Haith used the recent Fruit Logistica event to demonstrate its latest root washer, the Haith Multi Clean.
According to the company, ‘the new vegetable washing concept combines all the proven qualities of the popular Haith Supa-flume de-stoner with the superior wash quality of the Haith Semi-submerged barrel washer, whilst incorporating polishing with the Haith Rootveg Polisher and finally onto the latest Haith Innovation – the rotary direct drive dryer.’
At Haith we are constantly working on new designs which will not only improve pack out and quality, but also give reduced energy costs, lower water usage and save labour, our latest concept the Haith Muli-wash ticks all the boxes and with our all in one process transfer of vegetables from one section to the next is very gentle,” explained Nigel Haith Director of the Haith Group.
Produce is introduced to the water as it enters the integral de-stoner ,before being flume fed into the washer barrel. When heavy soil is present and a robust wash is required the water level can be raised so the pintle lined wash barrel is semi submerged in water, the rubber scroll moves the potatoes through the barrel while the high pressure spray bar works with the rubber pintle to remove engrained dirt.
The next stage in the washing process, vegetables are gently encouraged out of the barrel via a new cone feeder which uses a soft rubber scroll to one of two options; either brush polisher rollers or a unique rotary dryer with 200mm diameter drying rollers.