Processing Magazine

Two-bearing centrifugal screener cantilevers for quick cleaning

November 5, 2007

A new medium capacity Centri-SifterÒ centrifugal screener model “MO” from Kason Corporation features a cantilevered shaft with two, externally-mounted bearings between the screening chamber and motor drive, allowing all internals to slide freely from the shaft end for cleaning, screen changes, or inspection. Wide spacing between the bearings, a large diameter shaft, and a flexible shaft coupling combine to prevent vibration, even at high speeds under heavy, imbalanced loads, according to the company. The new screener is intended for food, dairy, and pharmaceutical applications requiring thorough wash-down, as well as other applications involving frequent screen changes/inspections or runs of multiple materials where cross-contamination is of concern. It is available with compliance to USDA, FDA, BISSC, 3-A, and other US and European sanitary standards, with Nylon monofilament, woven wire, or wedgewire screen cylinders. Configurations are offered for continuous operation in-line with dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems, as well as gravity-fed applications.