Equipment manufactured to make sure the tomatoes to remain in water for a limited time in order to avoid water absorption.
The semiautomatic equipment with programmable system unit allows precise and calibrated feeding to the processing lines.
The equipment requires a small number of operators to run it.
Equipment's composition:

1) receiving zone
2) hydraulic conveyance zone
3) water filtering zone

1) RECEIVING ZONE
This can be made with two systems:
The one for bins includes: Bin tipping device, earth removal system, washing with bubbling through and roller weed remover.
The one in loose form includes: Hydraulic unloading from boxes on lorry through hosepipes, washing with bubbling through and roller weed remover.

2) HYDRAULIC CONVEYANCE ZONE
Consisting of:
Canals for tomatoes, accumulation tanks, automatic regulation of product flow to the lines with continuous weighing and recording of productivity, on a working hours/ work shifts basis.
3) WATER FILTERING ZONE
Consisting of:
A series of tanks, arranged in batteries, that receive the water coming from the various phases of the process, and on which grate strainers are positioned. Special submerged pumps pump the water to be filtered to these strainers. These submerged pumps are positioned in a well under the frame that supports the whole unit.
The water filtered in this way can be used again for conveying the tomatoes in the receiving, storage and feeding stations of the processing lines.
Thanks to this process the same water can be recycled continuously without waste or in any case keeping wastage within tolerable limits.
In fact, automatic topping up of the level guarantees that the level of the water inside the circuit is always optimum.
Alongside each battery of filters is placed a screw conveyor to convey the waste, and this in turn unloads onto another screw conveyor placed at right angle to it so that the tomato waste coming from several batteries of grate stainers is conveyed.