Patent Number: 8,870,632

Title: Apparatus and method for cleaning peeling machines

Abstract: Methods and apparatus for cleaning the peeling section of a roller-type peeling machine. The apparatus includes an x-y robot disposed above the peeling section of the peeling machine. The robot has a cleaning tool, such as a liquid spray nozzle, as an end effector. A controller commands the robot to control the movement of the cleaning tool along a predetermined cleaning path to clean the peeling section. One such cleaning path follows each of the insert rollers in the peeling section of a peeling machine. An underside cleaner may be used in conjunction with the robot to simultaneously clean the underside of the peeling section.

Inventors: Vedsted; Lars (Vadum, DK), Vedsted; Soren (Vadum, DK), Ledet; Brent A. (River Ridge, LA)

Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.

International Classification: A22C 29/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00