Longan and lychee processing

Washing and brushing

Fruits are perfectly cleaned in order to be processed.

Washing basin InoxAll
From the top: washing basin InoxAll, sorting station Selinox and brushing machine

Chopping

The chopper allows to reduce in pieces the whole fruit. During chopping an acidifying solution, prepared in a dedicated dosing group, is added to reduce the oxidation of the fruits. Mashed fruits are sent to the belt press for juice extraction.

Bertuzzi Chopper model 6
Belt press for the juice extraction

Clarification / ultrafiltration

Obtained juice is fed to the plate pre-heater/cooler to treat the product to the optimal temperature for the following clarification treatment where enzymes and chemicals are added to facilitate the separation. Upon completion of the clarification treatment the juice is sent to the Ultra-filtration plant for its final clarification.

ThermoFlash plate pre-heater/pasteurizer/cooler
An Ultrafiltration line installed for the clarification of apple and pomegranate juice

Concentration

Clear juice is usually concentrated in a dedicated evaporator.

Plate Evaporator Flashterm 3E

Sterilization and aseptic filling

The longan and lychee juice, concentrated or natural single strenght, can be sterilizied or pasteurized depending by the specific request of the application, by a plate sterilizer/pasteurizer.

Once sterilized the product can be filled in aseptic bag in drums or in box thanks to Bertuzzi Aseptic Fillers.

Sterilflash plate sterilizer is the best choice for low viscosity juices
Our aseptic filler Aseptica Prima is suited for filling bags-in-drums, bags-in-boxes. the unit is integrated with Aseptic Tank.
Aseptic filler Aseptica Prima during operation
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Cleaning of the plant

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.

the CipMatic 3.000/3 during the operation test in Bertuzzi site
a CipMatic 1.500/3 installed on a fresh fruit processing line