There are many types of manually cleaned basket centrifuges in the world. Each have a unique feature or twist on a common design. For the industrial markets, however, the features that really matter most are best understood by those that employ them in their operations. They are:
The manual clean design consists of a rotating chamber belt driven by a motor. Internal to the rotor is an easily removable liner for sludge removal. Process liquid is pumped or gravity fed through the centrifuge rotor. Accelerated by the vanes attached to the rotor cover, fluid fills the rotor where it is exposed to the centrifugal force field. Materials heavier than the process liquid are forced to the perimeter of the rotor where they accumulate until manual cleaning is performed. Clarified process liquid overflows through the opening in the top of the rotor and drains by gravity back to the process.
Cleaning of the rotor is quite simple. The drive motor is stopped, the cabinet door is opened, and the liner removed from the rotor body for cleaning. The cleaned liner is put back in position and the drive motor restarted. The entire operation takes just a few minutes. No consumable media is used to clarify the process liquid and the rotor liners are designed for years of continuous service.
Rugged and reliable, there is no more cost effective industrial centrifuge available on the market today.