Service And Repair
If your centrifuge separator isn’t running at peak efficiency, you’re leaving dollars on the table. Simple as that. Depending on the product you’re running and the overall setup of your process, the variables that can cause your separator to under perform are countless.
Having a balanced bowl is vital to ensuring that your bowl lives a long, safe, and productive life. Just like you balance the tires on your car, your bowl should be balanced on a regular basis. An unbalanced centrifuge will not operate at peak efficiency and could even be dangerous. To keep your operators safe and your product quality high, centrifuges should be serviced to restore balance.
Does brand matter?
When it comes to making any large purchase, the answer is a resounding yes.
You invest time, energy, and research into creating a top-quality product. So it’s only natural you’d want to invest in equipment with a reputation for quality, consistency, and longevity. But where should you start?
Centrifuge equipment failure is an abrupt and hazardous event that can halt your operations at a moment’s notice. While this equipment failure may seem sudden, there are a few telltale signs that something in your centrifuge is not working the way it should.
When it comes to maintaining industrial centrifuges, the effort you put in really does come back to you tenfold. Centrifuges are large, powerful machines, and they do what they do exceptionally well. With the right amount of attention paid to maintaining these machines and safety precautions, centrifuges can provide decades of consistent and reliable performance.
A dirty centrifuge can cause a host of severe problems, ranging from product contamination to costly equipment damage.
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.
Centrifuge care and maintenance isn't something that comes naturally to most. Instead, it’s a skill that takes time to develop. I've been working with centrifuge equipment for decades, and I’ve worked with countless individuals who needed training on the basics of centrifuge service and maintenance because if you don’t know, you don’t know. So if you’re new to centrifuge equipment or if you’re just looking for a refresher, I've prepared the following list of ways anyone can increase their proficiency with this equipment.