Alfa Laval - CR series

CR series

Alfa Laval CR centrifuges are ideally suited to delicate separation tasks in beverage and citrus processing, such as de-oiling and peel oil recovery. That’s thanks to a unique design, specially tailored to provide high separation performance in three-phase polishing and concentration duties. With Alfa Laval’s unique bottom-fed Hermetic Design, the CR series ensures maximum product recovery combined with the market’s best preservation of volatile aromas.

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Concentrator centrifuges for improved yield and quality of citrus oils

  • High separation efficiency enables maximum oil recovery, giving you the most from your raw materials
  • Gentle processing together with minimized oxidation to preserve the quality of valuable oils
  • Hygienic, easy-to-maintain equipment with improved design for cleaning-in-place (CIP)
  • Cut your power bill and CO2 footprint with a range of innovations for reduced energy consumption
  • Complete plug-and-play, automatic system concept for simple and reliable operation

Alfa Laval CR separators have been engineered to boost profitability in de-oiling and peel oil recovery applications. Built with Alfa Laval’s patented Hermetic Design concept, they offer extremely smooth and gentle handling of volatile materials with no risk of air-liquid interface in the bowl. The resulting improvement in oil quality, combined with the increased yield of the efficient separation, helps you get the best market value for your products. At the same time, high-quality components, ease of maintenance and operation, and a significant reduction in power consumption keep down your OPEX for low total cost of ownership.

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The right CR to match your capacity demands

If you are looking for a reliable and cost-efficient concentrator or polisher, our separation experts can work with you to find the right CR centrifuge for your needs.

CR 250

CR 250 - a centrifuge for citrus processing and orange juice

  • Capacities up to 180 h/l for small-to-medium-sized producers
  • Skid-mounted separator and system
  • Available with Hermetic Design for close to zero oxygen pick-up

CR 450

CR 450 - hermetic centrifuge for citrus processing

  • Capacities up to 550 hl/h, suitable for mid-sized production
  • Separator with complete associated system
  • Available with Hermetic Design for close to zero oxygen pick-up

CR 750

Cr 750 - hermetic centrifuge for citrus juice processing and citrus oil recovery

  • Capacities up to 1000 hl/h for large-volume production
  • Separator with complete associated system
  • Available with Hermetic Design for close to zero oxygen pick-up

Complete plug-and-play system scope

The advanced technology of the CR series goes far beyond the centrifuge itself. To make sure you get the best polishing or concentration performance, Alfa Laval can deliver the entire system scope, complete with everything you need to ensure reliable and efficient separation. This includes automation solutions as well as all piping, valves and other relevant process components. For CR 250 models, the complete system is installed on a moveable skid with wheels. CR 450 and 750 models feature components mounted on a self-supporting stainless steel frame.

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Where to use CR

Common applications: citrus juice de-oiling, specialty orange juices, cold pressed peel oil concentration, extraction of essential oils for perfume and cosmetic production.

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Ask our separation experts

Curious about the difference a CR centrifuge can make in your production? It comes down to leading technologies that Alfa Laval has developed over decades of separation innovation. Hear from our application experts to learn more.

How can the CR series help me recovery even more peel oil?

Why is hermetic technology so important for de-oiling and peel oil recovery?