Dunkley International designers and builders of quality food processing products include complete processing lines for blueberries and cherries.
- Cherry Pitter
- Cherry Destemmer
- Blueberry Destemmer
- Orchard Tanks
- Specialty Fabrication
- Special Machines
- Electronic Color Sorters
- Filler / Weighers
Dunkley International believes in simplicity of design and rugged construction that can be depended upon to carry its share of the load.
DUNKLEY CHERRY PITTER
This flag-ship product of Dunkley is a cherry pit (stone) removal machine. The pitter is capable of yielding ½ to 1 ton of cherries per hour (4536. – 907.2 Kilograms – depending on style) – that’s the kind of performance you get from the Dunkley Cherry Pitter! For well over 75 years the Dunkley pitter is and has been recognized as the leader in the industry!
Working at a speed of 96 strokes per minute, pitting a maximum of 53 cherries per each stroke, the Dunkley pitter is unmatched whrever efficient and economic operation is required.
The key to the long success of this pitter can be attributed to not only the ease with which adjustments and maintenance can be performed, but also the construction of the pocketed cylinder from an aluminum alloy and the ingenious design of the stainless steel pitting needles.
Capacity for the “E” Style is 1 ton, “W” Style is ¾” ton, “D” Style is ½ ton and “M” Style is 1 ton per hour.
DUNKLEY CHERRY DE-STEMMER
This improved Dunkley Cherry Destemmer features a unique “vibration isolation” design that reduces the transmission of unbalanced vibrations from the conveying table to the frame. The Destemmer operates smoothly, simply bolts into position and requires less maintenance.
The patentable features include:
- A conveyor that ‘Floats’ within the frame.
- Destemming Blade, ball-bearing mounted, in a stress relieved and precision machined weldment.
- Shaft mounted motor reducers to eliminate maintenance problems caused by belt slippage and mechanical transmission components.
- Stainless steel blade with a simplified adjustment.
Capacity is approx.12,000 lbs. per hour
DUNKLEY SSP-3000 CHERRY PITTER
Working at a maximum speed of 200 strokes per minute, pitting a maximum of 20 cherries every stroke, the Dunkley SSP-3000 pitter yields over 1,000-1,500 lbs. an hour – unmatched wherever efficient and economic operation is required.
These machines are standard equipment in large volume cherry processing operations, with the output geared to the number of pitters in the product line. Thanks to the simplicity of its design and its rugged construction, the Dunkley pitter is one of the most durable pitters made.
Capacity is approx. 1,000-1,500 lbs. per hour.
DUNKLEY INTERNATIONAL FRUIT PIERCER: SSP5000
The most innovative technology in both cherry pit removal, as well as cranberry processing for drying applications. This patented crossover machine features the newest technology in materials and location of the “typical” components that are on the standard Dunkley pitter, including: Stainless Steel eccentrics, Geneva wheel, and new Patented Nylon Gib design – all of which are now located on the outside of the machine.
This ground-breaking machine was designed and built to “pierce” a hole through both top and bottom of the cranberry, so the customer could dry the cranberry as a whole piece of fruit (versus the typical slicing method with renders only a half piece of fruit after processing). It is configurable to handle piercing cranberries or pitting cherries.
DUNKLEY JUNIOR CHERRY PITTER
Dunkley International is excited to introduce our new and updated Dunkley Jr. Cherry Pitter!
The Dunkley Junior Cherry Pitter is the only machine of its kind. It is built to handle the need for custom pitting on the farm, at the Fruit Stand and for handling the harvest of small orchards. It is a bantam-weight weight machine that does a heavyweight job. Compact and sturdy, it is a small version of the Dunkley pitters used in large cherry-processing plants.
The Dunkley Junior Cherry Pitter will pit either sweet or sour cherries. This trouble-free machine turns out 600-650 pounds of pitted cherries an hour (that is twice the output of our original Jr. Pitter). Cherries are fed into rubber pockets, featuring an all new cylinder pad, and then conveniently discharged into your finished packaging system.
Capacity is approx. 600-650 lbs. per hour.
DUNKLEY FRUIT SIZER
This work horse has been in service in the processing plants all over the world for over 70 years! Mild steel construction with Stainless Steel Fruit Guides, FDA approved plastic covered rods, and various sizing belts available (7/16″, 1/2″, and 9/16″ Standard Sizes). Options on this unit include all Stainless Steel construction, sizing openings to ¾”, and 90V-DC variable speed.
Capacity for Blueberries is approx. 5,000 per hour and for Cherries is 12,000 per hour.
DUNKLEY FILLER / WEIGHER
The Dunkley Filler / Weigher is a fully automatic electric-over-pneumatic unit used to fill and weigh a variety of containers used in the cold processing of fruits and vegetables. It reduces labor costs and improves the accuracy of the finished product. Versatility is designed into the control circuitry to allow full automatic operation with the tamper and sugar fill functions eliminated if desired.
Capacity is approx. 10 – 30 lb. cans per minute of the 5 + 1 cherries and sugar.
The long standard of the Blueberry Industry! The Dunkley Blueberry Destemmer is an efficient machine that removes stems, will remove some green fruit, a large percentage of over-ripe fruit and breaks up clusters.
Capacity is approx. 2000 lbs. per hour