As the heart of your separation process, it’s essential to make sure that your centrifuge is performing at its best to maximize uptime.
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Centrifuges are massive, powerful machines. While these machines operate in a simple, consistent manner, the moment a centrifuge bowl becomes unbalanced, the centrifuge quickly becomes one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on your production floor.
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From eating syrup on your pancakes to wearing a silver necklace, you have benefitted from industrial centrifuges far more often than you probably realize. Yet, despite a centrifuge’s integral role in our society, many people have never heard of this vital piece of equipment.
Looking to buy a centrifuge or parts? Then let’s talk about the obvious: if you’re spending a large chunk of your budget on equipment, you’ll want to make sure that it’s going to work (without any surprises).
While they remain stationary, centrifugal pumps are one of the most critical parts of your centrifuge. So when they stop working as they should, it’s important to swap them out as soon as possible.
Chances are you won’t know that your centrifuge pump needs repair until you have to stop your production line. Unfortunately, a pump is no small purchase, with some plants spending anywhere from $25–$60k on these pivotal pieces of equipment.
Unexpected downtime means lost revenue (and usually lost product). So knowing how to troubleshoot when your centrifuge experiences issues is critical to getting back up and running to meet your production volume goals.
Because of the nature of sanitary centrifuges, especially in the food industry, there are special considerations that must be taken into account when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. And the one thing you don’t want to do is forego regular maintenance.