T O M AT O Cold and Hot Break Tomato Paste Lines
Tomato Paste Lines
CFT (Catelli Food Technology), resulting from the merger of
Designed to ensure the highest energy efficient
two historical brands in the field of food processing,
production flexibility and an excellent preservation
Rossi & Catelli and Manzini, continues to be an undisputed leader for technological innovation,
of the organoleptic characteristics of the treated product.
reliability and plant flexibility. The lines for tomato processing represent the confirmation of Being a leading industry in tomato sector,
CFT’s commitment to continuously surpass themselves through
CFT has developed complete lines, fully
the constant search for more and more advanced technological
automated, for the production of “Cold
solutions with which to obtain a high quality finished product, improve
Break” and “Hot Break” tomato concentrates
performances and lower production costs.
Tons of fresh tomatoes processed per year. 3
The juice obtained both and Cold Break or Hot Break technology is collected into a storage tank and sent to a preconcentrator and subsequently to a “finisher”
multiple effect evaporator, where the juice concentration takes place, or
tomato paste production
directly to the above mentioned evaporator.
The tomato paste obtained by Cold Break technology is a product with
The tomato paste obtained is then submitted to a further phase of thermal
excellent organoleptic characteristics (good taste, good colour, sweet
treatment in heat exchangers, in order to achieve the pasteurization or
flavour), with not too high consistency values (>7 cm Bostwick), presence
sterilization temperature before being packaged.
of syneresis. It is particularly suitable for direct consumption. In the production of Cold Break tomato paste, the sorted product is
> The pasteurized product is destined to traditional packaging into
crushed and heated up to 65-70 °C, a temperature that does not cause
cans of different types.
the complete inactivation of pectolytic enzymes, but
> The sterilized product can be an
packaged in presterilized flexible bags,
optimal performance in the
with capacities from 5 to 1500 l by means
following juice extraction and
of aseptic fillers having one or more filling heads,
depending on the working capacity required by the line, or be stored in aseptic rooms. Both systems are equipped with a high automation and control
tomato paste production
system which guarantees the sterility of the treated product.
The tomato paste obtained by Hot Break technology is a product rich in fibres, with a very high consistency (<5 cm Bostwick) and a very low syneresis; this product is a semifinished product, particularly suitable for the production of sauces, ketchup and meat sauces. In the production of Hot Break tomato paste, the sorted product is finely crushed and heated at the temperature of complete enzymatic inactivation or higher (up to 105 °C); the pulp obtained is subsequently submitted to the refining process.
Hot Break product
Cold Break product
12-14° brix semi-tomato paste
12-14° brix semi-tomato paste
16-18° brix semi tomato paste
16-18° brix semi-tomato paste
22-24° brix tomato paste
22-24° brix tomato paste
28-30° brix double tomato paste
28-30° brix double tomato paste
36-38° brix triple tomato paste
22-24° brix Super Hot Break
28-30° brix Super Hot Break 6-8° brix strained pulp 8-10° brix strained pulp 10-12° brix strained pulp
Line Composition Quality control
I Pre concentration (optional)
Sterilization and cooling
A Unloading and hydraulic transport system
C Washing and sorting
E Pre-heating or Enzymatic inactivation
Filtering and recirculating water group
A - Unloading and hydraulic transport system: SRH
C - Chopping Chopping pump: BT60
B - Washing and sorting
D1 - Enzymatic inactivation: Eldorado
D2 - Pre-heating: Cold Break
E - Juice extraction: Giubileo
G - Concentration: Venus
H1 - Sterilization, Cooling: SFC Flash Cooler
H2 - Sterilization, Cooling: Olimpic
I - Aseptic filling: Macropak AF/2
The tomato paste is sterilized and cooled in the sterilizer Olimpic Product can be received in crates or
Washed and sorted tomatoes must
For the production of Hot Break tomato
Tomatoes destined to Cold Break tomato
Crushed and preheated juice is sent to the
The refined juice, as it is or pre-concentrated
SFC Flash Cooler represents the best solution
TC to be sent to the subsequent aseptic filling. The product is
The sterilized and cooled product is filled in presterilized flexible
bins (an automatic dumper provides for
performed on roller tables in two phases:
be crushed in order to optimize the
paste the inactivator model Eldorado is
paste production are heated in the
extraction / refining phase which is carried
at 9-10 °Brix, is sent to the following
for the treatment of big product volumes and for
subject to a thermal cycle by means of indirect heat exchangers,
bags with different capacities by means of aseptic filling heads.
unloading of the raw material into the
the first one, in which the roller table
following phases of thermal treatment.
used, which carries out the inactivation of
treatment unit model Cold Break, tube
out in the extractor model Giubileo using
concentration. The Venus plants are multiple
long running cycles. Product sterilization occurs
concentric pipe type, with high production capacities and
The automation top level of Macropak fillers and the control
transport flume) or in bulk, too. In this latter
is inclined and where takes place the
The chopping pump model BT60,
pectolytic enzymes in order to preserve the
chest type, to perform a gradual heating
the principle of centrifugal separation by
effect evaporators with technology based on
by direct injection of culinary steam into the
reduced amortization times, a maximum thermal exchange
system driven by a microprocessor with continuous monitoring
case the unloading occurs by flooding
separation of the product from water,
inserted both in the Cold-Break and the
pectins contained in the juice and obtain
of the product in order to preserve aromas
means of adjustable paddles and is able
the patented principle of downward forced
product and the cooling by vacuum expansion
efficiency and process uniformity, and thanks to the constant
of all working parameters ensure the packed product sterility.
the truck body by means of adjustable
foreign bodies, etc., and then the
Hot-Break technological cycles, ensures
excellent consistency, colour and syneresis
and natural colours of tomato which
to remove the undesired parts of the fruit,
flow product circulation and positioning
(flash). The SFC plant guarantees the highest
product overpressure compared with the working fluids pressure,
The packaged product weight control occurs by means of high
hoses. The product is separated from
washing by means of a sprayer series; the
a perfect, uniform and fine texture of
values. Thanks to its high recirculation
distinguish this type of concentrate. Final
as seeds and peels. The high efficiency of
of the heat exchanger directly on top of
processing safety, the aseptic conditions and
aseptic conditions are guaranteed during every single cycle
precision load cells. Moreover, the machine uses steam both as
the water by one inclined grate or roller
second one, in which the roller conveyor
the crushed product. In particular, as far
flow-rate and the special geometry of its
product with various consistencies can
the separation process allows to obtain a
the expansion chamber. Thanks to their
integrity of the final product, and the preservation
a single sterilizing agent and for the spout washing after filling.
units, tomato is then collected into a
is horizontal, and tomato rotates on itself,
as the Hot Break process is concerned,
patented heat exchangers, the Eldorado
be obtained by varying the treatment
high quality juice, to minimize the humidity
structural characteristics it is possible to
of product viscosity and initial quality.
grate separator tank, fed with cleaner
in order to allow an accurate inspection
we can attain extremely low values in
system can run at its maximum efficiency
of the waste and treat a wide range of
obtain very short product residence times
water and equipped with a drag-chain
by operators. The electronic sorting
syneresis by means of break temperatures
over long periods of time even in the
inside the evaporator, the lowering of the
conveyor to automatically remove stones,
is performed by sensor optical sorters
lower by almost 4 °C, compared with
presence of foreign bodies (such as
average product circulation temperature, the
mud and foreign bodies. The product is
and/or by digital camera optical sorters
the standard values, with a consequent
weeds, leaves, vines, etc.) in the product.
elimination of all overheating phenomena to
then conveyed to the processing lines.
manufactured by Raytec Vision.
protect the quality of the finished product.
F - Pre-concentration: Apollo*
The refined juice can be sent to an initial concentration phase - from 4,5 to 9-10° Brix – in the Apollo pre-concentrator, which is a falling film evaporator with Mechanical Vapour Recompression (M.V.R.).
This system allows an energy saving up to 40% with a subsequent reduction of operating costs. Thanks to the reduced residence time of the product and a 6 °C maximum
ΔT between heating vapours and
product, the organoleptic characteristics of the product have a particularly high quality level. * Optional
Characteristics > Dynamic block diagram, with visualization of every drive and valve status, piping
colour according to the fluid contained in the same during every working step. > Indication of all working steps, with directions for the personnel. > Dynamic visualization of all controllers with real time trend.
The supervision system of the lines allows to visualize all the process
> Possibility to command and control every valve or drive in automatic
variables, file all the process data and carry out all operations required to
achieve the best plant management. The line management is carried out
> Operating parameters setting.
through a touch screen colour Personal Computer connected with the PLCs.
> Product parameters setting.
The supervision system is a 32 bit application based on an open software architecture, operating
operating system. It is possible to provide centralized control rooms for the management of one or more complete production lines.
> Process variables recording and graphic visualization. > Alarms recording and visualization. > Production data recording and visualization. Data can be exported directly from the ethernet network. > Possibility to print the historical data from a remote station and export them. > Remote assistance service, if required.
Construction features Working capacity for each line from
Advantages and strong points > No product carry-over towards cooling towers. > Long non-stop production cycles. > Maximum yield, minimum production waste.
After Sales Service
> High quality of finished product, preservation of colour and organoleptic characteristics.
> Water recirculation system, minimum consumptions. > High versatility in sterilizing solutions and aseptic filling. > Opportunity to produce more than one product by means of
Large resources are dedicated to improve the education of customersâ€™ staff through training, by our specialized
the same line simultaneously. > Total absence of syneresis and black specks in the finished product. > Opportunity to obtain products with different viscosity values. > Lower thermal stress onto the product thanks to lower temperatures in the evaporator finisher.
technicians, on the production lines.
Technical assistance on site Important investments are constantly allocated in
Remote technical assistance 24/7 telephone assistance service, for the northern hemisphere during the processing season.
Upgrade Continuous technical update service for machines and existing lines.
order to improve the on-site assistance methods,
> Highest energy savings thanks to the most advanced technologies.
ensuring prompt interventions in the markets where
CFT pays a special attention to the constant supply
> Complete supervision system of the line and control of all
the type of equipment installed and the service
of its stores in order to arrange shipments as quickly
volumes require presence and availability.
> No pools or product holding points during the process phases.
processing phases. > Recording, visualization and printing of daily production data. > Storage and keeping in aseptic rooms of semi-finished products, available for secondary processing.
> Capacity to obtain products with the required
> Capacity to obtain products with very high
Bostwick consistency, on the same line.
consistency (Bostwick 0)
> Reduced syneresis in the finished product.
> Total absence of syneresis in the finished product.
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