Millburn, N.J.-based Kason Corp. is recognized with Processing’s Breakthrough Product award for its YOB-SS Centri-Sifter centrifugal screener because its two-bearing cantilevered shaft allows the shaft bearing traditionally positioned on the end cover plate to be eliminated. This, in turn, allows rapid, tool-free removal of internal components for quick washdown, inspection or screen changes.
The combination of a large diameter shaft with wide spacing between the bearings, and a flexible shaft coupling, prevents vibration even at high speeds under heavy, imbalanced loads.
Available to USDA, FDA, BISSC, 3-A and other U.S. and European sanitary standards, the centrifugal screener is suitable for food, dairy and pharmaceutical applications requiring quick, thorough wash-down, as well as industrial applications requiring frequent screen changes or material changeovers where cross-contamination must be prevented.
It is available in configurations for gravity-fed applications or continuous operation in-line with dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems, with screen cylinders of Nylon monofilament, woven wire, perforated plate or wedgewire screen.