Compare Lemon Smasher / Squeezer Machines
After Jennie and I decided to add fresh squeezed lemonade to our business model, we purchased two lemon smasher pnuematic machines and used them for some time. Based on firsthand experience I felt that there were some modifications that could be made to improve the features and performance of the lemon smasher.
We felt the front guard was not necessarily the best way to prevent splash from the lemon smasher machine so we designed a disc that comes down behind the puck and seals off the cup preventing any splash.
The Lemon Smasher….,has three metal vertical alignment posts that come down and form the radius of the top of the cup. The third bar brace was added to the front of the machine which made it simple to perfectly align and center the cup and keep it in place.
We also installed a rubber grommet washer, also called a wiper, beneath the plastic disc on the stainless steel cylinder preventing any splash above the disc. The grommet also seals the bottom of the disc as the puck comes down inside the cup and smashes the lemons, and also keeps the cylinder clean. Also added was a rubber scuff proof round surface at the bottom of the machine to prevent the bottom of the cup from slipping.
Other lemon smashers had the push button air value, which activates the smasher, at the bottom of the machine. At the end of the day the bottom platform of the unit can get dirty and sticky. We decided to place the air value for the lemon smasher on the top of the plate platform. This modification allows the bottom of the machine to be submerged in hot water for easy cleaning.
Our pneumatic cylinder has two screw adjustments to perfectly adjust the pressure and speed of the puck movement. The Lemon Smasher… comes pre-calibrated for strong, smooth pressurized movement. Our unit is also very compact for storage and travel. All the parts on the machine can be easily replaced if ever necessary. We stock a full line of replacement parts and also offer support.