During the processing of citrus juice, one of the most important by-products is citrus oil. Citrus peels are rich in citrus essential oils. Citrus essential oils are a large class of natural flavor essential oils. Its main components are terpenes, sesquiterpenes, higher alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, esters and oxygen-containing compounds; Essential citrus oil is colorless and transparent, with an attractive orange scent, has a wide range of application value in the food and cosmetic industries. We specially designed and developed a citrus oil extractor to obtain citrus oil. This machine is also called citrus oil grinding machine or citrus oil milling machine, it is made of SUS304 material and has a great performance in oil grinding and high yield rate. It can extract oil from orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, kinnow, mandarin fruit.
It is mainly composed of stainless steel gears, gear shafts, spiral, grinding roller, inlet and outlet hopper, spray pipe, oil collection tank.
When working, the citrus fruits move along the toothed roller axis under the push of the screw shaft. The stainless steel needle drum rotates under the drive of the drive sprocket, so that the fruit in the drum rolls 360 degrees and advances forward. During the scrolling process of the citrus, the stainless steel tooth needle pierces the oil cells, the upper part of the roller is equipped with a stainless steel scraper, which pushes the citrus peel evenly to the discharge port at a low speed. Then use high-pressure water to wash off the orange oil, collect them in the stainless steel tank, and then enter the centrifuge separator to separate the oil, water and pomace. It is widely used in oil grinding conditions of large citrus processing plants.