Complete potato frying/battering and drying system.
GEM fryer/batter system and National drying system put in production in 2008.
GEM fryer/batter system rated up to 15 TPH
National dryer rated for approximately 4-5 TPH (OEM added more heat sections to dryer to make rate approximately 11-12 TPH)
– GEM Equipment two-stage continuous fryer/batterer for potatoes, rated for up to 15 tons/hr. Stage-one measures 5′ wide X 12′ long x 5″ cook depth; stage-two measures 5′ wide X 16′ long x 5″ cook depth. Stage-one includes Harris Thermal 4-pass, 11,000,000 BTU/hr, hot oil heater, Cornell Model number 6RB-F18K centrifual pump, rated for 2,400 GPM, driven by 100 HP motor & Lakos 8″ Model CSX-1450-HL filter. Stage-two includes Harris Thermal 4-pass, 10,000,000 BTU/hr, hot oil heater, Cornell Model number 6RB-F18K centrifual pump, rated for 2,200 GPM, driven by 100 HP motor & Lakos 8″ CSX-1450L filter. Also includes batter applicator with 5′ wide X 10-1/2′ long belt and two air knives. Complete with catwalk & stairs, associated drives, duct work, controls, etc. Fryer was previously fed by apron/belt dryer. Previously used to process sweet potato fries.
– National Drying Machinery apron dryer, belt measures 8′ wide X 45′ long, multistage design. First two passes heat product (2-zone forced air dryer) and final pass acts as equilibration/tempering zone. Dryer is steam heated. All stainless-steel construction, including belt, frame, legs and doors. Belt includes 1/8″ diameter perforations. Offered with dewatering vibratory feed shaker and 8-1/2′ wide X 20′ long discharge conveyor with wire mesh belt. Complete with catwalk & stairs, all associated drives, fans, controls, etc. Designed for approximately 4 – 5 tons/hr. Previously used to process sweet potato fries prior to feeding into fryer.
Last used on sweet potato fries.
Only used for 18 months after put into production.