Complete line for fruit juice production

Processing line

Complete processing line for food and beverage production

Transport and conveying

Reception areas - Bucher Unipektin AG

Machinery and turnkey lines for the production of fruit juices and concentrates from apples, berries and vegetables. 

  • Reception lines, mills, mash heaters, hydraulic presses, membrane filters, adsorbers, evaporators and aroma plants 
  • Engineering, installation and start-up 
  • Worldwide experience and proven designs
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Dosing-Hasp-Bucher Unipektin AG

Dosing Hasp used for the flushing channel. 

  • Dosing and stopping devices for controlling the fruit flow 
  • Integrated water and dirt separation 
  • Optionally with stone trap 
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Airmatic Dosing Slide - Bucher Unipektin AG

Dosing Slide for water-tight closing of pome fruit silos and dosing into the flushing channel. 

  • Flooding of the silos enables unloading via truck 
  • Water-tight Airmatic seal 
  • Steady dosing of pome fruit into the flushing channel 
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Elevator - Bucher Unipektin

Vertical screw elevator for transporting pome fruit. 

  • High throughput with a small footprint 
  • High reliability with low maintenance 
  • Efficient separation of water and dirt 
  • Fresh water cleaning if needed 
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Elevator citrus - Bucher Exzel

High lifting capacity between high slopes using a small space. 

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Roller Table - Bucher Unipektin AG

Roller table for sorting and cleaning of pome fruit 

  • Full inspection of fruit surface through rotating, gripped rollers 
  • Automatic dirt removal via rinseable tray underneath the belt 
  • Integrated cleaning nozzles 
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Roller Table - Bucher Exzel

Manual selection and rejection of citrus fruits of insufficient quality for processing. 

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Dewatering Screw Conveyor - Bucher Unipektin AG

Dewatering screw conveyor for screenings. 

  • Screw conveyor with an integrated dewatering zone 
  • Transport and dewatering of screenings from the flushing water circuit 
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Transport Screw Conveyor - Bucher Unipektin AG

Transport screw conveyor for discharging and conveying of pomace. 

  • Variable length and inclination of the conveyor 
  • Robust design and execution 
  • Easy access 
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Dosing Slide - Bucher Unipektin AG

For isolate pome fruit silos and controlled dosing into the flushing channel. 

  • Variable opening and closing times 
  • Robust pneumatic drive 
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Citrus Brush Washer - Bucher Exzel

Mechanical washing system with rotating brushes and water spray nozzles. 

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Belt Roll Sizer - Bucher Exzel

Inline calibration of citrus fruits using inclined rails with adjustable motorised rollers. 

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Grinding Technology and Crusher Systems

Grinding Mill C25 - Bucher Unipektin AG

Grinding mill for apples, pears, berries and vegetables. 

  • Bucher grinding technology for optimal mash structure 
  • High yield and throughput during juice extraction 
  • High grinding capacity with low energy consumption 
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance 
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Bucher Unipektin Grinding Mill CM 50

Grinding disc mill for apples, pears, berries, vegetables and herbs. 

  • Optimal mash structure increases yield and throughput during juice extraction 
  • Minimal oxidation  
  • Low noise emission  
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance  
  • Independently adjustable milling and feeding drives 
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Bucher Unipektin Grinding Mill KVS 2-80

Roller mill for the crushing of berries and stone fruits 

  • Original and well-established Bucher concept which allows the creation of optimal mash structure 
  • High yield and throughput during juice extraction 
  • Continuously adjustable grinding gap with a more flexible degree of digestion 
  • Electronic overload protection 
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance 
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Crusher System - Bucher Exzel

Efficient emptying and processing of open top cylindrical and conical drums containing frozen fresh juice or concentrate. 

  • PLC control and monitoring of the entire process 
  • Double pneumatic system for lifting the barrels 
  • CIP spray cleaning system 
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Drum dumper - Bucher Exzel

Semi-automatic system for emptying drums of juice in liquid state and pumping the discharged product onwards. 

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Solids liquid separation

EXZELplus Citrus Juice Extractor - Bucher Exzel

Exzelplus extractor with 6 extraction heads for 20% more processing capacity

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Bucher HPX 3007 - Bucher Unipektin AG

Universal hydraulic filter press for the extraction of juice from apples, pears, berries, stone fruits and vegetables.

  • Highest juice yield with little suspended solid content 
  • Completely closed and secure hygienic design 
  • Integrated one to three step leaching system 
  • High reliability and low maintenance 
  • Self-optimising process control with data recording 
  • Proven unique design 
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HPS 3007 - Sludge Dewatering - Bucher Unipektin AG

Hydraulic filter press for dewatering of municipal and industrial sludge. 

  • High degree of dewatering  
  • Low disposal and drying costs  
  • Reliable process and control system  
  • Self-optimising process operation  
  • Continuous operation without supervision  
  • Minimal labour costs  
  • Minimal maintenance costs 
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Extractor-Exzel-Bucher Unipektin AG

Instantaneous separation of juice and essential oil. 

  • one single operation 
  • maximised juice yield  
  • adaptable fruit peels 
  • optional cleaning system
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Screw Finisher - Bucher Exzel

Solid-liquid separation system with rotating screw and perforated mesh to drag and press the product throughout its length for sieving. 

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Paddle Finisher - Bucher Unipektin AG

Solid-liquid separation system with perforated mesh and helical paddles rotating at high speed to drive the product for sieving. 

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Collecting Screw Conveyor-Technical Data-Bucher Unipektin AG

Collecting Screw Conveyor for residue discharge from the Bucher HPX/HPS press.

  • Hopper volume sufficient for residue of a press charge 
  • Fast discharge of the hopper 
  • Four sizes for 1–4 presses 
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Brewing solutions

M-Polynox MC - Crossflow beer filtration - Bucher Unipektin AG

D.E. free crossflow beer filtration with polymer membranes. 

  • Bright, yeast-free filtered beer 
  • High flexibility for a wide range of beer types 
  • Easy to operate 
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Water deaeration - Bucher Denwel

Our Water Deaeration column cold unit.

  • Final oxygen below 10 ppb 
  • Carbonation of deaerated water 
  • No vacuum required 
  • Low CO2 / N2 consumption 
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Water Deaeration Column Hot Unit - Bucher Denwel

Stripping technology for deaerated water production with water sterilization

  • Final oxygen below 5 ppb instead of 10 ppb
  • No vessels, no vacuum
  • Heat Recovery up to 96%
  • Compact short column
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Water Deaeration Vacuum Unit - Bucher Denwel

Vacuum enhanced stripping technology for deaerated water production

  • Final oxygen below 10 ppb
  • Very low CO2 or N2 consumption
  • Efficient and hygienic design
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Water Deaeration Membrane Unit - Bucher Denwel

Membrane technology for deaerated water production

  • Final oxygen below 10 ppb
  • Water prefiltration
  • Expandable capacity
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Beer dealcoholisation - Bucher Unipektin AG

The thermal dealcoholisation of beer. 

  • Processing at lowest temperatures: < 39°C 
  • Dealcoholisation down to <0.02% vol. 
  • Suitable for filtered and non-filtered beer 
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Inline aeration manual - Bucher Denwel
  • Micro bubble size 
  • Instant saturation 
  • Sterile gas and steam filters 
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Inline aeration automatic - Bucher Denwel

Designed for fast and accurate injection and dissolution of air or oxygen for continuous wort aeration.  

  • Micro bubble size 
  • Instant saturation 
  • O2 analyser controlled 
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Yeast plant - Bucher Denwel

Propagation, storage and pitching. 

  • Various yeast strains  
  • Flexible design  
  • Highest hygienic standard  
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CERINOX BR - Bucher Unipektin AG

For beer recovery from surplus yeast. 

  • Short payback period 
  • Economic system with diafiltration 
  • High quality of recovered beer 
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Reconnection lantern - Bucher Denwel
  • Safe beverage transfer 
  • Automatic air removal 
  • Minimises extract losses 
  • Instant reconnection from empty to selected tank 
  • Controlled beer flow to minimize oxygen pickup 
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Kieselguhr/PVPP stabiliser

Kieselguhr/PVPP preparation and deaeration vessel. 

  • Final Oxygen below 30 ppb 
  • CO/ N2 and energy savings 
  • Safe and hygienic design 
  • Turnkey unit or upgrade 
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M-Synox-BF-Bucher Unipektin AG

The small filter for beer and beverage filtration. 

  • Compact design 
  • Plug and play 
  • Best value for money 
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Synox PF - candle filter - Bucher Unipektin AG

New generation of candle filter offering the most efficient and economical solution. 

  • Reduced pre- and post-run 
  • Reduced beer losses 
  • Reduced cleaning water consumption 
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Synox 2.0 PS candle filter for PVPP treatment of beer - Bucher Unipektin AG

Candle filter for PVPP stabilisation and treatment of beer and other beverages. 

  • Reliable beer stabilisation 
  • Low PVPP losses 
  • Easy to handle 
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Securox BF for beer filtration - Bucher Unipektin AG

For particle and final filtration of beer after precoat filters. 

  • Two chamber design 
  • Safe particle retention 
  • Efficient back wash 
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Dosing compact unit - Bucher Denwel

Continuous dosing of one or more additives into beverage, water or cleaning solution. 

  • Full capacity range 
  • Vessels with stirrer 
  • Precise and reliable dosing 
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Designed for fast and accurate dosage of deaerated water.  

  • Instand blending and CO2saturation 
  • Multiple valve control for precise blending 
  • Alcohol, extract and CO2 analyser controlled 
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Inline carbonation mobile manual - Bucher Denwel
  • Micro bubble size 
  • Instant saturation 
  • No CO2 and flavour loss 
  • Efficient, hygienic design 
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Inline carbonation semi automatic - Bucher Denwel
  • Micro bubble size 
  • Instant saturation 
  • Precise CO2 injection 
  • CO2 ratio controlled 
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Inline carbonation automatic - Bucher-Denwel
  • Micro bubble size
  • Instant saturation
  • Precise CO2 injection
  • CO2 analyzer controlled
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Carbonation nitrogenation - Bucher Denwel
  • All types of beverages
  • Precise CO2 / N2 dosing
  • Integrated CIP
  • Integrated cooling
  • Direct connection to the filler
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Inline nitrogenation manual unit - Bucher Denwel
  • Improves foam stability
  • Micro bubble size
  • Instant saturation
  • Efficient, hygienic design
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Inline nitrogenation automatic - Bucher Denwel
  • Efficient, hygienic injector
  • Micro bubble size
  • Instant N2 dissolution
  • PLC controlled
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Inline nitrogenation high contration unit - Bucher Denwel
  • Creamy head and avalanche effect
  • Long-lasting foam stability
  • Efficient and precise nitrogen control
  • Optional decarbonation
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Improving the microbiological stability of beverages to prolong shelf life. 

  • Gentle and precise heat treatment
  • Consistent pasteurization
  • Heat recovery up to 96%
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Stefinox for cold sterile beer filtration - Bucher Unipektin AG

Skids for cold sterile filtration of beer. 

  • Standardised skids for easy installation 
  • Prefiltration, sterile filtration and media filtration all on one skid 
  • Maximum safety and cartridge lifetime 
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CIP mobile unit - Bucher Denwel
  • Three sizes of caustic and acid vessels 
  • For tanks, pipes and equipment cleaning 
  • Automatic temperature control 
  • Optimal cleaning performance 
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CIP compact unit - Bucher Denwel
  • Caustic, acid and water recovery vessel 
  • For tanks, pipes and equipment cleaning 
  • Automatic CIP sequencing 
  • Intuitive and simple user interface 
  • Optimal and consistent cleaning performance 
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CIP plant - Bucher Unipektin AG
  • Fully automatic CIP programs ensure perfect cleaning 
  • Economical production due to full automation 
  • Individual programming of each cleaning circuit 
  • 3, 4 or 5 vessel system 
  • Vessel size up to 20 m3 
  • Up to 6 different cleaning circuits 
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CERINOX BF - Bucher Unipektin AG

The reliable solution for D. E. free beer filtration with ceramic membranes. 

  • Absolutely yeast free beer 
  • Sterilisation 85°C possible 
  • Long life time of membranes 
  • No frequent membrane change 
  • No expensive cleaning agents 
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COLD BLOCK solutions for brewing - Bucher Unipektin AG

The complete equipment for the Cold Block. 

  • Yeast plant and beer recovery 
  • Fermentation and maturation cellar 
  • Filtration and bright beer cellar 
  • Water deaeration and blending 
  • CIP 
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Filtration

Bucher Unipektin UltraStar-XL

Crossflow ultrafiltration unit for the clarification of fruit juices, fruit wines, aqueous plant extracts, and fermentation broths.

  • Maximum product yield and excellent juice quality 
  • Tubular membranes allow high solid concentrations 
  • Modular design, high performance on small footprint 
  • Reliable and fully automated system 
  • Integrated CIP system and tank management 
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Mona Aseptic Filtration System - Bucher Unipektin Poland
  • Effective elimination of ACB bacteria
  • Improvement of turbidity and microbiological quality of the concentrate
  • Product safety during the process
  • Monitoring and archiving of parameters
  • Optimum use of filter plates
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CERINOX MF cross-flow filtration - Bucher Unipektin AG

For wine, cider, fruit juice, vinegar and other food products. 

  • Standardised units 
  • Skid-mounted 
  • Ready to use 
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Synox PF - candle filter - Bucher Unipektin AG

New generation of candle filter for the most efficient and economical solution. 

  • Reduced pre- and post-run 
  • Reduced beer losses 
  • Reduced cleaning water consumption
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FOM 110 for precoat filtration - Bucher Unipektin AG

For precoat filtration in various applications. 

  • Horizontal filter element 
  • Centrifugal discharge 
  • For syrup, beverages and food products 
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Microstar Retrofit - Bucher Unipektin AG

Upgrade from a polysulfon filter to a modern ceramic filter. 

  • Easy, fast and economic 
  • Robust ceramic element 
  • Long service life 
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Adsorption and Ion-Exchange systems

Adsorber - Bucher Unipektin AG

Adsorption systems for clear and cloudy fruit juices 

  • Ideal for haze-stabilisation, decolourisation and debittering to meet customer’s product specifications 
  • Enhanced product quality without the use of additives 
  • Minimal processing cost 
  • Fully automatic, PLC control and PC based operation systems 
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Ion Exchange systems - Bucher Unipektin AG

Ion exchange systems for treatment of fruit juices and syrups. 

  • Production of acid-reduced or deionised fruit juices and fruit sugar syrups according to specification 
  • Minimal processing cost 
  • Fully automatic, PLC control and PC based operator interface 

     

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Thermal process

Mash-Heater - Bucher Unipketin AG

For heating mash to receive better extraction of juice and colour for core fruits and berries. 

  • Pipe-in-pipe tubular design 
  • Gentle heating 
  • Compact and modular design 
  • Automated control system 
  • Easy to clean 
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Pasteurizer - Bucher Unipektin Poland
  • Wide range of pasteurisation temperature control
  • CIP cleaning
  • Cooling unit with buffer tank for coolant preparation
  • Adjustment of holding time at pasteurisation temperature
  • Cleaning system optimally adapted to the type of plates used
  • Production safety - use of booster pumps
  • Extended regeneration section (heat recovery)
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Bucher Unipektin Verdampfer

Tubular falling film evaporator system for the production of concentrated fruit juices and aroma essences. 

  • Single pass design for maximal product yields 
  • Energy efficient multistage system 
  • Integrated, independently controlled pasteuriser 
  • Sophisticated liquid distribution for long cleaning intervals 
  • Optimized CIP with high performance spray nozzles
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Evaporators for dairy applications - Bucher Unipektin AG

Evaporator systems for various applications in the dairy industry. 

  • Multiple effect concentrators 
  • Milk evaporators with MVR or TVR 
  • Little temperature stress of the products 
  • Long batch-time with milk products 
  • Design upon request 
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Vacuum and freeze drying

Dryband - Bucher Unipektin AG

Belt dryer for continuous vacuum or freeze drying or lyophilisation of food products. 

  • Continuous and gentle product drying 
  • Minimal oxidation 
  • Low energy consumption 
  • Minimal flavour losses 
  • Product specific feeding and discharging systems 
  • Fully automated operation & cleaning 
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Vacuum belt dryer - Bucher Merk Process

Belt dryer for continuous freeze-drying (lyophilisation) of coffee as well as pre-dried or frozen pieces of fruits, vegetables or meat. 

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Bucher DryCab - Bucher Unipektin AG

Drying cabinet for efficient and flexible vacuum or freeze drying (lyophilisation) of heat sensitive products with frequent product changes. 

  • For liquid products or powders 
  • No oxidation and contamination 
  • Gentle drying of products 
  • Automated operation with process profile
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Zeodration-Bucher Unipektin AG

Zeolite reactors for the gentle vacuum drying or freeze drying (lyophilisation) of products by mean of water adsorption. 

  • Maximum quality of dried products 
  • Best aroma retention 
  • Flexibility of production 
  • Selective process 
  • Batch or continuous process 
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Mini vacuum belt dryer - Bucher Unipektin AG

Top-innovation for the development and evaluation of vacuum drying processes. 

  • Efficient and flexible 
  • Easy to use 
  • Continuous drying operation 
  • Short installation and cleaning time 
  • Rapid optimisation of drying processes 
  • Visible drying process by the use of glass housing 
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Liquid blending and processing

Juice Mixing Station - Bucher Unipektin Poland
The mixing system is referred to juice producers, beverages and other liquid products.
  • High degree of protection against operating errors
  • Easy to operate
  • Possibility to enter a wide database of recipes
  • Avoid contamination of the product with the cleaning solution
  • Guarantee of repeatability of the quality of the finished product
  • Significant time savings due to optimization of production processes
  • Big savings due to accurate dosing
  • Process control through data archiving.
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Clarifying Agent Dosing Station - Bucher Unipektin
  • High effectiveness and efficiency 
  • Easy to maintain 
  • Fully automatic control with visualisation 
  • Precise dosing 
  • Little space required 
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Storage and processing

Industrial tanks - Bucher Unipektin Poland

Industrial tanks tailored to customers specific and individual need

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Cleaning technology

CIP plant to clean production lines - Bucher Unipektin AG

CIP (Cleaning in Place) is a process to reliably and safely clean production lines. 

  • Cost-saving operations  
  • Re-use cleaning solutions 
  • Reduce pollution  
  • Ideal cleaning result through pre-defined target value 
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CIP compact unit - Bucher Denwel
  • Caustic, acid and water recovery vessel 
  • For tanks, pipes and equipment cleaning 
  • Automatic CIP sequencing 
  • Intuitive and simple user interface 
  • Optimal and consistent cleaning performance 
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CIP mobile unit - Bucher Denwel
  • Three sizes of caustic and acid vessels 
  • For tanks, pipes and equipment cleaning 
  • Automatic temperature control 
  • Optimal cleaning performance 
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CIP plant - Bucher Unipektin AG
  • Fully automatic CIP programs ensure perfect cleaning 
  • Economical production due to full automation 
  • Individual programming of each cleaning circuit 
  • 3, 4 or 5 vessel system 
  • Vessel size up to 20 m3 
  • Up to 6 different cleaning circuits 
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CIP - Bucher Unipektin Poland
Compact device for the highest hygiene level
  • High effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Fully automatic SPS control with visualization
  • Small space required
     
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