Tummers Exclusive #2: Sustainable Fin Aligner

Multiple Tummers products which are unique to the food processing sector, show exactly what we stand for. These solutions enable our customers to process as safely, quickly and sustainably as possible. The blog series “Tummers Exclusives” this time paints the story behind our patented Fin Aligner, which centres potatoes perfectly in order to decrease product loss.

Perfectly aligned potatoes

Before potatoes are processed to -for example- French Fries, they are washed and peeled. Thereafter water pressure transports the potatoes to the alignment system. This innovative tube ensures an optimal length of the end product. In contrast to comparable products, the inner side of it is not hollow or ribbed, but filled up with soft and slanted fins. These fins centre the potatoes in exactly the right direction, so every potato is cut perfectly.

New coloration

Our patented alignment system is the result of an exclusive collaboration agreement with the American company of Southern Fabrication Works. This company developed the Fin Aligner in 2004 with an FDA-quality mark, after which we introduced the system to the European market.

The FDA approval was sufficient for this, however due to future regulations our clientele was in need of a European quality brand. Therefore several years ago we released the Fin Aligner with not only a new brand, but also a blue colour which makes it easier to detect loose particles.