iNTELLIPRO® HUSKER for Sweet Corn & Seed Corn

Tough, reliable, and smart. We incorporated our decades of experience with building and installing sweet corn huskers and lines, made the right mechanical improvements, and added digital technology. No other corn husker else performs as well, nor does it give you the options to reveal OEE and other data that is important for the modern processor. It really shucks.

Product Description

At PROEX FOOD, we know corn, and carry decades of combined experience building, installing and maintaining huskers. We use that knowledge in our fresh and processed sweet corn, plus seed corn line installations. Several of our engineers have experience with designing, building and maintaining what are considered the original corn huskers. They combined their decades knowledge of supporting our customers, and designed and built our all-new corn husker. 

Our iNTELLIPRO® HUSKER is an all-new, high performing husker. It comes in fresh sweet corn, processed sweet corn & seed corn configurations, and delivers high throughput and exceptional product quality. It modernizes and helps digitize corn husking operations, because it is also ready to be integrated into an iNTELLIPRO® CONNECT line.

Our corn huskers are typically built-to-order with the right roll bed, features and construction materials for your crop and output needs. It contains options for new simplified cover access, tilt, lubrication and maintenance features. Air and water are ready, as applicable to your product and processing style.

All-New Infeed Shaker

We’ve also built and all-new Infeed Shaker for our iNTELLIPRO® HUSKER. This complementary and quite necessary unit more evenly distributes cobs entering the husking system. You get improved capacity and reduced re-cycling of your cobs through the process.

What Does the iNTELLIPRO® HUSKER Work With

PROEX FOOD engineers brought decades of experience when designing our husker. Because of that, it works on all corn types where a husker is involved. There are different materials and features that are both standard and optional for all types. Plus, we have many roll types that make up unlimited roll bed configurations.  High profile, low profile, maxi rolls, bladed or non, silk cutters, discharge rolls and more. This means that the iNTELLIPRO HUSKER has models that work on:

  • Seed Corn
  • Fresh Sweet Corn
  • Processed Sweet Corn

But, it’s not JUST the roll bed configuration that make our premier unit viable for these products. Fresh and processed need water, seed absolutely should not.  Fresh needs air to properly optimize a fresh, low-profile roll.  Neither processed nor seed require air.

These are just a few examples. Take a look at our features tab, where you can see more about what are standard and optional features across corn types. We know them all, and know them well.

Digital Intelligence

Capacity, hygiene, simplified maintenance, and connected capability all went into the design of our all-new iNTELLIPRO® HUSKER. It was also designed to fit into existing Hughes and A&K footprints. Plus, it integrates with our iNTELLIPRO® SCANNING SYSTEM, iNTELLIPRO® SAW and iNTELLIPRO® CONNECT system, for fully integrated, digital, data-driven, modern, connected sweet corn husking and processing lines.

Potato, Root Crop and Citrus De-Stemming

Corn husker can be outfitted to de-stem / de-leaf some products. Our team has made configurations that work for potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, citrus fruits and more.  These would typically be for fresh, bulk operations.

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All features subject to change.

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 O Optional
 + Highly Recommended Option
 – Not Applicable

 

Digital Features

 

Features

Benefits

Fresh

Sweet Corn

Processed

Sweet Corn

Seed Corn

iNTELLIPRO™ CONNECT Capable

 

Data collection and dashboards, traceability options, programmable maintenance alerts, simple online access to manuals and parts lists, remote assistance and service tickets. This performance product will continue to roll out new functions.**

 

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iNTELLIPRO™ SCANNING SYSTEM Capable

 

Made to work with this system and remove / repurpose bad cobs prior to processing. This improves capacity while reducing contamination and downstream equipment damage.

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Features subject to change.

 

Construction Features

 

Features

Benefits

Fresh

Sweet Corn

Processed

Sweet Corn

Seed Corn

Construction – All Galvanized

 

Frame and contact points are built with galvanized steel.

 

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Construction – Hybrid

 

Frame is built with galvanized steel, and contact points are built with 304 stainless steel.

 

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O

Construction – All Stainless

 

Frame and contact points are built with 304 stainless steel.

 

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PROEX FOOD® Shaker / Feed Pan

 

All-new design with new spring arms and a revised design creates a larger action zone in the same footprint, so corn is more evenly distributed for optimal husker performance.

 

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Variable Position Shaker Addition

 

When purchasing an iNTELLIPRO™ husker with a PROEX FOOD® Shaker, we can add an additional feature to the pan to adjust its position relative to the husker bed.

 

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Fits Hughes & A&K Footprint

 

Update the aging equipment in your line by replacing those units easily with the iNTELLIPRO™ Husker. Not necessary to change more parts of the line, unless, of course, you’re ready for that as well.

 

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1.75” Shafts and Rolls

 

This more robust concept greatly reduces flex and soldiering (where cobs stand up and are caught between rolls). Helps with throughput, recovery, damage reduction, and mitigates unnecessary bearing wear.

 

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Height Stands

 

Option to lift the huskers and/or infeed shakers off the ground with height stands. Most common configuration is 30”, and we quote all to your spec.

 

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O

Features subject to change.

 

Mechanical Features

 

Features

Benefits

Fresh

Sweet Corn

Processed

Sweet Corn

Seed Corn

Modern, Hygienic Industrial Design

 

Experience has shown us what works and what can be improved. Not only does our new design showcase our modern approach, but this brings enables a more hygienic machine that is easier to properly clean – especially when also equipped with one-touch clamshell opening.

 

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Standalone HMI Controls

 

We offer standalone control panels with HMI controls as an available option. Please also ask about complete line integration.

 

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One-Touch Clamshell Opening

 

When ordered and built this way, the top portion of the husker has a pivot point and screw drive system installed. This allows for one-touch, mechanical opening / access by opening the top cover for optimal access to the roll bed. No need for a hoist or other methods to lift. Without this system, more disassembly is needed to access, and that access is not as open as when equipped. This system must be ordered prior to the start of unit build. Works best when husker or line has HMI controls.

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Easy Roll Shaft Removal

 

2023 models and beyond are now equipped with hub-style couplings. Remove and service roll shafts much more easily, without having to adjust timing chains nor bearings. Faster and less labor intensive than any other husker in the market today.

 

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Integrated Bed Tilt System

 

Simple method to adjust the pitch of the husker bed to adjust for varying crop conditions. Important on fresh and processed corn.

 

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Automatic Lubrication System

 

Mitigate unnecessary damage by reducing daily tasks that are too often skipped in real-world execution. We can include an auto lube system for all huskers, fed by an integrated tank / reservoir. This way, you only need to fill the reservoir every week or so, rather than manually lubricating the system every day.

 

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Roll Bed Customization

 

Many processors have different roll needs or combinations. No matter your output or common crop conditions, we have flexible roll options to use when outfitting your husker bed.

 

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Seed Saver

 

Optional modification to the infeed shaker to collect pre-shelled kernels. Collection method and/or integration with waste removal designed to order. *Not available if equipped with a variable position shaker.

 

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Pressurized Air Induction

 

Helps keep cobs on the rolls longer, and also helps to remove husks and silk during the husking process.

 

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Water System – Solenoid

 

Some applications, products and product conditions benefit from some moisture being utilized in the husking process. This could be to help initiate grip or to help remove waste. This version has a controllable valve to adjust per crop conditions.

 

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Water System – Basic

 

Similar to the solenoid system, only at a set light mist rate that is not adjustable.

 

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Integrated Dosing System

 

Some fresh processors introduce kill steps and/or shelf-life extenders (often peracetic acid or chlorine) to their product, and we can automate that process step at the husker and/or the saw.

 

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Integrated Nubbin Eliminator

 

System to help drop broken pieces, short ears, debris, or other undesirables immediately after husking and before additional processing. Helps reduce line footprint and a need to address later. Standard configurations are for cobs less than either 8 or 10 cm. We define your specific need at the time of order, and can discuss options outside of this standard range.

 

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Quality Gearboxes and Washdown Motors

 

Known names with global support.

 

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Features subject to change. 

 

  

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IPHUSKER08

IPHUSKER12

IPHUSKER16

Number of Husking Lanes

each

4

8

12

16

Individual Shafts

each

8

16

24

32

12″ Roll Count – Left Hand

each

20

40

60

80

12″ Roll Count – Right Hand

each

20

40

60

80

Roll End Count – Left Hand

each

2

4

6

8

Roll End Count – Right Hand

each

2

4

6

8

Bed Angle

deg

8° +/-2

8° +/-2

8° +/-2

8° +/-2

Common Infeed Capacity

Fresh – Ears/Minute

150

300

450

600

Processed – Tons/Hour

04 – 06 TPH

08 – 10 TPH

12 – 14 TPH

16 – 18 TPH

Seed – Tons/Hour

04 – 06 TPH

08 – 10 TPH

12 – 14 TPH

16 – 18 TPH

These are per-unit capacities, and your specific results are dependent on your output, crop conditions and more. We design your processing and packing line with the right equipment, custom per your needs. Motor HP per unit is variable whether US or EU standard is installed.

Huskers go by a lot of different words, usually varying by geography.

• De-Husker
• Shucker
• Thresher
• Leaf Remover

And more. No matter what you call it, our iNTELLIPRO® HUSKER is the most innovative automatic husk remover in the world. It’s the first updated design in decades, and ready for integration with digital technologies.

So, when you want the best; there is only one name to remember: iNTELLIPRO®
And only one place to get it: PROEX FOOD

PROEX FOOD is the only OEM in the world that has come out with a new husker design in decades. The only. And we are proud of it. Nothing to hide here.

We also stand by our modern design, while others often buy, re-brand and re-sell theirs.

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