Tetra Pak has reduced the energy consumption of its separators by up to 40% by incorporating Encapt pressure management technology.
Encapt technology works by lowering the atmospheric pressure around the spinning bowl in separators using a low-pressure pump, and the system is supervised by sensors that keep air friction minimal, conserving energy.
When combined with the AirTight design inside the bowl – an inlet at the bottom and the outlet at the top, saving the centre for outlet flow, requiring less energy – the Encapt technology makes the separators “the most energy efficient on the market”, according to Tetra Pak.
Tetra Pak separators can be used for a wide variety of applications, including separating milk into cream and skim milk, clarifying juice by removing particles, treating whey and producing butter oil.
The company claims that it now has a patent pending for the automation of the separators, which allows the Encapt technology to function properly.
Tetra Pak product manager, Ulrika Rehn said: “We want to help customers meet the challenge of achieving superior product quality with lower operational costs, and a lower environmental footprint.
“Most commonly used to separate milk or whey – the Tetra Pak Separators with Encapt technology, when paired with AirTight technology, offer incomparable energy savings.
“Designed with built-in operational flexibility for different speeds and flow rates, customers can use the same line for different products, and achieve higher energy efficiencies than any other model available.
“In fact, they can save around 4 million kWh during the machine’s lifespan.”
Holger Lüers, general manager at Müritz Milch GmbH, within DMK group, Germany added: “This is a sophisticated combination that really works.
“The AirTight technology ensures energy efficient separation and a flexible flow rate to the line during a production run. Plus, the additional energy savings brought by the low-pressure technology is a real bonus.”
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