Havatec Wave Sorting and Bunching Machine
In our range of machines, the Havatec Wave sorting and bunching machine for flowers is our latest fully automated sorting and bunching machine. the Havatec Wave sorting and bunching machine for flowers allows optimum processing of various cut flowers. Some examples of flowers that can be processed are delphinium, alstromeria, gladiola and cluster roses.
At high speed, the automated sorting and bunching machine processes up to 4200 stems per hour. This means that a flower is placed approximately each second. Practice teaches us that an experienced employee will place about 2500 flowers. In other words, this saves a lot of time and therefore a lot of labour costs. The speed of placement differs per crop and could even run up to 3000 stems per hour.
By using the Wave you will save on labour and you are able to use less experienced personnel, which would considerably reduce your labour costs.
3Different stem thicknesses
The stem thickness of delphiniums, for instance, can differ significantly. As the speed of the knife on the machine can be adjusted, any thickness can be cut without any problem. Without flattening or breaking the stems.
4Processing lying flowers
A great benefit of the Wave is that the flowers can be processed on the belts while lying. The Wave is supplied with narrow or wide belts. Concretely, this means a maximum bunch length of 90 cm and 130 cm for the wide version. As the flowers can be processed while lying, the leaves are not hanging and the flowers are unable to come into contact with each other. This method ensures less damage.
Deleafing the stems can be integrated in the machine. The Wave has the Havatec pin belt deleafer unit as an option. The pin belt is installed immediately behind the aligner and knife. The deleafed branches drop in the bunching stations. The maximum length is 20 cm and depends on flower length and species.
6Sorting plus bunching of cut flowers
Via optical cameras, the stems are sorted on the basis of length, thickness and/or spike length. Then, the flowers are bunched after shortening and deleafing. The stems end up under the sliding belt and are held, until a complete bunch is created. The number of stems in a bunch can be set in advance. After bunching, the bunch goes to the binding and sleeving units via the panel belt.
Specific Processing Steps
Placing the flowers in the panels indicated by means of lines, 4,200 stems per hour
Classification by cameras
Aligner for aligning the flowers before the cutting knife, maximum range 35 cm
Double rotating knife
Pin belt deleafer unit
Waste discharge system to the side of the process cabinet
Standard 3 bunching units including retracting belts for 2 sorting actions (if necessary increased by a number of extra bunching units = extra sorting actions)
Fixing belt across the entire length of the bunching stations
Reject tray/position end retracting belts
Panel belt for under the bunching stations
2x frame for elastic binder
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