Carrots being washed and graded and packed for wholesale and retail markets by P.Caunce & Son. Washing and grading carrots on a carrot washing line. Useing drum washers, belt convayors, stone trap, lift roller grader, roller table to get the carrot ready for market.The carrots are dug then carted into the building and tipped into the feed hopper which feeds the carrots at a constant speed in to the washing line. The carrots go from the feed bulkier up a conveyor into the prewasher drum. Were water is pumped over them as the drum rotates. This removes most of the soil from the carrots. The water we use in this part of the washing process is recycled through a filter system then reused. The carrots then go from the prewash drum to the stone extractor were they pass over a trouth of fast flowing water, and the stones being heavier than the carrots sink to the bottom were they are removed by a conveyor. The carrots then go into the main washing drum which is half submerged in water. The drum as a brush which rotates inside to help clean the carrots. The water in the main drum is replaced regularly. So it is always clean water. The carrots then go from the main wash drum onto the spray conveyor. Were they are sprayed with clean water. They then go over the grader. The carrots then go from the main wash drum onto the spray conveyor. Were they are sprayed with clean water. They then go over the grader. The carrots are then sorted by hand to remove any brocken or split ones. Once the carrots have been graded and sorted they are packed into there different sizes the grades
Washing and grading carrots on a carrot washing line. Useing drum washers, belt convayors, stone trap, lift roller grader, roller table to get the carrot ready for market.
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The carrots are dug then carted into the building and tipped into the feed hopper which feeds the carrots at a constant speed in to the washing line
Tipping unwashed carrots in to the bulk hopper
The carrots go from the feed bulkier up a conveyor into the prewasher drum. Were water is pumped over them as the drum rotates. This removes most of the soil from the carrots. The water we use in this part of the washing process is recycled through a filter system then reused.
Prewashing drum
The carrots then go from the prewash drum to the stone extractor were they pass over a trouth of fast flowing water, and the stones being heavier than the carrots sink to the bottom were they are removed by a conveyor.

Flowing water stone trap.

stone being removed from the stone trap

The carrots then go into the main washing drum which is half submerged in water. The drum as a brush which rotates inside to help clean the carrots. The water in the main drum is replaced regularly. So it is always clean water.
Carrots going from the stone trap inton the main washing drum
The carrots then go from the main wash drum onto the spray conveyor. Were they are sprayed with clean water. They then go over the grader.
Carrots leaving the main washing drum on a conveyor which is sprayed with fresh water

The carrots are then sorted by hand to remove any brocken or split ones.

 

Carrots on arolling grading table
Once the carrots have been graded and sorted they are packed into there different sizes the grades
Carrot in one of the weighing machines

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