involvement and commitment to the Pickle Industry is
widely recognized. Our equipment in this category
includes Pickle Packers capable of filling from
pints to gallon jars, Automatic Spear Packers that
slice and pack pickle spears, Spear Cutters for
slicing cucumbers into 4ths,5ths and halves, Half
Packers and most recently The Solbern Slab Slicer
& Filler. This latest model automatically slices
two cucumbers into slabs and places the slabs into
jars at a rate of 30 jars per minute. This
engineering achievement was accomplished by Solbern
in response to the numerous request received from
our Pickle Industry customers.
Solbern Model HVOP can pack better than 240
quarts fresh pack pickles per minute. The
multi-lane feeder with bias cut discharge
distributes the product evenly along the
entire length of the fluted vibrating shaker
pan. The shaker pan aligns pickles for feed
into the jar mouth. The rotary motion
available on the Solbern packer assists the
pickles being vertical and tightly packed
requiring fewer toppers. In the case of
gherkins, small pickles and slices, no
toppers are needed to fill required net
¨ The filler can pack all fresh pack
and processed pickles, gherkins, onions,
olives, mixes and peppers.
¨ The jar gripping rails can be easily
adjusted to accommodate from 8 ounces up to
Model 76 Spear Cutter was specially designed
to produce high quality cucumber spears for
hand packing. The machine’s unique centering
technique positions each cuke precisely with
reference to the cutting blades. With
appropriate knives six, five, four or two
slices can be made. Cukes are manually
loaded into cavities in the rotary feeder
turret. These are synchronized with the cuke
centering chucks on the cutting turret.
After the cuke falls into the chucks, the
cuke is debutted to the proper length and
gravity actuated plungers contact the
trimmed end and pushed centered cuke through
the cutting knife. Perfectly cut spears then
slide down a chute to the customers
¨ The machine will accept cucumbers up
to 2-3/8” in diameter.
¨ Maximum speed: 80 cucumbers per
¨ Rapid container size changeover
without replacement parts.
¨ No product waste, all filling is
done within the drum.
¨ High speed and accurate fill
Model DDSP Spear Packer is capable of
slicing and filling spears into jars. A
bucket conveyor brings the cucumber in line
with four feed chutes while sizing each
cucumber to a pre-determined length. A chuck
assembly centers the cucumber in relation to
the five or six cutting knives. A plunger
pushes the cucumber through the knives,
cutting it into 5 or 6 equal sections. A
bead pusher guides the cut spears through
the spear tunnel and into the jars. The
spears are positioned around the
circumference of the jar, creating a tight
uniformly packed package.
¨ Available in five or six cut.
¨ Available only through a cost
effective lease agreement.
¨ Spears are placed in the jars cut
side facing towards the outside.
¨ PLC control option available.
Slicer & Filler
newly developed Solbern Slab Slicer &
Filler can slice and fill 2 cucumbers into
each jar at a rate of 30 jars per minute,
with no scrap. The cucumber is conveyed to a
chuck assembly, where a plunger will push
the cucumber through a knife assembly. The
individual slabs will be cut to a thickness
of 3/16”. The slabs then enter the jar and
the jar travels to the second station, where
the second cucumber is sliced and filled
into the jar. The outer slabs may or may not
be included in the jar, depending on
customer preference. The customer has the
option of placing additional slabs, if so
¨ Easy to operate.
¨ Low maintenance
¨ Quick pay back.