Dates Processing

We are experts in dealing with the sticky nature of the dates and figs.

We have a developed technology that suits processing of this fruit.

Advantages :

We are able to offer turn-key factories, our product knowledge, machinery, training,  startup of the project, and packaging material.

We are well known for our AFTER SALE  and  AFTER WARRANTY  Customer  Service.

Advantages of purchasing equipment from Our group :

  • Single source of responsibility and much faster and easier communication and coordination.
  • State of the art technology accompanied with high quality.
  • Simplicity of operation and maintenance.
  • Low installation cost, as our equipment is custom designed to fit a customer’s needs, taking into consideration future expansion needs.
  • Continuous support from the first day of contracting all through the project’s life.

A typical turn-key project consists of the following lines :

  • Fumigation Line
  • Primary Inspection Line
  • Grading and Sorting Line
  • Washing and Conditioning Line
  • Hydration/Dehydration Tunnels
  • Automatic Weighing Systems
  • Automatic Pressing Systems
  • Automatic Pitting and Macerating Line
  • Dried Dates (Fruit)
  • Date (Dried Fruit) Syrup Production Line
  • Automatic Packing System with Thermoforming Machines
  • Automatic Packing Systems with Horizontal Wrapping Machines
  • Automatic Pits Grinding Machines
  • Complete Line for the Production of Nutrition Bars

BELT AND CLEATED CONVEYORS :

  • Sturdy construction conveyors for moving, draining, elevating food products.
  • Adjustable in height, and complete with hoppers.
  • The machine is designed according to required processing capacity so dimension, connection and power are tailor made according to specific project requirement.
  • The machine is manufactured in accordance to current EEC regulation in terms of food processing requirements, safe operation requirements , electrical and mechanical regulation on the matter.
  • Material: AISI 304 and food grade plastics
  • Our reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

DATES PRESS :

Fully pneumatically operated semiautomatic machine for pressing depitted dates into blocks.

  • The machine operates by batches on the following principles:
  • Filling – weighing of molds with movable bottom;
  • Positioning of mold under the pressing head (for single or double mold);
  • Starting of pressing cycle. The dates are pressed progressively until the required block size and hardness;
  • Positioning of the mold with pressed dates on the pneumatic extractor, that expel the block with the movable bottom. For smaller production the extraction step can be integrated within the pressing step.
  • Roller conveyor for returning the empty mold to the filling position.
  • All the movements are generated pneumatically, so no electrical power is required.
  • The overall speed as well as the stroke of pressing piston are pneumatically set.
  • Stand alone table with supports for pressing and extraction steps.
  • Fully realized in solid stainless steel plate and profiles, and food grade plastics.
  • Complete with safety devices and local push button box.
  • Nominal Capacity: approximately 600 operation/h with molds between 250 and 1000 g
  • Compressed air requirement: 100 Nl/min available at 7-8 Bar

Our reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

DATES DEPITTER :

Patented, fully pneumatically operated semiautomatic machine for separating the dates from the pit leaving the dates whole in one piece,

suitable for :–  loose packing, stuffing with nuts, pressing in blocks, chopping (dicing) en-robing with chocolate

The machine operates on the following principles:

  • Manual feeding of the machine. Graded dates are fed onto the holes of a plates conveyor with four lanes of holes and with length permitting respectively the operation by two or four workers. Each lane accepts a date size with a variation of up to 2 mm in diameter and 5 inlength. The conveyor can be machined in order to accept two ranges of date size ;
  • The dates positioned in the holes are moved to the punching head where the pit is removed and discharged through an hopper into a box:
  • Then the dates are unloaded by the conveyor thanks to the opening of two consequent plates of the conveyor in correspondence of the conveying wheel;
  • The conveyor is cleaned by means of a pneumatic scraper after each punching operation.
  • All the movements are generated pneumatically, so no electrical power is required;
  • The speed is adjustable by pressure filter reducer.
  • The synchronization of conveying, punching,opening of date holders is mechanical.
  • Stand alone frame.
  • Fully realized in solid stainless steel plate and profiles, and food grade plastics.
  • Complete with safety devices and local push button box.
  • Nominal Capacity : it is depending on dates size, shape, softness. (Conditioning at proper softness is
  • suggested for making easier the punching operation and permitting higher production speed).
  • Capacity of model BRM 4 : up to 250 pieces/min.
  • Compressed air requirement: 600 Nl/min available at 6-7 Bar

Our  reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

FUMIGATION CHAMBERS :

  • The prevention for avoiding insects in the fruits (dates, nuts, ..) during their storing period, is done by eliminating spores, larvae, insects before the final cleaning and packing operation: the most effective system is, in this case, the fumigation operated under vacuum.
  • The operation consists in stacking properly the product to be treated inside a chamber suitable for working under vacuum.
  • Once the vacuum is applied a fumigant is distributed in the form of gas inside the chamber with the aim of terminating any undesired insect, in all its leaving stages : after proper fumigant application the fumigant is washed out from the chamber until the residual concentration reaches, both in the product and in the chamber, the relevant limit values.
  • We realizes two fumigating systems based respectively on the use of the traditional Methyl Bromide (delivered in bottles) and, alternately , of Phosphine (generated in the chamber starting from solid phosphate tablets).
  • As a matter of fact the application of Methyl Bromide is going to be progressively abandoned due to the stricter limitation in the admitted residual concentration in the product: then We has developed, in cooperation with our partner company, the new system operating on Phosphine.
  • By the way we are  also supplying combined systems using alternately
  • Methyl Bromide or Phosphine, as well as conversion of existing chamber from the use of Methyl Bromide to Phosphine (Methyl Bromide to Phosphine conversion kit).

The machine is consisting of the following main components :

  • a sturdy steel chamber with relevant swinging door/s designed for wiring under vacuum;
  • a vacuum generation unit , used for vacuum application, fumigant distribution, chamber air washing;
  • a dosing system either for Methyl Bromide available liquid in bottles, consisting principally of a dosing unit and an evaporation unit or, either alternately or in combination with a dosing system either for Phpshine available as phosphate tables, consisting principally of a phosphate positioning and gasification device to produce Phopshine in the chamber;
  • a control system for controlling the dosing of product and the vacuum degree;
  • various accessories such as recorder for vacuum, automatic valves with PLC control, on-line analysis of residual fumigant concentration, safety micro-switches, active carbon filter on the vent line; idle or motorized rollers conveyor facilitating the loading/unloading operation of pallets with product (inside and outside the chamber),…

Each machine is designed according to required processing capacity, with a volume indicatively between 12 and 70 m3 .
The machine is manufactured in accordance to current EEC regulation in terms of food processing requirements, safe operation requirements , electrical and mechanical regulation on the matter.

Our reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

PROCESSING TUNNELS :

Many operations in the food industry are realized with the use of continuous tunnels. We realizes such kind of tunnels for the following unit operations:

  • Washing fruits. The machine consists essentially of a modular cased net conveyor at variable speed equipped with spraying devices for water, or air mist (atomized water by compressed air), or steam;
  • Cooling fruits and vegetables .  The machine consists essentially of a modular cased net conveyor at variable speed equipped with air ventilation units, finned pipe exchangers, air temperature control units. The cooling medium in the exchangers is either cool or chilled water, or, in case of product chilling, directly expanded refrigerant by built-in refrigeration unit;
  • Drying fruits and vegetables. The machine consists essentially of a modular cased net
  • Conveyor at variable speed equipped with air ventilation units, finned pipe exchangers, air temperature control units. The cooling medium in the exchangers is either hot water, steam or electrical inserts;
  • Conditioning fruits for moisture adjustment. The machine consists essentially of a modular cased net conveyor at variable speed equipped with air ventilation units, finned pipeexchangers, air temperature control units both for heating and subsequently cooling theproduct down to handling temperature. The heating and cooling medium are the same as above mentioned. Eventual moisture increase is done by sprayers (water, air mist, low temperature self produced steam);
  • Pasteurizing packaged products in jars, bottles, pouches, trays. The machine consists essentially of a modular cased net conveyor at variable speed equipped with water heat exchanging – pumping – spraying units that permit in sequence to heat the product at the pasteurizing temperature and then cooling down to handling temperature: a final module permit the mechanical air dying of the packages.

Each machine is designed according to required processing capacity so dimension, connection, accessories and layout are tailor made according to specific project requirement.

The machine is manufactured in accordan ce to current EEC regulation in terms of food processing requirements, safe operation requirements , electrical and mechanical regulation on the matter.

The machine, its frames, covers, chutes, hopper, vats, manifolds, ducts, vents,.., are fully constructed in stainless steel (AISI 304 or, for special application in AISI316 for the required parts): the net conveyor is either in stainless steel or food grade plastics, according to application.

Our reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

SORTING CONVEYORS :

Sturdy construction conveyors for checking, sorting, grading food products including :

  • adjustable guides for dividing the belt into separate lanes;
  • side pouches for discharging waste;
  • feeding and unloading hoppers/chutes
  • adjustable in height.
  • Available with platform or catwalk on request, horizontal or inclined.

The machine is designed according to required processing capacity so dimension, connection, accessories and power are tailor made according to specific project requirement.
The machine is manufactured in accordance to current EEC regulation in terms of food processing requirements, safe operation requirements , electrical and mechanical regulation on the matter.
Material: AISI 304 and food grade plastics

Our  reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

VIBRATING SCREENS :

We realizes vibrating screen for vegetable and fruits processing applied in various processing steps such as :

  • Cleaning, washing, dosing, conveying where also separation of solids and separation of liquid may be involved.
  • The vibrating screen is based on the operation of eccentric vibrating motors connected to holed or rods screens, according to application, assuring a gentle treatment of the product.

The vibrating screens may be equipped with various accessory, depending on the specific operation to be performed,

such as :

  • Box dampening grid;
  • Washing nozzles by tap water, with relevant water collecting vat;
  • Washing nozzles as above and with built in recirculation unit for collecting, filtering and
  • Pumping back the washing water to the nozzles. In such system the water can be also heated (by electric resistance , or condense, or hot water ), and/or added with food grade bactericide;
  • Air knife for water droplet separation .

Typical applications are :

  • Feeding of products to processing lines;
  • Dosing of products to processing machines (choppers, sorting machines, filling machines, packing machines, .)
  • Transporting sticky or delicate products;;
  • Washing products (in one or double step according to characteristics and quantity of product to be washed);
  • spraying products with food grade ingredients (like brightening oil, covering with powders like cocoa or cereal powders, sugar solutions,…);
  • separating solid impurities with or without spraying water;
  • size selection (for instance for separation of coarse, fine, medium classes of products),…

Each machine is designed according to required processing capacity so dimension, connection, accessories and layout are tailor made according to specific project requirement.

The machine is manufactured in accordance to current EEC regulation in terms of food processing requirements, safe operation requirements , electrical and mechanical regulation on the matter.

The machine, its frames, covers, chutes, hopper, and its accessories are fully constructed in stainless steel (AISI 304 or, for special application in AISI318 for the required parts), or in food grade plastics (nozzles, fine filtering mesh, slow rate dosing pumps,..)

Our reserves any right to make at any improving design changes at the above described equipment

Our Machinery :

Our custom designs machinery with emphasis on the following :

  • Modern, efficient plant, easy to operate and maintain.
  • Conveyor belts made out of food grade quality material, equipped with continuous automatic cleaning systems.
  • Versatile packaging systems to serve different market demands.
  • Energy and utility conserving design.
  • Noise reduction system to assure a smooth and quiet operation.
  • Design consideration for future expansion.
  • All motors tropicalized and washed down designed to protect from any electrical hazard.
  • All motors designed to suit the on-site electrical requirements (220- 460 V 60 Hz 3 for the Gulf Countries).
  • All stainless steel structure.

Nutrition Bar Production Line :

The lines we may provide are suitable for the dates processing, storage, packing and all the possible operation and transformation that dates allow to do. Any of your requests will be fully taken in consideration.

Our projects are established in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Morocco, Brazil and  the U.S.A.

We can implement all lines related to Dates.

We welcome new offers and ideas.

Any of your requests will be fully taken in consideration.

info@international-ta.com

4 comments

  1. Hello

    i am locking for a machine to macke dates pasta or grinded dates.

    do you have this machine ?

    best regards
    yonathan yitschak

  2. Dear Mohamed
    Thank you for your mail
    you can contact our college

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