Tomato processing

Tomato is the most widely spread vegetable on our planet and it is not only the foundation of Mediterranean food culture, but it also serves as a major supplement to the cuisines of the world. Bertuzzi has perfected dedicated processes and machines for the production of top quality tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, and also tomato juice. We can supply complete tomato processing plants on turnkey basis, as well as single processing machines to meet specific requirements.

Washing and sorting

Complete line for the receiving of the tomatoes in water with mud disposal system, scraped bottom type, and leaves removal system, roller type

Tomatos are received in a concrete basin outside the plant
Sorting station Selinox

Mashing and pulp refining

After a quick pre-heating in our hot and cold break system, the chopped tomato is fed to pulper Turbomax, which assures very soft refining.

Internal view of the Bertuzzi Chopper model 6
Hot and Cold Break system
Two TurboMax pulpers under assembling

Tomato Paste concentration

For the concentration of tomato juice into tomato paste, Bertuzzi developed Frumaco Tomatech, a forced circulation evaporator available, depending on the capacity of the plant, with up to 5 effect.

A Frumaco / Tomatech evaporator with its cooling towers
A two effects Frumaco / Tomatech evaporator
Three effects forced circulation evaporator model Frumaco
A screenshot of the application for plant supervision, displaying the three effects evaporator

Sterilization and filling

The tomato paste can be sterilizied by a dedicated tube in tube sterilizer model STTH.

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

Tubular sterilizer
Aseptic filler Aseptica Gemina during precommissioning
Aseptic filler Aseptica Gemina
Aseptic filler Aseptica Prima during operation
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Ketchup and vegetable sauces

From the Tomato paste a wide range of product can be produced. Bertuzzi developed dedicated production lines for the production of Ketchup and vegetable sauces. All bertuzzi lines are fully customized to match the customer recipes and the mostr stringent international requirements

The horizontal blending action allow a better and homogeneous mixing of all ingredients
A complete integrated group including pasteurizer, deaerator and high pressure homogenizer specifically designed for ketchup

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