Pressing: Apples & Pears
Bring your fruit in full or half bins to the machine and load it onto the bin-tipper (Yes, we have a bin-tipper!). The fruit is tipped into a basin of water for a good soak and rinsed again on the way up the conveyor. Then it drops into the grinder and directly onto the belt press which does all the hard work for us. The fruit mash is pressed at approximately 30 psi through a fine mesh belt and pumped into the holding tanks, passing through one more gravity-fed filter to reduce sediment.
Bulk juice is pumped into IBC tanks for further treatment, or juice destined for consumption is then pasteurized and packaged.
Fresh, crunchy apples give the best yield and lowest sediment so please choose your apples wisely. We can process up to 3200 pounds of apples per hour.