Tell us about your production challenge

Tomato sauce is a popular ingredient for adding a sweet, slightly acidic touch of flavor to food and recipes. Sauce production involves cooking the tomatoes, removing the seeds and stems with a strainer, using a grinder or milling machine, and then further cooking to the desired consistency. Tomato sauce making equipment is used in industrial production to speed up the various preparation steps while maintaining the quality of the sauce.

Which tomato sauce equipment do you need?

Vegan Sauce Processing System

Having a multipurpose machine allows one to perform different tasks like cooking, frying, brai...

Multifunctional Cutting and Dispersing Machine

When processing alternative proteins or making products such as smoothies a...

Empty crate inspection system

Extensive and much-differentiated inspection of both the crate and the bottle that allows you ...

High-end empty bottle inspection system

If you are looking for a system with empty bottle inspection; base, residual liquid...

Industrial pressure cooker

Optimizing production processes and human resources to reduce energy consumption and save time an...

Multi-functional food processor for cooking ready meals in different consistencies

In...

Vacuum cooker for concentrating sauces and purees

When producing high quality prepared fo...

Multi-functional food processor for a high sugar percentage pastes production

For the ...

Food processor for making fruit jams for pastries

In a bakery environment fruit jams are ...

Easy to use food processor for gastronomy sauces and pastes

For the development and prod...

Modular HFFS Machine

A large range of sizes and types is available, with traditional horizontal form fill and seal machines b...

HFFS machine with servo-control system

Traditional HFFS machines use mechanical cams to drive the production path through t...

High Speed Premade Pouch Packaging Machine

Pre-made pouches can be problematic for traditional cam-driven mechanical HFS m...

Retort Pouch Packaging Machine

A wide variety of products that were previously canned are now able to be more economically p...

Vacuum based homogenizer

When producing liquid and viscous products such as mayonnaise, sauces, dressings and ketchup it’s v...
sauce cooking mixer machine

Universal Mixer and Cooker for Sauces

Sauce cookers and mixing machines have traditionally been designed to suit one proces...

Industrial vacuum cooker

Batch cookers can be highly inflexible and inefficient, relying on maximum fill levels to operate we...

Pipeline metal detector for sauces

Ensuring liquid and viscous products such as sauces, soups, juices and meat are contamin...

Air knife system for bottling lines

Wet containers are unacceptable and can be problematic in the food and beverage industr...

Industrial bottle sterilizer

Sterilization is an important process in the beverage industry to kill microorganisms. It is im...

Industrial bottle washing machine

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and glass bottles are widely used in the beverage indust...

Automatic filling machine for sauce

Traditional sauce filling units can struggle to maintai...

Semi-manual can sealer

When starting out in the canned product business, you do not necessary want to invest in industrial sc...

Medium scale round can seamer

Automatic seaming of cans of craft bear can be quite the hassle with the movement from the cen...

High speed can seamer

Tin plate thickness for cans has gradually reduced over the years, which makes it a hassle to use new c...

Shrink wrapping machine for PET bottles

During a shrink-wrapping process, a change of reel can slow down the production cyc...

Vacuum and pressure cooker for fruits and vegetables

When producing fruit-based products such as marmalades or ice cream ...

Autoclave sterilizer for food cans and jars

An autoclave is a must-have machine for canned food production lines. It perfo...

Continuous sterilizer for tin cans and jars

A concern in the coffee industry is maintaining the freshness, taste, and qual...

Can leak tester

Every canned pet food producer knows that their product should avoid the growth of microorganisms that could s...

Stories about Tomato sauce

Select your tomato sauce process

Contact us

Tell us about your production challenge

When selecting production equipment for a production plant, it is important to talk to someone with experience in your field. Our industry experts have experience with various industrial applications. We’d love to help you!
Contact us

Steps for success and tomato sauce making equipment

Tomato sauce production is a fairly straightforward process involving the preparation and mixing of ingredients. Sauce makers soften the skin and seeds for ease of removal, after which pressing machines extract the juice and tomato solids used in making sauce. Additional ingredients such as herbs and oil are typically added to a mixer with the pressed tomatoes to improve taste and create a sauce ready to cook with. Finally, the latest tomato sauce making equipment is for labeling and bottling, which provides a rapid and efficient system for preparing your finished tomato sauce for distribution.

Considerations of content, how do conditions and constituents affect your sauce?

Ingredients and other factors readily influence tomato sauces. Storing tomatoes in cool dark places can permanently eliminate the flavor. Sugar, salt, and oil are added to further develop the flavors of tomato sauce. Sugar levels in tomato sauce are quantified by their Brix number as 1 gram of sugar to 100g of solution. The acceptable Brix range for fresh tomatoes is between 3.5 and 5.5, but tomato sauce requires a Brix number of at least 4.5. This can differ depending on the tomato varieties used.

Refractometry is the method used to measure this quality. Fruit pectin influences the thickness of the sauce, while protein content helps to stabilize the taste qualities of the final sauce. The temperature treatment of tomatoes inactivates pectin methylesterase, which is one of the most important enzymes affecting the quality of such products. Without this treatment, the enzymatic reactions will continue unchecked even after bottling or canning.

Temperature breaks a tomato sauce makes

Temperature plays an important role in the processing of tomatoes, and offers a convenient way to manipulate their properties. In the processing of tomatoes, there exist a “hot break,” “warm break,” and “cold break” method for preferential preservation of attributes. The hot break is performed at 100 °C preserving only the pectin for a thick and highly viscous paste. The warm break heats to about 79 °C, and while flavour is preserved, colour is not. Finally, the cold break method at 66 °C preserves both colour and flavor. This method is best for producing tomato sauce, which may then also be reconstituted into tomato juice or pulp.

Paste and purée and sauce, oh my!

The tomato is a versatile but volatile fruit with great potential and plentiful pitfalls. Processed tomatoes are generally broken down into paste, purée, and sauce according to their viscosity. Tomato paste often requires many hours of reduction in a sauce making machine to concentrate its characteristic potency and flavor. To contrast, tomato sauce may be produced in practically minutes from raw tomatoes, requiring only the preparation and some time in a tomato press, before mixing.

 

Tomato purée offers something in between, with a thicker body and richer taste thanks to its higher concentration of tomato solids. Producing paste will require equipment such as stainless steel food mills and pressing machines capable of meeting the pre-processing needs, like temperature breaking and skin removal. Producing quality sauce necessitates an understanding of the many factors such as density sugar and ingredients influencing the final taste.

Processing steps involved in tomato-sauce making

Let's talk about your project!

Tell us about your production challenge and connect directly with leading manufacturers worldwide
All your data is kept confidential