Flavourtech’s Integrated Extraction System (IES) is a continuous, automated processing line that allows customers to produce premium aromas, extracts and concentrates for the Ready-to-Drink (RTD) coffee and tea market, the instant coffee industry and for the fragrance and flavour industry. Built as a modular system, the IES can be inserted into existing process lines as required to make gradual improvements, or installed in its entirety to form a continuous process line, allowing aroma recovery, extraction and concentration in one simple-to-operate system.
As a semi or fully automated system, an IES process line can be operated with minimal staff. The easy-to-clean design allows different products to be processed with minimal downtime between runs. Quality is assured, as the modules are programmed for consistent results from run to run.
IES modules available include:
Slurry Preparation module
Flavour Extraction module
High temperature extraction module (for instant coffee production)
Solids separation module
The IES is Flavourtech’s solution for those looking to deliver market leading RTD tea and coffee products to discerning consumers around the world.
Extracts and Concentrates with Fresh Brewed Character
The IES system has been designed to minimise flavour loss during processing by capturing the flavour of the raw material prior to it being subjected to high temperatures. The fresh roasted aroma of ground coffee or light varietal tea flavour notes are captured at their peak, early in the process, and then added to the concentrated extract at the end.
The IES can process coffee, tea (including black, green, and oolong) and other botanicals without requiring any equipment changes. This results in minimal downtime between product runs, maximising factory throughput and efficiency.
Control of Product Quality
The IES operating parameters can be readily adjusted to control the aroma profile and concentration of the product. To start with, the aroma profile may be altered by varying process parameters on the Flavour Extraction module. This enables products to be tailored to suit regional tastes and markets. Next, the Concentration module can achieve concentration ratios of up to 10: 1 in a single pass, depending on requirements. Finally, the IES allows the aromas to be blended with the concentrated extract at different ratios, according to each customer’s preference. This means the end product can be precisely tailored to the expectations of intended target markets, allowing manufacturers to satisfy more of their customers, thereby increasing sales and profits.
As the IES is comprised of various stand-alone modules, the system can be installed gradually and added to as required. New modules may also be integrated with existing process equipment to enhance current throughputs.
Models and Processing Capacity:
The IES is available in two sizes:
IES 25 – Model 1,000 Spinning Cone Column
IES 250 – Model 10,000 Spinning Cone Column
Example Processing Capacity:
Raw material - tea leaves, R&G coffee
1,650 / 2,420 Kg/day
11,000 / 16,500 Kg/day
Aroma - tea / coffee
500 / 825 Kg/day
3,300 / 5,500 Kg/day
Concentrate at 45° Brix - tea / coffee
1,050 / 1,650 Kg/day
7,200 / 11,300 Kg/day
1. Assumes slurry ratio of 10% for tea and 15% for coffee; feed flow of 750kg/hr for IES25 2. Assumes slurry ratio of 10% for tea and 15% for coffee; feed flow of 5,000kg/hr for IES250 3. Assumes 22 hours operation / 2 hours CIP per day 4. Volumes per day are approximate and dependent on operating conditions.
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