March 2, 2020

Tong adds self-cleaning function to coil cleaner

Tong Engineering has added new features to its potato and vegetable coil cleaning unit to improve performance and ease of maintenance.

Incorporating a heavy duty, scissor-action shaft design, the deformable PU coil shafts feature an easy-maintenance coupling and are fully adjustable to suit a wide range of sizing requirements. With a direct-drive motor on every shaft, the coil cleaning and sizing unit is not only easy to maintain, but also ensures maximum energy efficiency during operation.

“One of the key advancements with the new super-speed self-cleaning function is that it removes the need for manual cleaning of coil shafts, particularly when operating in heavy-soil conditions,” said Richard Knighton, sales manager at Tong. “This means not only a much safer shaft-cleaning technique, but also significantly reduces downtime with an automatic self-cleaning process which is performed in a matter of seconds. When controlled by our intelligent Auto-Touch HMI touch-screen controls, the super-speed cleaning process can also be scheduled to automatically commence at pre-determined intervals, ensuring maximum performance, even in the most demanding cleaning conditions.”

Tong’s range of coil cleaning and pre-grading systems are designed to offer exceptionally gentle handling of crop whilst combining soil removal and crop sizing within one unit. The coil cleaner can be built to suit all throughput and sizing requirements, available in four-, six- and eight-row configurations as standard, and is often combined with Tong’s EasyClean separator for optimal cleaning and sizing results.

For more information, visit www.tongengineering.com