Apple and pear processing

In large part of the world apple juice is one of the most popular fruit drinks. Bertuzzi can supply complete apple processing plants for the production of cloudy and clear apple juice and puree, as well as single pieces of equipment to meet specific requirements. In these last decades we've installed apple juice production lines in many countries such as Italy, China, Russia and more. Same technology applies to pear processing.

Washing and sorting

Apples are received in concrete basins outside an apple processing plant that we've supplied to China
Washing basin InoxAll and sorting station Selinox in an apple juice production line that we've installed in Uzbekistan
Sorting station Selinox (roller type)

Juice extraction

The first step is to chop the fresh apples (or pears) into suitable granulometry for the production of juice and/or puree.
The chopped product is transferred to the belt press. In some applications the chopped product is pre-heated by means of a tubular heat exchanger and enzymized.

We manufacture choppers with capacities ranging from 1 to 10 ton/h
Belt press
Juice coming from belt press is refined by a vibro-screener

Juice clarification

Depending upon application, clarification can be performed either by vacuum filter or by ultra-filtration.

Mixing tanks for enzymes addition
Two vacuum filters
Ultra-filtration line

Puree extraction

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 our cold peeling system.

Two Turbomax pulpers
Apple peels from cold peeling system
Apple puree

Juice/puree concentration

Optionally, juice and puree can be concentrated. Flashterm is a plate evaporator designed for the treatment of clear or low viscosity juices, while Frumaco is a forced circulation evaporator designed for puree concentration.
Both evaporators can be equipped with an aroma recovery group.

Two effects plate evaporator Flashterm
Evaporator model Frumaco
Our unit for aroma recovery

Juice/puree sterilization and filling

Puree is sterilized by a tube-in-tube heat exchanger while clear juice by a plate heat exchanger.

Plate sterilizer with aroma recovery
Tube-in-tube sterilizer
Aseptic bulk filler Gemina

Jam and fruit bases

Beside juice and puree, apples and pears can be processed also for producing jam and fruit bases for yogurt, bakery and ice creams. Jam production Fruit bases for yogurt and bakery