Tong’s broccoli trimming line offers a safe way to effectively and consistently trim broccoli without the need for manual handling of cutting equipment. Manufactured in stainless steel with full HMI touch screen control, the trimmer ensures ultimate ease of use and safety for the operator, with the added benefit of providing a consistent cutting depth and accurate throughput data.
A closely integrated conveyor delivers crop to the plastic modular crop belt, where each broccoli floret can be located by the operator into the individual crop location holes on the belt. A concealed spinning blade located under the belt in the guarded area of the machine, cleanly cuts the stalk of the floret as it passes the blade. Cut crop then dislocates at the end of the crop belt, ready for packing.
With a throughput of up to 80 broccoli heads per minute with one operator, Tong’s broccoli cutter is designed to offer high capacity trimming with consistent results and can be integrated with infeed and outfeed conveying equipment for a complete broccoli handling system.