Our lightly processed equipment is typically for grocery retail and food service applications.  If the cob is cooked and vacuum packed, or the kernels are removed from the cob, and put into a frozen or canned package, this is the line for you.

ProEx Food Lightly Processed Sweet Corn Lines and Equipment elevate your throughput through the next level of your lightly-processed corn applications.

Our husker lanes / capacities and roller beds are optimized by our engineers to meet your capacity, throughput and tolerance needs. Our kernel cutters are designed to reduce both jamming, a common issue for other solutions. Our typical cutter units also used a continuously variable head that is made to remove kernels, not part of them nor part of the cob core.

As your buyers become increasingly demanding about the appearance, texture and taste of the cobs and kernels they buy, we are ready to help you deliver.

Capacities

Tier 1
8 - 10 Tons per Hour
Tier 2
12 - 14 Tons per Hour
High-Output Lines
16 - 18+ Tons per Hour

General Line Options

Variable depending on the the output(s) you handle

Commonly to handle full truck loads you have being dumped for processing. Capable of your needs for unloading and large ranges of capacities.

Vibrating infeed hopper to spread out and streamline your processes

For vacuum packed lines.

Single-Lane, Dual-Lane or more, depending on your capacity and growth projections. Unlike some other options in the market, ours is a true “green ear” saw when integrated on a fresh line. 

In this format, the top and tail are cut down prior to husking. This helps maintain both aesthetic and flavor of the cobs. Additionally, our cob saws are designed to handle the waste that comes with this optimal configuration. This makes a significant difference in your ongoing operational efficiency.

Ask us about our robotic cob saw loading options.

These lines are often higher capacity. Knowing how to optimize the husker performance and product quality is key.

We know exactly how to do that for you.

8, 12 & 16 lane options. We know sweet corn.  These long-lasting, efficient machines are best-in-class.

The orientation, product touchpoints, bed and roller configurations and discharge are set specific to your product, output style, capacity and more.

This helps ensure that your utilization is extremely high, while mitigating damage and improving product yield quality.

This mechanical method ensures you are passing through complete cobs for further processing.

For some lines, we have options to utilize this by relocating to a separate line.

For frozen and shelf-stable kernel applications. 

We have both hand-fed and automatic kernel cutting systems. 

These cutters use a variable head that adjusts in real time to each cob coming through. This simplifies the orientation process.

It also ensures that you utilize more kernels from narrow cobs, and do not scalp the core on wider ones.

Don’t go for an over-engineered, complicated process here. We know this system is the most cost-efficient and reliable, with output performance that can’t be beat.

For frozen and/or shelf-stable lines. 

Remove items that are not a complete kernel from the rest of the output. Pass through according to your specifications. 

Some operators like to add a wash after processing, for either cobs to be frozen or kernels. 

Typically a floatation washer system, a water bath helps clean up your product.

Belt and Immersion options.

Often for frozen and vacuum lines, operators look at add this step.  It could be to only lightly heat and cool kernels. For vacuum-packed, could be to heat a bit more. 

Let us know what you are processing, our engineers will advise on the best way to reach our output and product goals. 

For frozen lines.

We will integrate with the right IQF/freezer to suit your needs.

For complete lines, we will source and install this as part of the package. 

Bags, cartons, octobins, vacuum bagged and / or canning lines. No matter what output(s) you are producing, we will integrate with the right packaging equipment for your line.

We work with several global manufacturers for this equipment.,

Don’t go without it. It’s not worth the risk to the end consumers, your buyers or your operation. 

These units are more attainable than ever – put one in.

We will integrate these functions and technologies for you, as well.  

Box erecting, case filling, scanning, labeling.  We do it all. 

We also have robotic options to fully automate these processes. 

Integrated, single point controls that manage your whole line. Simple HMI touchscreens and emergency stop buttons.

Ask about enhancement options, such as:

  • Remote accessibility
  • Sensors & extra traceability monitoring
  • Integration with your ERP
  • and more

Wide range of options, all with high-quality, long-lasting builds. 

These options are always customized to your needs. 

Enhancement Options

From scanning to robotics, we have enhancements that will further automate and optimize your line. Often, the paybacks are faster than you may think.

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ProEx Food Engineers create custom lines, made specifically for your needs
Engineering

ProEx Food engineers know sweet corn in all of its forms. 

  • We cover all output types
    • Frozen
    • Vacuum-Packed
    • Shelf-Stable
  • Our fully integrated lines include the right combination of:
    • Huskers and beds
    • Saws
    • Cutters
    • Waste Removal
    • Cooking and Cooling
    • IQF / Freezers
    • Packaging
    • Sterilization
  • And use the right new technologies
    • HMI controls
    • Sensors
    • Robotics
Common Equipment

Here are some of the more common pieces that may be included on your lightly processed sweet corn line. Once we understand your needs, capacities, budgets and timelines, we are ready to propose your optimized solution.

Our equipment and lines are designed to be hygienic and easy to access for maintenance needs.  We also have solutions for traceability and other sensor-driven capabilities.

Our lightly processed sweet corn line proposal may include technology upgrades for scanning / metal detection and more. You end up with ideal cobs and/or corn kernels, ready for packaging. We also help you with both primary and secondary packaging solutions, if needed.