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A tomato processing production line is a series of machines and equipment used to process tomatoes into various products such as tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, or ketchup. The production line typically consists of several stages, including washing, sorting, chopping, cooking, and packaging.

Washing: The tomatoes are first washed to remove dirt and impurities. This can be done using water jets or by immersing the tomatoes in a water bath.

Sorting: The washed tomatoes are then sorted based on their size and quality. This is typically done using conveyor belts and sensors that detect any defects or foreign objects.

Chopping: The sorted tomatoes are then chopped into smaller pieces. This is usually done using a machine called a tomato crusher or pulper, which crushes the tomatoes and separates the skin and seeds from the pulp.

Cooking: The tomato pulp is then cooked to remove excess water and enhance its flavor. This is typically done in large steam-jacketed kettles or continuous cookers. The cooking process may also involve adding other ingredients such as sugar, salt, or spices to create different products.

Straining: After cooking, the tomato pulp may be strained to remove any remaining solids or impurities. This can be done using a centrifugal strainer or a sieve.

Concentration: In some cases, the tomato pulp may be further concentrated to increase its thickness and flavor. This is typically done using vacuum evaporators or rotary evaporators, which remove water from the pulp through evaporation.

Packaging: The final step of the tomato processing production line is packaging. The processed tomato products are typically filled into cans, bottles, or pouches. Automatic filling machines are often used for this purpose.

Labeling and Sealing: Once filled, the containers are labeled with product information such as the brand name, expiry date, and nutritional facts. They are then sealed to ensure product safety and freshness.

Quality Control: Throughout the production line, quality control measures are implemented to ensure that the processed tomato products meet the required standards. This may involve regular testing for parameters such as acidity, viscosity, color, and taste.

Storage and Distribution: The packaged tomato products are then stored in warehouses or refrigerated facilities before being distributed to retailers or customers.

Overall, a tomato processing production line is designed to efficiently process and transform fresh tomatoes into various value-added products for consumption.

Tomato Sauce Production Line

Packing lines can be offered depending upon the requirement like Product in glass bottles, Cans, Drums, etc. Manufacturing process involves most modern technology of vacuum evaporation using forced circulation evaporators/scrapped surface evaporators. Evaporation plants are versatile in nature and can concentrate other juices also.

Features and benefits
Our range of technologically advanced tomato processing solutions is designed to minimize downtime and maximize operational efficiency while respecting the highest safety standards and improving the quality of final products.

We are committed to providing targeted solutions, optimizing the functions of your production line and ensuring that your products and processes surpass competitors. Our extensive collection of tomato processing equipment ensures that:

High quality juice preparation - beyond's advanced enzyme treatment method produces tomato juice that meets the highest quality and taste standards.
Advanced paste production - our state-of-the-art evaporator is designed to consistently improve paste quality by reducing holding time, maintaining low temperature, improving circulation speed and reducing water and steam consumption.
Excellent paste sterilization - beyond sterile flash cooler is designed according to strict technical standards. This ensures better color, higher concentration consistency, lower energy consumption, less maintenance, longer operation time, and higher flexibility and customization.
Efficient evaporation - all beyond evaporators are designed to produce the highest quality ketchup on the market and maintain the sensory characteristics of fresh fruit; Multi effect design can also save energy and reduce operating costs.
The most advanced fruit juice refining technology - our variable speed turbine Juicer professionally separates tomato skin and seeds from fruit pulp to extract and refine fruit juice; The juicer can adjust the juice level in the process of juices.
Advanced aseptic filling machine - beyond's various single head and double head filling machines can choose to fill different types of aseptic bags.
Customizable and intuitive control system - our control system provides the most advanced support network and formula driven touch screen interface in the market; The system allows the processor to remotely control its devices and access beyond support directly from smart devices.
Professional after-sales technical support - in addition to the top machines we develop, we also provide comprehensive after-sales support, including technical services and spare parts.

Excellent processing and excellent product quality
Our range of tomato processing equipment is designed to maximize efficiency, yield and convenience while minimizing unnecessary energy, time and money expenditures. Our solutions achieve these specific goals without sacrificing any aspect of the final product quality. The juice, jam or puree you produce using our technology and equipment will meet the highest standards of appearance, taste and freshness.

Production line machine composition:

fruit collecting and feeding;

tomato washing machine;

tomato sorting machine;

cold break tomato pulping machine;

tomato puree storage tank;

tubular tomato pre-heating machine ;

tomato refining machine;

tomato paste/sauce/ketchup evaporator;

tomato paste/ sauce/ketchup storage tank;

tomato paste/ sauce/ketchup sterilizer;

tomato paste/ sauce/ketchup aseptic filling machine.

The most popular product ------- tomato paste :
Tomato paste processing facilities require a constant supply of fresh tomatoes, and it is vitally important that the tomato processing line constantly operates at maximum capacity. If capacity drops below a certain threshold, or even worse, if paste cannot be made all day every day, then production has to stop completely while all the machinery is cleaned. This can lead to a lot of wastage, both of the fresh tomatoes waiting in trucks outside, and the tomatoes in the facility in various stages of processing.

Raw material
Fresh tomato(about 4.5brix)
End product
Tomato paste (28~30brix)
Processing capacity
6 tons per hour based on fresh tomato
Daily Output
17~20 tons per day(24hours)
Aspect drum(5~220L)
Total power
Steam Consumption
3.5-4.2 t/h
Water Consumption
15-20 t/h
Cooling circulating
water consumption

180-250 t/h( inlet temperature: 32℃;outlet temperature:38℃)

Tomato Juice Processing Key Operational Points
Fresh Tomato pretreatment
The system is including the cleaning and sorting of fresh tomatoes,crushing them into 3-5mm tomato pieces,and then preheating them through a tubular preheater.The selection and cleaning process is of great significance to the quality and stability of the final tomato juice.The preheating and crushing processes are important processes that affect the consistency of tomato juice and the yield of juice.There are two crushing methods:hot break and cold break.Due to the low temperature of the cold-breaking sauce,the endogenous enzymes(mainly pectin tertiary enzymes)are not completely inactivated.The pectin is enzymatically hydrolyzed into short chains,and the viscosity will be low,but the flavor and color are good.The hot break enzyme is inactivated thoroughly,the pectin is less damaged,the viscosity is good,the flavor and color are poor.

Tomato squeezing and juicing
Squeeze the crushed fruit pulp after heating,while removing the peel and seeds,it also adjusts the pulp particles.Generally,it can be operated by a screw juicer or a beater.The screw juicer squeezes the crushed pulp between the screw and the sieve to extract the juice,and the beater extracts the juice by impact,and the aperture of the sieve is about 0.4mm.The squeezing rate of good varieties of tomato juice is 75%-80%。

Tomato juice blending and seasoning
As a seasoning for tomato juice,we can add wine vinegar,table salt,white sugar,lemon juice,etc.

Degassing,homogenization and sterilization of tomato juice
In the process of tomato crushing and blending,the air is inevitably mixed in,so after the juice is squeezed and blended,the tomato juice needs to be deaerated.At the same time,in order to refine the pulp particles and increase the consistency,a homogenizer can be used to make the tomatoes have a smooth feel through homogenization.Tomato juice contains pulp,which makes it a relatively viscous liquid.Therefore,it needs to be sterilized before filling.The HTST sterilization process is usually used(90-95℃ for 40-60S).The sterilized tomato juice is orange-red,the sugar content is 4.3%,and the PH value is 4.4.

Filling and sealing of tomato juice
The containers used for tomato juice are metal cans,glass bottles or PET bottles.The pre-sterilized tomato juice is filled into a clean container.In order to prevent oxidation,it is necessary to quickly cool the sterilized tomato juice to 85-89℃ and fill it into the container immediately.To prevent oxidation of the product,this filling method is called hot filling.It should be sealed immediately after filling.

Secondary pasteurization and packing of the tomato juice
After the filling is completed,for the sake of safety,the tomato juice needs to be sterilized twice,and the filled container is transported to the pasteurization tunnel or retort for secondary sterilization.The sterilization process is 90-95℃ for 15-20min.Then use cooling water to quickly cool the temperature of tomato juice to below 35℃ for subsequent packaging.

Innovate equipment to improve final product quality and operational efficiency, minimize downtime, and reduce capital investment to achieve higher profit margins.

Whether you are producing tomato juice, diced tomato, ketchup or mashed tomato, our advanced tomato processing solutions can meet the most challenging processing requirements today. With more than 50 years of experience in producing the highest quality system in the market, we continue to innovate and break through the limits of the industry, so that our customers can produce first-class final products, save time and eliminate unnecessary costs.

Our machines dominate the global competition. This is because our technicians understand the complexity of the machines they work on and the unique needs of the industry and market they serve. Our commitment to the success of our partners is the driving force for us to continue to improve and innovate tomato processing methods and the whole food processing industry.

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