Technologies in Agriculture
If you’re in the agricultural field, there’s no doubt that you’ve begun seeing a change in the industry. All over the United States, there has been a large push for farmers to incorporate technology into their craft. Every day more farms adopt emerging technologies in order to maximize product yields. For those who may be skeptical, we assure you that digital agriculture is the way of the future. This rise in technology not only lends itself to heightened productivity but also to a more manageable life for the farmers that adopt them.
Remanufactured centrifuges have numerous distinct advantages over a refurbished or new one. For starters, a remanufactured centrifuge is less expensive than new and better than used. When you hear about used, refurbished, or reconditioned centrifuges, those are different from remanufactured. And the difference is in the details.
At Separators Inc., our technicians perform centrifuge maintenance services on site at customer facilities. By performing minor centrifuge services out in the field, equipment only needs to shut down for a short period of time and be back up and running in a matter of hours. While performing on-site maintenance brings a lot of benefits to our customers, it also can seem confusing to prepare for.
That’s why we created the Pre-Maintenance Checklist.
Wondering what it takes to prepare for an on-site visit with our service technicians? We’ve put together a checklist detailing each step in that process.
When a Separators Inc. service technician travels to perform centrifuge maintenance in your facilities, having the right machinery and equipment in place helps ensure the service goes off without a hitch. I’ll detail what you need to know about machinery and equipment below, but before I go any further, know that you can get your copy of the Pre-Maintenance Checklist here.
We’ve put together a checklist our customers can use to prepare for an on-site visit from our service technicians. Separators Inc. service technicians travel all across the United States to perform centrifuge maintenance in our customers’ facilities. Because we perform service on-site, we check on and verify a handful of items before the day of the service visit. Before I go any further, know that you can get your copy of the Pre-Maintenance Checklist here.
In our day-to-day and professional lives, receiving maintenance is a pretty common occurrence. Automobiles and homes require routine maintenance. All types of machinery, heavy equipment, and tools also require their own maintenance in order to keep them operational. But everything runs on its own maintenance schedule and requires different tools and resources.
There are endless ways to decrease and improve your separation process efficiency. As you know, centrifuges are rated by the volume of material they process per hour. If your centrifuge is rated at 40,000 lbs. per hour, that's the greatest amount of material it can process efficiently.
We offer a wide array of services at Separators Inc. - from custom automation technology and control panels to fully remanufactured equipment and training. But more than anything else, we are a service company. Meeting both the day-to-day and unexpected needs of centrifuge equipment is at the core of what we do.
In today’s world, if you run separators, you run with automation. Sure, you might have components of your process that are still manual, but overall, automation is what’s responsible for the performance of each centrifuge. Feedback from pressure transmitters, temperature meters, and back pressure valves communicate with a control system, telling the automation how to adjust processes in real-time. That, in effect, is what controls the machines.
An unbalanced centrifuge is a recipe for disaster. Centrifuges spin at very high speeds, and they do so for hours on end. Some facilities run their centrifuges 24/7, only pausing for CIP procedures and the occasional service visit. When a bowl starts to get off balance – and they always do at some point or another – they continue to get more and more off balance as time goes on.
And the further from balanced an industrial centrifuge becomes, the more inefficient and dangerous it becomes. So, what do you do? You get your bowl balanced.