Pumpkins grown in rows are harvested using a dedicated combine harvester for collecting pumpkin seeds. After harvesting the seeds, the pumpkins are washed and dried. The most common method of drying pumpkin seeds is using the drying floor of chamber dryers equipped with an agitator that periodically stirs the processing materials. After drying, impurities are removed from the seeds inside a dry cleaning and polishing machine in preparation for further oil production or in order to obtain a finished product ready for consumption. In the case of hot-pressed oil production technology, the naked seeds need to be milled and mixed with salt. The homogeneous mass is subjected to further thermal processing in tanks to facilitate oil extraction. This is followed by a pressing procedure that releases the oil from the press cake, which can be broken down and used for various food- and feed-related purposes.
PRODUCTS FROM THIS LINE – Equipment for the production of pumpkin seed oil:
Type HKV 70 – traction harvester for pumpkin seeds is designed for harvesting pumpkins collected in the rows.
Washing machine for pumpkin seeds type HPBK50/270 is designed for washing of seeds after harvest and before drying, in order to remove ‘slime’ and impurities from the seeds.
Floor container dryer is designed for drying of pumpkin seeds, herbs, grains , vegetables, mushrooms etc.
Designed for drying of pumpkin seed, herbs, grains, vegetables, mushrooms etc.
Machine type PSB-25 × 56 is designed for polishing and cleaning of seeds from impurities.
Universal mill, type MNV-450, with jagged rollers and adjustable spacing between rollers, is designed for shredding of pumpkin seeds, rosehip etc.
Conditioner type KU-100 is used for preparation of ground mass of pumpkin seed with opening for discharge.
Gas stove type AHK60-2 is used for thermal preparation of ground and conditioned mass of pumpkin seed, in purpose of tearing cellular connection and release of oil.
Presses HOH-A160 and HP-300-2 are designed for pressing of prepared and cooked ground mass of pumpkin seeds.
The press is intended for extracting oil from white grape seeds, flax seeds, mulberry seeds, poppy seeds, thistle seeds, mustard seeds, pumpkin seeds without shell, sesame seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds (peeled and unpeeled), rape seeds, walnuts , hazelnuts, almonds, apricot kernel, plum kernel and peanuts.
Machine type HDP-28 is designed for mechanical shredding of pumpkin residue mass after molding.