Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 8 2016 - Page 32

Seed Grading Equipment At Eco Treasures NOTE WRITTEN BY Russell PHOTOGRAPHY BY Russell One of the main production activities of Eco Treasures is the ecological extraction of essential oils from residual vegetable feedstock and fine fruit seeds. In order to meet high quality seeds, enabling them to send standards, and ensure the the seeds through the press best production efficiency, dust-free. the Belgium-based company The results were very positive. turned to Russell Finex, Not only did this seed grading the leading supplier of high equipment eliminate dust quality separation equipment, from the seeds, it also saved for an innovative processing time by reducing the amount solution. of labour that went into their The extraction of seed oil previous production process. from residual frozen pulp These two factors begins by separating the contributed to the reduction seeds from the juice pulp. In in manufacturing costs for order to separate the seeds, Eco Treasures, an increase the frozen pulp is first melted in productivity, as well as and then dried. a better product for their The issue the company was customers. facing was that there was To view the Eco Treasures too much dust from the case study for more dried juice pulp attached to information about this the seeds after the drying application or contact us, visit process, which resulted in a our website. lower quality of extracted oil. With the Russell Eco Separator installed in place of the previous sieving system, Eco Treasures was able to separate dust from the fine 32 FDPP -