The fruit, previously pitted and sliced longitudinally in two parts, is fed into the machine by a feeder belt and then deposited on a perforated drum. A fruit-pressing belt progressively restricts the passage section of the fruit, thus causing a slight pressure on the product. This allows the soft pulp to pass through the holes on the drum. On the contrary, the skin does not pass through the perforations and therefore remains outside the drum. Through the rotation of the latter, the skin is then expelled towards an exit. The pulp however is released through another outlet, to allow subsequent processing. By adjusting the pressure rollers, a maximum output and an optimum quality without precedence can be achieved.
Production capacity: depends on the capacity and the size of the holes in the perforated drum. The yield is also influenced by the following: type of product and degree of pre-treatment; the size of the holes; supply temperature; the selected pressure; the feeder; etc.