Patent Number: 6,293,407

Title: System for debris elimination and item separation and method of use thereof

Abstract: A item separating or debris eliminating system includes a tank and a pump for circulating water from one end of the tank around through a duct and back into the opposite end of the tank. A medium density object collector is located within the tank, and a light debris collector is located within the tank. A conveyor filter is included through which substantially all of the water in the tank is circulated. The debris eliminating system preferably also includes a high density object collector within the tank. The system can be used to separate a variety of objects having different densities and terminal velocities in a fluid. Most preferably, the system is utilized for separating debris from potatoes and the like produce.

Inventors: Bajema; Rick W. (Rhinelander, WI)

Assignee: Recot, Inc.

International Classification: A23N 12/00 (20060101); A23N 12/02 (20060101); B03B 005/28 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018