Development and Acceptance of Tomato Paste Processing Machine

  • Mark Augusto V. Agus
  • Romeo D. Jr. Solitario
  • Rina J. Arcigal
Keywords: Tomato Paste Processing Machine, extraction efficiency, belt and pulley, motor, torque


Tomato products such as puree and tomato paste are used for the preparation of many food products which may include frozen food, pasta and pizza toppings, etc. Good quality tomato-based products are manufactured with good solid content, and the viscosity of the produce is derived from the combination of water with the fibrous strands in the tomato paste and the gelling effect of pectin found naturally in tomatoes. The developed prototype will be used in the preparation of the tomato paste as the final product used by different restaurants, wanders, cafeterias etc. The ketchup that is already used is costlier and full of preservatives which is not preferable for human health, whereas this machine produces 100% pure and hygienic ketchup without preservatives and it is also cheaper. This machine may be used for continuous ketchup production. Only one person can handle the machine.

The main objective of this study is to design and develop a “Tomato Paste Processing Machine”. Specifically, it seeks to achieve the following objectives: (1) to identify the components needed to construct the “Tomato Paste Processing Machine” that can satisfy the standard requirements; (2) to determine the performance of the “Tomato Paste Processing Machine” in terms of extraction and machine efficiency; (3) to determine the acceptability of the machine in terms of evenness of cooking and mixing consistency as perceived by the machine user.


Amiss, J. M., Jones, F. D., Ryffel, H. H., & McCauley, C. J. (2016). Machinery’s Handbook. Industrial Press.

Ashby, M. F. (2017). Materials Selection in Mechanical Design (5th ed.). Elsevier.

Berk, Z. (2018). Food Process Engineering and Technology (3rd ed., Ch. 7). Academic press. Retrieved from

Bhandari, V. B. (2010). Design of Machine Elements. Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited.

Bjarnadottir, A. (2019). A Medical Review – written on March 25, 2019.

Boblenz, J. N. (2015). Belts (mechanical). Retrieved from

Bolton, W. C. (2013). Mechanical science. John Wiley & Sons.

Budynas, R. G. & Nisbett, J. K. (2011). Mechanical Engineering Design (4th ed.). New York: McGraw – Hill Companies.

Budynas, R. G., & Nisbett, J. K. (2015). Shigley's mechanical engineering design (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Capote, R. S. (2009). Complete mechanical engineering formula and principles. Jam Publishing.

Chalmers, B. J. (2013). Electric motor handbook. Elsevier.

Crawshaw, R. (2010). Handbook of Waste Management and Co-Product Recovery in Food Processing (Vol. 2). Retrieved from

Daniells, S. (2010). Lycopene-Rich Tomato Paste Helps Skin From Within: Study. Retrieved from

Del Rincon, A. F., Viadero, F., Iglesias, M., García, P., De-Juan, A., & Sancibrian, R. (2013). A model for the study of meshing stiffness in spur gear transmissions. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 61, 30-58.

Delany, A. (2018). What Is Tomato Paste? And How Do You Unlock Its Full Potential? Retrieved from

Eliseev, V., & Vetyukov, Y. (2012). Effects of deformation in the dynamics of belt drive. Acta Mechanica, 223, 1657-1667.

Elliot, B. (2016). Electro Mechanical Device and Components: Illustrated Sourcebook. The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Faires, V. M. (1965). Design of machine elements (4th ed.). Macmillan Coll Div

Francisco, J. R. (2014). Design of Machine Elements (Vol. 1). C & E Publishing. Incorporated.

Glavatskih, S. (2018). Machine Elements. Retrieved from

Hao, A. P., & Jia, Y. H. (2013). Research on the characteristics of bearing behavior of the profiled throttling cavity air bearing. Procedia Engineering, 67, 367-377.

Herman, S. (2013). Electrical Studies for Traders. Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage Learning.

Jensen, C. (2011). Engineering Drawing and Design (7th ed.). McGraw Hill.

Juvinall, R. C., & Marshek, K. M. (2013). Machine component design. Wiley.

Khabou, M. T., Bouchaala, N., Chaari, F., Fakhfakh, T., & Haddar, M. (2011). Study of a spur gear dynamic behavior in transient regime. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 25(8), 3089-3101.

Khurmi, R. S., & Gupta, J. K. (2005). A textbook of machine design. S. Chand Publishing.

Pop, C. A., Simut, R., Pintea, S., Saldien, J., Rusu, A., David, D., ... & Vanderborght, B. (2013). Can the social robot Probo help children with autism to identify situation-based emotions? A series of single case experiments. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 10(3), 1350025.

Shercliff, H. R. & Ashby, M. F. (2017). Elastic Structures in Design. Retrieved from

Srivastava, N., & Haque, I. (2009). A review on belt and chain continuously variable transmissions (CVT): Dynamics and control. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 44(1), 19-41.

How to Cite
Agus, M. A. V., Solitario, R. D. J., & Arcigal, R. J. (2023). Development and Acceptance of Tomato Paste Processing Machine. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 3(2), 1-12. Retrieved from