Tong have a continuous commitment to provide the most efficient and technically advanced vegetable grading line equipment to growers and packers both in the UK and worldwide. Tong Engineering is proud to offer unrivalled experience, alongside the latest advanced solutions. Giving you the complete solution to your vegetable and onion grading line needs.
Advanced, reliable equipment
Tong’s grading lanes are custom designed to achieve all your vegetable grading requirements. Built with gentle handling, minimal maintenance, safety and ease of use in mind, you can rest assured both buildings and labour will be utilised in the most efficient way.
So whether you are grading potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, Brussel sprouts or bulbs, you can be sure that when you choose a Tong vegetable grading line, you are choosing the most advanced equipment. One that will offer reliability and profitability for many years to come.
Featuring integrated blue inverter technology and the entire Pro-Series control range, Tong gives you ultimate control of the vegetable grading equipment. There is also a diagnostics module within our grading lines too. This means that in the rare event a problem should arise, this is pin-pointed immediately, thus reducing the downtime of your grading line.
Blue Inverter Technology
All Tong vegetable grading lines are built with Tong’s Blue Inverter Technology. Offering the very best energy efficiency with all electric Inverter Variable Speed Direct Drive. Significantly increasing energy savings and reduced running costs.
Built-in Power Efficiency
Tong’s latest vegetable grading equipment is designed to operate with optimum power efficiency. Incorporating energy efficient power-saving modes which identify and shut-off any equipment that is not in use. This new feature does wonders for your green credentials, whilst reducing energy costs too!
Auto-Touch HMI Control
Tong offers advanced and intelligent Auto-Touch HMI Pro-Series controls as an option on all its latest grading equipment. Bringing a level of control and system intelligence to the vegetable handling industry – one that would more commonly be seen in the aviation and rail industries. Tong’s touch screen controls truly are the most advanced on the market, offering control capabilities that will leave you feeling quite literally empowered at the touch of a button!
The latest intelligent Pro-Series features, are built on next generation hardware and programming, allowing very obvious efficiencies. As such, Tong’s state-of-the-art controls include a series of modules. Including a diagnostics module, an enhanced safety module and a maintenance schedule module, providing advanced system monitoring and reporting.
Pro-Series E-Stop Finder
Tong’s latest Pro-Series controls include an intelligent emergency-stop finder which visually identifies on the touch-screen, the precise location of any emergency-stop which is activated. This new feature saves time and minimises downtime.
Pro-Series User ID
The new Pro-Series controls feature an advanced user module, allowing operators of all levels to access and control equipment, based on their level of training. This means users at standard levels are able to see visually, the machine’s status or diagnostics. In many cases this allows them to rectify and reset any alerts without the need for an engineer.
The intelligent Diagnostics module provides users with continuous status monitoring. So in the event of an issue, the exact location is automatically pin-pointed, enabling quick and easy problem solving and resetting. Any such issues are shown visually on the touch-screen, allowing users of any level to see exactly where the problem has occurred. This feature significantly reduces downtime, removing the guess-work on machine trips and fault-finding.
The new Maintenance Schedule module allows the run-time of any machine component to be recorded in terms of running hours or calendar periods, indicating when any part may need to be maintained or changed. This makes any scheduled maintenance much more efficient. This new feature not only improves the efficiency of maintenance, but it also allows users to be more pro-active in their maintenance routines. Minimising wear and repair costs and saving time.
The Enhanced Safety module means that when any essential maintenance is required, the designated area can be isolated in a ‘safety-stopped’ condition, so that maintenance can be carried out safely. Whilst other parts of the machine can continue to run in a normal operational status. Again, keeping any downtime to an absolute minimum.
The latest Tong grading lines can be manufactured to incorporate illuminated box filling beacons when several box fillers are in use. Making it much quicker and easier for forklift drivers to see which boxes need to be changed next. This new feature saves time, whilst improving the efficiency and throughput of Tong grading lines.
At Tong we understand that gentle handling is your priority. And that’s good enough reason to make it ours too! All Tong equipment is designed with the gentlest handling in mind. From fine-tuning the speed and agitation of grading screens to suit different crop varieties, to designing a grading line that ensures crop is transferred smoothly and gently from one process to the next. You can be sure that a Tong grading line offers the gentlest possible handling with minimal impact. Allowing for maximum returns on your crop.
Heavy Duty Construction
With heavy duty design and build quality, Tong equipment really is built to last. Manufactured with precision laser-cut steel, first class fabrication and world-renowned specialist exterior paint on all mild steel equipment. You can be sure that Tong handling equipment will stand up to demands for years to come.
Tong offers advanced and intelligent Auto-Touch HMI controls that will leave you feeling quite literally empowered at the touch of a button!
CUSTOM BUILT0.6 to 2.4m wide
Available in a range of standard widths, Tong grading lines can be designed to meet your exact grading needs. However big or small.
HIGH THROUGHPUTUp to 30tph
Built to keep up with your grading demands, Tong’s grading lines are designed to efficiently and gently grade up to 30 tonnes of crop per hour.