The Pinetronic is a unique extraction unit, suitable for round and ripe pineapples, able to extract the high quality juice in hygienic conditions, as the juice and the pulp have an extremely low contact to the peel.
The machine cuts the fruit in two halves, squeezes and scrapes the pulp adherent to the peel, eliminates the peel thus obtaining a high quality pulpy juice, in high hygienic conditions.
The fruits are conveyed to the loading hopper and are led to the centring group which pushes them against the rotating blade thus obtaining a diametrical cut. The half fruits fall between the two special extraction rollers and are driven against a refining grid.
The peels are then taken by a third toothed roller which, thanks to a special scraping blade, removes all pulp still adherent to the peel.
The Pinetronic allows various settings to match the characteristics of the fruit:
infeed speed conveyor variation;
rotating centring mechanisms with adjustable distance according to the size of the fruit;
position of the refining grid: the squeezing grid can be approached or parted in order to achieve an ideal juice yield;
position of the peel scraping blade for final juice recovery from peel (adjusted from 2-3 mm to 5-6 mm according to the consistency and thickness of the peel).
The unit is composed by:
rotating centring mechanisms with elastic grooves;
rotating blade of great dimensions with special profile;
two drums, one for the inlet of the fruits and the other for the squeezing process;
squeezing grid with large holes, supported by a mobile structure, operated by a pneumatic piston;
rotating toothed drum with special scraping blade;
two chutes, one for peels and one for juice and pulp
The Pinetronic is available in two model, the Pinetronic 1SS with one feeding channel and the Pinetronic 2SS with two feeding channel: