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Since its invention more than 130 years ago, the centrifugal separator has become an indispensable piece of equipment in the food and beverage industry. Today’s cutting-edge separation technology gives clear advantages in terms of product quality and safety, operational efficiency and production flexibility.

Major breakthrough in separator disc technology

Smaller nodes = HIGHER CAPACITY

The innovative polynode design has made it possible to increase the number of discs in the separator’s disc stack. This means that a separator equipped with polynode discs has a significantly higher capacity than its predecessors – it has become bigger on the inside!

The science of separation

Learn about the laws of physics that lie behind the process of separation.

The science of separation

Learn about the laws of physics that lie behind the process of separation.

A brief history of separation

The separator has been the workhorse of the dairy industry for well over a century. Our mini-documentary explores the technological development, from separation by gravity to today’s inspired-by-space machines.

A brief history of separation

The separator has been the workhorse of the dairy industry for well over a century. Our mini-documentary explores the technological development, from separation by gravity to today’s inspired-by-space machines.

The magic inside AirTight separators

Our design concept for separators, with its closed, hermetic system, eliminates the limitations of semi-open separators. The AirTight system means a process that is gentler on your liquid, and one that considerably reduces energy consumption.

The magic inside AirTight separators

Our design concept for separators, with its closed, hermetic system, eliminates the limitations of semi-open separators. The AirTight system means a process that is gentler on your liquid, and one that considerably reduces energy consumption.
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Why cold milk separation is hot again

Cold separation tradition is strong at Tetra Pak, who has been using hermetic, airtight, separators to cold-separate milk for more than 65 years.

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Separators and sustainability

Separators and sustainability: how the right equipment can reduce the dairy industry’s climate impact.

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Consumer trends in food and beverages, and what they mean for separators

Separation has been around for decades, and the technology is constantly evolving as consumer trends impose new and different demands on food processors.

MORE ABOUT OPERATIONAL COSTS

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Why standard steel won’t suffice for dairy separators

For lower total cost of ownership over the separator’s decades-long life, higher steel grades are a better investment than ordinary grades of stainless steel.

An infographic about 7 things to know about separators

7 things to know about separators

From their history to how they work to the parameters that affect them, our infographic gives you seven interesting facts about separators.

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Day in the life of a super-efficient dairy separator

Tetra Pak® Separators are unique in using two technologies that boost operating performance and cut energy use by up to 40% compared to standard alternatives.

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How the separator sparked a dairy revolution

Inventor improved on a basic principle of physics to produce a device that revolutionized the dairy business and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.

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What on Earth do separators have to do with space travel?

The same principle that allows objects to fly through space is used in Tetra Pak Separators to create financial and environmental benefits for our customers.

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Five reasons to choose an airtight separator

In a closed separator, the bowl is filled with milk and there is no air in the centre. This construction offers a number of performance advantages.

MORE ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY

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Clarification of beverages: 5 things you need to know

Here are five things you need to know about clarification that can help you make better decisions about your processing needs.

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How airtight separators help solve the coconut challenge

The challenge for producers of coconut water remains: how to protect it from the air that makes it rapidly deteriorate during processing.

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How a Bactofuge unit restored one dairy’s market share

Installing a Bactofuge unit helped a large European dairy regain its market leadership and also delivered an unexpected spin-off.

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Dairy and juice separators and how they work

Learn the basics of separation and separators for dairy and juice applications in our short film.

An image of a Tetra Pak Bactofuge unit from above

How a Bactofuge unit restored one dairy’s market share

Installing a Bactofuge unit helped a large European dairy regain its market leadership and also delivered an unexpected spin-off.

A quality compass

Importance of centrifugal separation for product quality

You cannot create a high-quality product from poor-quality raw materials. Here is why centrifugal separation is crucial for your product quality.

Separator applications

- Spore removal

- Hot and cold milk separation

- Milk clarification

- Whey separation

- Whey clarification

- Pure milk fat (AMF)

- Fermented dairy products

- Coconut milk & coconut water

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Equip quickly but pay slowly

Get quick and easy access to Tetra Pak® Separator with flexible financing solution for stand-alone processing components.

SEPARATORS AND TECHNOLOGY

Tetra Pak Separator

Tetra Pak Separator, efficient performance in milk skimming

Tetra Pak separators ensure high capacity and efficient performance in milk skimming. Smooth product treatment results in greater skimming efficiency etc.

Bactofuge unit for spore removal

Tetra Pak Bactofuge unit for spore removal

Tetra Pak Bactofuge units are traditionally incorporated in the pre-treatment of cheese milk, where typically butter acid spores are removed

 Clarifiers for milk and whey

Tetra Pak Clarifiers for milk and whey

The main purpose of milk clarification is to remove impurities. Many clarifiers can only be used for either hot or cold milk, Tetra Pak Clarifiers do both

Tetra Pak Separator with Encapt technology

Tetra Pak Separator with Encapt™ technology

The main purpose of milk clarification is to remove impurities. Many clarifiers can only be used for either hot or cold milk, Tetra Pak Clarifiers do both

Polynode technology

Polynode technology

Polynode technology is a major innovation in separator disc design enabling higher capacity, improved skimming performance, cleanability and hygiene

Interested in other processing components?

Are you looking for other individual component to increase your capacity, extend your product portfolio, or upgrade a current line? Whatever you produce, and whatever your production challenges, we have the processing components that can optimise your operations – from homogenisers to separators, mixers, heat exchangers and more. And we’ve made it easy for you to buy, install and operate – customised to your process and production requirements as well as your product recipes. Our robust, customisable and high-performance components provide superior food and beverage processing – reducing energy consumption, downtime, and waste. And ready for new product launches. You can also draw on our food and production expertise, application support, and other extensive services to add value to your operations. This includes service support 24/7 and genuine spare parts delivered within 48 hours – even supported by financing options like leasing when you need it.