Newly developed BLUETECTOR® peeler centrifuge from HEINKEL at Achema 2024: High product quality and flexibility in multi-purpose operation

For the first time, the centrifuge specialist HEINKEL will be presenting its newly developed BLUETECTOR® horizontal peeler centrifuge in size 1250 live at ACHEMA 2024 in Frankfurt am Main. From 10 to 14 June 2024, the industry specialist will be showcasing its product innovation with patented housing design, all-electric, hydraulic oil-free drive concepts at the joint booth C49 of the HEINKEL Drying and Separation Group in hall 6.0.

The highly flexible BLUETECTOR® horizontal peeler centrifuge is ideal for efficient manufacturing processes in 24/7 mono-production as well as for operation as a multi-purpose system.

Reliable multi-purpose operation due to innovative discharge process
This product innovation not only provides excellent product quality at high production volumes in continuous operation, but is also ideally suited as a multi-purpose system. The new peeler ensures low-shear and gentle product discharge, offering maximum flexibility for the discharge process, as the parameters can be variably adjusted depending on the product and process requirements. This refers both to the variability between different recipes and within a recipe. Thanks to the intuitive user interface, the operator can adapt the parameters in real-time. It is easy to realise sampling and batch subdivision, e.g. for barrel filling. The design of the peeler also protects the discharge screw from contamination, which in turn supports the high product quality.

The hydraulic oil-free, all-electric discharge process, which includes removal and emptying, not only ensures low energy consumption, but also provides a hygienic process environment. The integrated, fully automatic cleaning system (CIP) minimises cycle times and ensures productivity and product quality in the same way.

Innovative drive concepts for eco-friendly and clean processes
With the new BLUETECTOR® peeler centrifuge, energy savings of approximately 50,000 kWh per year can be realised due to the innovative drive concepts – even in hazardous areas up to ATEX zone 1. The elimination of hydraulic oil and drive belts means optimised cleanliness and ease of maintenance. A slidable machine cover protects the technical areas of the machine, facilitates maintenance work, reduces noise emissions and ensures a safe working environment for the machine operator.

BLUETECTOR® multiple award-winner
The BLUETECTOR® peeler centrifuge received confirmation of its professional and sophisticated design with the “Special Mention” award at the renowned international Baden-Württemberg “Focus Open” design competition and also made it to the final of the “Best of Industry Award” 2023, category “Process Industry”. The patented and optimised housing shape permits efficient filtrate drainage through the rear wall without any additional guidance for the liquid. When flooding, up to 35 per cent less cleaning fluid and correspondingly less filling time is required due to the shape of the housing, which results in reduced batch times.