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A&K DEVELOPMENT HUSKER SYSTEMS
FOR SWEET CORN HUSKING

  • POWER HUSKER SERIES II


    Four Lane Husker Features:

    • Husking rolls powered through three enclosed gear drives by a
      5 hp 3 ph. electric motor
    • Oscillators powered by a 1 hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • Eight husking rolls arranged into 4 husking lanes
    • 3 to 4 tons per hour capacity
    • Mild steel frame construction
    • Stainless steel product contact parts

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    Eight Lane Husker Features:

    • Husking rolls powered through four enclosed gear drives by a
      7½ hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • Oscillators powered by a 1 hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • 16 husking rolls arranged into 8 husking lanes
    • 8 to 10 tons per hour capacity
    • Mild steel frame construction
    • Stainless steel product contact parts

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    Twelve Lane Husker Features:

    • Husking rolls powerd through six enclosed gear drives by two
      7½ hp. 3 ph. electric motors
    • Oscillators powered by a 1 hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • 24 husking rolls arranged into 12 husking lanes
    • 12 to 14 tons per hour capacity
    • Mild steel frame construction
    • Stainless steel product contact parts

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    Sixteen Lane Husker Features:

    • Husking rolls powered through eight enclosed gear drives by two
      7½ hp. 3 ph. electric motors
    • Oscillators powered by a 1 hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • 32 husking rolls arranged into 16 husking lanes
    • 16 to 18 tons per hour capacity
    • Mild steel frame construction
    • Stainless steel product contact parts

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    Standard Husker Series II Husker Features:

    • Capped end bronze bushing on discharge end
    • Bronze bearing housing on infeed end
    • Bearing housing with replaceable stainless steel wear collar on discharge end
    • Non-metallic thrust washer on discharge end
    • Stainless steel rod covers
    • Stainless steel oscillator bearing support frame
    • Stainless steel oscillator drive plates with special locking device for drive bolts
    • Stainless steel gear guards, chain coupling guards and belt guards
    • Stainless steel ensilage chutes
    • Coupler chain – nickel plated with stainless steel connector link
    • Urethane spiral cutting rolls positioned on the infeed of the machine, for improved performance and durability
    • Safety switches on all husker access lids
    • Remote lubrication manifold for discharge end

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  • SHAKER FEEDER (4, 8, 12, 16 LANE)


    This unit is equipped with a 1½ hp. 3 ph. electric motor. This motor powers the shaker pan by means of a #10 heavy ajax drive. The pan is specially designed for even distribution of product into each of the twelve husking lanes. Shaker frame is mild steel construction, hot dipped galvanized. The shaker pan and feed chute are stainless steel construction.

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  • METERING CONVEYOR (4, 8, 12, 16 LANE)


    This unit is equipped with a ½ hp. 110 volt, D.C. variable speed drive for adjusting the feed rate. The conveyor length is 3'-7".The belt is constructed with a v-guide for positive tracking. The metering chute, conveyor sides and transfer chute to vibratory shaker are all stainless steel construction. Conveyor frame is mild steel construction, hot dipped galvanized. Pulleys are mild steel, hot dipped galvanized.

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Additional Machinery:

  • Husker Conversion Kits



    CONVERSION AND UPDATE KITS

    8-LANE SERIES I TO 12-LANE SERIES II

    The kit is for converting your existing A&K 8-Lane Series I base Husker to a new A&K 12-Lane Series II base Husker. This conversion will increase husking production by 50% in the same amount of floor space.

    The following will be supplied by A&K Development:

    • 12-Lane Series II frame with one (1) 4 roll bank of roller shafts with rolls, including gear boxes on each side of frame
    • Cross frame support bar with motor bases
    • All rodded lids, trash chutes and misc. sheet metal necessary
    • Vibratory Shaker Feeder Snout assembly
    • Technical help for the assembly of units


    12-LANE SERIES I BASE HUSKER FRAME TO 16-LANE SERIES II HUSKER FRAME

    The kit is for converting your existing A&K 12-Lane base Husker frame to A&K’s new style 16-Lane Series II Husking Frame. This conversion will update your existing equipment plus increase production in the same amount of floor space. By utilizing the existing Vibratory Shaker and Metering Conveyor, the conversion will not disturb your distribution or feed system.

    The following will be supplied by A&K Development:

    • 6-Lane Series II frame mild steel construction, hot dipped galvanized, with two (2) 4 roll bank of husking rolls and shafts, including a gear box on each side of frame. The gear boxes, roll shafts, bearings, etc. from the existing 12-Lane Series I will be utilized on the 16-Lane Series II
    • All new style oscillator panels
    • Two drive motors 7½ hp. 1200 RPM, all rodded lids, trash chutes and misc. sheet metal necessary
    • New style feed chute for Vibratory Shaker to feed 16-Lane Series II unit

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  • 4-Lane Manual Fed



    A&K DEVELOPMENT FOUR LANE “POWER HUSKER” SERIES II FOR SWEET CORN HUSKING – MANUAL FED

    This unit is equipped with one 5 hp. 3 ph. electric motor. This motor powers the husking rolls through three enclosed gear drives. The oscillators are powered by a 1 hp. 3 phase electric motor. The husker has eight husking rolls 5’-0” long arranged into four husking lanes. The capacity of this unit is typically 3 to 4 tons per hour. All product contact parts are stainless steel or other non-corrosive materials. Frame is mild steel construction, hot dipped galvanized.

    Additional Features Included as Standard Equipment:
    • Capped end bronze bushing on discharge end
    • Bronze bearing housing on infeed end
    • Bearing housing with replaceable stainless steel wear collar on discharge end
    • Non-metallic thrust washer on discharge end
    • Stainless steel oscillator bearing support frame
    • Stainless steel oscillator drive plates with special locking device for drive bolts
    • Stainless steel gear guards, chain coupling guards and belt guards
    • Stainless steel ensilage chutes
    • Coupler chain – nickel plated with stainless steel connector link
    • Urethane spiral cutting rolls positioned on the discharge of the machine for improved performance and durability
    • Special safety guarding at infeed area

    Optional: One (1) A&K 24” Extra Height Stand for base Husker

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  • Extra Height Stands



    A&K DEVELOPMENT EXTRA HEIGHT STANDS FOR SERIES II HUSKING SYSTEM

    Modular designed stands provide extra height for each base Husker and Shaker Feeder. Construction of extra heavy mild steel, hot dipped galvanized. Mounts directly to base Husker and Shaker leg supports.

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  • Discharge Grading



    A&K HUSKING DISCHARGE SHORT PIECE GRADING SYSTEM

    Conversion kit to modify existing A&K huskers to grade out short pieces from the system up to 2-1/2” in length on the discharge end of huskers. There is an adjustable live roller near the husker discharge end for the removal of short cobs & pieces, powered by one 1 hp. 3 phase electric gear motor.

    The conversion kit will include the following (Complete assembly by customer):
    • Gear motor
    • Live roll shaft assembly
    • New stainless steel Arizonas
    • Husker mounting brackets with take-up assembly
    • New stainless steel discharge slide plates
    • New long roll shafts with bullet lock to replace short shafts
    • Discharge spiral cutting rolls for shafts

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  • Auto-Lube System



    HUSKER & PRE-CLEANER AUTO-LUBE SYSTEMS

    Fully automatic system for all units. This system is specially designed for a number of units. The system supplies an equal amount of lubrication to all bushing housings and lube points automatically from center (master) remote control panel (programmable controller.)

    A&K will furnish the following for a complete system:
    • Master remote control panel
    • Air input gauge set-up
    • Barrel junction box
    • Barrel pump & Heater
    • Junction box for each unit
    • All hoses and fittings for a complete installation

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  • Distribution Conveyor



    A&K DEVELOPMENT 30" OR 36" WIDE DISTRIBUTION BELT CONVEYING SYSTEM FOR HUSKERS AND PRE-CLEANERS

    System is specially designed to gravity feed multiple "Power Huskers" or "Pre-Cleaners." This unit is equipped with a properly sized electric motor, chain driven and gear reducer.

    The belt of the conveyor is constructed with a "C" section v-guide on the underside for positive tracking, white food grade belting. Weighted shears for feeding to stainless steel hoppers. Modular angle mounted conveyor bed is constructed of stainless steel. Conveyor bed rail are stripped with UHMW material, to reduce the belt drag. Pulleys are constructed of stainless steel, plus lagged drive pulley. Included in the system is support structure, which mounts to the shaker feed framework and hoppers.

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  • Air Shear System



    AIR POWER SHEAR SYSTEM

    This Automated “Power Shear” Feed System is Accomplished by Use of the Following Hardware and Software:

    • A tilt bed feed conveyor as commonly used in the industry with weighted shears.
    • Pneumatic powered shears replacing the weighted shears.
    • Product reservoir hoppers as commonly used now including an infrared sensing device.
    • Control box including a programmable controller with a specially designed program. Also, included are manual override toggle switches.

    How the A&K Development “Power Shear” System Operates:

    • When started, the tilt bed conveyor activates the automatic feed system control through an electrical interlock, normally open auxiliary contacts on conveyor motor starter, turning the system on.
    • A specially designed software program in the programmable controller controls each individual shear by both an elapsed time function or product depth in the reservoir hopper, as detected by the infrared diverging beam sensor.
    • Shears are programmed to cycle starting with the nearest hopper to the supply point, and then cycling based on a time function to each hopper in succession until the furthest hopper has been supplied. Note: This cycle can also function in reverse if desired. The cycle then repeats as many times as necessary based on the time function, until such time that product depth in the hopper activates the sensor and it then takes over control of the shear. Any hopper showing sensor satisfied based on product depth will be skipped in the cycle. Once all sensors are satisfied, indicating system full, the infeed conveying/elevating system will be shut down. After an adjustable time delay when system full is achieved, an indicator light on the control box face is turned on. Another light in parallel should be mounted within sight of the truck unloading area. As soon as any of the hopper sensors again call for product, the system infeed will be re-started after an adjustable time delay and the system full indicator light is turned off.
    • The programmable controller can further be programmed to control the speed of the metering conveyors within the range of maximum speed the operator selects. Based on the information received at the programmable controller from the hopper sensors, the speed of the metering conveyors will automatically be adjusted downward or upward based on how many hoppers have an adequate supply of product. For example, when the line is first started, the metering conveyors will automatically be run at the lowest speed until a selected number of hoppers become full. The speed of the conveyors will then be increased automatically to the selected maximum speed. This ensures all the husking machines are worked equally and dropping corn on corn when filling the hoppers minimizes product damage.

    Advantages of Using the A&K “Power Shear” System

    • System supply can be un-metered as this system is capable of operating successfully with great variations in volume of the product supply.
    • All husking units from the first in line to the last become productive very quickly after start-up, due to the fact that the time function control of the shears feeds a small amount of product to each hopper before completely filling any.
    • No merry-go-round or overflow system is necessary as the infeed supply is automatically turned off when system is full, and automatically restarted as necessary.
    • No manual labor is required. Note: In the past all husking systems have been designed to utilize a person with their primary function being to oversee and assist the distribution system in equally distributing product to all the huskers. With the automated feed system, manual assistance is no longer required. Therefore, personnel can be used at a different physical level within the husking building to much greater advantage.
    • The fully automated husker feed system provides even distribution of product to all huskers easily and with great dependability. This system can be retrofit to any existing tilt bed conveyor.

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  • Flat Bed Belt Conveyors



    FLAT BED CONVEYOR SYSTEMS
    Stainless Steel


    Drive/Tail Includes:

    • Properly sized electric motor and shaft mounted gear reducer
    • Take-ups, bushing & belt guards
    • Mild steel pulleys, hot dipped galvanized plus lagged drive pulley

    Additional Features:

    • Belt returns (10 to 12 foot centers)
    • Conveyor belt with “C” section v-guide on the underside for positive tracking and pulling
    • Bed is stripped with UHMW strips

    SIZE DESCRIPTION
    12” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    18” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    24” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 10 ft – Max length 80 ft
    30” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 10 ft – Max length 80 ft
    36” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 60 ft
    42” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 60 ft
    48” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 50 ft
    54” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 50 ft
    60” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 50 ft


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  • Elevator



    50 DEGREE LEV-FLOW ELEVATOR

    This unit is equipped with a properly sized electric motor, chain driven to mounted gear reducer. The special elevator belt has three inch high molded cleats staggered on twelve inch centers. The elevator bed frame is constructed of mild steel, painted, polyurethane paint. The elevator belt is set at a 50 degree angle to assure proper metering of product. The elevator bed is stripped with UHMW strips to reduce the belt drag. The support frame is included. This unit also includes a converging beam sensor for controlling the level of product and the Infeed Hopper. (A.C. variable speed controller not included).

    Model Numbers:

    • MODEL #360 – 36” (91 CM) WIDE
    • MODEL #420 – 42” (107 CM) WIDE
    • MODEL #480 – 48” (122 CM) WIDE
    • MODEL #540 – 54” (137 CM) WIDE

    Lengths Available:

    • 18’ (5.9 meters) long
    • 20’ (6.1 meters) long
    • 22 ‘ (6.7 meters) long
    • 24’ (7.3 meters) long
    • 26’ (7.9 meters) long
    • 28’ (8.5 meters) long
    • 30’ (9.1 meters) long
    • 32’ (9.8 meters) long

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  • Receiving Vibratory



    48”/36” WIDE PAN RECEIVING VIBRATORY FOR RAW PRODUCT

    This is a mechanical vibratory conveyor, constructed of extra heavy mild steel pan, framework and dump backboard. The system is equipped with a properly sized electric motor which drives a positive eccentric drive. Also, includes steel support frame for concrete base support and mounting.

    Approx. Length of Pan:

    • 36 Feet or 11.0 Meters
    • 40 Feet or 12.2 Meters
    • 50 Feet or 15.3 Meters
    • 60 Feet or 18.3 Meters

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  • Big Bins



    BIG BIN SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING, HOLDING, METERING RAW PRODUCT

    This bin is specially designed to receive and meter raw product. Can be used to quickly unload and store a complete truck load of product or approximately 22 to 25 ton. This can be achieved in approximately 4 minutes. The speed of the draper belts can be decreased to meter and feed at plant flow rate. The bin supports and transports the product by use of dual six foot wide belts, the belts are supported and driven by rollers all along the bins length. The drive consists of 4 qty. shaft mounted gear box drives, 2 hp. 60 cycle.

    Framework, roller bed, pulleys and support structure are constructed of mild steel, epoxy coated, with galvanized sheet metal side walls. For shipping convenience the bin is shipped as sub-assemblies, final assembly at customers location. Bin is 40 ft. long and 14 ft. wide. Electrical control panel including A.C. variable speed controller, all control switches, and safety warning horn by use of a programmable controller.

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  • Wilter Vibratory



    48”/36” WIDE CAPPED STEAM WILTER VIBRATORY

    These units are specially designed to wilt the outer husks of sweet corn ears for ease of husking. The Wilter also transports green (unhusked) corn to an existing conveyor or elevator system. The system is equipped with a properly sized electric motor which drives a positive eccentric drive. This is a mechanical vibratory conveyor construction with extra heavy mild steel pan and framework, coated. Mounted on the centerline of the inside of the bottom pan is a 1” diameter stainless steel steam pipe with holes to wilt unhusked ears. The unit is capped with galvanized sheet metal cap and sealed to pan. The capacity of this unit is typically 40 to 60 tons per hour. Also, includes sub-structure steel framework for inside of clients concrete base, for mounting unit.

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  • Nubbin Eliminator – Short Piece Grader



    DUAL NUBBIN ELIMINATOR/LENGTH GRADER

    Each unit is designed to handle 30 to 35 tons per hour of husked sweet corn.This unit consists of a negatively sloped infeed pan to evenly spread the flow on two (2) 28 lane alignment pans; the alignment pans each have an adjustable live roller powered by a ½ hp motor coupled to the roller shaft by a hollow shaft gear box. The first alignment pan & roller is set to remove nubbins, the second is set to length grade. Dual Ajax vibrating eccentrics are powered by a 1-1/2 hp motors. Frame is constructed of mild steel, hot dipped galvanized.

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  • Husker Nubbin Eliminator



    NUBBIN ELIMINATOR FOR GRADING OUT SHORT COBS FROM SYSTEM

    Features:

    • Stainless steel bed
    • 45” long impact section
    • Water spray bar
    • Adjustable live roller(removal of short cobs) - Powered by one ¼ hp 3 phase, geared electric motor
    • #12 Ajax vibrating shaker drive - Powered by one 1½ hp., 3 phase electric motor
    • Hot dipped galvanized mild steel
    • Isolation mounts & brackets


    MODEL NO. TONS PER HOUR DIMENSIONS LANES
    MODEL 30030 to 35 86” wide X 9’-0” 28
    MODEL 20020 to 25 62” wide X 9’-0” 20
    MODEL 12512 to 15 40” wide X 9’-0” 13

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  • Roll Washer



    POWER ROLL WASHER

    Features:

    • 2 hp. 3 phase electric motor
    • Shaft mounted gear reducer
    • Accepts 5/8” dia. stainless steel roll shafts
    • 2-7/8” dia. PVC rolls - Spaced to allow immature cobs and broken pieces to drop out
    • 12” wide flat wire mesh trash conveyor powered by a ¾ hp. 3 phase electric motor shaft mounted gear reducer
    • Spray bars
    • Discharge specially designed with flat bars, which continually rotate with the discharge sprockets to dislodge any product that may vary to carry around between the rolls
    • Tubular stainless steel frame


    MODEL NO. TONS PER HOUR ROLLER BED (Width)
    MODEL 720030 to 35 84”
    MODEL 600040 to 50 72”
    MODEL 480018 to 25 60”

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  • Silage Chopper



    SILAGE “POWER CHOPPER”

    MODEL L-42 LARGE UNIT:

    • Designed to chop and shred silage for approximately 40 to 60 tons per hour
    • Can be mounted to existing support framework.
    • Driven by a 100 hp. 3 phase electric motor with 6 groove sheaves and v-belt
    • Rotor supplied with 40 or 80 hammers
    • 42” x 21½” infeed opening

    MODEL M-30 MEDIUM UNIT:

    • Designed to chop and shred silage for approximately 30 to 40 tons per hour
    • Can be mounted to existing support framework.
    • Driven by a 75 hp. 3 phase electric motor with 5 groove sheaves and v-belt
    • Rotor supplied with 30 or 60 hammers
    • 30” x 21½” infeed opening


    MODEL S-30 SMALL UNIT:

    • Designed to chop and shred silage for approximately 20 to 25 tons per hour
    • Can be mounted to existing support framework.
    • Driven by a 50 hp. 3 phase electric motor with 4 groove sheaves and v-belt
    • Rotor supplied with 30 or 60 hammers
    • 30” x 21½” infeed opening


    ALL MODELS FEATURE:

    • Heavy construction
    • Pillow block bearings with slingers to prevent contamination from entering the bearings
    • Easy access maintenance door
    • Dual cutting surfaces to create a cross-cut
    • Uniquely designed cutting bar to provide finer cut while maintaining high volume
    • Infinitely adjustable cutting bar
    • TEFC cast frame drive motor
    • 1200 RPM drive motor for additional torque and flywheel effect

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Kernel Cutting:

  • Manual Cob Saw



    MANUAL COB SAW

    Requires three to four operators selecting and placing husked (yellow) corn ears on Roller Chain Conveyor, which feeds the Cob Saw. Operators perform a visual inspection and align the ears to an overhead laser beam for correct entry to the cob saw blades. The Cob Saw is powered by one (1) electric brake motor and includes carbide tipped saw blades and saw blade arbors designed to cut full cobs or “cobbettes” to the client’s specifications. Each Cob Saw System is designed to cut 140 to 150 ears per minute. Constructed of stainless steel or other non-corrosive materials.

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  • Power Orienters/Cutters – Automatic



    POWER ORIENTER – DOUBLE PASS & AUTOMATIC CUTTER FEEDER

    Each unit automatically singulates, aligns, and orients corn, feeding it to an A&K Power Corn Cutter. The system is comprised of a metering conveyor belt, a flighted feeder, a double orienting head, and a two-speed cutter feed chain.

    1. The 32” wide metering feed conveyor belt has a v-guide for positive tracking. This conveyor meters flow to the flighted feeder. A specially designed feed chute is included.
    2. The flighted feeder feeds one ear at a time to each of the two orienting heads. Two lanes of step-flights align the corn. Powered centering chains locate each ear and, with a drop-out, ensure single-ear feeding to each orienting head.
    3. The double orienting heads rotate each ear, allowing the tip to fall ahead of the larger butt end. The cross-feed belt completes the task, pulling the ear into full tip-first alignment.
    4. A step-flight loads the feed chain assuring a programmed, systematic, single-ear-at-a-time feed.

    The entire machine is designed for ease of maintenance and sanitation. Hydraulic drive motors power the automatic cutter feeder and corn cutter by a self-contained hydraulic power pack with a 2 hp motor. The power pack is mounted as an integral component on each “Power Orienter.” Constructed of stainless steel or other non-corrosive materials.

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  • Distribution Conveyor



    A&K DEVELOPMENT 30" OR 36" WIDE DISTRIBUTION BELT CONVEYING SYSTEM FOR HUSKERS AND PRE-CLEANERS

    System is specially designed to gravity feed multiple "Power Huskers" or "Pre-Cleaners." This unit is equipped with a properly sized electric motor, chain driven and gear reducer.

    The belt of the conveyor is constructed with a "C" section v-guide on the underside for positive tracking, white food grade belting. Weighted shears for feeding to stainless steel hoppers. Modular angle mounted conveyor bed is constructed of stainless steel. Conveyor bed rail are stripped with UHMW material, to reduce the belt drag. Pulleys are constructed of stainless steel, plus lagged drive pulley. Included in the system is support structure, which mounts to the shaker feed framework and hoppers.

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  • Air Shear System



    AIR POWER SHEAR SYSTEM

    This Automated “Power Shear” Feed System is Accomplished by Use of the Following Hardware and Software:

    • A tilt bed feed conveyor as commonly used in the industry with weighted shears.
    • Pneumatic powered shears replacing the weighted shears.
    • Product reservoir hoppers as commonly used now including an infrared sensing device.
    • Control box including a programmable controller with a specially designed program. Also, included are manual override toggle switches.

    How the A&K Development “Power Shear” System Operates:

    • When started, the tilt bed conveyor activates the automatic feed system control through an electrical interlock, normally open auxiliary contacts on conveyor motor starter, turning the system on.
    • A specially designed software program in the programmable controller controls each individual shear by both an elapsed time function or product depth in the reservoir hopper, as detected by the infrared diverging beam sensor.
    • Shears are programmed to cycle starting with the nearest hopper to the supply point, and then cycling based on a time function to each hopper in succession until the furthest hopper has been supplied. Note: This cycle can also function in reverse if desired. The cycle then repeats as many times as necessary based on the time function, until such time that product depth in the hopper activates the sensor and it then takes over control of the shear. Any hopper showing sensor satisfied based on product depth will be skipped in the cycle. Once all sensors are satisfied, indicating system full, the infeed conveying/elevating system will be shut down. After an adjustable time delay when system full is achieved, an indicator light on the control box face is turned on. Another light in parallel should be mounted within sight of the truck unloading area. As soon as any of the hopper sensors again call for product, the system infeed will be re-started after an adjustable time delay and the system full indicator light is turned off.
    • The programmable controller can further be programmed to control the speed of the metering conveyors within the range of maximum speed the operator selects. Based on the information received at the programmable controller from the hopper sensors, the speed of the metering conveyors will automatically be adjusted downward or upward based on how many hoppers have an adequate supply of product. For example, when the line is first started, the metering conveyors will automatically be run at the lowest speed until a selected number of hoppers become full. The speed of the conveyors will then be increased automatically to the selected maximum speed. This ensures all the husking machines are worked equally and dropping corn on corn when filling the hoppers minimizes product damage.

    Advantages of Using the A&K “Power Shear” System

    • System supply can be un-metered as this system is capable of operating successfully with great variations in volume of the product supply.
    • All husking units from the first in line to the last become productive very quickly after start-up, due to the fact that the time function control of the shears feeds a small amount of product to each hopper before completely filling any.
    • No merry-go-round or overflow system is necessary as the infeed supply is automatically turned off when system is full, and automatically restarted as necessary.
    • No manual labor is required. Note: In the past all husking systems have been designed to utilize a person with their primary function being to oversee and assist the distribution system in equally distributing product to all the huskers. With the automated feed system, manual assistance is no longer required. Therefore, personnel can be used at a different physical level within the husking building to much greater advantage.
    • The fully automated husker feed system provides even distribution of product to all huskers easily and with great dependability. This system can be retrofit to any existing tilt bed conveyor.

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  • Troughing Conveyors



    TROUGHING BELT CONVEYOR SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTING

    This system is designed for transport. This unit is equipped with a properly sized electric motor and shaft mounted gear reducer. The belt of the conveyor is constructed with “C” section v-guide on the underside for positive tracking, white food grade. Troughing brackets (“U” shape design with UHMW material slides) are mounted to a center tubular rail, at approximately 30” to 40” apart. Constructed of stainless steel or mild steel, hot dipped galvanized, coated gray paint. Pulleys are constructed of mild steel, hot dipped galvanized, plus lagged drive pulley. Support structure is included or not included.

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  • Decking & Stands



    DECKING AND STANDS

    Custom-designed decking for all food processing applications including catwalks, stairs, and access decking. Stands and extra height stands are custom designed to ensure proper elevation of machinery in the processing line.

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  • Knife Honer



    DUAL BELT KNIFE HONER

    Unit is designed for 3AR and SC-120 Corn Cutter knives. A rigid tubular base that can be positioned on a table or bench supports the Honer. The unit is powered by a 1/4 hp, 110 volt, and single phase electric motor. Special knife holder and adjustable jigs provide the operator with the means to maintain the critical angles and sharp cutting edges required on the cutter knives. Honing solution is dripped onto the honing belts from a metering device. One rag wheel and strop for buffing knives. Stainless steel construction. Also included are six (6) extra #320 grit belts for outside edge grinding and three (3) extra grit belts for inside edge grinding. Estimated shipping weight is 400 lbs.

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  • Scalper



    CUT CORN ROTARY “POWER SCALPER”

    This unit is specially designed to clean-cut whole kernels of sweet corn by removing any pieces of cob and husk automatically while breaking up any clusters of cut kernels. The unit is equipped with water spray bars over special, rotating UHMW rolls. Powered by a properly sized electric motor. All stainless steel construction, framework and guards. Capacity of this unit is typically 25,000 lbs. to 30,000 lbs. per hour.

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  • Surge Hopper



    “POWER SURGE HOPPER” FOR CUT WHOLE KERNELS OF SWEET CORN

    This unit is specially designed to hold and to meter the kernels at an even flow to existing blancher system. The unit is equipped with properly sized electric motor and drive. The 55” wide plastic dewatering belt which is designed to meter the product to the blancher infeed hopper. All stainless steel construction for framework, hopper sides/end panels and special discharge metering adjustable gate.

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  • Kernel Size Grader



    KERNEL SIZE GRADER



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Fresh Market Husking:

  • Base Husker



    FRESH MARKET BASE HUSKER (8 LANE)

    • Husking rolls powered through three enclosed gear drives by a
      7½ hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • Oscillators powered by a 1 hp. 3 ph. electric motor. A 48" Fan system powered by 2 hp. electronic motor, keeps product in contact with husking rolls
    • 48” fan system powered by one 2 hp. 3 ph. electric motor
    • 16 husking rolls arranged into 8 husking lanes
    • 4 to 6 tons per hour capacity
    • Mild steel, hot dipped galvanized frame construction
    • Requires tips and butts to be cut before husking

    Standard Features:

    • Capped end bronze bushing on discharge end
    • Bronze bearing housing on infeed end
    • Bearing housing with replaceable stainless steel wear collar on discharge end
    • Non-metallic thrust washer on discharge end
    • Stainless steel oscillator bearing support frame
    • Stainless steel oscillator drive plates with special locking device for drive bolts
    • Stainless steel gear guards, chain coupling guards and belt guards
    • Stainless steel ensilage chutes
    • Coupler chain – nickel plated with stainless steel connector link
    • Safety switches on all husker access lids
    • Remote lubrication manifold for discharge end

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  • Shaker Feeder



    SHAKER FEEDER

    This unit is equipped with a 1½ hp. 3 ph. electric motor. This motor powers the shaker pan by means of a #10 ajax drive. The pan is specially designed for even distribution of product into each of the eight husking lanes. Shaker frame is mild steel construction, hot dipped galvanized. The shaker pan and feed chute are stainless steel construction.

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  • Manual Cob Saw



    MANUAL COB SAW

    Requires three to four operators selecting and placing husked (yellow) corn ears on Roller Chain Conveyor, which feeds the Cob Saw. Operators perform a visual inspection and align the ears to an overhead laser beam for correct entry to the cob saw blades. The Cob Saw is powered by one (1) electric brake motor and includes carbide tipped saw blades and saw blade arbors designed to cut full cobs or “cobbettes” to the client’s specifications. Each Cob Saw System is designed to cut 140 to 150 ears per minute. Constructed of stainless steel or other non-corrosive materials.

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  • Flat Bed Belt Conveyor



    FLAT BED BELT CONVEYOR
    Stainless Steel


    Drive/Tail Includes:

    • Properly sized electric motor and shaft mounted gear reducer
    • Take-ups, bushing & belt guards
    • Mild steel pulleys, hot dipped galvanized plus lagged drive pulley

    Additional Features:

    • Belt returns (10 to 12 foot apart)
    • Conveyor belt with “C” section v-guide on the underside for positive tracking and pulling
    • Bed is stripped with UHMW strips

    SIZE DESCRIPTION
    12” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    18” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    24” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 10 ft – Max length 80 ft
    30” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 10 ft – Max length 80 ft
    36” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 60 ft
    42” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 60 ft
    48” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 50 ft
    54” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 50 ft
    60” BELT Per ft. plus drive/tail
    Min. length 12 ft – Max length 50 ft


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  • Elevator



    50 DEGREE LEV-FLOW ELEVATOR

    This unit is equipped with a properly sized electric motor, chain driven to mounted gear reducer. The special elevator belt has three inch high molded cleats staggered on twelve inch centers. The elevator bed frame is constructed of mild steel, painted, polyurethane paint. The elevator belt is set at a 50 degree angle to assure proper metering of product. The elevator bed is stripped with UHMW strips to reduce the belt drag. The support frame is included. This unit also includes a converging beam sensor for controlling the level of product and the Infeed Hopper. (A.C. variable speed controller not included).

    Model Numbers:

    • MODEL #360 – 36” (91 CM) WIDE
    • MODEL #420 – 42” (107 CM) WIDE
    • MODEL #480 – 48” (122 CM) WIDE
    • MODEL #540 – 54” (137 CM) WIDE

    Lengths Available:

    • 18’ (5.9 meters) long
    • 20’ (6.1 meters) long
    • 22 ‘ (6.7 meters) long
    • 24’ (7.3 meters) long
    • 26’ (7.9 meters) long
    • 28’ (8.5 meters) long
    • 30’ (9.1 meters) long
    • 32’ (9.8 meters) long

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  • Extra Height Stands


    EXTRA HEIGHT STANDS

    Modular designed stands provide extra height for each base Husker and Shaker Feeder. Construction of extra heavy mild steel, hot dipped galvanized. Mounts directly to base Husker and Shaker leg supports.

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