Visitors to this year’s Potatoes in Practice (on Thursday 8th August) will be the first to hear about Haith Group’s plans for 2020.
The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment will be making its 11th consecutive appearance at the industry’s largest field-based potato event.
As well as talking about the company’s plans for next year, Haith’s team at Potatoes in Practice will be promoting the company’s most recent innovations, the SupaFill 400 Pro, Rota-Tip S and the programmable sample washer along with mobile graders and washers, for which Haith is synonymous.
Available in stainless steel bead blasted or painted mild steel finishes, Haith’s 2019 Sample Washer can handle up to 20Kg loads. The machine features an intuitive energy-efficient inverter, 30 seconds to ten minute wash times, automatic front door opening and closing, and automatic produce discharge onto a sample tray via an elevator.
Haith’s designers have been keen to minimise water and energy use. The sample washer needs just 400 litres of water to operate, much of which is returned to the washer tank once the wash cycle is complete. Energy use is also low, with the Haith Sample Washer requiring just 1.12Kw to run and a full load requiring only 3.1 Amps.
Capable of filling up to 40 boxes per hour, Haith’s Supa-Fill 400 PRO is the most advanced box filler on the market. The Supa-Fill’s Omron NB 3 HMI control screen gives users fingertip access to the machine’s class-leading functions, including manual and fully automatic box filling, box height selection, lifetime and batch counting for stock recording and assisting with maintenance scheduling.
Variable speed control and a flat belt with fall retarders provide better crop cushioning compared to machines using cleats or door stops.
The Supa-Fill 400 PRO Box Filler accommodates 900mm to 120mm high boxes, and its self-levelling sensors deliver consistently even filling.
“Designing and manufacturing the best possible potato handling equipment is a very important part of our business and Potatoes in Practice is a very important event for us,” says Rob Highfield, Sales Engineer at Haith. “We really look forward to it. It’s great to come to Potatoes in Practice and meet likeminded people within the industry.
“We work with several large Scottish packhouses, and we’re looking forward to catching up with them and our partners Alan Mckay, who we formed a sales and service partnership with at the end of last year.”
Held at James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Dundee, Potatoes in Practice is one of the most important events on the industry calendar for farmers, agronomists, industry, scientists and policymakers keen to see variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place.
Incorporated as a limited company in 1964, Tickhill Engineering, which trades as Haith, is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of vegetable handling equipment. Its range of grading, washing, bulk handling, weighing, pre-pack systems and water treatment solutions are relied upon by some of the world’s largest food producers and packing companies along with farmers of all sizes in the UK and overseas.