Membrane filter

For the clarification of fruit juices and wines, aqueous plant extracts and fermenter broths.

Cross-flow ultrafiltration unit

• Maximum product yield and excellent juice quality
• Tubular membranes allow high solid concentrations
• Modular design, high performance on small footprint
• Reliable, fully automated system
• Integrated CIP system and tank management

UltraStar XL

The UltraStar XL has been designed for applications in the food industry and biotechnology. Due to its large diameter tubular membranes it is predestined for the clarification of aqueous suspensions with medium to high suspended solids content.

The UltraStar XL is mainly used for the filtration of juices (from apples, pears, berries, stone fruits, citrus fruits, and pineapples), fruit wines and fermenter broths.

ContiStar

The ContiStar feed-and-bleed ultrafiltration system has been developed for the clarification and extraction of fruit juices and wines, plant extracts and fermenter broths. It is especially useful, if the process shall be fast and under absence or air in order to avoid quality deteriorations.
Due to its large diameter tubular membranes and the counter current cross-flow the ContiStar process is very efficient. The unit can handle fluids with medium to high suspended solids concentrations.
The ContiStar is especially well suited for the filtration of coloured juices (colour preservation) and NFC juices (aroma protection). Each unit is customized for its specific clarification and/or extraction task. The process is very flexible. The number of filtration and cross-flow stages can be selected according to required flow rates and degree of purification.

  • Fast and gentle filtration process with maximum quality preservation
  • Ongoing cross-flow with low water consumption

MiniStar

The MiniStar has been designed for small and medium sized producers of fruit juices, fruit wines and extracts from plant material.
Due to its large diameter tubular membranes it is predestined for the clarification of aqueous suspensions with medium to high suspended solids content. Different membrane cut offs and materials enable an adaptation to various applications.

  • Pre-installed and almost ready for operation
  • Designed for small to medium sized processors

LabStar

Multi-purpose laboratory unit for filtration and extraction of solutions, suspensions and emulsions. The cross-flow filtration unit LabStar is suitable for process evaluation under extreme process conditions with different types of tubular modules.
The highly flexible design offers the possibility to clarify liquids as well as high viscous media and also to increase significantly the concentration of emulsions and suspensions. The compact design of the LabStar allows the operation with small product volumes in batch or continuous mode.
The scale up to industrial sizes is simple.

  • Multi-purpose for filtration, concentration and leaching
  • Variable modes of operation: open, closed or continuous process
  • Transmembrane pressure up to 20 bar
  • Product temperature up to 120°C
  • Suitable for high-viscosity fluids