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Tong unveils next generation coil cleaning unit

Vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, Tong Engineering, is taking the success of its popular potato and vegetable coil cleaning unit to the next level with new advancements for optimum performance and ease of maintenance.

The company says its range of coil cleaning and pre-grading systems are designed to offer exceptionally gentle handling of crop whilst combining soil removal and crop sizing within one unit. “Our PU coil cleaner is a very popular choice amongst growers and processors, offering very flexible application across a wide variety of root crops including potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onions and more,” says Richard Knighton, Sales Manager at Tong Engineering.

“With reduced downtime and maximum efficiency remaining at the forefront of equipment upgrade decisions, the new super-speed self-cleaning function on the latest models is already proving to bring invaluable time-saving and operational benefits.”

Incorporating a heavy duty, scissor-action shaft design, the deformable PU coil shafts feature an easy-maintenance coupling and are fully adjustable to suit a wide range of sizing requirements. With a direct-drive motor on every shaft, the coil cleaning and sizing unit is not only easy to maintain, but also ensures maximum energy efficiency during operation.

“One of the key advancements with the new super-speed self-cleaning function is that it removes the need for manual cleaning of coil shafts, particularly when operating in heavy-soil conditions,” says Richard.

“This means not only a much safer shaft-cleaning technique, but also significantly reduces downtime with an automatic self-cleaning process which is performed in a matter of seconds. When controlled by our intelligent Auto-Touch HMI touch-screen controls, the super-speed cleaning process can also be scheduled to automatically commence at pre-determined intervals, ensuring maximum performance, even in the most demanding cleaning conditions,” Richard adds.

The next generation coil cleaner from Tong can be built to suit all throughput and sizing requirements, available in 4, 6 and 8 row configurations as standard, and is popularly combined with Tong’s market leading EasyClean separator for unrivalled cleaning and sizing results.

“We have had a record year of sales for in-field and on-farm cleaning and grading equipment, and the new super-speed PU coil cleaner has featured in several specifications of our advanced mobile Caretaker and FieldLoad PRO machines as well as complete potato and vegetable grading lines,” added Edward Tong, Managing Director at Tong Engineering.

“We pride ourselves in offering the complete vegetable handling solution, and the advancements in our coil cleaning units are giving customers greater options for the most efficient handling of crop, whatever the weather.”

For more information on Tong’s next generation super-speed coil cleaner click here.

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