Separator compliant with all recent safety food standards

Paul Boughton

The new generation separator increases safety and improves clean-up and maintenance as it provides a standard global presence for the traditional round separator.
The totally enclosed weight guard prevents ‘reach-in’ injuries and complies with European CE Standards.  This MX design also complies with ATEX Standards by making use of the appropriate motor, conductive gaskets and anti-static spout connectors all applicable for the Food industry as well.
The open base construction allows for cleaning underneath the unit, therefore preventing dirt and product build-up to occur.  Additionally, the MX base design eliminates all gussets and external crevices where product can become trapped while allowing for total external polishing of the machine. These features allow for a more sanitary designed separator.  The open construction scheme also allows for easier inspection and cleaning of the separator’s underside.
Angled support springs minimize aggressive vibration that typically occurs during shutdown of the machine.  The extremely rugged construction of this machine utilises conical construction rather than flat plates which creates a more rigid geometric structure.  This concept has been successfully tested and proven through millions of high G life cycles.  
The choice for special noise abating metals and self cleaning screens with larger sliders have a positive influence on the noise levels of the separator. Noise reductions can be measured as much as 16dbA.
Monitoring the elastomeric materials used makes this new generation round separators also compliant with the EC1935/2004 Food Contact regulations and GMP standards.
On demand of the Food industry a lot of research has been done into magnetically reactive and FDA acceptable cleaning balls and sliders for direct food contact. In case of screen breakage specially woven magnetic screen cloth can be retrieved in the downstream process by magnets.
All this makes the new generation MX Round Separator a safer, cleaner and stronger equipment that can be used chemical, food, pharmaceutical, mineral, paper, and many other industries.
Sweco Europe SA is based in Nivelles, Belgium.


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