The AS 16 apple peeling & slicing machine is perfectly suited for processing a wide size range of apples (60 – 120 mm Ø). Switching from one apple size to an other can be easily set within 2 minutes during the peeling process (no tools required!). The slicing, segmenting and coring tools can be changed simply and very quickly.
In the first process stage the apples are positioned into the four holders. The fruit holders are moving forward by means of a step motor. The fruit holders are pushed upwards pneumatically to transfer the apple centred onto the pins. The pins with the fruit rotate 90° reaching the peel position. Through rotation with adjustable speed and a special formed knife the apples are peeled with a very smooth surface without grooves.
In the next process stage the peeled apples can be sliced.
In the third stage the apples are either cored (23, 25 or 27mm) or cored & wedged (2 to 16 pieces). The end products (either peeled, cored or cut apples) are discharged from the machine by an integrated conveyor.
The machine includes a PLC which controls the step motor (for the feeding and the rotation systems) and pneumatic valves.
The solid industrial machine is completely made of stainless steel. It has been conceived caring specially about simple maintenance, easy and efficient cleaning and is, therefore, best suitable for professional applications.