Haith will introduce several new products at this year’s British Potato, an event that the company is sponsoring. Visitors to the event will be the first to see the Haith ProDry, which uses a fan and belt system to speed up the drying time of potatoes.
It’s said to be quicker than a conventional sponge dryer, as well as eliminating potential bacteria build-up. Washed potatoes are conveyed through a drying tunnel, with a combination of fans to dry the entire surface of each tuber.
Also launching at the event will be the latest version of the Queen’s Award-winning Rota-Tip, which has been enhanced with an in-feed and out-feed box stacking and de-stacking function, speeding up the emptying process and reducing forklift movements.
This additional functionality will enable operators to place multiple boxes into the machine, which are automatically de-stacked and transported to the tipping module. Once empty, the boxes are automatically re-stacked.
“We are really looking forward to British Potato Event,” said Rob Highfield, Haith sales manager. “We always have a great time in Harrogate meeting people from across the potato industry and giving them a warm Yorkshire welcome to our stand.
“I think we will be busier than ever at this year’s show. Our new potato dryer and the 2024 version of the Rota-tip have been developed in response to customer feedback and so should attract a great deal of interest from people looking for the latest innovations in potato handling.”
For more information go to www.haith.co.uk