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The tomato paste production line can clean, upgrade, sort, crush and beat, concentrate and sterilize fresh tomatoes. After aseptic filling, the concentration of the tomato paste is 28-30%, 30-32%, and 36-38%. And configure the corresponding packaging machine to finally get bag-in-box aseptic pouches, tinplate pouches, and pouch-packed ketchup. The tomato sauce production line mainly includes five parts: fresh tomato receiving, cleaning and sorting system; crushing and pulping system; concentration system; sterilization system; aseptic filling system.

Tomato Paste Manufacturing Plant Process Flow

Tomato Washing Pre-heating Crushing Pulping Concentrating Sterilizing Tomato Paste Filling

Water system high-speed dissolution blending degassing homogenization sterilization filling

The tomato paste production line has tomato cleaning machine, tomato picking belt, tomato crusher, tomato preheating enzyme killer, tomato beater, tomato thickener, tomato paste sterilizer, aseptic vat filling machine, and pipeline pump and buffer tank Link the whole set of ketchup production lines.


Tomato cleaning machine

The tomato cleaning machine is made of high-quality SUS304 stainless steel, using water as the medium, and the strong-flow turbo fan is used to form bubbles and tumbling to clean the tomatoes flexibly. While cleaning, spray pipes and nozzles are added to the upper part of the mesh belt, and the high-pressure water pump is used for circulating spraying, which can effectively suppress tomato floating and tomato cleaning. The nozzle is a detachable nozzle to facilitate cleaning and prevent clogging. The nozzle angle is adjustable, which is more effective. Wash the tomato tomato.

The tomato cleaning machine is equipped with a bubble generating device to make the tomato in a tumbling state and remove pesticide residues on the surface of the tomato. At the same time, an appropriate amount of medicament can be added for disinfection and fixation. Floating matter can overflow from the overflow tank, and the sediment will be discharged from the sewage outlet to achieve the purpose of cleaning. It has the characteristics of high cleaning, energy saving, water saving, and stable and reliable equipment. The purpose of adding ozone generators to remove pesticide residues and sterilize.


Tomato picking belt

The single-layer picking conveyor is suitable for the picking and conveying of tomatoes. After starting the machine, place the tomatoes on the conveyor belt (or directly convey them to the conveyor belt of the machine from the previous process), and manually pick out the rotten or worm-eye tomatoes. The stalks of the tomato are removed from the top, and the qualified products are automatically transported to the next process or collection container.


Tomato crushing machine

The tomato crusher is mainly suitable for crushing various berries and pome fruits and vegetables. At the same time, it can also crush pre-heated and softened pome fruits and vegetables. When working, the motor drives the flying knife shaft to rotate. When the tomato falls into the fuselage from the feeding hopper, under the interaction of the flying knife shaft and the bottom knife, the tomato can be broken, and the broken tomatoes fall into the filter screen. Out of the hopper.


Tomato preheating to kill enzyme

The tube-type preheating enzyme killer is used to pasteurize the crushed tomatoes in time, kill the enzymes and protect the color, and soften the materials. Using tomato automatic reflux design, the temperature can be adjusted according to the needs of different products. 304 stainless steel material (The equipment processing capacity and material can also be adjusted according to customer requirements.)


Tomato pulp machine

In the tomato beating machine, the tomato is cut into sections by the rotary cutter at the feed inlet, and then the tomato is chopped into small sections by a high-speed rotating hammer knife to form a pulp at a time. The tomato beater is an ideal machine for making jam, fruit juice, and vegetable juice. It is suitable for beating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.


Vacuum concentrator

Tomato double-effect concentration equipment is mainly composed of heater, separator, defoamer, condenser and so on. Used for low-temperature vacuum concentration of heat-sensitive materials such as tomato puree. Vacuum pressure reduction operation is adopted, the evaporation temperature is low, the speed is fast, and the valve configuration of each instrument is reasonable and easy to operate.

The tomato concentrator has a special structure, and the concentrated tomato paste has a strong taste and a uniform paste. The tomato puree can be concentrated in a sealed and foam-free state, which is not easy to run out and reduces pollution. The material is concentrated on the same day, not easy to coke, and easy to clean. It can be cleaned by opening the upper and lower covers of the heater. It saves labor and can be operated by one person.


Tomato paste sterilization machine

The tomato paste pasteurizer is an ideal equipment for liquid processing. It uses a tube heat exchanger to indirectly heat the tomato paste. Its technical performance is comparable to imported similar advanced equipment. It is suitable for milk, tomato paste, fruit juice, Instant ultra-high temperature sterilization and pasteurization of liquid materials such as coffee beverages, margarine, ice cream, beverages, liquid medicines, etc., and can also be used for liquids with high viscosity and large fibers and particles.

The tomato sauce can achieve the purpose of sterilization and cooling through the processing of this equipment, and can well maintain the original nutrients, color and flavor of the tomato sauce. Equipped with aseptic filling equipment can make the product shelf life up to 1-12 months or more.


Aseptic vat filling machine

The ketchup aseptic vat filling equipment automatically completes the whole process of weight measurement, opening, filling, and sealing under aseptic conditions. Since the filling process is carried out in a sealed filling room, there is no pollution. It is especially suitable for ketchup and other industries that require ultra-purification and aseptic filling.

Aseptic bag packaging is a major leap in the preservation and preservation of tomato sauce. Its most prominent feature is that it can maintain the original flavor of tomato sauce (because it does not require secondary sterilization). At the same time, it also has the characteristics of convenient storage, convenient transportation, no need for refrigeration, and long shelf life. Therefore, it is adopted by more and more enterprises.

The tomato sauce making machine mainly includes tomato washing machine, air drying equipment, tomato crushing machine, tomato pulping machine, tomato pulp cooking pot, tomato paste hot filling machine, tomato paste sterilization machine. Each tomato sauce processing equipment is connected with the pipeline through a screw pump.


If you want to further process ketchup, produce seasoning ketchup, tomato sauce and other products. We can also configure the tomato sauce blending production line for you. It is mainly composed of pure water system, hot water generation system, high-speed dissolution system, blending system, degassing, homogenization, sterilization, filling and capping, empty can unloading, and emptying. It is composed of equipment for tank transportation and washing, tunnel sterilization and cooling, blow-drying, and coding.


Tomato sauce ingredients dissolution system

The tomato sauce ingredient dissolving system is used to dissolve the tomato sauce in the aseptic vat filling. It mainly includes high-shear dissolving tank, rotor pump and double filter. When working, the high-shear dissolving tank enters hot water, all ingredients are weighed one by one according to the formula ratio, and then manually added to the tank, and then the water in the high-shear tank of the high-speed agitator is opened to dissolve the material and eat all the re-diluted The ingredients are then pumped into the dual filter to separate the solids and then fed into the mixing tank.


Ketchup mixing jar

The mixing in the preparation process is the core process in the ketchup process. As a post-mixing, we have obtained semi-automatic ketchup products. The mixing process can also be thermally mixed, which can improve production efficiency; the temperature is controlled at about 60-65°C, and the pickling time is controlled at about 15-30 minutes according to the ingredients.

The mixing tank is made of SUS504/316 material 2B corrugated layer, paddle stirring, the stirring speed is adjustable from 0-65pm, it is the equipment for mixing tomato sauce, RO water, sugar and other ingredients into the pickled tomato sauce. The tank is equipped with materials in the outlet and outlet closed manholes, PT10 thermometer, Sprax aro steam valve group, liquid level sensor, CIP clean ball sanitary valve, etc. According to the process requirements, the tank body can be made into a three-layer vacuum stirring pasteurization tank for mass production, which can save a lot of investment for customers.


Tomato sauce high pressure homogenizer

Through homogenization, the tomato sauce is smoother, the tomato suspension has a smaller particle size and a higher viscosity.

The high-pressure homogenizer makes the tomato paste ultra-fine under the triple action of shearing, impact and cavity.

The high-pressure homogenizer is mainly composed of a high-pressure pump and a homogenizing valve, and the homogenizing pressure of the feed liquid is between 25-40mpa.


Tube-in-tube pasteurizer

After the ketchup is stirred and homogenized, it is pumped into the sterilization pot to kill pathogenic bacteria and extend the shelf life. The sterilization process is 5s, homogenization -105℃ for 120 seconds -85℃ discharge hot pouring for 4s. Ketchup is highly viscous, so we need to use a tube in the tubular pasteurizer. The tube is made of four-layer SUS304 tube.


Ketchup or ketchup filling machine

Homogenized, degassed, and pasteurized ketchup or ketchup should have pure, bright red and true tomato flavor. Then it can be packed into 10-100g four-sided sealed pouches, 70g-2.5kg tin cans, 100ml-2500mL PET or glass bottles and stand-up bags.


Tomato sauce or ketchup pasteurization cooler

There are two types of pasteurizers for secondary pasteurization of ketchup or sauce. For canned or bottled tomato sauce, we use spray pasteurization cooling tunnel to spray hot water on the surface of the container for pasteurization, and then use cooling water to cool to room temperature, For doypack bags or sachets, use water bath pasteurization and Cooler for processing. Soak the pouch or pouch in hot water for pasteurization, and then use old water for sterilization. Press down and blow out the water droplets on the surface of the container with the compressor. Pasteurization is preheated with 95℃ hot water, then 65℃ at last is pre-cooled with warm water, and cooled to room temperature with cooling water. The whole process takes about 40min-60min.

Tomato Paste Production Line
  • Save time

    The concentration system adopts a forced-circulation vacuum concentration evaporator, which makes the ketchup with high viscosity easy to flow and evaporate, and the concentration time is short.

  • Little loss of tomato nutrients

    Low-temperature concentration process, the tomato stays in the evaporator for a short time, so that the product red pigment (tomato sauce) and other nutrients are less lost.

  • The tomato paste is more delicate and tastes good

    The double-pass beating machine adopts a tapered screen structure and the gap belt load is adjustable. The second-pass beating frequency conversion speed control makes the tomato paste more delicate and the yield is high.

Equipment Advantage

Tomato Paste Production Line

Continuous feeding and discharging, the liquid level and required concentration of the material can be controlled automatically.

The complete system has reasonable and beautiful design, stable operation, high efficiency and energy saving, and low steam consumption.

The evaporation temperature of the evaporator is low, the heat is fully utilized, the ketchup is heated gently, the heat is evenly heated in the tube, and the heat transfer coefficient is high, which can prevent the "dry wall" phenomenon.

The condenser with a special structure can operate normally under the condition that the cooling water temperature is 30°C or higher.

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