SWITZERLAND – Tetra Pak, the multinational food packaging and processing company, has reduced the energy use of its separators by 40%, by incorporating a breakthrough pressure management technology, Encapt, into the systems’ design.
According to the company, this Encapt technology lowers the atmospheric pressure around the spinning bowl using a low-pressure pump, and the system is supervised by sensors that keep air friction minimal.
This way, the less friction used means there is less energy required.
“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,” said Holger Lüers, General Manager at Müritz Milch GmbH, within DMK group, Germany.
Combined with a unique AirTight design inside the bowl, where the whole system is hermetically sealed to ensure no air enters.
With the inlet at the bottom and the outlet at the top it saves the centre for outlet flow and so requires less energy.
These two technologies together make the machines the most efficient on the market.
Product manager Ulrika Rehn explains the technology behind Encapt, how we brought outer space into our separators.
“We want to help customers meet the challenge of achieving superior product quality with lower operational costs, and a lower environmental footprint,” said Tetra Pak Product Manager, Ulrika Rehn.
“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 4Million kWh during the machines lifespan.”