Juice processing

Equipment for juices
MachinePoint Engineering has a reputable experience in helping manufacturers develop plants for the production of juices, nectars, Squashes, Cordials, Smoothies and Syrups.

MachinePoint Engineering coincidingly manages the juice making process as well as the packaging into different packages: tetrapak carton packaging, pet bottle, pouches, etc.

Aseptic storage and packaging can be required in some plants. MachinePoint Engineering is one of the very few companies that specializes in and commits to aseptic projects. Due to the economical losses that could result as a failure or technical glitch in the installations, many companies refuse to take responsibility over these projects. Our commitment to complex aseptic projects demonstrates our confidence, and is backed by our reputation as professional equipment providers in this industry.

We manufacture plants and processes for the following products:

  • Juices. Pure fruit juice
  • Nectars . Concentrate of fruit
  • Squashes . Contains fruit pulp mixed with sugar syrup
  • Cordials . Are crystal-clear squashes
  • Syrups . Are concentrated clear juices. They normally have a high sugar content
  • Concentrate, please see concentrate making plant
  • Smoothies are juices with high pulp concentration
  • Milkshakes mix of fruits with milk

MachinePoint Engineering also helps the agro food industry in the transformation of their agricultural products into other products other than juices. Please see our agro-food section.

The process of making juice varies from factory to factory. Juice can be made out of fresh fruit, vegetables, concentrate, frozen fruit paste or aseptic mix. If produced from fresh fruit, all the equipment for fruit and vegetable storage, selection, cleaning and extraction need to be corresponding. This means that a different processing line for fresh fruit and vegetable extracting is required.

If made out of concentrate or aseptic mix paste the ingredients go straight to the mixing and blending units where they are mixed in either a batch or a continuous system. Nowadays manufacturers tend to produce numerous different juice varieties resulting from an assortment of concentrates or fruits. The same production line can be used to produce different types of juices. CIP systems can guarantee complete hygiene throughout the entire process whilst using the same production line for different products.

When it comes to orange juice, another process is involved as the enzymes have to de deactivated before the liquid can be pasteurized. In certain processes a homogenizer might also be required to guarantee the homogenized mixture of the ingredients.

Most juices are packed in aseptic packaging. Those that are intended to be kept and stored in the fridge are packed using ultra clean packing technology, and those that come in glass bottles are usually hot filled.

Byproducts or waste products that result from the production of juices - such as pulp - can also be reproduced to create dehydrated feed for livestock, pectin for use in making jellies, citric acid, essential oils, molasses, and candied peel. Certain fractions of orange oil (known as d-limonene), have excellent solvent properties and are sold for use in industrial cleaners.
As a general rule a typical juice production line can include the following equipment:
  • Extracting line: harvesting, collection, cleaning, grading, extracting, pulp filtering
  • Ingredient reception
  • Storage systems
  • Mixing process
  • Separator machines
  • UHT, Pasteurizers and Sterilizers
  • Freezing
  • Evaporation
  • Spray drying
  • Vacuum Deaeration
  • Carbonation
  • Conveyor
  • Sterile tanks


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