well as to sanitize them, having grown underground. Thinking to achieve this goal without having the right equipment is a utopia. For this reason Sgorbati collaborates only with the world leaders in the field of washing machines.
Based on the different specific needs, we will be able to recommend the suitable solution, choosing between:

  • washing tanks
  • water hoppers
  • drum washing machines
  • washing machines with stone remover
  • polishers

or by combining several machines in a perfectly integrated system.

Carrots washing
Carrots processing

Carrots processing

Carrots are increasingly processed to be placed in salad bags, or to become baby carrots or more. To process carrots it is necessary to remove their head and tail, with an operation called “top & tail” (using a carrot topper), then peel them and finally, where necessary, cut them into the desired format.
The top & tail in achieved through a system that singles out the carrots and then, by means of tapes with reverse orientation, brings the 2 ends towards the blades which remove the head and tail.
The peeling, on the other hand, can be done, depending on the quantities required and the final needs, with different types of carrot peelers:

kife peelers, that allow to limit waste as much as possible, following the contour of the carrot even when it has an irregular shape;

abrasive peelers, more performing quantitatively but less precise and therefore producing more waste.

Depending on the final destination, we can then transform the peeled carrots into julienne, sticks, cubes, washers, spaghetti and countless other formats.

This is why our range of carrot cutters includes:

  • spiral cutters
  • stick cutters
  • three-dimensional cutters (or dicers)
  • multifunctional cutters
Carrots processing
Carrots weighing and packing

Carrots weighing and packing

We offer a wide range of weighers / baggers for weighing and bagging in plastic and canvas nets, sacks and bags. All our scales can be integrated with a bag stitching and closing system.

We also have a wide range of multi-head weighers, to meet the most diverse production needs.

A product that presents itself in a different way is the bunch of carrots, which only undergoes a washing in the tunnel and is then tied by manual or automatic tying machines.

Due to the greater attention paid to environmental issues, carrots packaged with paper trays bound by banderoling machines are increasingly widespread.

Carrots weighing and packing
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