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Feeding Lettuce Through a Washing Process

Feeding Lettuce Through a Washing Process

A Netter food industry customer working with lamb’s lettuce was using a conventional belt conveyor to feed the product through a cleaning process and into a collection basket, during which the lettuce was washed with water. Because belt conveyors are constructed of multiple moving parts that include a belt made from flexible material, cleaning and drying the equipment between batches proved to be a difficult task.

The customer purchased and installed a stainless steel feeder equipped with an NEG 16190 S electrical vibrator to move the product through the process. They were then able to move the lettuce through the system faster and more accurately with better uniformity. Plus, because the equipment is constructed of stainless steel, it is easier to clean and maintain. As a result, the customer was able to move more product through the process at a reduced cost.