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‘Uniweb’ A separator built for stony land

July 30, 2009  By Fruit & Vegetable


July 30, 2009 – Uniweb is a new soil separator from Standen Pearson, developed for
potato and root vegetable growers with prefominantly stony soils.

July 30, 2009 – Uniweb is a new soil separator from Standen Pearson, developed for potato and root vegetable growers with prefominantly stony soils. To be shown for the first time at Cereals 2009 (stand 941); Uniweb is based on the monocoque chassis of the already successful Unistar separator.  The new machine features a revised intake where a primary separation web replaces a roller and the first four rows of stars.

Uniweb offers all the advantages of both star separating machines and web based designs, since it separates and cultivates in one pass, using its unique combination of webs and stars to siginificantly speed the process. Growers are guaranted a pre-determined maximum stone size in the bed, as ultimately all higher output which makes a huge difference to growers at planting time.

Entering the front of the machine, soil, stones and clods, pass over multi-piece shares, straight onto the web where separation begins. Further processing and aggressive clod crushing then takes place on six rows of larger diametre polymer stars. Loose and crumbled soil returns to the bed but stones and hard clods are caught by the underweb running beneath the stars and transferred to the rear corss conveyor.

Testing has proven the concept to be extremely effective; with performance in the firld around 1 acre (0.61ha) an hour.  Output has the potention to be further improved by increasing he number of spacers between the six rows which can run above the underweb.

growers who already own a unistar separator or potential purchasers of second-hand machines will be interested to know that a conversion kit is being developed to enable retrofitting of the uniweb system.  Unistar has gained an enviable reputation for reliability and performance with its modern low maintanence design and toothed belt drives.
Standen Engineering Ltd. will offer full availability of both Uniweb and Unistar machines for the 2010 planting season.

Pricing for the Uniweb has not yet been confirmed but visitors to Cereals 2009 are encouraged to visit the company's stand 941 where that information will be available.

For further information about this press release please contact:
Alex Mathias, Marketing Director
Standen Engineering Ltd. 
Station Rd. Ely. Cambridgeshire CB7 4BP
England Tel: +44 (0) 1353 661111
www.standen.co.uk


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