Decanter Centrifuges For The Production Of Starch And Gluten
Different raw materials are used for manufacturing starch and gluten. At the same time, manufacturers are particularly concerned to achieve effective and economical processing. Only in this way can they guarantee a wide product range and good environmental compatibility. Decanter centrifuges play a central role in this.
Flottweg uses its industrial centrifuges in the starch and gluten area for producing:
- Wheat starch and wheat gluten
- Potato starch, potato protein, potato pulp and potato gratings
- Corn starch and corn gluten
- Pea starch and pea protein
For each of these applications, Flottweg develops optimum process lines and supplies the appropriate decanter centrifuges. These make it possible to produce A and B-starch, gluten, bran and protein. In this way, you increase your effectiveness and reduce process costs.
Production of starch – with the Flottweg Tricanter®
Wheat is one of the most important raw materials in the world for production of starch and its byproducts. The production of starch involves breaking wheat flour down into its constituents of A-starch, pentosans and gluten or B-starch. The most effective and efficient method of doing this is with the Flottweg Tricanter®.
The Tricanter® has a decisive advantage. It separates starch and other constituents directly in the first process step. The Tricanter® separates the entire A-starch as a concentrate, removes the gluten with the B-starch and separates off the light constituents.
The Flottweg Tricanter® – maximum flexibility in starch production
Only the Tricanter®, with its adjustable impeller, offers the optimum throughflow and an optimum end product even given a fluctuating feed. Depending on the customer’s requirements, the decanter can manufacture a moist or dry end product. We adapt the process lines to your requirements.
Possible end products in the manufacture of wheat are:
- Cleaned and dewatered vital gluten
- Cleaned A-starch suspension for manufacturing glucose, starch or as the basis for modified starch
- B-starch suspension for further processing
Advantages of the Flottweg Tricanter® for wheat starch manufacture
High separation rate
Good splitting of the starch facilitates the subsequent processing operations and also increases both product quality and yield.
Simple, flexible operation
High-quality production continues even given a fluctuating raw material quality.