Equipment and machinery for the reception, cleaning and transport of fruit; primarily apples and pears

  • Flexibility and storage capacity
  • Fast unloading of trucks
  • Easy to clean / hygienic set-up
  • Low maintenance cost

Bucher fruit reception lines for core fruit consists of unloading stations, fruit silos and dosing systems, as well as transporting water circuits and fruit/water separation units.

All equipment has a long service life combined with low maintenance cost and high reliability. One of the main focuses of the machines is the easy cleaning and the hygienic design.

The apples will be emptied into underground silos and with the flushing water circuit the fruit will be transported to the dosing and separation unit. The dosing paddles separate the apples from the flushing water and allow adjusting the quantity of fruit into the vertical elevator. The elevator compensates the height between the flushing water channel and any further processes. To improve the cleaning of the fruits additional fresh water can be injected into the elevator. Prior to the mill the apples pass a roller sorting table and are cleaned with fresh water applied by spray nozzles. Leaves and small particles as well as flushing water are separated before entering the mill.

The capacity of one processing line can be increased to 40 t/h. All equipment is built from stainless steel 1.4301 (AISI 304). There are two sizes of vertical elevators available, diameters of 400 or 500 mm, depending on the capacity needed. The length is limited to 8 meter vertical height. The roller sorting tables are built in two sizes, 600 x 2’500 mm or 800 x 3’500 mm models.