Industrial Automatic Yogurt Processing Line

The pretreatment of the milk is the same, regardless of whether set or stirred yoghurt is to be produced. It includes standardisation of the fat and dry matter contents, heat treatment and homogenisation. ...

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The pretreatment of the milk is the same, regardless of whether set or stirred yoghurt is to be produced. It includes standardisation of the fat and dry matter contents, heat treatment and homogenisation. Figure shows an example of the design of a process line for yoghurt production. The milk is pump from storage tank to the process line, are not shown in the figure. It is assumed that the milk has been standardised to the required fat content before entering the line and standardisation of the dry matter content takes place in an evaporator in the process line. If the dry matter content is adjusted by addition of milk powder, the equipment used is similar to that described under “Recombined milk”. Any additives, such as stabilisers, vitamins, etc., can be metered into the milk before the heat treatment.

When the yoghurt milk has been pretreated and cooled to inoculation temperature, the procedure for further treatment depends on whether set, stirred, drink, frozen or concentrated yoghurt is to be produced. The quality of the yoghurt in terms of texture and flavour is essential.

Figure 11.14 shows the processing of stirred yogurt. The pretreated milk, cooled to incubation temperature, is pumped to the incubation tanks (7). Simultaneously a preset volume of bulk starter (6) is dosed into the milk stream. After a tank has been filled, agitation commences and continues for a short time to assure uniform distribution of the starter culture. The incubation tanks are insulated to ensure that the temperature remains constant during the incubation period. The tanks can be fitted with pH meters to check the development of acidity. In typical production of stirred yoghurt the incubation period is 2.5 to 3hours at 42 – 43C when the ordinary type of bulk starter (2.5 – 3% inoculums) is utilised. To attain optimum quality, cooling from 42 – 43C to15 – 22C should be accomplished within 30 minutes after the ideal pH-value has been reached to stop further development of bacteria. The coagulum must be subjected to gentle mechanical treatment so that the final product will have the correct consistency. Cooling takes place in a plate heat exchanger (8) with special plate. After cooling to 15 – 22C, the yoghurt is ready for packing. Fruit and various flavours can be added (10) to the yoghurt when it is transferred from the buffer tanks to the filling machines. This is done continuously with a variable speed metering pump which feeds the ingredients into the yoghurt in the fruit blending unit shown in figure 11.15. The blending unit is static and hygienically designed to guarantee that the fruit is thoroughly mixed into the yoghurt. The fruit metering pump and the yoghurt feed pump operate synchronously.


* Opportunity to realize products with customized recipes.

* Opportunity to produce more than one product with the same processing line.

* Accurate dosing of mixing and additional fruit and aromas.

* High quality of the final product keeping an elevated nutritional value.

* Wide customization of the final product.

* Maximum yield, minimum production waste.

* Highest energy savings thanks to the most advanced technologies.

* Complete line supervision system through monitoring of every process phase.

* Recording, visualization and printing of all daily production data.


Working capacity
from 5 tons/d up to 100 tons/d
Stirred yogurt
Stirred yogurt with fruit puree or flavor
Yogurt with cereals, fibre
Set yogurt
Drinking yogurt
Frozen yogurt
Concentrated yogurt
Package in cup, gable top carton, bottle


* Deodorizer

* Plate pasteurizer

* Homogenizer

* Tanks:

   Storage tank

   Fermentation tank



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