Every month we present a special use of our machines with the "SPECIAL applications" - because the versatile KRONEN machines process a large number of foods worldwide, from salads, vegetables and fruits to baked goods as well as meat, fish and pet food.
July: Lasagna sheets made of carrots and zucchini
Machine: KUJ V cube, strip and slice cutting machine
Description: In order to cut products such as carrots or zucchini/courgettes lengthwise into slices, the KUJ V is equipped with a 3-blade rotor, a grooved knife and a product guide for slice cut. The thickness of the slices can be set between 1 to 25 mm, whereby at least 3 mm is recommended to avoid damage to the slices during discharge. The vegetables should have a diameter of 40 to 45 mm and a length of up to 200 mm, in order to get as many neat slices as possible. The produced veggie lasagna sheets can be packaged and sold as a low-calorie alternative to pasta sheets or processed into ready-to-eat or frozen meals.
June: Cutting corn cobs in “riblets” (quarters)
Machine: TONA Rapid S145 adapted to high and long products
Description: Due to their firmness and their shape, fresh corn cobs have special requirements regarding the processing process. A specially constructed model of the TONA Rapid S145 was developed to meet these special requirements, which is ideally suited for segmenting the corn cobs thanks to an enlarged product entry and reinforced blades in the 4-part divider. With the help of the product holders with centering fingers, the corn cobs can be divided lengthwise into even quarters with an optimal cutting result. The corn “riblets” (quarters) are then be packaged and sold e.g. as side dish for barbecue meals.
Capacity: up to approximately 3.600 corn cobs/hour
May: Spin-drying of caviar, caviar substitutes or vegetarian caviar
Machine: KS-100 PLUS salad and vegetable spin-dryer
Description: Caviar, caviar substitutes (fish roe from other fish species) and also vegetarian caviar (made from algae) are often transported in brine. Before further processing, the product needs to be separated from the brine. This can be achieved by spin-drying the product in the KS-100 vegetable and salad spin-dryer. Since this product has a very small diameter, a special stainless steel insert with fine perforation is inserted into the spin basket before the brine with the product is poured in. With a short spin time and low speed, the excess brine is removed without damaging the sensitive (vegetarian) caviar or caviar substitute.
Capacity: up to 450 kg/h
April: Cutting short strips of salmon
Machine: GS 10-2 belt cutting machine
Description: The GS 10-2 belt cutting machine with the two wing knife is used to cut the fish. The raw salmon fillet pieces are placed lengthwise on the belt of the GS 10-2. This ensures that the salmon fillets are transported into the machine in the correct orientation. Thanks to the downholder, the salmon fillets remain in their position at the cutting edge and can thus be cut into strips of similar size, e.g. 10mm long, with a clean cut. This prevents the formation of excessive fines. The salmon strips can then be used e.g. as ingredients for sushi.
March: Shredding of Edamame beans
Machine: KUJ V cutting machine
Description: Edamame beans are blanched soybeans that have been harvested unripe. The prepared beans, i.e. picked from the pod, are efficiently chopped with the KUJ V cutting machine, using the 5 x 5 x 5 mm cube set. The result is a chunky product that, despite the soft consistency of the beans, does not turn into a pulp because the beans are not squashed during the cutting process. The shredded Edamame beans can then be used, for example, as a filling for sushi or in salads.
February: Cut limes into half slices
Machine: TONA Rapid S145 cutting machine
Description:With the TONA Rapid S 145, seedless citrus fruits such as limes, lemons and oranges can be cut into slices and half slices. For this purpose, a V-knife insert with the appropriate cutting thickness is used, which is turned by 90 degrees and used to separate the end pieces of the fruit. Then the limes are placed individually in the product holders and cut into slices and halved in one step. With the gentle cutting process, only a little juice is lost, the product receives a clean cut and the slices are evenly thick. This increases the shelf life of the product.An optional three-part discharge belt separates the end pieces from the product slices.
up to 4,800 pieces per hour
January: Destemming cherry tomatoes
Machine:GDM 35 grape destemming machine
Description:The GDM 35 grape destemming machine can also be used for the automatic destemming
of cherry tomatoes. The branches with the fruits are placed in the machine and
run through it. The tomatoes remain undamaged when they are removed from the
stem. Depending on the degree of ripeness and the time since the tomatoes were
harvested, it is necessary to check on the discharge conveyor for tomatoes that
have stuck to the stem and if necessary remove them manually.
up to approx. 250 kg per hour