EP Destoning machines from Voran

The EP range off destoning machines are manufactured by internationally renowned Voran, suppliers of fruit processing equipment since 1925.

EP destoners are a fast and easy way of processing a variety of stoned fruits, such as plums, cherries, damsons, peaches and apricots, with minimal labour costs. Two models are available:

  • the EP500 which processes up to 500 kg of fruit per hour
  • the EP1000, which processes up to 1000 kg per hour
  • See Application for operating details
  • Interchangeable perforated screens to suit different types of fruits (See Features)

Please call us on 01404 892 100 to discuss your destoning requirements.

See the 'Voran' tab (below) for customer Case Studies which feature equipment from the Voran range.


Please see Presses - Apple for our range of apple presses (NB Some of these also press other fruits)

Please see Presses - Grape for our range of wine presses




  • Fruit is fed into the hopper, and is transported into the machine by auger
  • The fruit is then pushed by a rotor with three blades through a perforated screen, and clean stones are ejected
  • The fruit pulp can be pumped out of the machine for further processing



Screens with different perforation sizes can be used for different fruits:

  • 3mm for cherries
  • 5mm for plums
  • 8mm for apricots

Screens are quickly interchangeable. The incline of the cylinder can also be adjusted to determine the duration that the fruit is in the machine. If desired, an SA elevator can be used to rinse the fruit and feed it into the machine. We also offer a range of eccentric screw pumps to transport the fruit pulp for further processing.

The machine is constructed with stainless steel, and is fully portable.



  • Capacity: 500kg per hr
  • Input height: 1250 mm
  • Pulp output height: 382 mm (DIN 65 male thread)
  • Stone output height: 382 mm
  • Power: 400 V, 5.5 kW, 50 Hz
  • Dimensions: Length 1190 x Width 637 x Height 1250 mm
  • Weight: 107 kg


  • Capacity: 1000kg per hr
  • Input height: 1585 mm
  • Pulp output height: 525 mm (DIN 65 thread)
  • Stone output height: 615 mm
  • Power: 400 V, 5.5 kW, 50 Hz
  • Dimensions: Length 1650 x Width 820 x Height 1670 mm
  • Weight: 205 kg



NB Video shows an SA elevator, EP1000 destoning machine.


Established in 1925, Voran is the market leader in commercial fruit processing equipment.

We have been supplying Voran equipment since 1987. Here are the reasons why we choose Voran for their presses, mills and reception equipment:

  • Their extensive specialist experience in apple processing (coming up to 100 years)
  • Voran's presses are designed to achieve excellent juice yields from fresh and stored fruit (up to 80%, depending on model, fruit variety and fruit quality) for optimised raw juice quality (freshness, flavour, aroma & structure) and low juice turbidity
  • Their equipment is of high build quality and extremely robust - there are many Voran presses in the UK over 20 years old which are still giving good service today
  • Their presses and mills are designed for fast juice collection for minimal oxidation
  • Their range is modular and process-based
  • They manufacture in-house at their site in Austria and so are in full control of the manufacturing process
  • Their manufacturing processes are optimised to produce high quality equipment through stringent quality assurance
  • They operate via ISO 9001 quality assurance standards and are TÜV AUSTRIA certified
  • Their commitment to product development in response to the needs of juice producers and market trends has been demonstrated year on year
  • Voran’s original vision was to trade with integrity and to engender trust - these core values have remained fundamental to the success of the company

The Voran Range

The Voran range covers all scales of production and includes the equipment below:


Voran Video

Watch the Voran video here.


Read our Vigo, Voran & varients of press blog.

What we offer...

We can offer you:

  • Advice on the appropriate equipment for you – taking budget, space, desired throughput, labour, etc. into consideration
  • Competitive prices
  • Advice on integrating new equipment into existing schemes
  • Trade-in options for your used (Voran) equipment
  • Advice on layout of equipment, power/water requirements in your building, etc.
  • Equipment thoroughly tested prior to dispatch by our experienced team of Vigo engineers
  • Conversion to single-phase power where required
  • Vigo engineers install & commission on site and provide training to you and your staff where necessary
  • Comprehensive 2 year parts and labour warranty on Voran presses, backed up by Vigo engineers
  • Maintenance & full technical backup and support from our mobile engineers
  • Good stock of spare parts

Case Studies

The Case Studies below represent a small sample of the hundreds of presses we have supplied over the years [NB: More case studies are listed in the Cider & Juice category of Case Studies]:

How can we help you?

If you're looking to upgrade your fruit processing system, or start from scratch, please call us on 01404 892100 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.



We have been supplying producers in the drink industry since 1984. We work with renowned manufacturers throughout Europe and in America to bring you robust and efficient production and processing equipment, backed up by our team of Vigo engineers. The manufacturer listed above is just one example. See our Manufacturers page for a list / more information on the manufacturers we are proud to work with.

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