There are so many kinds or types of plantain chips slicing machines that can be efficiently used to kick-start plantain chips production business. Depending on the output you’re looking at, the start-up capital and of course space will determine the type you’ll buy.
It is important to get this machine no matter the level at which you want to start the business. It would make the job easier and the thickness of the chips uniform and hence enhance crispiness and color formation after fry. There are plantain cutters you can get for as low as N500.
You therefore do not have any reason whatsoever to slice with knife. Apart from the fact that it will make the process slow, it would not make the chips come out crispy because of haphazard thickness.
Types of plantain slicer
There are numerous plantain chips slicer ranging from simple to semi-automated to fully automated machines.
Simple Plantain Cutter
Semi-automated plantain slicer/industrial plantain slicing machine
These are machines that use rotor panel and motor to perform the task of cutting plantain at a pre-determined thickness. They have an opening in which peeled plantains are inserted and the cutting is done automatically. A collecting bowl is also used to move sliced plantain to the next stage of production.
This is the most effective plantain cutting machine for an average size plantain chips production outfit. Though it’s a little expensive, but it’s the best if you can afford it. Some can also be used to slice potato serving a dual purpose.
Automated industrial plantain slicer machine
This type of machine is incorporated into several other components of machines linked together to form a unit whole called automated plantain chips processing machine.
Often times, the slicing machine is the first to kick start the process after the plantains have been peeled manually. Conveyor is mostly used to collect sliced plantain to the next stage. Usually, it is the semi-automated plantain cutter that is used in plantain chips automated flow.
A plantain slicer will greatly enhance your plantain chips production business especially the semi-automated type. We can help you get one (semi-automated plantain and potato slicer) if you contact us with a request.