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1. (WO2018160268) OVERHEAD CONVEYOR AND WASH SYSTEM FOR CITRUS FRUIT OIL EXTRACTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160268    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/000094
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 28 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A23N 1/00
C11B 9/02
Applicants: BROWN INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, LLC
Inventors: DEVITO, John, Peter
Title: OVERHEAD CONVEYOR AND WASH SYSTEM FOR CITRUS FRUIT OIL EXTRACTOR
Abstract:
An overhead conveyor and wash assembly is provided for a citrus oil extractor. In one embodiment, a spray manifold is connected to a drive chain and has nozzles for applying a cleaning solution and water to the extractor rollers. A wiper bar assembly is pendulously suspended from the spray manifold and conveys citrus fruits through the extractor as needed. The wiper bar assembly is moved to a raised position to be retracted to the input end of the extractor. A second embodiment uses a spray manifold pendulously suspended from drive chains and conveys citrus fruit through the extractor as needed and also sprays cleaning solution and water as needed.