Famous Yorkshire hospitality is coming to Fruit Logistica next month thanks to the UK’s leading manufacturer of vegetable handling solutions.
Haith will treat visitors to stand A-21 in Fruit Logistica’s Hall 4.1 to a true taste of Yorkshire with Yorkshire Tea and biscuits on offer to all.
As well as hospitality, Haith’s team will be promoting the company’s new potato dryer, the Pro Dry, the latest version of its Queen’s Award-winning Rota-Tip, the QuantaFill box filler and its water treatment systems.
The Haith Pro Dry uses an innovative fan and belt system to speed up the drying time of potatoes. As well as being quicker than conventional sponge dryers, Haith’s new system eliminates any potential bacteria build-up which can occur in other drying systems.
Haith’s Pro Dry complements the company’s range of sponge roller dryers. The innovative solution conveys washed wet potatoes through a drying tunnel where a combination of fans dries the whole surface area of each tuber.
Haith’s 2024 version of its market-leading Rota-Tip box tippler has been enhanced by introducing an in-feed and out-feed box stacking and de-stacking functionality, which speeds up the box emptying process and dramatically reduces forklift movements.
Haith’s Rota-Tip PRO gently empties potato boxes quickly and reliably, even in harsh conditions. As the tippler is rotated around a centre pivot, the weight of the box is never lifted, and the machine is not put under pressure, which eliminates fatigue or prevents damage to both the machine and the box.
The absence of hydraulics also removes the chance of oil contamination, and as Haith only uses high-efficiency motors, which only run during the tipping sequence, the Rota-Tip offers exceptional power consumption.
Hydraulics are also absent from Haith’s third new product – the QuantaFill box filler.
The QuantaFill features an innovative in-feed conveyor that gently layers the crop into a buffer bunker, which is then lowered into the box. Active discharge doors then open to transfer the crop into the box, simultaneously raising as it fills. The process ensures that the weight of the box is never lifted and the machine is not put under pressure, which eliminates fatigue or prevents damage to both the machine and the box.
The additional box handling functionality allows the operator to place stacks of empty boxes into the machine, which are then automatically de-stacked and transported to the filling module. After filling, the boxes are re-stacked for the operator to remove from the line.
As well as the new machinery, Haith will also showcase its water treatment systems and wastewater recycling solutions.
“We’re really looking forward to Fruit Logistica and having a chat over a cuppa!” says Paul Ramplin, Technical Sales Manager at Haith. “As well as promoting our latest innovations in vegetable handling, we also want to put the spotlight on our water treatment solutions, which allow food processors to reduce both their environmental impact and their water bills. Our water treatment systems are predominately found in the UK, but there’s no reason why they cannot deployed further afield, so with Fruit Logistica attracting visitors from across Europe and around the world, it is the perfect place to promote our capabilities.”