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 tilt bed conveyor 
  2. Infeed hopper
  3. Vibratory feed pan
  4. Cob Saw (to cut the top and tail, or also to cut down to cobbettes)
  5. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Huskers (optimized with with low profile husker rollers)
  6. Optional Automated Primary Packaging (specific to your end need)
  7. Fully integrated control panels
  8. 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.  

Fresh Market Sweet Corn Husker

  • Optimized specifically for fresh market applications
  • Typically occurs after green ears have been cut on the cob saw
  • Automatically and hygienically remove the husks from the corn cobs
  • Low profile rollers are ideal for fresh market
  • Remove corn silk
  • Air nozzles help remove waste product
  • When properly configured and maintained, will not damage kernels
  • Can be manually fed or upgraded to automated orientation

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

End Product Examples

Scroll to Top