Direct drive centrifuges utilize less energy, require less maintenance and take up less space.
SPX FLOW said the technology is now available with direct drive transmission for selected capacities.
“This will be of special interest to dairy, brewing and other industries looking for new ways to drive costs out of their operations and reduce total cost of ownership,” said Con O’Driscoll, global product manager of dispersion products at SPX FLOW.
SPX FLOW’s vertical disk stack centrifuges provide separation and clarification solutions for the dairy, beverage and industrial sectors. The solutions are suitable for applications including milk skimming, whey processing, bacteria clarification and oil refining.
In the direct drive centrifuge, the motor shaft also functions as the bowl shaft. This eliminates the need for gears, belts or other intervening mechanisms that might otherwise be needed to transfer the energy from the motor to the separation process. Having such a direct connection minimizes the loss of energy in the transmission.
Additionally, having fewer moving parts makes for a quieter, more space-efficient operation that requires less maintenance.
Seital direct drive centrifuges are now available for a range of Seital centrifuges including separators with milk-skimming capacities of 5-10,000 l/h (1,320-2,642 gal/h) and standardization capacities of 8-14,000 l/h (2,113-3,698 gal/h).