12 hour assessment of potato bruising
Use the Martin Lishman Potato Hot Box range for quality control monitoring on-farm, during processing and at supermarket intake points. The Hot Box reduces bruise development time from several days to just 12 hours. Faster monitoring for bruising and disease avoids costly rejections and assists in the drive for the highest quality product.
3 Versions available
125 tuber capacity
250 tuber capacity
750 tuber capacity
How does the Potato Hot Box work?
Why use the Hot Box as part of quality control procedures?
Highlight crops most at risk – the Hot Box can help to avoid bruising by highlighting the crops most at risk from harvesting and grading damage. Early detection means reducing storage losses and costly processing rejections. The value of the crop can be maintained, extra transport costs avoided and consumer confidence sustained.
Early warning of disease – potatoes can be monitored before storage to ensure damaged tubers with the potential to spread rot and disease are not included. Optimum settings of temperature, humidity and testing time that will accelerate the incubation of diseases, can be created and their presence assessed.
Supermarket shelf life – supermarkets wishing to achieve longer shelf life for produce can use the Hot Box to re-create the conditions in the fresh produce areas of the shop. Discovering the delay between arrival and deterioration can determine the optimum shelf life or the best conditions to extend shelf life for produce.
Can the HotBox be used for other produce?
The hotbox can not only be used with potatoes, but avocados, apples, tomatoes, peaches and other fruit and vegetables.
|Hotbox Size||Product Code||Tuber capacity||Trays||Dimensions |
|Hotbox 125||POT/HB/125||125||5||89w x 70d x 72h||45kg|
|Hotbox 250||POT/HB/250||250||10||89w x 70d x 120h||76kg|
|Hotbox 750||POT/HB/750||750||30||153w x 70d x 176h||160kg|
Our Hot Boxes are packed for export sales in a wooden crate. Packed sizes and weights are as follows:
POT/HB/125: 102cm wide x 76cm deep x 95cm high; 75Kg
POT/HB/250: 105cm wide x 82cm deep x 158cm high; 95Kg
POT/HB/750: 152cm wide x 75cm deep x 190cm high; 290Kg
|Timer||Start delay timer||Operating humidity range||Water tray capacity||Operating temperature range||Power|
|0 to 999 hours||0 to 99 hours||0 - 97% RH||9 litres||0 - 64°C (°F setting available)||230V |
Option: Plug to suit power supply in country of use
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