Industrial Food Machine of the Day: Mushroom Mega-Sorter

Need to process 20 tons of mushrooms per hour? We've got you covered

Sorting the Mushrooms
Havatec

Before becoming wrinkly brown pizza toppings or silken gold steak accompaniments, mushrooms take a ride through a scrubbing, sorting industrial processor that prepares them for their kitchen futures. Watch them bounce and fall in this oddly mesmerizing video from mushroom machine-maker Havatec.

The machine can handle between 2 and 20 tons of mushrooms per hour, depending on the size of your mushroom farm. It spreads them out and uses graduated openings to sort them into 10 cap sizes. A conveyor belt aligns them automatically, sorting them into neat, soldierlike rows before their stems are sliced uniformly.

Havatec, based in the Netherlands, also makes a tulip processor and bulb processing machines for flower factories.