Project Description

Tomato Paste Processing Line

Tomato Production Line Characteristics

1. The whole tomato processing line is including a lifting system, bubble water cleaning system, sorting system, crushing system, preheating enzyme inactivation system, pulping system, vacuum concentration system, sterilizing system and aseptic bag filling system.

2. Production capacity includes 40 tons,60 tons, 100tons, 150 tons, 300 tons, 400 tons, 500 tons, 600 tons, 800 tons, 1000 tons, 1200 tons and 1500 tons of fresh tomatoes per day.

3. The tomato paste concentration rate is 28%, 30%, 32%, 36 38%.

4. The tomato paste evaporator uses a secondary steam condensation recovery system, which greatly reduces steam consumption.

5. Using the special effect of the crusher and low-temperature concentration (first effective evaporation temperature is less than 70 ° C), the material stays in the evaporator for a short time, and the loss of nutrients such as red pigment (ketchup) is small.

6. The whole tomato paste processing line is fully automatic and all the control parts are using international famous brands such as SIEMENS PLC, SCHNEIDER electronic parts, DANFOSS converter and other world first-class brand parts to ensure the whole processing line with high performance.

7. Tomato paste production uses a low-temperature vacuum evaporator, which greatly reduces energy consumption; at the same time, the flavor and nutrients of tomatoes are preserved to the maximum in a low-temperature state. For the cooling water of the evaporator, the outer tank is recirculated to reduce the waste of cooling water.

8. The entire process design and pipeline connection layout take into account the retention of the original natural aromatic components of the ketchup product. The entire cooling and heating process and material transfer are completed in a short time and a short distance, which effectively prevents the heat-sensitive reflection of flavor substances escape; at the same time, it reduces the quality damage caused by the oxidation reaction of tomato puree under high temperature.

9. The tomato paste processing line main equipment is all SUS304/316 material, which ensures the end products are of high quality and hygiene.

10. The tomato production machine is flexible, tomato paste, tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato puree or tomato juice can be produced according to the free combination of the products produced according to the customer requirements.

11. All the tomato processing machine is linkage start and stop and controlled by PLC, which greatly saves labors and enhance the production efficiency.

12. The tomato end products can be filled into aseptic bags, flexible pouches, metal cans, small sachets, bottles or cartons.

The End Product and Package of Tomato Processing Line

Concentrated tomato paste: 28-30brix hot break and 36-38brix cold break filled into aseptic bags (5kg-1000kg) and tin cans (100g-2500g) and sachets(5g-100g)

Tomato puree: Fresh tomatoes after washed, sorted, crushed, blended, or milled to a thick liquid, but with no significant substance added or removed, the Brix value 4-6 Brix. The tomato puree can also be filled into pouches, tin cans, bottles or tubes.

Tomato sauce: Use concentrated tomato paste as raw material, mixed with water, sugar, salt, seasonings and other ingredients and make it into 12-24brix tomato sauce, then filled into small containers like PET/glass bottles, tin cans, sachets, brick cartons, pouches and other packages.

Tomato Juice: the processing flowchart is similar to tomato ketchup or tomato sauce. But the tomato juice has a lower viscosity and it is a beverage and can drink directly.

Tomato Powder: Fresh tomatoes after pulping, then concentrated into tomato paste, then use the spray dryer to dry concentrated tomato paste into tomato powder. After drying, the tomato powder water content is about 4%-5%, then the tomato powder can be filled into pouches.

tomato paste containers

Technological Flowchart of the Tomato Paste Processing Line 

Concentrated tomato paste: use fresh tomato as raw materials, fresh tomatoes after air blowing washing, roller sorting, hammer crushing, tubular preheating, double stage pulping and refining, force circulation concentrating and tube in tube sterilizing, then filled into aseptic bags or small container packages.