YC-100 Tea Extraction Machine

  • Suitable for the effective extraction of tea, fruit, Chinese herbal medicine, and natural products.
  • Vacuum low-temperature extraction and concentration, the material active ingredients (tea polyphenols and aroma substances, etc.) are less lost.
  • Able to achieve a volatile aromatic oil recovery.
  • The part in contact with the material is made of SUS304 stainless steel and meets GMP regulations.

Pilotech Tea Extraction Machine

Pilotech YC-100 Tea Extraction Machine is suitable for the preparation of a small number of materials in university & research institutes, food, and pharmaceutical enterprises, new product development, etc.

The machine is small in size, low noise, jacketed heating method, safe and reliable, with built-in stainless steel water ring vacuum pump to achieve vacuum pressure-reduction and low-temperature extraction.

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Sr.noParameterYC-100 Tea extraction machine
1Power(electric heat)27000W
2Voltage380V
3Extraction tank capacity0.1m³
4MaterialSUS 304 Stainless Steel
5Evaporation chamber  vacuum degree0~-0.08MPa
6Precision of temperature±2℃
7Cooling-water3t/h
8Cooling water pressure<0.3pa
9Touch screenoptional
10Stainless steelthree-decker/outer insulation/intermediate heating
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Configuration

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless steel extractor(10L)

Tube array condensator

coiled tube condenser

oil-water separator

pipeline sight glass

Stainless steel water ring pump

Omron temperature controller

Stainless steel extract blue

heater

Sanitary safety valve

control cabinet

connection with pipe Tube Fitting Valve

12Tube array condensator  area2㎡
13Coiled tube condenser area1.2㎡
14Evaporation capacity20-25kg/h
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range of application

 

Chinese herbal medicine/natural product/ cosmetics/foodstuff

Ultrasonic extraction(optional)/Dynamic extraction/Volatile aromatic oil recovery….

Tea Extraction Machine: The Complete Buying Guide

The extraction of useful ingredients from tea, such as tea polyphenol, should be done using tea extraction machine.

Pilotech YC-100 Tea extraction machine combines extraction tank and concentration tank. If some tea contains special volatile aromatic oil, our configured oil-water separator ensures better recycling process.

The junction between Pilotech YC-100 tea extraction machine and materials is made of SUS304 stainless steel and it is food grade, safe and reliable. If necessary, we can also configure SUS316 stainless steel for you.

After extraction of the tea, the extract has a low solid content and needs to be concentrated. Our machine is equipped with the function of low-temperature vacuum concentration, which maintains a certain degree of vacuum and a relatively low temperature in the concentrator, reduces the boiling point of the water and makes it evaporate quickly. That is mainly because the degree of vacuum is low and the boiling point of the liquid is low. So the heating time is short, and the concentration time is greatly shortened. After our test, under the same vacuum condition, we compared the concentration without heating and that with heating. It turns out that the concentration time of the latter is only 1/7 of the former and the quality of concentrated tea beverage is good, which can reach a concentration of 20% to 40%.

Pilotech YC-100 tea extraction machine has a patented water ring vacuum pump with very low noise, which can give you a very quiet laboratory environment.

It has a built-in double filter device and the filtration accuracy can be determined according to your requirements, like 100 mesh, 200 mesh, or 400 mesh. All these are available.

Pilotech tea extraction machine is mainly used for laboratory test or pilot test, available in 5L, 10L, 20L, 30L, 50L, 100L and 200L.

For your better and more convenient use of our YC-100 tea extraction machine, we have created a detailed teaching video for you. From wiring to discharging, we teach you step by step to ensure you have no problems when using our machine.

If you are looking for good tea extraction machine, contact us for better price now.

Tea Extraction Machine: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

If you have any question on tea extraction machine, you will find the answer right here.

Whether you want to learn about components, working principle, features, or tea extraction capability, you will find all information right here.

So, keep reading to learn more.

What Is Tea Extraction Machine Used For?

This is a machine that you will use for the extraction of important ingredients from tea such as polyphenol.

Tea Extraction Machine

Tea Extraction Machine

What Are The Primary Features Of Tea Extraction Machine To Consider During Purchase?

Different tea extraction machines do come with varying features depending on their capabilities.

However, here are some features you should consider when purchasing this machine:

Power Requirements

These machines need electricity to operate efficiently. The power needs of the machine are an important feature since they need varying power requirements to operate.

Ensure the power the machine needs to operate corresponds to the one you have in your industry.

Material Construction

Make sure the machine applies the best stainless steel material for its construction. For instance, it should compose of SS304 or SS316 stainless steel configuration.

Machine Capacity

These machines do come in varying volumes. For instance, you can get those with a volume ranging between 5L to 8000L.

Temperature Precision

Operating at an accurate temperature will ensure you achieve the best extraction. Make sure the machine has a temperature precision of ±2 degrees Celcius.

Range Of Application

Ensure the machine can extract not only tea but other products which you may intend to produce. These include natural products, herbs, etc.

Evaporation Capacity

This feature determines how much the machine can extract per unit of time. For instance, you can have a tea extraction machine capable of evaporating around 25 kilograms per hour.

Size Of The Machine

This is an important factor to consider when you are purchasing a tea extraction machine. For instance, if you have a small working area, you cannot install and use a large tea extraction machine.

However, there are tea extraction machines of various sizes. This means you have a small-scale and a large-scale tea extraction machine to choose from.

Also, make sure there is enough space around the machine to facilitate operation and maintenance practices.

Safety Features

The best tea extraction machines always have safety features built into the machine. This will ensure both you and the machine are safe during the tea extraction process.

Besides, safety features will assist in eliminating or minimizing waste and maintain a safe operation. An example is the self-locking pneumatic control discharge door which ensures that there are no leakages.

Control Mechanisms

Ease of control and monitoring the tea extraction process is important during the production process. A programmable logic controller [PLC] will allow you to control several parameters of the tea extraction machine.

Also, a touch screen will enable you to easily input the production parameters. The interactive interface will enable you to change the production parameters and store production data.

Quality Standards

Ensure that the tea extraction machine conforms to quality standards set by international bodies, and local organizations. When the machine complies with these quality standards, it guarantees you quality production and peace of mind.

For instance, you will not be on the wrong side of the law and pay heavy fines for not complying with these standards. Examples of these quality standards include CE, RoHS, and cGMP.

Automation

You can find both semi-automatic and fully automatic tea extraction machines in the market. Depending on your specific production needs, always select the machine that suits your production.

Fully automatic tea extraction machines are costly but are also reliable, efficient, and fast than semi-automatic versions.

Which Are The Best Materials For Making Tea Extraction Machine Contact Parts?

Stainless steel material is the best material for the construction of these contact parts. For instance, the contact parts can be from SS304 or SS316 stainless steel.

Stainless Steel Tea Extraction Machine

Stainless Steel Tea Extraction Machine

Here are some reasons for using stainless steel:

Food-grade

This is vital since the extract is for human consumption, thus, ensures there is no contamination.

Strength

Stainless steel can withstand both low and high temperature and pressure levels without losing its form.

Cleanliness

This material does not promote the growth of bacteria. Also, stainless steel is a low-maintenance material meaning you can maintain and clean it easily.

Corrosion Resistance

Stainless steel can withstand moisture, corrosion, and rust making it the best material for high-temperature applications.

Finishes

Stainless steel can come in varying finishes. For instance, you can have a smooth inner finish and sandblast the exterior of the material.

Ease Of Fabrication

This feature makes it possible to assemble, cut, weld, or bend the contact part as per the machine specification.

Durability

Stainless steel is tough and can withstand stressful environmental conditions without bending.

Recyclability

It is simple to recycle stainless steel meaning you can affordably replace these contact parts.

What Are The Components Of A Tea Extraction Machine Configuration?

Several parts make up the tea extraction machine functional.

These include:

Extraction Tank

This is the part responsible for extracting the final product from the raw material.

Concentration Tank

Here, the machine will concentrate the extract that has low solid content. It does this by applying a low-temperature concentration vacuum that maintains low temperature and degree here.

Also, it lowers the water’s boiling point thereby making it evaporate rapidly.

Oil-Water Separator

This component will make sure you achieve the best recycling process in the tea extraction machine.

Pipeline Sight Glass

This component allows you to see the extraction process such as the direction of flow, average flow rate, and flow condition.

Safety Valve

It is the part that will release materials automatically when the temperature and pressure levels exceed the limits. They will therefore maintain safety during the operation of both you and the machine.

Control Panel

This is the part containing a PLC and an HMI. It assists you to input the extraction parameters and monitor the process.

Temperature Controller

This is the part that makes sure you achieve an accurate temperature in the whole extraction process. It has buttons that you can manually set the correct temperature for the production process.

Water Ring Pump

This impeller is star-shaped and will eccentrically rotate in a housing that contains liquid. Also, the vanes here will dip in liquids at different depths and as it revolves, forms gas-filled cavities.

The cavities will form between the vanes and the liquid. Water ring pumps are good for pumping gas since the gas-filled cavities will increase or decrease as it revolves.

Heat Exchangers

It is responsible for providing heat to the materials thereby improving the extraction and concentration processes. For instance, a jacketed heating technique ensures that you achieve uniform heating.

How Does A Tea Extraction Machine Work?

Here is how this machine operates:

Step One: Injecting An Aqueous Solvent

This is the part where you introduce a liquid solvent to the extraction tank. It will then flow to the product you are extracting through a safety hose and conduct the extraction.

Besides, how long the process takes and the pressure here will depend on the type of aqueous solvent of choice. Also, the soaking time is the duration the aqueous solvent is in contact with the material you are extracting.

Step Two: Extraction Process

The extract from the material will collect in the extraction chamber. Also, the machine applies pressure which pushes the solution automatically through silkscreens.

It will then go to the separator and finally settle in the collection chamber.

Step three: Collection

In this stage, the machine evenly applies heat to the solution and the solvent will start to evaporate. This process of evaporation increases pressure and makes it go out of this chamber via valves. Once this happens, the extract remains behind.

Step Four: Recovery Of Solvent

Once the solvent settles in the vessel after evaporation, recovery pumps withdraw it via connectors.

Applying heat will make the process move quickly.

Also, a desiccant filter cleans the extract as it heads to the recovery pump from expansion filters. Pulses drain the solvent, fumes settle, and they the machine discharges it to the operating tank for recycling purposes.

Industrial Tea Extraction Machine

Industrial Tea Extraction Machine

Which Are The Common Extraction Techniques Used In Tea Extraction Machine?

These include:

Conventional Solvent Extraction

This is an old, time-consuming, labor-intensive, solvent-consuming process that is not very efficient. Besides, it has a low yield efficiency.

Some of the main phytochemical recovery applications in this method are hydro-distillation, maceration, reflux, and soxhlet. This process offers better yield when you use fresh leaves rather than mature leaves.

Also, refluxing has a better result than maceration. The efficiency of this method relies on the extraction solvent depending on polarity, and suitable heat treatments.

Besides, this method can degrade thermo-sensitive ingredients and have an incomplete extraction.

Some limitations include using large amounts of substrates, solvents, and sorbents. This means you have a high production cost and disposal of these products is an environmental hazard.

Ultrasound Assisted Extraction [UAE]

This process entails propagating ultrasound pressure waves in the medium then forming cavitation bubbles. Since bubbles cannot expand over a specific limit, they will implode and form micro-turbulence.

This will disrupt the cell membrane and enhance its permeability thereby increasing solvent dissolution of the material. Besides, an ultrasonic bath is less efficient than ultrasound probes.

This method is suitable for tea extraction because it is efficient at low temperatures. Extraction at high temperatures can degrade the extract and increase pectin and protein extraction. This will interfere with the quality of the tea by forming cream.

Microwave Assisted Extraction [MAE]

When the product absorbs microwave energy, it changes to thermal energy through dipole rotation and ionic conduction.

As the microwave energy passes through the substance, there is a rapid increase in temperature.

This will make the internal water vaporize and disrupt the cell and plasma of the biomass. There will be an increase in permeability and this will enhance the dissolution by increasing the temperature.

The only limitation in this process is high-temperature levels which may cause degradation.

Factors that will affect the yield in this method are:

  1. Power of microwave
  2. Frequency of microwave
  3. Number and duration of microwave radiation
  4. Size of particle and moisture content of the sample plant
  5. Concentration and the type of the solvent
  6. Solid-liquid ratio
  7. Pressure and temperature of the extraction process

High Pressure Processing [HPP]

This is a low-temperature technique that retains freshness and has microorganism inactivation. To increase the solubility and permeability of the extract, this method will apply pressure.

Some limitations of this process are chances of protein degradation and structural alterations of some food components. This process will increase the longevity of a product.

The types of HPP you can use for tea extraction are:

  1. Ultrahigh pressure extraction [UPE]
  2. High hydrostatic pressure extraction [HHPE]

Supercritical Fluid Extraction [SFE]

This process needs fewer new environmentally friendly technologies especially for the extraction of tea catechin.

Some main issues with this technique are less time consumption, higher selectivity, and avoiding organic solvents.

Fluid changes to a supercritical fluid that has higher diffusivity and low viscosity than liquids. This happens when the temperature and pressure go beyond a specific level.

The industrial application will make use of carbon dioxide to achieve this as it is abundant, recyclable, and has a low critical point.

To extract tea fluidizes carbon dioxide through high pressure in adsorption columns helps with the extraction. This process is suitable for decaffeination techniques and its limitation is the loss of tea catechins.

What Determines The Filtration Accuracy Of The Filter Device In Tea Extraction Machine?

In-built double filter meshes will determine the filtration accuracy of this machine.

Examples of the available meshes are:

  • 100 mesh
  • 200 mesh
  • 400 mesh

Can You Extract Other Products Using Tea Extraction Machine?

Yes, aside from tea, here are the other products you can extract using this machine:

  • Chinese herbs
  • Coffee
  • Health foods
  • Seafood extraction
  • Meat extraction
  • Bio-technology

What Is The Role Of Concentration Tank Of Tea Extraction Machine?

The main purpose of this tank is to concentrate the extract from the plant material as it has low solid content.

It will make use of a low-temperature vacuum concentration and heat exchangers.

It will also protect all the active ingredients and the material properties of the extract.

The concentration tank will vaporize the water content from the liquid leading to the formation of a concentrate.

Does Tea Extraction Machine Retain The Tea Flavor In The Final Product?

Yes, the machine has mechanisms that will minimize the loss of flavor during the production process. It will capture the flavor of the raw materials before the machine subjects it to high temperatures.

The machine captures the flavor notes of the tea product at the peak early in the extraction process.

After that, it will add this flavor back to the concentrate at the end of the tea extraction process.

Can You Process All Types Of Tea Using Tea Extraction Machine?

Yes, the machine can process a variety of tea such as black tea, green tea, and oolong with no equipment change.

Why Is Heating Vital In The Vacuum Concentration Tank Of Tea Extraction Machine?

This is because it increases the quality of the concentrate by a large percentage when you compare it to not heating.

Also, heating will shorten the time it takes for the extract to concentrate.

Vacuum Low-Temperature Vacuum Concentration Equipment

Vacuum Low-Temperature Vacuum Concentration Equipment

Is It Possible To Control Product Quality In Tea Extraction Machine To Meet Expectations Of Target Market?

Yes, you can adjust the operating parameters to control the concentration and aroma profile of the product.

As a start, you can change the aroma profile through several production parameters in the tea extraction machine.

This makes it possible for you to process a product that suits the expectations of the target market.

Next, you can achieve concentration rations reaching 10:1 depending on the needs in one single pass.

Finally, the tea extraction machine enables you to blend the aroma with the concentrate.

Also, blending the concentrate and aroma at varying ratios will enable you to meet the target market’s preference. This means you can tailor-make the final product to suit the target market.

With this, the manufacturer will meet the different needs of different clients thereby increasing their profits and sales margins.

Which Are The Techniques Of Improving Sensory Qualities Of Tea Produced By Tea Extraction Machine?

The techniques are:

Technique 1

Processing Technique

The processing technique here focuses on the role of how different types of water will affect the quality of tea.

Extraction Condition

Here, you can use deionized water to have a high yield rate and polyphenols that have low caffeine. Also, you can increase non-ester catechins contents.

Technique 2

Processing Technique

This process involves processing cold tea by applying free amino acids and polyphenols at a low water temperature.

Extraction Condition

Make sure the moisture content of the pre-dried leaves is 50%. Then conduct a freezing pretreatment, three times at −18 °C, for 24 hours.

Finally, the puffing temperature should be 105 °C.

Technique 3

Processing Technique

This process involves modifying enzymes with tannase to achieve a better antioxidant and chelation of metal ions.

Extraction Condition

The condition is to achieve a concentration of 200 ppm.

Technique 4

Processing Technique

It involves improving qualities like color, strength, flavor, and brightness.

Extraction Condition

Here, you use tannase mediated biotransformation by use of Penicillium charlesii.

Technique 5

Processing Technique

Involves maximizing aroma and sweetness qualities of water extract.

Extraction Condition

The condition entails soaking at 95 °C for 3 minutes.

Technique 6

Processing Technique

Entails inhibiting extraction of protein and pectin. Also, it involves improving the extraction of aromatic components.

Extraction Condition

Use ultrasonic assisted extraction at a power input of 250 W. The extraction temperature needs to be 60 °C for 40 minutes.

What Is The Capacity Of Extraction Tank Of Tea Extractor Machine?

These machines have varying capacities depending on their volume, and it is usually 0.1m3.

Does Your Tea Extraction Machine Come With A Concentration Tank?

Yes, the tea extraction machine has both extraction and concentration tanks.

Are There Single-Pass Tea Extraction Machines?

Yes, these machines are available. Single-pass tea extraction machines are semi-continuous systems that extract high-quality ready-to-drink tea out from tea leaves.

Tea extract undergoes cooling, clarification, formulation, heat-treatment, and packaging in a downstream processing machine.

Single Pass Tea Extraction System

Single Pass Tea Extraction System

Can I Use Your Tea Extraction Machine For Pilot Testing Projects?

Yes, we have tea extraction machines you can use for small projects in pilot testing. They can prepare small quantities of materials in various organizations.

Is Decaffeination Possible With A Tea Extraction Machine?

A tea extraction machine can perform decaffeination by using solutions and varying separation techniques.

It is possible to perform decaffeination by using water, organic solvents, or supercritical carbon dioxide.

Does Tea Extraction Machine Produce Ready-To-Drink Tea?

Yes, these machines can produce ready-to-drink tea. This is possible when using single-pass or continuous processing tea extraction machines.

Which Is The Best Between Batch Tea Extraction Machine Vs. Continuous Tea Extraction Machine?

A continuous tea extraction machine is the best as it has several advantages over batch tea extraction machines. In batch processing, the process entails a sequence of steps that you follow in a specific order.

For continuous processing, the flow of individual products happens between each step with no breakage of time or substance.

Here is how these two processes compare:

Coordination

In batch tea extraction machines, to maintain timing between move to earth, you need to conduct scheduling.

Besides, for continuous tea extraction machines, every machine will perform a specific process since they function steadily.

Quality Produced

Batch tea extraction machines will produce an entire unit of the products. Continuous tea extraction machines will obtain large amounts of products.

Fouling

When the expectation of fouling is high, it is best to use a batch tea extraction machine. If you do not consider fouling, continuous tea extraction machines are suitable.

Product Lifespan

This is short in batch tea extraction machines and longer in continuous tea extraction machines.

Cost Of Machine

Batch tea extraction machines are less expensive than continuous tea extraction machines.

Controlling

It is easy for you to control batch tea extraction machines than it is to control continuous tea extraction machines.

Shut Down Time

This happens a lot in batch tea extraction machines while it is rare in continuous tea extraction machines.

Workforce

Batch tea extraction machines involve a small workforce while continuous tea extraction machines are fully automatic.

Can You Integrate The Tea Extraction Machine In A Tea Production?

Yes, you can use this machine with several machines in the tea production line.

Such machines include:

  • Filling machines
  • Packaging machines
  • Labeling machines
  • Weighing machines

What Is The Prices Of Tea Extraction Machine?

Various factors will determine the price of a tea extraction machine.

These include:

Automation

Semi-automatic machines are affordable than fully automatic tea extraction machines.

Supplier

Manufacturers with a high reputation, experience, and expertise have their machines costing more.

Country Of Origin

China has one of the most affordable tea extraction machines.

Production Capacity

Tea extraction machines with small production capacities cost less than those with a high production capacity. Sales and discounts

Quantity

When buying tea extraction machines in bulk, some manufacturers will offer discounts.

Size Of The Machine

Large tea extraction machines cost more than small tea extraction machines.

Features

Machines that have several features cost more than those having fewer features.

State Of Machine

Second-hand tea extraction machines cost less than brand new machines.

Taking all these into consideration, these machines may cost anywhere between 1000 USD and 50000 USD.

At Pilotech, we have a range of extraction machines, designed to meet the specific needs of your applications.

Whether you need coffee extraction machines, herb extraction machine, perfume extraction equipment or plant extraction machine, you will find them right here.

Contact us today for all your tea extraction machines.

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