Naming our machines dirt eliminators doesn't accurately describe their versatility in product separation. If we were being pedantic, we'd call our machines dirt-vine-weed-rock-clod-corn-trash eliminators. That's quite a mouthful. Dirt eliminators just rolls off the tongue a lot easier.
Eliminators are necessary because, frankly, no one wants to pay for dirt and foreign material with their potatoes. Everyone you sell to is getting pickier by the year about product quality. Seasons of field tests have proven that Double L's eliminators are effective against all forms of foreign material. Their cleaning ability doesn't compromise other important factors like bruising or peeling. They are truly the best all-around cleaning machine on the market.
Why wait to start cleaning your product? The optional hopper roll table – made up of 10 polyurethane star rollers – excels at sifting out loose dirt and field trash. It also maximizes the eliminator's effectiveness by spreading your product out across the width of the machine.
Transporting an eliminator with attached stingers was once quite the undertaking. Now it couldn't be easier. All of the height adjustments on Double L's stinger mounts are hydraulically controlled. A fewer lever flips separate the stingers, hopper bowl, and tare conveyor from each other to prevent damage in transit.
LED lighting is all the rage these days. It consumes less power, shines brighter, and lasts longer than fluorescent lighting. It's more than adequate to keep your operation running optimally both day and night.
Eliminators and sports cars have one thing in common: the best results are only achieved when you're in control of the speed. The elevator can be controlled independently of the other sections of the machine. Dial it in as fast or slow as your product requires.
Quick Adjust roll tables can come in either a cleaning or sizing variety. Their quick adjustment feature controls the spacing between each roller. By toggling a hydraulic lever, eliminator operators have an easy way to set how much foreign material or smaller product is sifted or sized out of your product flow.
The Galaxy Cleaning Table was aptly named. As may as 784 polyurethane stars spread across the 14-shaft table make up its cleaning surface. Counter-rotating shafts are strategically placed throughout the table and create pinch points to catch and sift out vines and weeds.
Think of a scrubber table as a Galaxy table with two key differences. The scrubber table works without counter-rotating shafts, and the star rollers stagger up or down from each other
A cleaning table's effectiveness depends on the ability of foreign material to fall through it. Dirty loads or heavier soil may clog a table, but that's where the Bunk Bed table comes in. Two over-under tables of 6-finger polyurethane stars make up the Bunk Bed table. The top table cleans your product. The bottom table cleans the cleaning table. Working together, they ensure that the most dirt will be separated from your product.
Every category of cleaning table has its strengths and weaknesses. With more than one inline table, you get less compromise and more cleaning.
Cleaning rollers are made up of seven- and/or thirteen-finger polyurethane stars. Seven-finger stars are more aggressive in sifting out foreign material. Thirteen-finger stars convey product more gently but don't allow as much tare to fall through the table. Choose from several variations to configure your table.
Control is the key to balancing cleaning intensity and product throughput. For dirtier product loads, slowing down the table can help sift out more foreign material. For cleaner loads, speeding up the table can shorten truck unload times and boost product throughput.
Bouncing product can be a negative side effect of speeding up a cleaning table. Rather than risk product damage, use gravity to run clean loads over the table quickly. Operators can tilt the cleaning table down by as much as 4.7 degrees. The downward slope of the table gently slides product onto the pick table.
Having a clean product shouldn't come at the expense of a clean storage or transload site. Tare that is sifted out by Double L's eliminators is caught by their full-length tare conveyors. Tare conveyors carry away and manage foreign material to keep your handling site clean.
Mechanical product separation can only do so much to properly clean your crop. The pick table makes room for up to eight workers to inspect product and pull out any residual clods, rocks, or vines. Convenient trash chutes drop the foreign material found by the workers onto the tare conveyors and out of the eliminator.
A blower fan can be your last line of defense against tare before your product either goes into storage or to processors. Twin 15-horsepower motors generate a wind speed faster than that of a gale force storm. Very little tare makes it past this point.
Any drop has the potential to damage your product. The best way to mitigate this is to shorten the distance between transition points. The discharge on an eliminator raises and lowers easily to match the height of your downstream equipment.
No one enjoys contending with the weather while working all day. A canopy can make a world of difference to the workers on the pick table. Its canvas sides provide a great shelter from the elements, and the overhead LED lighting illuminates the table during the early morning or late evening shifts.
Staging equipment at a storage or transload site is much easier when the machine can drive itself. Plug in the eliminator and let its hydraulic wheel drive wheels and king pin steering axle manuever it into position. Don't worry if your site isn't perfectly flat. The wheels have more than enough torque behind them to handle dips and bumps.
An average handling line has around six machines linked in series to each other. Imagine having to turn off each machine in an emergency. Interlock saves your workers' time – and possibly their lives. Push any emergency stop button along the handling line, and the whole line stops. When the situations is resolved, Interlock restarts the equipment from downstream to upstream to avoid product pile-ups.
Hydraulic power has been a popular method for controlling handling equipment. The catch is that converting from electric to hydraulic power wastes 30 percent of the electric motor's efficiency. Variable frequency drives provide motor speed control like hydraulic power without the efficiency loss. Simply put, the machine does the same work while costing you less money.
Some operations are better performed apart from one another. For example, chemical application should be distanced from the workers on the pick table. Modular machines can be disconnected and staged anywhere in the line. This ability to shuffle around machines also provides the flexibility to integrate 3rd party cleaning machines into your handling line.
Smaller machines open up possibilities that aren't feasible with full-sized equipment. They fit into storages, processing plants, and in-door seed cutting operations.
One drawback of a full-fledged eliminator is that it is an all-or-nothing cleaning system. If you want to use its cleaning table, product still have to traverse all the other sections of the eliminator. This could subject your product to unnecessary damage. Modular equipment can be separated and unnecessary sections can be pulled out of the line.
Machines wear out and need to be replaced from time to time. Not all machines wear at the same rates. The modular handling line allows you to replace only the machines that have worn out. The cost of replacing one modular unit is considerably less than replacing an entire eliminator.
Foreign material is so difficult to sift out, and some may even make its way into your storage. A smaller cleaning table can give you an extra chance to separate more foreign material from your product before it is shipped. The 5410 Cleaning Table fits nicely in confined spaces like storage cellars. It's equipped with Double L's Galaxy Cleaning Table, the #1 cleaning solution on the market.
Worker safety is always a concern for any employer. The 5705 Pick Table and up to eight workers can be positioned away from any dangerous processes such as chemical application or excessively loud or dirty equipment.
Clean your product wherever it's needed with the 5710 Cleaning Table. Equipped with Double L's renowned Galaxy Cleaning Table, it effectively separates out vines, weeds, and field trash. Include the optional blower fan to the discharge for full-fledged eliminator cleaning capacity in a compact machine.
The 5720 Sizer is no slouch. It may not be as big as the 5870, but its 72-inch, 11-shaft table is up to the task. Both the roll table and elevator speeds are independently controlled by variable frequency drives. Quick Adjust hydraulically shifts the table shafts on center to easily calibrate the size of product that is sized out.
The 5820 Sizer is very similar to its flagship brother. Its key difference lies with the number of inline sizing tables it has. The 5820 is designed with a single 85-inch-wide sizing table. Hydraulic Quick Adjust rollers and many other creature comforts from the 5870 are standard in the 5820 also.
Compromise isn't a component of your next modular handling line, and nothing illustrates this better than the 5870 Sizer. Its dual 85-inch roll tables are the largest in the industry, and product flows across the full width to make the most of their extra-wide design. Simply control the spacing between rollers with the table's hydraulic Quick Adjust feature, and watch it size out product unlike any machine you've used before.