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- Order number: BW10281
- Open text field 1: Kartoffelstärkewaage<br />KSM
- Open text field 2: Manually operated potato starch scales with starch content display
Manually operated potato starch scales with starch content display.
A sample of properly washed potatoes is weighed when dry, and then again when under water. The buoyancy, and thus the underwater weight, of the potatoes varies in line with their starch content (dry content). The higher the starch content, the higher the underwater weight of the potatoes. With this method, it is no longer necessary to weight exactly
5 kg of potatoes and to then compare the measured weight with reference values in a table. By determining the dry weight and the underwater weight, the starch scale automatically calculate the specific density. Based on standardised formulas, the actual starch content of the potatoes is determined. Simply place between 4 and 7 kg of potatoes (or as many potatoes as fit into the basket) on the scale after that you can use the chain to lower the basket. The rest is done by the BOSCHE KSM.
With our optional printer, you can print tickets showing the starch content with date and time.
Advantages of potato starch scales
- Catering for variable potato sample weights – no need for time-consuming sample preparation
- No need to refer to tables – reducing likelihood of errors
- Ideal for professional weighing where accuracy and efficiency are essential
- Thanks to the battery it is suitable for for continuous operation during harvest time
- Scale frame
- Stainless steel bucket
- Stainless steel basket
Starch content calculation procedure
Calibrating of basket underwater weight
Always first determine the underwater weight of the basket, as it must be taken into account for the determination of the accurate underwater weight of the potato sample.
This procedure only needs to be completed once. The weight is permanently stored in the scale, even when they are switched off. The underwater weight of the basket only needs to be determined again after the scale have been re-verified.
Calculating starch content of potato sample
platform scale HTWE
Capacity: 500 / 1000 / 2000 kg
400x400, 600x600, 800x800 mm
with integrated 24bit scale interface
1x1m | 1,2x1,2m | 1,2x1,5m | 1,5x1,5m
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