Alfa Laval Foodec decanter centrifuges are ideal for industries where delicate food and beverage products are processed – and where easy cleaning is crucial.
Centrifugal separator with unparalleled efficiency and easy cleaning
- Higher juice extraction yield, drier cake and clearer liquid
- Easy and fast cleaning with CIP thanks to AL cleaning technology and software
- High operational flexibility to adapt to different processes or fruits
- Wide range of available decanter size all with premium G-Force level
Alfa Laval Foodec is designed to minimize separation costs while delivering a high quality end product. The design is ideal for the manufacture of beverages and viscous foods. The drive system offers much lower power consumption than alternative technologies. The innovative control system reduces operating costs while giving you better control over the separation process.
- Fruit juice
- Soy protein
- Plant-based beverages such as oat, almond and rice drinks
How it works
How centrifugation in food processing works with Foodec
Separation takes place in a horizontal cylindrical bowl equipped with a screw conveyor. A stationary inlet tube introduces the product into the bowl, and a distributor gradually accelerates it. Centrifugal forces separate solids from the liquid. The solids are collected and compacted on the bowl wall.
A conveyor rotates inside the bowl at a slightly different speed. This transports the settled solids on the bowl wall towards the conical end. Foodec's design increases hydraulic pressure inside the drum to improve flow through a narrow opening. The compacted and dewatered solids leave the bowl via discharge openings at the smaller diameter of the conical end. Separation takes place in the entire length of the cylindrical part of the bowl, and the clarified liquid leaves through a paring disc (internal centripetal pump).
All wetted parts in Foodec decanter centrifuges are made with stainless steel. The control system is equipped with a graphic user interface and multiple communication options.
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