Machines for the food processing industry
Düsseldorf   .  Deutschland

The Continuous Universal-Multi Disc Peeling Machines (MSS) as Blade Peeling Machines

Series AM, BM and CM 

Blade peeling without waste water

(The blade discs can be replaced partly or completely with carborundum peeling discs)


Arrangement of many small blade peeling discs on horizontal, extendable peeling units with a conveying device moving over the peeling area.

The machines can be supplied with one peeling unit (AM), with 2 peeling units (BM) or with 3 peeling units (CM). Each peeling unit is provided with 24 peeling discs.

The newly-designed machine can be used for the continuous blade peeling of potatoes, several different tubers and roots as well as fruit.

The feeding of raw material into the machine must be carried out regularly and adjustably. The products to be peeled are passed, by means of a conveying device, over many small blade discs, which are horizontally arranged.

It is especially worth mentioning that the products are peeled in a careful and gentle way, which results in a better keeping quality and durability, e.g. in case of peeled potatoes.

When peeling potatoes, one will, in general, pre-peel them first in carborundum machines (for example, up to 80 or 90 per cent), in order to finish them afterwards in continuously working MSS-blade peeling machines.

The peeling units, on which the small blade discs are mounted, can be easily pulled out of the machine. Thus, the blade discs or blades can be cleaned or changed.

The speeds (number of revolutions) of the peeling discs and the conveying device can be electronically adjusted, infinitely variable and independent of each other. The delivery includes a relative switch box.

By means of an additional equipment, the machines can work without producing waste water, when peeling most of the products.

Capacities (in-feed, approx.) for potatoes pre-peeled with carborundum (at 90 %),
Sorting: medium-sized to large, falling:


Machines  AM BM CM  
  500 kg/h 1000 kg/h 1500 kg/h  

In case blade peeling is supposed to take off 15 per cent and carborundum peeling 85 per cent, the capacity of the blade peeling machine will accordingly go down.

Dimensions and further technical data:
(without additional equipment for peeling without producing waste water, approx.):

    AM 500 BM 1000 CM 1500
Length L 3100 3100 3100
Height H  1500 1500 1430
Width B    780 1105 1430
length of peeling unit SA 2450 2450 2450
Width of peeling unit SB   321   646   971
Height of peeling unit SH   992    992   992
Height of opened        
machine HA 2200 2200 2200
Discharge height  A    830   830   830
Input height E  1392 1392  1392
Power supply        
3/N/PE/ 400 V / 50 Hz   1,7 kW 3,2 kW 4,7 kW
Minimum pressure:   1 bar  1 bar 1 bar
Water supply:   R ½”   R ½”    R ½”

For peeling without waste water, the machines and their movable peeling units are put – as one of the possibilities - on a 1.000 mm high platform, in order to get floor space for the installation of a worm conveyor (auger) and a pump for the removal of skins. Other solutions are possible.



Conversion (retooling) into carborundum peeling machines or into carborundum/blade peeling machines

The machines can easily be retooled into carborundum peeling machines by replacing the blade discs with carborundum peeling discs. (Denomination of the three types of machines: AK, BK and CK)

Moreover, it is possible to provide only the first few discs, e.g. some 50 per cent, as car-borundum discs. This way one will get a combined carborundum/blade peeling system. (Denomination of types: AKM, BKM and CKM)

Special Features

1. The blade discs are available in different types. The height of the blade cut can be adjusted.
2. If you apply an appropriate type of blade discs, you can even peel celery roots!

Also certain fruit sorts and various kinds of tropical fruit as well as other natural products can be peeled. In case of doubt, tests will be carried out.

It is especially worth mentioning that the machines can work without producing waste water, if provided with an additional equipment, when peeling most of the products.

Test machine (= laboratory machine near to reality)

As a rule, we have a machine for test purposes at our disposal, equipped with a large variety of peeling discs (also carborundum peeling discs).  Please ask us for more details as far as the carrying out of tests is concerned. – Read also our paper Q 155: “Peeling Tests with a Multi-Disc Peeling Machine MSS”.


This paper contains non-committal notes. We do not lay claim to completeness. Alterations reserved. 
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