The stainless steel centrifugal vegetable drying machine HS-FLEX with variable speed removes the washing water of vegetables after they have been washed. The HS-FLEX is equipped with PLC control, frequency controller, timer, reverse function, slow-start/ slow-stop functions, and double lock for the cover. The HS-FLEX is perfectly suited for most cut vegetables and works seamlessly with the BCM-1650 belt slicer machine, VWM-2500 / VWM-3600 vegetable washing machine and the ACBM basket mill in a vegetable processing line.
The centrifugal vegetable drying machine HS-FLEX in a small vegetable processing line and a large vegetable processing line respectively:
Centrifugal vegetable drying machine HS-FLEX
With the centrifugal vegetable dryer HS-FLEX, you can easily adjust the processing time on the touch screen, from 0 – 60 seconds and the speed from 350 – 950 RPM. After the basket is placed inside the machine and the cover has been closed, the machine will automatically start and the cover will be double-locked. The speed gradually (4 seconds) increases (slow-start) to the maximum set speed in order to make sure the product will spread itself evenly over the basket. The speed also gradually decreases 4 seconds before it stops (slow-stop). By stopping the basket, the product falls back to the middle of the basket. Subsequently, the machine starts again. However, the basket will rotate in reverse direction. Thanks to the reverse function, even leafy vegetables will be dried perfectly. When the cycle is finished, the cover will be unlocked automatically and the basket can be removed from the machine.
Advantages of the centrifugal vegetable drying machine HS-FLEX
Because of the adjustable speed, timer and double lock for the cover, the centrifugal vegetable dryer can always operate with the optimal speed during the optimal time span.
The machine is reliable and stable and is suited for industrial usage. It is even fit for ‘heavy’ products.
Very safe for the operator through the double-lock cover. Even satisfies the newest CE-machine guidelines.
Under the machine, four heavy levelers with vibration dampers are mounted. In this way the vibrations of starting the machine are absorbed and the machine will keep a fixed position on the floor. Therefore, it is not necessary to fix the machine to the floor.
The reverse rotational function of the HS-FLEX is particularly advantageous for leafy vegetables during centrifugal drying. In the absence of this feature, the centrifugal force pushes the leafy greens towards the walls of the basket, causing them to press against each other. This can lead to trapped washing water between the leaves, which hinders effective drying, especially with larger pieces.
With the reverse rotational function, the leafy vegetables will fall back to the center of the basket after the initial spin. As a result, the leaves are not compressed together, and any trapped washing water is released and will now be removed during the second spin. This improvement allows for the efficient removal of excess moisture from the product, resulting in a superior drying outcome.
The ability to adjust the rotational speed and time of the HS-FLEX offers several advantages. Delicate products are better suited for drying at lower rotational speeds, as higher RPMs may cause damage. At a lower RPM, you may need to extend the drying time since the removal of washing water from the product is slower. Conversely, firmer products can tolerate higher RPM settings and require shorter cycle times. This flexibility allows for optimal drying results tailored to the specific product characteristics.
The HS-FLEX is equipped with a vibration sensor that acts as a protective mechanism. When excessive vibrations are detected, the machine will automatically halt its centrifugal cycle. An alert message will be displayed on the touchscreen, notifying the operator of the excessive vibration. Several factors, either individually or in combination, can contribute to this vibration, including an overloaded basket, improper leveling of the HS-FLEX, or an excessively high rotational speed setting.
The HS-FLEX is already being used for a diverse range of products beyond vegetables, and it's possible that we have prior experience with the non-vegetable product you're considering. Our team of experts can assess the feasibility of drying your specific product. If it proves viable, you are welcome to visit our demonstration facility for in-person testing. Alternatively, you can choose to send us the product, and we will conduct the testing while coordinating a video call with you. If it's more convenient, we can also provide a recorded video demonstration.
For finely cut products, we provide mesh insert baskets with a perforation size of 1x1mm that can be inserted into the centrifugal baskets. These mesh inserts ensure that your finely cut product remains inside the basket while effectively removing the washing water.