Oil extraction made easy
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CTA. 1993. Oil extraction made easy. Spore 43. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A company in Germany has produced a range of spindle-presses called KOMET. KOMET Spindle-presses can extract high quality vegetable oils from copra, seeds, kernels and nuts (e.g linseed, sesame seed, cotton seed, palm kernels, sunflower seeds,...
A company in Germany has produced a range of spindle-presses called KOMET. KOMET Spindle-presses can extract high quality vegetable oils from copra, seeds, kernels and nuts (e.g linseed, sesame seed, cotton seed, palm kernels, sunflower seeds, mustard seed, peanuts etc.). The oil is produced by a 'cold' pressing system. It is not necessary to heat, boil or steam the raw materials prior to the pressing operation, a process which can spoil or damage the valuable end product. The oil yield factor of the KOMET spindle-press is very high, even with a single passage of the raw material, but it is possible to increase the yield by subsequent re-pressing. In contrast to oil extraction systems using chemical solvents there is no contamination, and the residue after pressing can be used directly for human and animal foodstuffs. It is also not necessary to refine the oil and the oil from the press retains its original character of colour, taste and odour. The single spindle-press KOMET CA 59, IS designed for use in the laboratory/research sections of edible oil and margarine factories for farmers, hospitals etc. The double spindle-press, KOMET DD 85, can be used as an individual machine or several units can be grouped together to form oil production units for small-scale industries such as salad oil, soap or margarine factories and village cooperatives. For the processing of bigger nuts and kernels, as well as of dried copra, the company has developed a cutting machine. This machine works on the scissors principle, cutting the material m such a way that there is no initial loss of oil. IBG Monforts GMBH & Co., Postfach 200353 D4050 Monchengladbach 2, GERMANY