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PND - Fruit Processing Machinery

Taking advantage of the great potential of pomegranates with the right machinery

Pomegranates are appealing and boast multiple beneficial properties, plus they are requested by food, drug and cosmetic companies. The current growth substantiates future perspectives that will see pomegranates used in all sectors and confirms a massive presence on the market. PND intercepted its potential and promptly aligned with demand, supporting those who decided to bet on this product. FreshPlaza has talked about it with Valerio De Caro, sales manager at PND for the past 13 years.

Valerio De Caro

"PND, which specializes in the design and manufacture of fruit processing machinery, developed SM2 to shell pomegranates. The machine was born in September 2023 and showcased at Fiera Fruit Logistica 2024 in Berlin, and it is already quite successful in Italy and abroad, with installations in both Cyprus and the Netherlands."

The machine can process 4/6 fruits per minute and boasts a stainless steel frame. It is compact and easy to use and manage. It must be loaded manually and is suitable for small and medium productions.

Photo: SM2

"Our SM2 meets the needs of those small and medium businesses that are betting on pomegranates and improving their position on the ever-growing market. What is more, considering the constant growth of the segment, PND is working on quicker solutions suitable for larger productions."


But how does SM2 work? The product is manually cut in half and loaded into the two processing heads. A mechanical system moves the lever that hits the fruit intermittently, detaching the arils from the peel. The machine can be sold both as stand-alone or as part of a processing line with washing tank, cutting station and conveyor.

All components are easily replaceable and the parts in contact with the fruit are made of material suitable to come into contact with food. Cleaning and maintenance are quick and easy thanks to the minimum number of mechanical components.

Mechanically shelled arils

"SM2 will be showcased at Macfrut in Rimini on May 8-10. It is an opportunity not only to view it, but also to test its simplicity. Please do come and see us. PND is a company operating on a global scale, always available to swiftly help with ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. Our peculiarity is the fact that we listen to clients: we provide prompt answers to our partners, with specific processing lines and solutions that we could define as customized. Please visit our website to browse the catalog and a calendar of the events we will attend."

For further information:
Valerio De Caro
PND - Fruit Processing Machinery
Via Brancaccio, 11
84018 Scafati (SA) – Italy
+39 0818509368
[email protected]

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