The new decanter generation ecoforce from GEA Westfalia Separator Group is extremely robust and provides a unique combination of excellent performance with low energy consumption and optimum availability
With the new decanter platform ecoforce, GEA Westfalia Separator Group has designed a series of multifunction machines which guarantee maximum availability, high throughput capacities and excellent separating efficiency. At the same time, it meets the user’s desire for maximum flexibility. The entire family of the new decanter generation ecoforce is extremely robust and provides a unique combination of excellent performance and low energy consumption. It can be adjusted in an individual and optimum manner to meet the needs of the specific application, and also enjoys the benefits of user-friendly service for optimum availability.
ecoforce decanters are ideal for being used in applications in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, mineral processing and the field of renewable resources. At ACHEMA 2012, GEA Westfalia Separator Group is presenting a machine of the new series in the mid-range performance segment with the
ecoforce decanter CF 6000.
High energy efficiency
All models of the new ecoforce generation will feature the uniform GEA Westfalia Separator summationdrive. This high-torque drive ensures that the process is reliably provided with the optimum differential speed, thus guaranteeing maximum performance and high separating efficiency. This means that all shafts are provided only with the power which is actually required, which means that the drive operates in a particularly energy-efficient manner.
Reliable operation even at high process temperatures
The gear, bearing, lubrication, materials, steels and production of the scrolls and bowls in the ecoforce series are designed to cope with a permanently high load, for instance with the new “starved lubrication” feature. Applications which pose strong demands on material and machine engineering require robust machines which are able to reliably perform their tasks even at high process temperatures. The new decanter generation features design innovations which enable it to cope with these requirements, and the machines have been clearly improved compared with the previous generation. For instance, the basic construction has also been changed: unlike the situation with previous generations, all decanters in the ecoforce family are equipped with an external gear. This separates the product chamber and the drive chamber, which has a positive impact on the service life of the gears.
Maximum availability of the systems is assured by the service of the original manufacturer, which has been integrated specifically for this decanter series: GEA Westfalia Separator directcare. The aim of this new concept is to ensure that all technical and financial advantages of the new ecoforce series can be used completely and throughout the entire life cycle and in a manner which is consistent with the customer’s needs by ensuring that total cost of ownership can be calculated.