Cluster Cutter

The Cluster Cutter is our unique singulating conveyor designed to separate bunched cherries and to singulate them by cutting the stalk prior to sizing.

With the aid of flumed water, cherries are conveyed over GP Graders' special grooved belt, which features staggered rows of recessed plastic fingers. These guide the stalk under the high-speed roatating blade of the cluster cutter, which consists of pairs of half blades, bolted to hubs which are carefully located to align with the plastic guide fingers. The blades are constructed from hardened steel, and each tooth has been individually sharpened to ensure a long life and a clean cut. The cherries are fully protected from the saw blades, and do not come to any harm. 

The cluster cutter itself is supported by a rigid maintenance platform, with stairways either side, and is fully hand railed. 


TECHNOLOGY

KEY FEATURES

  • Extremely quiet operation 
  • Three models: 220 blade, 150 blade, 110 blade
  • Two part high tensile steel blade
  • New “wave” style soft conveyor belt
  • Optional adjustable angle of fingers for long or short stem cherries
  • 99% stem separation
  • Highest separation rate in the market and cleanest cut stems