Fruit Processing

Efficiently squeezing every last drop of value from your fruit.

Fruit Processing
Alvan Blanch Multi Juice Bottling Plant

Multi-juice Bottling Plant – St Lucia

Alvan Blanch provide high-quality, bespoke fruit processing plants capable of processing a large variety of crops. From mangoes to tomatoes, papaya to apples, whether you’re drying, juicing, or sterilising – we’re sure we have the solution for your processing needs!

Our specialist Engineers carefully design each fruit processing plant to meet your exact specifications, then we manufacture your machines at our on-site factory to the highest quality.

We’re on hand to help you from the very start, from our friendly sales team who will determine exactly how we can help you, to our lovely installation team who will make sure your plant is installed smoothly.

Available as a static installation or as a mobile version, our fruit juicing plants offer washing, milling, blending, and pasteurising. Check out our sample system below, hover over the part to learn more about it! (Some of the machines below you might not need, but that’s for us to worry about. You just tell us what you need and we’ll make sure you get it).

Fruit Processing System Installation Options

Alvan Blanch Static Fruit Processing System
Alvan Blanch Specialist Fruit Processing System
Alvan Blanch Mobile Fruit Processing System
Alvan Blanch Skid Mounted Fruit Processing System

Static

Specialist

Mobile

Skid-mounted

Processing system installation options:

Alvan Blanch Static Fruit Processing System

Static

Alvan Blanch Specialist Fruit Processing System

Specialist

Alvan Blanch Mobile Fruit Processing System

Mobile

Alvan Blanch Skid Mounted Fruit Processing System

Skid-mounted

Pasteurisation Systems

Once your fruit/veg is made into juice or pulp it can be pasteurised using both plate and tubular systems (complete with heating and regeneration sections). Systems can cope with a full range of product viscosities. Avoid scorching your product through the use of heating via steam or electric, created using hot water. Easy cleaning in place means less bother for you. Full temperature monitoring and flow control, ensures optimum pasteurisation.

Concentration Systems

Concentrating Systems allow easy processing no matter the product. Whether your juice is low or high pulp, delicate or thermo-resistant, low or high viscosity, your finished concentration will always be the highest quality. A variety of processing vessels can be used, depending on your needs, from thin film continuous aseptic evaporators to boule evaporators.

Alvan Blanch Skid Mounted Multi Juice Bottling Plant

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Fruit Washing, Inspection and Handling System

No matter what fruit or vegetable you’re processing, we ensure it’s handled gently.  We utilise dump and spray washers for effective washing and cleaning, whilst complete drying systems can be put into place, along with inspection and preparation tubes. Gentle handling and packing tables allow you to load fresh fruit and vegetables. There’s even the option for fruit chilling systems for quick reduction of field heat.

Pulping/Milling/Slicing

For virtually all fruits and vegetables, we provide equipment for peeling, slicing, destoning, deseeding – and more! All manufactured in stainless steel and incorporating the latest operator protection and safety systems as standard. With a variety of cutting and pulping blades available we ensure you get the right pulp, purees, chips, or slices that you require.

Alvan Blanch Skid Mounted Fruit Processing System Maintenance

Fruit Drying

Our tray draining system can be used for producing a variety of specialist foods, including dried and semi-dried fruit and vegetables. An indirect fired furnace optimises quality control, although alternative fuel sources are available. All contact parts are made of stainless steel and temperature and airflow are conveniently adjustable.

Jam and Puree Production

A variety of processing techniques are offered from simple open boiling pan to continuous automatic vacuum systems. Specialist formulations such as mixing, slicing and syrup incorporations are available. Packaging of puree into jars, pots, tubs etc can be provided, complete with jar washing and cooling systems.

Tanks and Process Vessels

We provide tank and process vessels manufactured in stainless steel to almost any size, so you get exactly what you want. Always made with hygienic fittings and design, with options such as internal mixing systems, and viewing and access ports. Vacuum and pressure process vessels are also designed to suit clients’ individual requirements for virtually any product type.

Packaging Systems

Various cost effective packaging systems are available, to make the final stage of your fruit processing simple and efficient. These include cartoning systems (for gable top cartons) using simple hand operated units, up to fully automatic vertical form fill/seal machines for a range of products, including juices or pulps. If you’re not using cartons, our vertical form fill/seal machines fill into foil laminate pouches too. We offer bottling, canning and capping units for a variety of processes, aswell as potting and sealing systems for jams or pulps. On top of this, handling and cooling systems are available for large unit packaging, bulk filling into aseptic bags or drums. We support our packaging systems by continuing to supply materials and consumables after purchase.

Orange Juice Extraction

Our orange juice extractor is perfect for the extraction of fresh orange juice, without contamination from the peel oils. Complete modular units with capacities from 100kg/hr up to 8000kg/hr, meaning you get what you need. All systems are integrally linked to the intake and milling systems. Other citrus fruit juice systems are available such as essential oil recovery.

Delivering Tailor-Made Solutions

Utilising over 60 years of experience, our specialist Industrial Sales team work with you to identify the best solution for your project. Our expert Fruit Processing Engineering team work alongside them to design and build industry-leading machinery suitable for processing your fruit products from small scale plants through to full scale commercial production.

Providing Unparalleled Quality

Our machines and systems are designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest standards, meeting the exacting standards of the pharmaceutical industry. All product systems are designed and manufactured to ensure that the processing company can comply with their own HACCP system and to CGMP, or be in accordance with other relevant food standards. Full compliance with relevant health and safety (BS, EN ASME, ISO etc), ATEX and emission standards are assured.

Ensuring Best Value

We believe that you should always get the best value for your investment and, therefore, our machines and process plants are uniquely versatile and highly efficient with the ability to cope with most fruit and processing plant requirements.

See also

Rotary Pulper / Siever

Rotary Pulper / Siever

Rotary Pulper / Siever To extract juice and pulp from the fruit (single unit only for mango).Application For virtually all fruit and vegetables the pulper siever is suitable for a multitude of applications; peeling, slicing, de-stoning, de-seeding etc. A complete...

Water Treatment Plant

Water Treatment Plant

Water Treatment Plant Alvan Blanch Water Treatment Plants have been designed to treat the water for use in fruit processing. The plant treats the water that will be used to wash the fruit, working at capacities of 15L/min.Key Features: Progressive cascade filters:...

Pasteuriser

Pasteuriser

Pasteuriser Pasteurisation deactivates the spoiling enzymes that are present in liquids. In doing this, the shelf life of non-refrigerated beverages can be increased. Our systems, that contain both plate and tube heat exchangers, are suitable for juices and pulps with...

Fruit & Vegetable Washer

Fruit & Vegetable Washer

Fruit & Vegetable Washer To receive fruit, allowing initial manual inspection & washingKey Features: Stainless steel construction - inlet hopper, main body and discharge chute. Food grade cleated belting with frequency inverter. Final rinse - shower head...