“Where can you use centrifugal separators?” is a question that’s nearly impossible to answer. Centrifuge separation has applications across more industries than the average person can name — which would either make it a great or terrible question for pub trivia night.
These high-speed industrial champions are vital to the processing of dairy products, beer, wine, paint, mineral oil, petroleum, fruit juice, ceramics, plastics, animal feed, pharmaceuticals… the list goes on.
The dairy industry is a highly competitive market. Not only are dairy processing plants competing with each other, but trends over the last two decades or so have increasingly put dairy at odds with the ever-growing plant-based market.
When you’re trying to do more with less and stay neck-in-neck with the competition, it’s vital to invest in the best possible equipment. Pressure may tighten margins and arteries, but it also provides an opportunity to innovate.
About 150 years ago, mechanized centrifugal cream separators hit the milk processing industry. People’s minds were blown. The technology flew off the shelves, and the dairy world exploded.
Since then, the dairy industry has been able to grow at an unprecedented rate, and people have been wondering: what’s the next big innovation? What’s the next truly game-changing technology that will streamline industrial dairy processing?
A dirty centrifuge can cause a host of severe problems, ranging from product contamination to costly equipment damage.
Whether they’re enjoying syrup on their pancakes, or proudly wearing a silver necklace, the average citizen benefits from industrial centrifuges far more often than they probably realize — if they’ve even heard of them at all.
Having the right replacement parts for your centrifuge equipment can be a real bottom-line saver. If you’ve ever been on the floor when a centrifuge breaks down, you know the mad scramble first hand. Sourcing centrifuge spare parts might not always be easy, but it is always essential. Here at Separators, our parts department’s primary goal is to get you the parts you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. But don’t just take my word for it. Watch this video to hear it from our team.
Equipment breakdowns can be a nightmare for production facilities. One machine down and the whole operation comes to a screeching halt. Without a moment’s notice, there’s a full crew without a moving line to work on. Supervisors and managers hurry to locate the source, troubleshoot the issue. Every minute of downtime equals dollars disappearing into thin air.
While we may be best known for field service, where technicians travel to customer facilities and provide on-site service, that’s only part of our service capabilities. At our Indianapolis shop, centrifuge equipment comes to us. We take on the big, the bad, and the ugly. Watch the video to meet a few members of our team and get a tour of our shop.
Centrifuges are massive, powerful machines, and they operate in a very simple and consistent manner. Centrifuges are built to last. But just like any piece of equipment, they eventually reach the end of their usable life. And like most pieces of equipment, routine maintenance and service will make a centrifuge’s usable life longer.
If you’re a large dairy company that requires centrifuge service, know that you can get those needs met by Separators. While it’s true we’re not an OEM, we’re not working out of somebody’s garage either. We are a full-scale company, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, and we have centrifuge service technicians positioned all across the United States. We want you to consider us as your service provider not only because of our service and expertise, but because of our attention to safety and insurance needs as well.
When you service with us, you'll find yourself benefitting from superior service in a few key areas:
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