Aquarius 30 kilogram per hour Olive Oil Equipment

The key features of the Aquarius Olive Oil Equipment COMBINES simplicity of operation and robust construction, making this a reliable oil press for the extraction of quality virgin OLIVE oil

The Aquarius olive oil equipment can handle two batches of 15 kilograms of olives per hour.  The clean up time is minimal (it can be taken outside and hosed down) and its portability provides ease of use.  This means the equipment can be transported and taken to another location making the equipment suitable for small batch processing.

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Aquarius olive oil processing equipment is ideal for the small lifestyle olive growers who want to produce virgin olive oil.

The Aquarius olive oil equipment comprises separate pieces of machinery for each of the four processes of olive oil production:

These processes are:

  • Milling - to reduce the olives to a paste
  • Malaxation- to break down the cells to release oil
  • Olive Oil Press- to extract the olive liquids
    The objective has been to achieve a higher level of quality oil, while keeping the whole process as simple as possible.
  • Separating - The Separator is used to draw the oil from the water and sediment.


The hammer mill
employs a mechanism which is of a similar size to that used in a full size press and using a 1.5hp motor, produces a fine paste. The hammermill sits on its own stand and can be raised and lowered over a 20 litre stainless steel catch pot (or some other suitably sized container of your choice). The olives are poured into a sorting tray where leaves can be removed and then pushed over the feed tube.  A 15 kilogram batch of olives takes an average of 6 minutes to mill.   

TheThe Maxaler - Holding up the Paddle AssemblyMalaxerMalaxer Paddle AssemblyPhotoPhoto shows malaxing olive paste for approximately 50 minutes.

The olive oil press is an elegant and ingenious machine which enables enormous pressure to be applied to the olive paste. 15kg of olive mixture takes about 25 minutes to press (including filling and emptying). First the top screw is turned to apply moderate pressure, then the hydraulic jack is gently foot pumped to apply up to 10 tonnes of pressure from below. The olive paste is contained in a stainless steel cylinder with slits cut in it which sits in a pot with a draining spout.  By using a series of nylon mats and stainless steel plates, the press achieves close to total extraction of the oil that can be extracted by cold pressing. The whole top assembly swings open for filling and emptying.30kg30kg Olive Oil Press

After pressing it is necessary to separate the olive oil. The process of separation is largely a matter of waiting for gravity to do most of the work, then drawing off either the watery sediment or the oil which floats on top of it.  Our 17 litre separator is easy to use.

1717 litre Separator

 HOW TO MAKE OLIVE OIL USING AQUARIUS EQUIPMENT

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For more information email Val sales@axisindustrial.co.nz

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