The PROEC FOOD air cleaner is designed to separate the good product from debris using air and directional baffles, creating an air plenum.

Typically, the product first goes through a shaker pan to evenly distribute product. It then passes through a high volume air stream that blows lighter foreign material up and away from the product. 

It is a must for seed corn and sweet corn processing, and works well for beans and other field crops.

Product Description

Air Cleaners are used on various unprocessed products such as unhusked corn, beans and other vegetables to separate and remove loose  loose trash and heavy debris from the raw product.

Operation

Product is conveyed onto the vibratory infeed pan which evenly distributes the product. Some configurations use a three drop system where the good product is lifted over the first chamber while any heavy debris, such as rocks, falls down for removal. As the good product is lifted, any loose trash is then blown into the air chamber where it eventually settles and falls down for removal. Other configurations use a two drop system where good product is passed over the air flow, which lifts out any loose stalks or other field trash.

Benefits

Seed Corn & Sweet Corn: Removes field trash, minimizing wear and increasing production on the huskers. This also reduces kernel damage, as the husker becomes more efficient and less produce needs to be re-husked.

Beans: Removal of stones from the flow creates less damage to further processing equipment. Removal of field trash allows increased

efficiency in snippers and washers as the beans are better exposed.

Other: Variable model types allow removal of any loose trash and heavy debris from product flow.

1. Models 12 & 20 are built on a heavy duty mild steel tubular frame. Mounted to the frame is a balanced eccentric driven mild steel infeed pan with adjustable pitch and rubber bushed aluminum hanger arms. The unit has adjustable air-flow diverters that control air directed over the 3 drops, 1 for heavy trash, 1 for cleaned product, and 1 for light trash. A side observation door in the hood allows for viewing of operation. The collection chamber includes 4 side and top mesh screens for air dissipation.

2. Models 30, 60 & 100 are built on a heavy duty mild steel tubular frame. Mounted to the frame is a balanced eccentric driven mild steel infeed pan with adjustable pitch and rubber bushed aluminum hanger arms. The unit has a 3 position adjustable air-flow diverter that controls the 2 drops, 1 for clean product and 1 for light trash. A side observation door in the hood allows for viewing of operation. The collection chamber includes 4 side and top mesh screens for air dissipation.

Noted capacities are for unhusked corn. Capacity will be approximately 1/3 for lighter products such as green beans, pea pods, carrots and asparagus.

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