One-Stop Solution for Tomato Processing Line from Fresh Tomato to
Description of Tomato Processing Line
The tomato paste production line is the key product of Shanghai
Gofun machinery company. We served more than 20 countries in the
past 10 years. We keep providing high-quality machines and services
to food manufacturers all over the world.
Now Shanghai Gofun machinery company will introduce the information
of tomato paste processing line to show it works.
- The capacity of fresh tomato can be customized from 60 Ton/D to
- The tomato can be hot crushed or cold crushed.
- The Brix of final tomato paste can be designed as the customer’s
requirement, normally it would be 28–30% or 36–38%.
- The final tomato paste will be filled into aseptic bags in drum.
With this kind of package, the shelf time can reach two years in
- All the materials are food standard, the main material is SUS 304
or SUS316. Depends on the requirements
- Besides aseptic bag filling, we also can provide metal can, small
sachet, stand-up pouch, PET/PP container, etc.
- The waste from the production line can be produced into fertilizer
to improve the additional value of your project.
Estimate consumption of Tomato Processing Line
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Cooling Water Consumption (t/h)
Application of Tomato Processing Line
Shanghai Gofun machinery company offers all kinds of tomato
processing lines. The raw material can be fresh tomato, tomato
paste, etc. And the final product can be tomato paste, tomato
ketchup, tomato sauce, tomato juice, tomato powder, etc. For the
final package, it can be aseptic bag, metal can, sachet, stand-up
pouch, PP container, glass bottle, PET bottle, gable top, etc.
Flowchart of Tomato Processing Line
FRESH TOMATO ⇒ CONVEYOR ⇒ WASHING ⇒ SORTING ⇒ CRUSHING ⇒ PREHEATING ⇒ PULPER & REFINER
⇒ EVAPORATING ⇒ STERILIZING ⇒ ASEPTIC FILLING ⇒ STORAGE OR BLENDING
Description of each step for Tomato Processing Line
1. Discharge platform
When fresh tomatoes come, normally with the big truck, if discharge
with human, it would be very difficult. So we design the discharge
platform and use the water gun to discharge fresh tomatoes from the
truck, also use water to deliver fresh tomato to the processing
line. And there is another function of the discharge platform, it
can pre-wash fresh tomato before processing.
This machine is used to deliver fresh tomato from outside the
building to inside.
Before crushing, need to washing fresh tomato carefully. For
washing we can use bubble washing machine and spray washing machine
together. If the washing requirement is high, can add more stages
of washing. Also for better cleaning effect, we can add ultrasonic
cleaning and ozone cleaning.
After washing, the surface of tomato is clean, we can check the
situation of all the tomatoes by eye. And sort out the bad tomatoes
The crusher is running with speed of 1470 r/min to crush fresh
tomatoes to make sure all the tomatoes are fully crushed.
The pre-heater is used to heat the product after crusher, the
temperature is adjustable, normally from 45℃ to 85℃. This
processing step, would help to higher the juice rate for next step,
and also can protect the color and testing for final tomato paste.
7. Pulper and refiner
This machine is also running with the speed of 1470 r/min, it
causes the centrifugal force and the product will go through the
screen, which helps to refine the product. And normally we use
double stage of pulper and refiner, the screen of each stage is
different, for the first stage the screen would be bigger, and for
the second stage the screen would be smaller.
The vacuum Evaporator is used for concentrating the tomato paste
under vacuum and low temperature. Here we are using Forced
Circulation Vacuum Evaporator. Because it’s under vacuum and low
temperature, so the test and nutrients would be protected as much
as possible. And right now we get the tomato paste, normally the
Brix is 28–30 and 36–38.
For tomato paste, we use the tube in tube type sterilizer for
sterilizing. The sterilizing temperature and holding time is
adjustable. With this machine, we will heat the tomato paste to a
very high temperature around 115℃ holding for 30s and then cooling
it to ambient temperature immediately. This way also can protect
the test and nutrients of tomato paste as much as possible.
10. Aseptic Filling
The aseptic filling machine works together with the tube in tube
type sterilizer. It’s a closed cycle. Before production, the cycle
will be fully sterilized to make sure of the aseptic environment.
And the filling cavity is also protected by steam to make sure the
filling environment is also aseptic.
11. Storage or go to blend
1. Technical support
2. Marketing suggestion
3. Final packing suggestion and design
4. Factory building and design
1. Oversea technical support
2. Oversea equipment maintenance
3. English speaking engineers available to provide technical