Before getting to the details of the game-changing technology that we are very proud to say that the CEPT® and specifically the juiceCEPT® technology is, let’s take a quick look at what we aim to achieve. The juiceCEPT® can be applied for these main purposes:
With juiceCEPT® we improve extraction by micro-scale destruction of cell membranes. Boost cellular release of nutrients, enhancing quality substantially. Increase shelf-life by reducing and inactivating microorganisms like yeasts, molds, and bacteria. The machine and technology is easily retrofitted into the existing vegetable and/or fruit juice production process.
The basic principle of the technology is the application of short square wave pulses of high voltage that generate very high electric fields. Due to the short pulses of microsecond magnitude, excessive heating and undesirable electrolytic reactions are minimized.
The CEPT platform is a high voltage generator combined with treatment chambers. The technology is primarily used within food production to increase extraction and extend sustainability. CEPT is based on short-term high voltage pulses (PEF) which inhibits the cell membrane and kill unwanted microorganisms.
Biomass (cells) exposed to high voltage pulses, temporarily (electroporation) or permanently (electric lysis), destabilizes the lipid bilayer and proteins of the cell membranes.
Generates electric fields and electric breakdown.
In basic terms: the electric pulses allows for more juice to be extracted without compromising it’s quality.
The heat effect of the treatment is low and the heating of the juice is limited to only 1-3° Celsius.
The treatment is continuous and easy to retrofit into existing extraction lines. The technology is energy efficient and barely heat the product, which is otherwise detrimental to sensorial attributes like taste and color
The juiceCEPT® consists of a CEPT v6 PEF high-voltage generator and a cabinet with an optimized booster step. The equipment continuously monitors and logs pressure, temperature before and after the treatment as well as the product flow.
These sensors provide valuable information about the treatment process and allow complete quality assurance and process safety. With the flow sensor, the treatment is only enabled when there is an actual and enough flow through the system. The process connection is stainless steel, food-grade, dairy fittings.
By its activity causing natural cells, ́ electroporation facilitates juice and nutrients extraction thus reducing enzymatic and holding time. Simply feeding the product by a positive pump and controlling the flow by a magnetic flowmeter.
The juiceCEPT® solution is scalable where an increased number of units will multiply the flow rate with the same number. The juiceCEPT® is operated via controlCEPT, a Siemens-based PLC system, which is prepared for customer-based digital start/stop signals or complete integration to end-users PLC-systems.
Designed for increased durability with minimal heat impact. We have more than doubled the shelf life of freshly squeezed quality juices while maintaining freshness and fruitiness.
The main benefits of applying the technology of juiceCEPT+® are, firstly – an increase in shelf-life by up to 21 days using minimal heat impact that does not damage color, taste and nutritional values. Second, maintained quality in taste, color and nutritional values of bottled juices due to the cold process treatment of juiceCEPT+®.
We offer a very simple yet powerful commercial offers for juice producers looking to extend the shelf-life of high-quality juices. We call it 21-21. Meaning, we guarantee a 21-day shelf-life for only 0,21 Euro per treated liter. Learn more about the concept, let’s meet up!
Improve extraction by micro-scale destruction of cell membranes of the mashed raw material like fruits, berries, and vegetables. Boost cellular release of minerals, vitamins, colors compounds, and other micronutrients enhancing quality substantially.
For the juiceCEPTx® application for increased extraction and improved quality we also offer a very beneficial business model.
Increase juice yield extraction, depending on commodity and production facilities. The price for this is only 0,025 cents per treated kilo, simple! No upfront investment. Pay per treatment.
Treatment of juice with CEPT® technology will keep the temperature below 40°C, and still, achieve food safety, keeps the nutrient content, the natural freshness.
The two methods can also be combined by installing two separate units and treating the juice in two steps during processing.
The needs and requests of customers have changed throughout the last decades, one of them being a longer shelf-life. Different processes have been established throughout the years to extend the shelf-life of different food products.
HPP and CEPT® may have the same purpose and some producers may actually benefit from HPP rather than CEPT®. However, there are several advantages that only CEPT® can provide by opening up the cell membranes. A couple of differences should be taken into account when comparing these technologies.