PRIMOLEA all rights reserved - © copyright 2020
EQUIPMENT
MACHINE: A NEW GENERATION OF OLIVE OIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT The PRIMOLEA processing system has been designed and built for small- and medium-sized companies to process olives within 24 hours of harvesting and, thus, obtain an extra virgin oil of higher quality and lower acidity. Oil is extracted totally cold from the decanter without the addition of water. The product thus obtained is of the highest quality because the flavor of the processed fruit is preserved. PRIMOLEA is the only small processing equipment on the market that guarantees high performance and optimum product quality. Despite its size, PRIMOLEA’s technology and materials enhance its professional characteristics. The two-phase process yields an extra virgin olive oil with no need of final oil-water separation to maintain its excellent properties. No masonry, plumbing or electrical work is required to install PRIMOLEA. Because of its compactness and modularity, PRIMOLEA has minimum space requirements (18 m²). PRIMOLEA includes: A hopper into which olives are fed; A tubular screw elevator for feeding the crusher-pitter; A hydraulic washer with a hopper from which the clean olives are conveyed to the mill; Stainless steel hammer mill and an 800-kilo malaxer divided in two vessels (3.5 quintals and 4.5 quintals respectively), which makes it possible to process 2 varieties simultaneously; A variable speed mono-pump; The malaxer’s geometry facilitates paste mixing and fast transfer from one vessel to the other. Its patented two-phase decanter, which requires no added water, extracts the oil with no need of final oil-water separation. Hygienic conditions of all parts in contact with the paste are guaranteed with the use of INOX AISI 304 stainless steel. CHARACTERISTICS: Estimates absorption: 10 Kw/H Installation space: 18 m² Total weight without optional: 1800 Kg Production capacity: 400 Kg/H UNITS: OLIVE WASHING UNIT: The olive washer –complete with tubular elevator and leaf aspirator– is the first unit of the basic PRIMOLEA system, as well as the first processing phase of the system itself. It is used for washing, leaf aspiration and final rinsing. First, leaves are aspirated. Then, olives are washed for the first time with recycled water while all foreign matter –such as stones, dirt and other solid materials– is separated by decantation. Next, the olives are rinsed once again with clean water on a vibrating screen, which also serves as a second leaf trap, so that all water is drained before the olives are fed into the mill. MALAXER WITH TUBULAR ELEVATOR : The malaxer with a tubular elevator feeds the crusher-pitter. First, the crusher-pitter, with its unique processing system, separates the pulp from the pit and then breaks the pit itself and mixes the paste in the malaxer vessel. The entire procedure takes place without heating the olive paste during the crushing phase. The malaxer has a chamber through which water circulates to maintain the ideal operating temperature (25º to 28º C). Both the malaxer, which consists of two communicating vessels, and the crusher unit are made of stainless steel. The mono-pump at the malaxer’s end helps convey the paste to the horizontal centrifuge. It is here where the main switchboard and control system are located and which make it possible to manage the whole system from a PLC. DECANTER (Horizontal centrifuge) The decanter, the very soul of our system, operates in two phases. The oil is extracted by centrifugal force and then it is separated from both the vegetable water and the pomace. This type of technology no longer requires the use of the vertical centrifuge. This not only saves money and space but also protects the environment since there is no need to remove large volumes of vegetable water.
Acys Mendoza S.A. company group
PRIMOLEA all rights reserved - © copyright 2020
EQUIPMENT
MACHINE: A NEW GENERATION OF OLIVE OIL PROCESSING EQUIPMENT The PRIMOLEA processing system has been designed and built for small- and medium-sized companies to process olives within 24 hours of harvesting and, thus, obtain an extra virgin oil of higher quality and lower acidity. Oil is extracted totally cold from the decanter without the addition of water. The product thus obtained is of the highest quality because the flavor of the processed fruit is preserved. PRIMOLEA is the only small processing equipment on the market that guarantees high performance and optimum product quality. Despite its size, PRIMOLEA’s technology and materials enhance its professional characteristics. The two-phase process yields an extra virgin olive oil with no need of final oil-water separation to maintain its excellent properties. No masonry, plumbing or electrical work is required to install PRIMOLEA. Because of its compactness and modularity, PRIMOLEA has minimum space requirements (18 m²). PRIMOLEA includes: A hopper into which olives are fed; A tubular screw elevator for feeding the crusher-pitter; A hydraulic washer with a hopper from which the clean olives are conveyed to the mill; Stainless steel hammer mill and an 800-kilo malaxer divided in two vessels (3.5 quintals and 4.5 quintals respectively), which makes it possible to process 2 varieties simultaneously; A variable speed mono-pump; The malaxer’s geometry facilitates paste mixing and fast transfer from one vessel to the other. Its patented two-phase decanter, which requires no added water, extracts the oil with no need of final oil-water separation. Hygienic conditions of all parts in contact with the paste are guaranteed with the use of INOX AISI 304 stainless steel. CHARACTERISTICS: Estimates absorption: 10 Kw/H Installation space: 18 m² Total weight without optional: 1800 Kg Production capacity: 400 Kg/H UNITS: OLIVE WASHING UNIT: The olive washer –complete with tubular elevator and leaf aspirator– is the first unit of the basic PRIMOLEA system, as well as the first processing phase of the system itself. It is used for washing, leaf aspiration and final rinsing. First, leaves are aspirated. Then, olives are washed for the first time with recycled water while all foreign matter –such as stones, dirt and other solid materials– is separated by decantation. Next, the olives are rinsed once again with clean water on a vibrating screen, which also serves as a second leaf trap, so that all water is drained before the olives are fed into the mill. MALAXER WITH TUBULAR ELEVATOR : The malaxer with a tubular elevator feeds the crusher-pitter. First, the crusher-pitter, with its unique processing system, separates the pulp from the pit and then breaks the pit itself and mixes the paste in the malaxer vessel. The entire procedure takes place without heating the olive paste during the crushing phase. The malaxer has a chamber through which water circulates to maintain the ideal operating temperature (25º to 28º C). Both the malaxer, which consists of two communicating vessels, and the crusher unit are made of stainless steel. The mono-pump at the malaxer’s end helps convey the paste to the horizontal centrifuge. It is here where the main switchboard and control system are located and which make it possible to manage the whole system from a PLC. DECANTER (Horizontal centrifuge) The decanter, the very soul of our system, operates in two phases. The oil is extracted by centrifugal force and then it is separated from both the vegetable water and the pomace. This type of technology no longer requires the use of the vertical centrifuge. This not only saves money and space but also protects the environment since there is no need to remove large volumes of vegetable water.