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Carrot Washing Equipment

Comparable to all root vegetable, the initial carrot wash is critical in the carrot preparation. The carrot characteristics can differ largely in diameter, length and final marketable product. The cleanliness will directly influence quality and price of the carrots. Efficient and reliable carrot wash equipment is essential so ensure that soil, contaminants or debris is removed before the carrots are further processed. An industrial carrot washer can destone and desoil the carrots to achieve a constant product discharge.

The Marcelissen carrot washing equipment is described by:

Washing Drum – VW

CAD rendering of potato washing drum
Figure 1: Washing Drum – VW, carrot washer is narrow spacing

The industrial drum carrot cleaner uses the product friction to rub off soil and clean the vegetable. The washing drum is defined by low maintenance and ease of operation. The level and retention time of the carrots in the drum are mechanically controlled. The V-belt drive is unit allows the Drum carrot washer to process a high number of vegetables in continuous operation.

The machine is best suited for industrial purposes and is therefore an interesting option to consider for food processing companies. The vegetable washing unit can be specifically designed for optimized processing of a targeted root vegetable or size. The customization allows for increased production capacity and reduced water use.


Drumwasher and Destoner Combination – VOW

CAD rendering of potato washer and destoner
Figure 2: Drum Washer and destoner – VOW

The VOW is an industrial carrot washer that both functions as a drum washer, as well as a destoner. The carrot destoning is immediately upstream of the wash unit and eliminates larges particles and debris from the product stream. The stone separation is achieved by using a vertical water stream that takes the potatoes into a drum. From there, the stones will be collected in a water tank (under a flume) before they are discharged by use of the outfeed belt.

Roller Desoiler – VR

CAD rendering of potato roller desoiler
Figure 3: Roller De-soiler – VR

The roller carrot desoiler is specifically to clean the carrots from soil or silt.

The machines consists of 7 stainless steel sleek rolls that can be adjusted. Each component can be adjusted to de-sort a specific size or desoil in a particular way. The process adjustment allows the combination of removing small products (or parts), as well as unwanted contaminants like soil and sand.

The capacity is up to 25 tons/hr.