The Lyson W20983E uncapper with cappings extruder consists of three elements: The automatic feed oscillating knife uncapper, frame storage table, and 100 kg/hr cappings extruder.
The uncapper comes with 230v electric heated knives (As an option, closed circuit, water heated knives are available). Temperature is thermostatically controlled with an adjustable temperature between 65 and 95 deg C.
Frames are loaded into the frame feeder which holds the frames by the top bar. One frame at a time drops into the chain feeder which guides it between two oscillating heated blades. Cappings wax and honey drip into the cappings extruder feed hopper. After uncapping, each frame pushed onto the uncapping table awaiting manual scratching (if needed on poorly drawn frames) and extracting. An inclined tray brings drips to the extruder.
Frames must be drawn out to at least the thickness of the top bar. The uncapping knives are set prior to uncapping based on the thickness of the top bar. The knife position can be adjusted momentarily with the manual override lever, or can be left at a wider setting using a separate cam-operated level (both while machine is operating). Lastly, the minimum width setting can be set more ‘permanently’ through adjustment of the knife angles with the machine off.
The cappings extruder fits beneath the uncapper and processes cappings as there are produced. The slow-rotating screw, compresses the cappings while allowing the liquid honey to escape through the perforated cylinder. Partially dried wax exits the end of the screw and is ready for further processing, or if needed, a second pass through the extruder. Honey drips into removable sieve trays and then into holding tank with discharge valve for discharge to your sump or tank.
- Oscillator motor: 180 watts
- Feeder motor: 120 watts
- Feeder speed: 9 RPM
- Heater warmup time: 5 minutes
- Uncapping time: 4+ frames/minute
- Controller: digital controller with On/Off controls for motors and heater. LCD screen displays current temperature and status. Includes self diagnostic capabilities.
- Power supply: 230V AC
- All stainless steel construction
- Table Dimensions 150 x 54 x 110 cm