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Separation in dairy industry

The right ingredient for your success in the dairy industry

With more than 100 years’ experience working with the dairy industry, ANDRITZ SEPARATION concentrates on improving your process in all types of separation. Whether your dairy is part of a global group or a family company, our mission is the same: to provide safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable solutions that boost your productivity and quality of product.

In our work with big companies, as well as many smaller family dairies, we’ve come to the realization that no two processing plants are exactly alike. Yes, there are some technical similarities in the process and equipment, but that’s where the similarities stop. Each of our customers has its own specific challenges, whether producing milk, cream, butter, cheese, casein, whey protein, lactose or powdered milk. Each is under pressure to find its own path toward more efficient and profitable production. That is why we make it a point to first understand these needs, and then specify the exact machine to fit into your production process – based on our 100+ years of experience in dairy.

What’s your biggest challenge? Ask your separation specialist.

ANDRITZ Frautech separator for dairy processing

ANDRITZ Frautech separator for dairy processing

Milk reception and pasteurization
A more profitable approach

Our separation solutions link the various process steps such as pasteurization, standardization, and homogenization. It’s a uniquely gentle process that produces dairy products of the highest quality, with minimal somatic cells, bacteria, spores and maximum retention of undamaged native fat globules and milk proteins. All so you can concentrate on further process streams and value-added products. For example, we can help you to minimize the bacteria content in the milk prior to pasteurization and evaporation by using our bacteria removing clarifier. Or offer special know-how for powdered milk used in exclusive chocolates.

The speed and efficiency, with which our machines separate, clarify, concentrate, purify, and dry adds to your productivity, ensuring reliable performance and lower total operating costs – year after year.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION equipment for milk reception and pasteurization:

Krauss-Maffei DCF dynamic crossflow filter for filtration

Krauss-Maffei DCF dynamic crossflow filter for filtration

Drum dried milk powder
More chocolate, lower cost

Ever since developing the world’s first drum dryer in 1916 and our first mill sifter a year later, we’ve built a global reputation in the food industry for providing robust, high-quality drum drying processing lines. With more than 500 dryers installed for milk drying alone, we’ve proven ourselves to be a capable partner for handling everything from the engineering and design to installation and start-up.

We can test your materials in our pilot plants to help achieve your goals in terms of taste, purity, and product characteristics. In addition to its high concentrations of free fat, which enables you to reduce the amount of cacao butter, drum dried milk powder also maintains excellent fluidity in the chocolate mass while giving the milk powder a distinctive caramel taste.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION equipment for drum dried milk powder:

ANDRITZ Gouda Drum Dryer

ANDRITZ Gouda Drum Dryer

Casein production
The smarter way to a better product

Decanter centrifuges have been used in the dairy industry for over 100 years, and the development continues. Since our first casein installation in 1970, we have continued to refine our solutions, developing low-foam features that reduce the need for chemical defoaming agents. With this innovative approach to casein decanting, the end product is not only free of chemicals – a key potential allergen – but is also less costly to produce, with some customers saving up to 25,000 euros a year in defoaming agents alone.

This work has led to a generation of decanters for the production of casein that performs continuously, is easy to maintain and clean, and produce a dry cake that preserves the valuable casein product. Our decanter’s performance is measured not just by its separation capabilities, but also by its “simply clever” design – delivering high availability and efficient cleaning-in-place (CIP). It’s all part of our ongoing effort to develop smarter, more efficient solutions for casein producers everywhere. Whether it’s a clarifier, skimmer, bacteria removing clarifier or decanter, the result is a complete processing solution that creates the most value for your facility, your end product, and your production staff – for years to come.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION equipment for casein production:

Fluid bed dryer and cooler for milk powder production

Fluid bed dryer and cooler for milk powder production

Whey treatment
Redefining operational efficiency

Few global suppliers can match the range of expertise and innovation we bring to customers in whey treatment. For decades, we’ve developed not only high-yield lactose decanters but continuously develop new technologies like the DCF.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION equipment for whey treatment:

F-Decanter for casein production

F-Decanter for casein production

Wastewater treatment
For a complete treatment

Beyond the solutions of separation throughout the process of production, ANDRITZ SEPARTION also proposes a wide portfolio of separative technologies for the waste treatment of dairy.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION equipment for wastewater treatment:

D-Decanter for dairy wastewater treatment

D-Decanter for dairy wastewater treatment

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