Passion fruit processing

The name of this fruit already releases a certain part of its exotic characteristics. Passion fruit juice is used as superior ingredient in rather small amounts for a large number of products such as mixed juices and tropical cocktails.
In order to maximize yield and product quality, Bertuzzi has developed dedicated machines for juice extraction and very accurate processes for juice treatment.

Washing and sorting

Fresh passion fruits are typically received in cases and poured into our washing basin InoxAll. For a perfect washing of the fruits we advise the installation of a brushing machine.

Washing basin InoxAll
Sorting station Selinox. This plant is located in Vietnam and it has a capacity of 5 tons per hour
0:13 • No commentary
Our latest model of brushing machine
0:24 • No commentary

Juice extraction

PassyPress and SuperPassyPress are our dedicated machines for passionfruit pulp extraction, with a capacity ranging from 800 to 5000 kg/h. They separates peel from pulp by making the fruits "explode". Both machines are suitable for the small purple variety as well as the larger yellow variety.

Click to see more information on the PassyPress and the SuperPassyPress

In order to remove seeds and refine the juice, we offer our refiners SuperCreamer and JumboCreamer with the specifically required sieve types. A centrifuge can be used to further reduce the pulp content and eliminate the starch.

Our dedicated extractor Superpassy, at the first floor of the structure, feeds by gravity two SuperCreamer refiners placed below, at ground floor
Dedicated extractor Superpassy, with a capacity of 2500 kg/h
Superpassy at work
0:24 • No commentary
What remains after pulp has been precisely extracted by Superpassy
0:32 • No commentary
SuperCreamer refiners
Seeds are separated from juice by our refiner Supercreamer
0:13 • No commentary

Juice concentration

Plate evaporator Fleshterm allows to concentrate low viscosity juices by preserving their organoleptic properties. According to the requirements, the evaporator can be equipped with an aroma recovery unit.

Two effects rising film plate evaporator model FlashTerm processing fruit juices
Bertuzzi Aroma Recovery Unit installed in a Luber

Thermal treatment and filling

The passion fruit 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.

Integrated treatment for the pasteurization and cooling of passion fruit juice and concentrate
Deaerator with aroma recovery
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
0:47 • No commentary

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
the CipMatic model 3.000/2 ready for shipment