Fresh Market Sweet Corn Processing

The ProEx Food Fresh Market Sweet Corn Processing Line creates picture-perfect, showcase cobs that your retail partners want to display on their fresh produce shelves. Our solution allows for various automation levels, including complete robotic solutions.  Our engineers will perfect the design to make sure your cobs or cobettes are handled gently and hygienically, giving you the highest yield prices.  Whether you want partially or fully husked, on a tray or in a vacuum bag, we will ensure your operation delivers high-quality product with high levels of throughput.

ProEx Food provides you with a custom-engineered, turnkey solution that is optimized for your specific needs. Our fresh market sweet corn line solution is perfect for packing in either trays or for sterilized vacuum packed pouches. Our line is designed to be hygienic and easy to access for maintenance needs.  We build around a common core, including:

  1. Receiving Conveyor 
  2. Cob Saw (to cut the top and tail, or also to cut down to cobbettes)
  3. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Huskers (optimized with with low profile husker rollers)
  4. Automated Primary Packaging (specific to your end need)
  5. Fully integrated control panels
  6. Central waste management system

For those looking for even higher levels of throughput, hygiene and safety, our robotic automation options automate additional tasks and process transitions.  

sweet corn processing line - corn husker

Fresh Market Sweet Corn Husker

  • Corn first enters your plant through an infeed hopper with the use of a gauging tilt belt conveyor
  • The gauging conveyor supplies a regulated row of corn to the vibratory feed pan
  • This vibration results in a uniformly dispensed row of corn onto the husking bed
  • The husker consists of a certain amount of lanes, depending on your capacity / throughput needs
  • Opposing shafts fitted with low profile rollers (optimized for fresh market) remove the husks themselves from the ears
  • This process also removes any other litter from the field
  • The now naked ear is then released from the husking bed to the next conveyor for additional processing

Sweet Corn Cob Saw

  • This specialized machine either cuts the tops and tails off of the cobs, or creates cobbettes
  • This machine can also cut other vegetables, including carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini, and others
  • You can cut either green/untouched cobs for husked ears
  • When processing unhusked corn, an additional air nozzle is included to help open the leaves to aid in husk removal
  • The system can be hand-fed (for orientation) by as many as three operators or fitted with a robotic orientation system
  • Once placed, the cut size is set to your specification 
  • The cut length is easily changed through the use of replaceable arbors
sweet corn processing line - cob saw

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