Washing seaweed is a first for Tummers

Tummers Food Processing Solutions recently proved once again that their Destoner / Washer can process the most varied products. The machine building company supplied a Norwegian customer with a KW-700 for seaweed, which has a capacity of 50 tons per hour. Building a washing installation for this application was a first for Tummers!


Tummers designed their Destoner / Washer for bulb- and tube-shaped products, but the first test trials on an existing installation quickly showed that the versatile machine also easily processes seaweed. Therefore the company did not have to fit their showpiece with major changes. However the unique situation did require a special configuration.

Because the machine is placed indoors and the added sprayers that clean the washing drum cause a moisty cloud, the drum is shielded. Also a brush in the discharge chute cleans the residue on the outfeed belt so that product does not accumulate. These adjustments together with this special outfeed belt turned out to be right configuration for an optimal washing result.