Extraction

A variety of extraction equipment models available at Foeth

Most food production plants or chemical industries need to extract valuable components from raw materials for production. For instance, if you produce vegetable oil, you must extract it from seeds or other ingredients, while sugar is extracted from sugar cane or sugar beets. Regardless of the industry, you need extraction equipment to separate valuable components from the raw materials. You can improve the production efficiency or industrial processes by investing in extraction machines from Foeth. New machines can be costly, but you can get high-quality used equipment to suit your needs. The equipment is mechanically tested to guarantee the best industry performance in various industrial processes.

Get your desired extraction equipment from Foeth today.

  1. Heckmann Reaktor Ø399 - Extraction New
    arrival
    Volume (Ltr.): 1590
    Material: Stainless steel
    SKU:314T753
    in stock, NL
  2. Hinke 8425 Ltr. - Extraction
    Volume (Ltr.): 8425
    Material: Stainless steel
    SKU:345S1117
    in stock, NL
  3. Kuehni EMS 600/9 - ECR 600/4 Agitated Column - Extraction
    Volume (Ltr.): 2390
    Material: Stainless steel
    SKU:212T092
    in stock, NL
  4. Pfaudler-werke Kolonne 1600 - Extraction
    Volume (Ltr.): 10010
    Material: Glass
    SKU:R0933
    in stock, NL
  5. QVF Glasstechnik Pulse sieve bottom DN150  - Extraction
    Volume (Ltr.): 210
    Material: Stainless steel
    SKU:235P239
    in stock, NL
  6. Gerard + Rau EXTRACTION COLUMN - Extraction
    Volume (Ltr.): 3600
    Material: Stainless steel
    SKU:267N238
    in stock, NL
  7. Luwa-sms ARD 300 - Extraction
    Volume (Ltr.): 200
    Material: Stainless steel
    SKU:169K585
    in stock, NL

How does the extraction process work?

The objective of the extraction plant is to recover components from raw materials useful in production. Most extraction equipment extracts ingredients by dissolving the raw materials in liquid solvents, and later, the component is recovered from the liquid. The extraction work relies on the principle that soluble components can be separated from insoluble mixtures by dissolving them in a suitable solvent. The extraction technique is used in raw materials with only solids and liquids or solids and solutions. When a soluble component is introduced to the liquid or solution, the liquid extraction begins to recover valuable soluble components. Sometimes the extraction method separates all soluble compounds, and the residue is used for further production, like in coffee extraction. Some solvents used in extraction include organic solvents like hexane, water and alcohol. Before extraction, raw materials are usually pre-treated by heating or roasting. Some industrial plants use countercurrent extraction since they produce concentrated extracts and can process huge amounts of raw materials within a short timeframe.

What are the applications of the extraction plant?

After extraction, you can recover and use the extracted material to produce various food and pharmaceutical products. A typical application of the extraction equipment is sugar production from sugar cane or sugar beets. The beets and sugar canes are cut into thin slices and pass through the extraction apparatus to squeeze out impure beet pulp and sugar juice. After extraction, you can recover the sugar particles through crystallisation. Producers of crude vegetable oil also rely on extraction processes in producing vegetable oil from seeds. The process involves cleaning and drying soybeans, sunflower seeds or rapeseeds to extract oil. In pharmaceutical industries, you can use extraction methods to extract active compounds from herbs and medicinal plants.

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