Dr. Fritz invented the continuous butter making the machine in 1941. Many companies have developed and innovated this principle. In the beginning, it was only possible to process small amounts of cream to produce butter. The subsequent generations of machinery, up to the current BUE type, are designed for large-scale industrial production. The company process lines are designed as a complete solution. In addition to the butter machine, including all the components necessary to produce high-quality butter. They include from the tanks to the pasteurization unit, with all the control elements and the pipes. This means fewer interfaces. The industries use Bottle Loaders to load the butter products when they need to deliver it to a far place.
The production base: the butter machine
The manufacture of butter, that is, the transformation of cream into butter, is carried out by reversing the oil-in-water emulsion into a water-in-oil emulsion. To achieve this phase inversion, it is necessary to mechanically break down the fat globules by incorporating air using Churns.
The fat globules are surrounded by a membrane made up of phospholipids, proteins, enzymes, water, and copper and iron ions. These elements prevent the fat from melting in raw milk.
By destroying this membrane using Bottle Unloaders, fat is released, made up of liquid and crystalline fractions. The liquid fractions combine to form fatty agglomerates, which are the butter granules. These granules, in turn, float on top of the aqueous phase, the buttermilk. These are separated and cooled by the machine and used as a valuable by-product.
The ideal process for butter
Industrial process lines can be utilized to make sweet or sour butter, ready from sweet or sour salve. Integrating additional ingredients also enables mass production of low-fat mixed fats, adding fat vegetable additives, and even low-solids non-fat (SNF) additives. More and more consumers are on a low-fat diet, so these modified mixed fats' commercial importance will continue to grow.
Many production companies' process lines, both traditional and modified, allow all types to be manufactured with high quality. The complete solution can incorporate a CIP (clean in place) system to clean the system easily and reliably. This CIP system includes a hot water tank and Crate Washers, a tank for the special caustic solution and the valves, and the necessary heating system with their corresponding pumps.
What is a centrifuge?
A centrifuge is a machine that rotates a sample to separate its components or phases by centrifugal force, based on their density.
There are several types of Centrifuges, commonly for specific purposes.
A typical application is to accelerate the sedimentation process using Churns, dividing the plasma, and serum in the laboratory analysis process.
It is also used to determine the blood group by taking a capillary sample. In this case, the machine used is called a microcentrifuge.
It is widely used in quality control laboratories in factories that make citrus-based juices. They are used to control the level of the fine pulp of these, separating the fine pulp from the squeezed juice.
Another application of Centrifuges is the elaboration of olive oil. In it, the olives once ground and beaten, are introduced into a horizontal centrifuge. In this, the oil, which is the least heavy fraction from the rest of the olive components, are separated; water, bone, pulp, etc.