Pineapple processing

Pineapple is one of the most popular tropical fruit and the consumption of its delicious juice is increasing significantly. Bertuzzi has developed highly specialized technologies for the production of both natural and concetrated pineapple juice. We are especially proud of our dedicated pineapple juice extractor Pinetronic, which guarantees utmost product quality by minimizing any contact between peel and juice.

Washing, sorting and sizing

Fresh pineapples are received at the plant in a concrete basin filled with water. This pineapple processing plant, depicted in many other pictures in this page, is located in Vietnam and it has a capacity of 10 tons per hour
Immersion washing basin model InoxAll
Sorting line model Selinox
Sizing

Juice extraction

Our dedicated pineapple juice extractor Pinetronic cuts the fruit in two halves, extracts juice and pulp and eliminates the peel, while obtaining a pulpy juice of excellent quality. No contact between juice and peel takes place.

Pineapple juice extractors model Pinetronic
Pineapples are fed to a Pinetronic
Pineapple peels from Pinetronic

Pulp wash

As option a pulp wash system can be provided

Pulp wash system (foreground)
Completely exhausted fibers following the pulp wash

Juice refining

Helicoidal extractor ESM is used to depulp juice. A decanter or a centrifuge can be used to further reduce the pulp content.

Helicoidal extractor ESM
Plate centrifuge

Concentration

Our plate evaporator Flashterm is perfectly suitable to process pineapple juice because of the low residence times and the low temperatures involved in order to maintain the organoleptic characteristics of the juice.

Two effects plate evaporator Flashterm
Our unit for aroma recovery
Pineapple concentrated juice obtained by competitors (bottles on the sides) and by Bertuzzi proprietary technology (central bottle)

Sterilization and filling

Plate sterilizer
Aseptic bulk filler Gemina