The Drum Knife Peeler – SMT is an industrial potato peeler consisting of three main components, namely a frame with a stable knife drum and auger. The potatoes are peeled by the knifes while being transported by the auger.
The knives are being held firm into place by AISI 304 stainless steel beams. This way, the knives are being prevented from breaking. Additionally, the beams can easily be removed or replaced. The knives are placed in such a way, that the efficiency and capacity are increased considerably. They can also be replaced quite easily, which leads to a much lower downtime. Normally, downtime takes more than a day, because every knife bar has to be taken out separately, whereas downtime on the Marcelissen Knife Peeler can be done in a matter of hours. The life-time of the machine has also increased by using stainless steel for the bearings and bearing houses.
Other advantages include:
- Suitable for repeeling steam peeled potatoes.
- During the peeling process, it is not necessary to use water.
- A special construction ensures 100% peeling, because the potatoes will be optimally rotated.