Processing line for large producers

We offer nut processing lines tailored to the needs of large producers. The example line consists of a hulling line with a target capacity of up to 14 tons per hour, a nut drying system, a sorter for sizing nuts in shell, a cracker line, and a packing system for packing nuts in shell and kernels. The investment in the line will increase production efficiency, competitiveness and reduce drying time, eliminating the risk of aflatoxins and fungal spores.

The features and benefits of the walnut line

High capacity up to 14 tons per hour (for dry in-shell walnuts)

Modern solution minimizing the number of people working on the line and increasing hygiene

Easy access to all components to facilitate the work and subsequent cleaning of the line

The use of safety features to protect the walnuts coming from the field, which further prevents unwanted elements from entering the Huller

The sorting system makes it possible to reject walnuts that do not meet quality requirements, which increases competitiveness by providing high quality fruit

Fruit return system to Huller ensure 100% walnut skin removal

The direct connection between the Hulling line and the Drying line automates walnut transport and minimizes downtime

The unique shape and design of the drying chambers minimizes the drying time which results in increased savings

Size sorting system allows to individually create sorting categories for walnuts – this makes it possible to sell walnuts to different markets at the same time

A very gentle and precise system for cracking walnuts that helps you to be competitive on the market

A diagram of the line

The line consists of machines that can also be purchased separately:

1

Desticker

The Desticker uses a specialized chain with spacing that allows nuts to fall through while retaining sticks and carrying them over to the trash.

Description: 

The Desticker uses a specialized chain with spacing that allows nuts to fall through while retaining sticks and carrying them over to the trash. The Wizard Desticker comes with adjustable chain agitation that can be useful in various situations. If the product is wet and muddy, sticking together, increasing the chain agitation will break apart the clusters and cause the nuts to fall though. 

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Adjustable agitation for better separation of sticks from nuts
  • Gentle handling of nuts causing minimum cracking
  • Comes with adjustable chain agitation that can be useful in various situations
  • Heavy wall tubing and robust drive components provide years of trouble-free processing
  • Availability of the machine in varying sizes to fit plant capacity
2

Trash Aspirator

The Trash Aspirator is the first aspirator in the processing line. The trash aspirator uses suction to separate light pieces of debris like leaves, grass, or small sticks from the product flow.

Description:

The Trash Aspirator is the first aspirator in the processing line. The trash aspirator uses suction to separate light pieces of debris like leaves, grass, or small sticks from the product flow. Wizard’s trash aspirator was designed to maximize suction and separation of products without compromising the quality of the product. 

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Complete removal of foreign material to improve the throughput of the line
  • Comes with a pressure gauge to provide information on how much suction is being applied
  • Gentle handling of the nuts causing minimum cracking
3

Precleaner

The Wizard Precleaner is an elevator that tumbles and agitates nuts. This tumbling cleans and loosens walnut hulls.

Description:

The Wizard Precleaner is an elevator that tumbles and agitates nuts. This tumbling cleans and loosens walnut hulls. Any remaining trash up to this point falls through the belt down into the trash conveyor below.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Improved efficiency of the hulling process
  • Gentle handling of the nuts causes minimum cracking
  • Improved hygiene and decreased risk of fungal contamination
  • Powerful drive components and durable construction equip this device for many seasons of processing
  • It is designed to be easy to repair, maintain and service
4

Float Tank

The Float Tank removes rocks from the product flow. The nuts are submerged under water and float while rocks in the product sink to the bottom.

Description:

The Float Tank removes rocks from the product flow. The nuts are submerged under water and float while rocks in the product sink to the bottom. The rocks are collected on an in-tank elevator to be removed and placed in a bin where they can be disposed of later. The good nuts then are removed from the water and are moved to the next piece of equipment.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Removes rocks and heavy debris from the good nut product by sinking the trash and allowing nuts to float through
  • Improved efficiency of the hulling process
  • Decreased cost of maintenance of the huller
  • Gentle handling of nuts causes minimum cracking
  • Powder coated internal components resist rust and wear
  • Large drain valve allows quick draining of dirty water
5

Huller Bypass

The Huller Bypass separates the walnuts with hulls from walnuts without hulls by passing them over a vibrating deck of screens.

Description:

The Huller Bypass separates the walnuts with hulls from walnuts without hulls by passing them over a vibrating deck of screens. Nuts without hulls are more susceptible to cracking in the huller. By sending the nuts without hulls around the huller we reduce the risk of cracking those nuts greatly. The separation screens can be changed to increase or reduce the size of walnuts that are bypassed around the huller. Late in the season the bypass has the ability to completely bypass all products around the walnut huller. Because late in the season the percentage of green walnuts is very low, we can use the green nut return system to send back only the nuts that have green hulls to be hulled and washed again. This again saves every nut that doesn’t have a hull from being cracked in the huller.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Comes with different sized grilles for different varieties of nuts
  • Significant increase plant capacity and less nut breakage in the huller
  • Late in the season the bypass has the ability to completely bypass all products around the walnut huller
6

Huller

The Huller removes hulls (green husks) from outside of a nut’s shell.

Description:

The Huller removes hulls (green husks) from outside of a nut’s shell. This machine is adjustable in several ways, giving it the flexibility that every customer needs. Each huller comes with an adjustable knife placement as well as adjustable drum height making it useful for every situation. The Wizard huller comes with air rams that can open the huller up for repairs and cleaning when necessary. Each huller comes with replaceable knives and brushes.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Comes with replaceable knives and brushes
  • It is designed to be easy to repair, maintain and service
7

Washer

The Precleaner additionally uses water to help wash away any remaining debris. Any remaining hulls fall though the Ag web chain into the trash.

Description:

The Precleaner additionally uses water to help wash away any remaining debris. Any remaining hulls fall though the Ag web chain into the trash. The nuts are elevated using the washer to the next piece of equipment.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Gentle handling of the nuts causing minimum cracking
  • Improved hygiene and decreased risk of fungal contamination
  • Tempered steel rods attached to reinforced rubber belting provides a durable and gentle way to convey and wash your product
  • It is designed to be easy to repair, maintain and service
8

Finish Aspirator

The Finish Aspirator uses suction to separate the empty or blank nuts from the good nuts.

Description:

The Finish Aspirator uses suction to separate the empty or blank nuts from the good nuts. Nuts without meats in them are much lighter than nuts with good meats in them. When nuts are harvested there are always some nuts that are shriveled inside and our goal is to remove those to provide a premium final product. The Finish Aspirator features welded steel, reinforced ducting, and top of the line blowers and components ensure that it will provide years of trouble-free performance.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Uses suction, in a similar way as the Trash Aspirator, to separate the empty/blank nuts from the good nuts
  • The adjustable aspiration level picks out nuts that will likely not be removed by a visual inspection
  • Increased efficiency of the drying process
  • Improved quality of the end product
9

Hand Sorting Table

The hand sorting table allows workers to manually pick out any remaining cracked nuts, green nuts, black nuts, or trash.

Description:

The hand sorting table allows workers to manually pick out any remaining cracked nuts, green nuts, black nuts, or trash. The trash is directed down to the trash conveyor and the green and black nuts are sent to be sorted again. Used at the end of the line to make sure that nothing besides your nuts can get through to the drying stages. A perfect and safe way to remove the very last bit of unwanted debris in your crop.

Purpose:

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Reduces the number of unnecessary items in the drying bins
  • Keeps the drying cleaner
  • Increases the quality of the final product
10

Trash Shredder

The trash shredder is used to reduce the size of the greenline trash.

Description:

The trash shredder is used to reduce the size of the greenline trash and as a result reduce the amount of trucks or bins needed to remove the trash from the huller. By reducing the size of the trash coming out of the line we are able to fit more in each truck thus reducing the cost of trash removal. An auger system is also a valid way of storing the trash from your processing line so it can decompose and be removed later. Just by knowing the amount of product will be run by each customer we can calculate the amount of auger needed to store the processing line trash.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • The trash shredder can be incorporated into the trash system
  • It is built out of high-quality steel that can withstand the harsh trash from the greenline
  • Reduce logistic costs of production
11

Drying Bins

Our Bins are designed to maximize the cost per ton of drying storage.

Description:

Our Bins are designed to maximize the cost per ton of drying storage. Bins are available in both standard or custom sizes to suit the needs of the customer. The quantity of bins in the system depends on the customer’s required capacity.  Through a series of conveyors and EZ down chutes, nuts are placed into individual bins. Energy efficient burners, ducts, and quiet, high-quality fans blow hot air up through the bins to remove moisture.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Amount of bins depending on the customer’s needs
  • Load out conveyor system 
  • User friendly control panel
  • Adjustable level of air flow for each bin
  • Durable
  • Construction minimizes drying time 
12

Fan System

Fans are designed to maximize power efficiency.

Description:

Fans are designed to maximize power efficiency. Burner and fan control panels are tested to ensure that they are working perfectly before sending them to the client. Fans can be delivered in two sizes depending on customer need and his requirements regarding capacity of the drying system. Wizard fans are designed to ship overseas, and two fit in a 40ft container.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Easy to ship, decreases cost of transport
  • Maximizes efficiency and reduce the drying cost
  • In-built antifire system that prevents from any potential fire risk
  • Can work with Propane and LNG
13

Distribution Conveyor System

All Drying distribution conveyors are built to handle the wet walnuts on their way to the drying bins.

Description:

All Drying distribution conveyors are built to handle the wet walnuts on their way to the drying bins. We take into account the extra water on the nuts before they are dry and apply that to our conveyors. Our conveyors all have bottom pans to catch the water and divert it to one side where there is a drip pan to catch and dispose of the water. The Loadout Conveyors move the dry product from the bins to be loaded into trailers, bins, boxes, or other types of containers after processing.

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Very accurate sizing system 
  • Integrated part of cracking system
  • Allows definition of different sorting categories
  • It may be equipped with color sorter
  • Hygienic construction of the sizer
14

Stage Sizer

The Stage Sizer uses vibrating plates with different hole sizes.

Description:

The Stage Sizer uses vibrating plates with the different hole sizes. Its construction allows sorting of up to 10 tons of walnuts per hour.  This system is used when a customer demands high sorting capacity and different numbers of size categories. To increase the number of size categories, customers need to add a vibrating table to the existing system.  

Purpose

  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • High capacity solution
  • Very accurate sizing system 
  • Integrated part of cracking system
  • Allows definition of different sorting categories
  • It may be equipped with color sorter
  • Hygienic construction of the sizer
15

Bag Filling System

Bagging/Boxing equipment allows to pack inshell nuts or kernels into bags or boxes.

Description:

Bagging/Boxing equipment allows to pack inshell nuts or kernels into bags or boxes. Scales can be specified as semi-automatic or automatic versions for weighing nuts. Scales are available in single lane economy models, or multiple lane systems that are integrated with peripherals such as case formers or bag makers / fillers / sealer equipment.

Purpose

  • Inshell Walnuts and Hazelnuts
  • Hazelnuts and Walnuts kernels
  • Almonds

Features and advantages:

  • Accurate sizing system 
  • Allows packing in bags from 5 to 25 kg
  • Hygienic construction according to food safety requirements
  • Easy to use interface
  • Modular construction

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