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Achieve maximum throughput, user safety, and end-product quality with this automated corn cutting solution

At JBT, we design and manufacture processing equipment with the aim of simplifying your operations while giving you full control and flexibility. Our experts developed the Corn Cutter Model SC-120 to deliver maximum product recovery and unmatched throughput with minimal labor, maintenance, and upkeep required. 

Regardless of variations in the size and shape of individual ears, the Model SC-120 removes corn at high speed with unrivaled precision. Each ear of corn is placed on the stainless-steel feed trough chain, tip-end first. Then the chain moves ears into the two sets of feed rolls, where they’re lined up with the cutter head before being transferred into the cutter knives. The cutter knives are automatically opened for cutting by the feed-roll gauging system. Kernels are then dropped through the cut-corn opening onto your product conveyor, while cobs move through the head before being discharged to a takeaway conveyor. A water spray is also directed into the cut-off corn area in order to minimize starch buildup.

The system’s robust, hygienic design maximizes user safety and efficiency and minimizes maintenance and cleaning requirements. This helps streamline your entire operation by limiting downtime and improving yield and end-product quality.

Features & Benefits

The Corn Cutter Model SC-120 sets the standard for high-capacity performance in fresh produce processing. With its cohesive design, state-of-the-art construction, and smart technology, you’ll have the power to meet your business goals, increase your operational potential, and reduce downtime and overall cost of ownership.

  • Increased capacity – The high-powered trough chain allows processing speeds of up to 157 feet per minute, increasing throughput and operational efficiency.
  • Lower maintenance costs – Maintenance requirements and associated downtime are significantly reduced due to minimal moving parts and only one lubrication point.
  • Flexible configurations – The system provides greater user control through manual or automatic feeding systems. 
  • Reduced waste – The Corn Cutter Model SC-120 utilizes automatic mechanical gauging technology to ensure a predetermined depth of cut, resulting in end-product uniformity and maximum product recovery.
  • Quick stop capabilities – The system’s quick-stop feature provides greater operational safety and security.
  • Long-term durability – High-quality construction with stainless-steel components contribute to machine lifespan, reduce downtime, and make maintenance and cleaning processes a breeze.

Corn Cutter Specifications

The Corn Cutter Model SC-120 boasts state-of-the-art construction and reliable performance to suit your setup and processing goals. The system’s approximate technical specifications are optimized for processing cobs of varied sizes while minimizing lost product. 

  • Length – 54” (1372 mm)
  • Width – 32.75” (832 mm)
  • Height – 22.5” (572 mm)
  • Approximate weight – 500 lbs. (225 kg)
  • Corn discharge opening – 4.62” x 7.56” (117 mm x 192 mm)
  • Cob discharge height – 8.25” (206 mm)
  • Drive motor – 3 hp (2.25 kW)
  • Capacity – 60-90 ears per minute (hand fed)


Do you offer re-sharpening of the system’s knives?

Absolutely. JBT offers factory re-sharpening to ensure maximum wear and improved performance of the Model SC-120’s corn-cutting knives. With state-of-the-art grinding and sharpening equipment, we can quickly and accurately reestablish all the proper angles and cutting surfaces to factory specifications. JBT’s Factory Quality Sharpening program guarantees optimum performance.

What are the specifications of the cutting head?

The system boasts a six-knife rotary cutting head assembly with a minimum ¾-inch blade length. These specially ground blades offer a number of benefits to producers in terms of uptime performance and downtime efficiency. This high-quality rotary cutting head offers longer run-times, simplified maintenance and sanitation, and streamlined honing of the blades.

Do you provide training on how to use this system?

Yes. In addition to our first-class, on-site maintenance services, JBT is proud to offer professional, individualized training to ensure your staff knows how to operate and clean the Corn Cutter Model SC-120 and all your other JBT equipment. We stand by each and every piece of machinery we develop and manufacture, and we’re committed to ensuring you get the most out of your JBT processing equipment for years to come.

Work With Experts At Our Innovative Research Centers

As a JBT partner, you’ll gain more than an equipment provider. Collaboration is at the heart of our mission and we want to share our knowledge and processes with you. With more than a dozen Research & Technology Centers around the globe, you’ll get an inside look at how we operate and have the opportunity to work directly with our incredible specialists. At our facilities you can test new equipment, try out different system configurations, get advice from our experts, hone your recipes, get an exclusive look at new technologies, and more.

JBT – A True Leader in FoodTech

A lot has changed since we got our start in FoodTech over a century ago. We’ve established a reputation for relentless innovation, solidifying our position as a true industry leader and a constant pioneer of new technologies. But throughout our storied history, we’ve remained committed to the same values. We believe in the power of automation, the importance of transparency and integrity, and the value of collaboration and loyalty. 

When you work with JBT, you become part of our family. In addition to the cutting-edge equipment and solutions we offer, we’re also here to provide industry-leading maintenance services, replacement parts, upgrade kits, and more around the clock, when and where you need them. Contact us to learn more about our services and become a partner today!