NewsNew Electronic Clod Separator Unveiled

    New Electronic Clod Separator Unveiled


    Prinsen Agricultural & Handling Solutions, a Dutch company specializing in post-harvest processing technology with offices in Canada, has added a new machine to its product lineup. It’s a new electronic stone and clod separator called the Agrisep, which can be used for used for both unwashed and washed potatoes as well as other vegetables like onions or carrots.

    According to Frank Prinsen, international account manager at Prinsen, “The Agrisep works based on infrared light, measuring the humidity of the objects on the supply belt. That way, it distinguishes between organic and inorganic material [and] the clods and stones among the potatoes … are sorted in a product-friendly manner.”

    Prinsen says the Agrisep comes in different versions and has a capacity of 10 to 50 tonnes per hour. It also detects at least 80 to 90 per cent of clods and stones, and can save operators money by reducing reliance on manual labour, he adds.

    “It’s really a hot item,” Prinsen says. “Quality is becoming ever more important, and with an electronic clod separator, you can make a difference.”

    For more information, visit Fresh Plaza.

    Trending This Week

    Tractor in freshly plowed potato field

    Prepping Your Potato Seed for Spring — Webinar and Podcast

    A good potato crop starts with good seed. If you don’t have quality seed then you’re holding back your crops potential. Should you cut...
    Railway tracks

    CP Rail Purchase of Kansas City Southern Approved

    The purchase of Kansas City Southern Railway Company by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has been approved by the United States Surface Transportation Board (STB) with conditions, a March 15 decision posted online said.
    Seed potato storage

    Prepping Your Potato Seed for Spring

    What you need to keep in mind to get your potato seed ready for planting this spring. Experts Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for...
    Fresh Potato Beds

    Reduced Irrigation Yet More Yield and Better-quality Potatoes

    My favourite part of my job is learning from producers who speak personally about real challenges and real opportunities in their own fields. At...
    Radish Cover Crop

    Servicing Your Soil through Cover Cropping

    Cover cropping is an important part of keeping your soil in good health. Soil is an important part of the farm, just as crucial as...