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Hydraulic piston-cylinder pressing units IPS 5.000, 10.000 and 15.000 for juice and concentrate production

Hydraulic piston-cylinder pressing units IPS 5.000, 10.000 and 15.000 for juice and concentrate production

Intelligent Pressing Systems IPS is a high performance hydraulic piston-cylinder pressing unit dedicated to fruit and vegetable juice industry.

Both the robust construction and the application of the high quality components guarantee the best performance and a maximum yield.

Press type IPS 5000 IPS 10000 IPS 15000
Capacity (optimal fruits condition assumed) 8,7 -15 t/h  8,7 -15 t/h  8,7 -15 t/h 
Yield 88-92%

length: 7 900 up to 8200 mm

width: 3 000 up to 3700 mm

height: 3 100 up to 3600 mm

Weight net from 27 000 kg up to 30 000 kg
Volume of the operating cylinder 6500 up to 10 000 l 
Diameter of the operating cylinder 2 000 mm up to 2400 mm
Number of filter elements 230, 300, 380 pcs.
Installed power from 30 to 37 kW
Pressure nominal (max.) 210 (280) bar
Operating oil temp 50°C
Noise level <90 dBA
Condition of utilities
  • compressed air (6-8 bar): ~1,25 Nm3/h
  • steam 4-5 bar (only for CIP), average 230kg/h
  • mainsupply Voltage 3x400V, Frequency 50Hz
  • max. fuse protection 100A


No loss, closed, highly efficient pressing system with filter drainage elements is  used for solid liquid separation mainly in fruit juice industry. IPS is an ideal solution for juice extraction from apples, berries, black currants, cherries, grapes, stone fruits, pomegranates and vegetables. Everywhere where the highest extraction yield with low suspended solid content and the highest reliability are required IPS 5.000, 10.000 or 15.000 press is the best choice.

NFC juice production dedicatet press: IPS 5.000

Program for extracting NFC juices:

  • short time of pulp processing
  • optimum pressure
  • juice separation depending on the time of the pulp's stay in the chamber and separation by directing the product to separate juice lines: PREMIUM (NFC) / STANDARD (CONCENTRATE)

Design solutions to prevent juice deposits in juice plates.

  • Highest juice yield
  • Robust and reliable construction
  • Self optimizing process control system
  • Speed adjustment and pressure adjustment of main piston and tight actuators of juice chamber possible from PLC panel
  • Hydraulics based only on Bosch Rexroth® and Sick AG armature
  • Possibility to monitor the level and temperature of oil from operator panel

  • Construction of aggregate protects from getting inside of water to oil,special drain channel
  • Use of air/oil chiller in independent from main motor cooling and filtrating unit
  • Laser measurement of juice chamber position
  • Analog switch for level and temperature of oil, it makes possible to set these parameters from operator panel
  • Pressure sensors by Sick with display of current pressure values
  • Simplified construction of juice chamber drive rotation
  • Possible rotation speed adjustment from operator panel, easy soft start and soft stop
  • Spare sockets for piston chutes, it guarantees longer life of juice chamber
  • Cladding and protection cover made of stainless steel
  • Possibility of mounting the PLC touch panel on both sides of the press, acc. to customer needs
  • Universal access to juice chamber from both sides
  • Reliable Flowmeters Promag by Endress+Hauser
  • Two juice chambers with systematic transport of juice guarantee the highest efficiency, optimal aeration of pulp, easier unloading and longer life of the cylinder’s drive

Press unit supported on two main bearings consists of:
- press drum
- piston press plate with juice collecting plate
- main cylinder
- juice collecting endplate 300 drainage filter elements
- three tension bars
- three side cylinders for the operation of the press drum
- cladding and protection cover made of stainless steel

Rotation drive:
• three-phase motor with DC solenoid brake
• chain and V-belt drive
• planetary gearbox

Hydraulic aggregate based on BOSCH REXROTH:
• hydraulic block with the control valves Rexroth®
• reliable axial piston pump by Rexroth® with electronic p/Q controller
• gear pump for auxiliary functions and cooling-filtrating circuit
• air cooler of hydraulic oil and filtration system
• connection lines to the rotating press unit for operating of the main cylinder and the three-side cylinders
• local pressure transmitter for rapid diagnostics of the hydraulic block by SICK AG 
• grease container with food grade grease incl. pumping system

Control System:
• PLC by Siemens Simatic S7-300
• power control cabinet mounted on the press
• mobile touch panel SIMATIC TP1500 15'' for local press operation with WinCC visualization mounted on movable arm
• possible operation from the PC control room by profinet connection
• safety circuits for protective guards, emergency stops, power and bus supervision

Juice collecting system:
• fresh juice vessel 2.500 l for juice collection and for the automatic cleaning of the press with measurement instruments (pressure transmitter, level transmitter, temperature sensor, valve position sensors)
• juice vessel piping incl. armature (butterfly valves pneumatic driven, automatic steam valve, manual butterfly valves, return valve)
• fresh juice pump 25 m3/h, 4 kW Electromagnetic extraction water flow meter E+H Promag 53 Electromagnetic juice flow meter E+H Promag 53
• electromagnetic mash flow meter E+H Promag 55

IPS type press is a horizontal rotary press. This design carries a horizontal hydraulic piston operating within the cylindrical hollow body of the press. Between the specially designed endplate and the piston faceplate run 300 flexible drainage cores with ribbing along their lengths to act as a juice channels. Each line throughout its length is covered with coarsely woven filter sock. The press will work, self-optimised, to operate in strict sequence with pressing periods appropriate to  the fruit in process.

Mash is pumped into the press to partly fill the cylinder space. The piston then moves forward under hydraulic pressure to express the juice by consequently forcing it  through the filter sleeves and along the channels in the drainage cores, to be fed through the outlets in the specially designed plates for collection in a juice tank. The piston then withdraws whilst a second mash charge is received and the process repeats. During the pressing operation the endplate of the unit rotates with consequent meshing of the filter-lines, so that at the end of the pressing cycle the lines are loosely meshed together within the press-cake, or  fruit pomace.

As the piston moves back in conjunction with incoming mash, reverse rotation occurs, disentangling the lines and redistributing the pomace amongst the fresh charge of mesh. Hence there is no buildup of press-cake and maximum efficiency in terms of juice removal.

Depending upon the fruit type and its quality there will be several charges of mash to feed the pressing sequence until a optimum full load has been achieved. It is possible due to the self- optimizing control system which determines the pressability of the product in every process phase. The production process consists of the following sequences: Filling – Pressing – Extraction – Discharge.

Catalogue card Apple juice Hydraulic press IPS 10000
Catalogue card Apple juice Hydraulic press IPS 10000
Complete lines for production of juices and concentrates
Complete lines for production of juices and concentrates
Presentation of IPS Press Control System possibillities
Presentation of IPS Press Control System possibillities
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