Citrus juice extractor

POLYCITRUS ZX2 juice extractor can process citrus (oranges, lemons, mandarins, limes, kinnows, grapefruits) with a diameter from 30 mm. to 140 mm, already deoiled by Polycitrus M10 or M15, without any previous grading of fruit sizes, with considerable savings in initial investments, space required and power installed.

The working capacity can match the capacity of the oil extractor; for instance, in case of oranges it can reach 20 tons/hour.

Citrus juice produced by the POLYCITRUS ZX2 juice extractor has high standards of yield and quality.
The juice has no residues of essential oil and bitter taste because:

  • the essential oil is completely extracted during the previous oil extraction stage by Polycitrus M10 o M15;
  • the fruit pass through SK 400 brushing machine before being squeezed.
    The brushing action guarantees the total removal of any essential oil residues, besides some water jets perform an important anti-bacteriological action;
  • the squeezing pressure can be easily adjusted according to their variety, ripeness and peel thickness.
    In this stage the size of the fruit is totally uninfluent.

Working principle

POLYCITRUS ZX2 juice extractor is used after the extraction of the essential oil by the M10 and M15 extractors.
The fruit go into the juice extractor, where every fruit is cut into two halves by a fixed knife placed between two counter rolling cylinders covered by a rasping sheet; each half fruit is squeezed against a perforated stainless steel wall, adjustable in height, placed under the two rasping cylinders in order to go with their outer contour.
The distance between the wall and the drums decreases as the fruit is squeezed so that the squeezing can be carried out smootly and progressively.
The juice goes through the perforated wall and is gathered up into a closed tank below: then the juice is sent to the two stages Rotofinisher 2 SE to reduce the pulp content.
The peels, the seeds and the membrans are ejected by two screw conveyors; then they are treated by the Polypress PL 2 screw press to get back the remaining juice.

Technical data

All the parts in contact with the fruit, the juice and the peels, are made of AISI 304 stainless steel. Squeezing drums and screen, frame, covers and supporting feet are made of AISI 304 stainless steel. The machine is provided with an adjusting squeezing pressure device operated by the simple rotation of a camshaft fixed on the side. It is also provided with a feed hopper for fruit input, a juice collecting tank, a 7,5 kW electric motor and switch panel.

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