In large part of the world apple juice is one of the most popular fruit drinks. Bertuzzi can supply complete apple and pear processing plants for the production of cloudy and/or clear juice, as well as puree. In these last decades Bertuzzi installed apple and pears juice production lines in many countries such as Italy, China, Russia and more.
Washing and sorting
Apples and pears are received in the Bertuzzi washer InoxAll where, by immersion in the water and thanks to a Jet System, the surface of the fruits is washed. Fruits are then rinsed by a shower of fresh water on the elevator that takes the fruits to the subsequent sorting operations.
In order to guarantee the best quality of the final products, rotten and unripe fruits must be discarded. Bertuzzi universal sorting line Selinox allows to efficiently inspect the fruits, by making them slowly rotate on a roller belt conveyor under the sight of the operators.
The first step for the production of juice and puree is to chop the fresh apples and pears into suitable granulometry for the production of juice and/or puree. Bertuzzi produce Chopper with different capacities and optionals to match the characteristics of the fruit to be processed.
For high quality clarified apple juice, depending upon application, clarification can be performed either by Vacuum Filter or by Ultrafiltration. Both system are designed to reach a very low degree of turbidity, preserving the organoleptic properties (colour, taste, aroma, etc.) of fresh apple.
For high quality puree production (both single strength and concentrated) Bertuzzi is proud of its highly versatile refiner and turbo extractor TurboMax.
The machine is supplied with inverter to adjust the rotation speed for the different applications and may be equipped to operate under inert gas blanket to protect the product against oxidation. The same machine is the basis of Bertuzzi cold peeling system.
All Bertuzzi lines are designed according to the international food grade requirements and to be fully cleanable by exploiting integrated cleaning procedures and systems or centralized and fully automatic CIP system. The Bertuzzi CipMatic is specifically designed to guarantee a perfect and efficent CIP of the fruit processing plants.