Quartering machine


LIMAS Quartering Machine accurately cuts potatoes into quarters. The typical application is for producing roast potatoes with an authentic, hand cut appearance. The cuts are made centrally across the potato and at right angles to that, along its length.

The LIMAS Quartering Machine is the only truly continuous quartering machine available and improves considerably in both accuracy and capacity over other ‘indexing’ type cutters. It can be delivered with 4 lanes.


  • Automatic singulation, no labour required
  • Accurate centering
  • Clean straight cut in both directions
  • Easy cleaning
  • Low maintenance


The feed elevator is equipped with cups which take the potatoes from a small container and feed them up to the roller belt. The cups are suited for the size of the potato to prevent double filling. An empty cup is better than two potatoes in the same cup for best quality cutting.

The roller belt consists of rollers with a special design. The potatoes will easily find their place between the rollers. Each potato will be placed with its geometrical axis parallel to the rollers and central between two of them.

The quartering machine divides the potatoes into four pieces, with one cut along the longest axis and the other centrally across it.

The LIMAS Quartering Machine consists mainly of three parts.

  • Feed elevator for singulating and synchronizing the infeed
  • Roller belt for orientation and centralising
  • Circular knife drum with circular halving knives and cross-cut knives, pusher-plate and ejection mechanism