Production of Fruit Preparations
The term ‘fruit preparation’ covers a diverse group of products that are most often used in the dairy industry to make mixed milk products, but also as bake-stable preparations for bakeries and pastry production as well as fruit ingredients for ice cream. The challenge for the producer of fruit preparations is to produce all the different qualities of end product with one processing plant. Versatile filling into a range of packaging and container types with just one production line is an important challenge for the whole system.
With many years of experience in this industry, ZETA is a partner of choice from the earliest phase of investment planning. In partnership with our customers, we design, build and automate processing systems to meet the specific needs of each project:
- Continuous systems
- Batch systems
- CIP/SIP systems
- Container filling
- Bag-in-box filling
ZETA experts, and their profound understanding of the processes, remain available after commissioning of the processing line to help realise all the optimisation potentials in the system in routine operation within a short period of time.
Aseptic Fruit Processing
In the production of aseptic fruit, the preservation of the characteristics of the fresh fruit is especially important. Gentle and efficient heating, rapid and efficient cooling, and a reliably aseptic process are the essential building blocks of a process that will yield a high-quality product with good storage stability. ZETA is a competent partner for the design of the process sequence – from receipt of the fresh fruit, sorting and chopping, feeding the processing line, the relevant process parameters and the choice of the right packaging – and also for the design of the line and control of the process.
Critical process parameters:
- Temperature sequence/control
- Homogeneity of the preparation
- Hygienic design of the line
Critical quality parameters:
- Preservation of the fruit identity
- Mouthfeel, texture
- Colour and flavour
Dosage of Additives and Sampling Systems
Aseptic dispensing of additives and aseptic sampling are absolutely essential for gentle production of high-quality fruit preparations. ZETA supplies system solutions that guarantee the highest level of product safety on the one hand while conserving product quality attributes such as colour and flavour on the other.
ZETA stands for experience and competence in design, in construction and in automation of aseptic dispensing and sampling equipment.
ZETA offers solutions for:
- Preservation of the natural flavour
- Pleasant mouthfeel and texture
- Preservation of the natural appearance
- Stabilisation of the finished product
In system designs, ZETA pays special attention to the following parameters:
- Homogeneous and gentle mixing
- Homogeneous temperature distribution
- Low-loss draining of the system
- Short changeover times
- Cleanability of the system
- Hygienic design
- User-friendly operation
- Gentle processing
- Compliance with national and international regulations and guidelines
Fruit Preparation, Blanchers, Sorting
Correct sorting of fruit, pre-treatment in blanchers, and addition of powdered additives are quality-relevant steps for production of a high-quality and homogeneous fruit preparation. The product-specific design of the processing steps and temperature control are essential for a high quality end product. ZETA can offer tried and tested processing and automation solutions.
System Solutions for Addition of Thickener and Dry Ingredients
Dosage of dry and powdered additives is an important step in production of a high-quality, homogeneous fruit preparation. Homogeneous mixing and reliable temperature control are essential to achieve a product that is safely within microbiological requirements. With well-established and proven technology, ZETA provides safe and effective systems for adding dry ingredients and thickeners to fruit preparations.
The ZETA Container Magnetic Agitator is an innovative agitator from ZETA that allows homogeneous filling of high-vicosity products under aseptic conditions, without a mechanical shaft seal.
ZETA supplies fully automatic CIP/SIP systems with individual, semiautomatic sampling solutions, including monitoring of hygienic status