The Clara range of self cleaning high-speed separators is specially developed for the food and beverage industries. In developing the Clara range, we emphasized gentle product treatment, high separation efficiency and low power consumption
The complete range for all needs
Within the Clara range there are models of all sizes, from laboratory or pilot-scale operation to models for large food or beverage plants with huge capacities. Depending on the model, the Clara separators are available in different designs, from non-hermetic (top fed) to fully hermetic (bottom fed) design.
The smaller models Clara 20, Clara 80 and Clara 200 are all skid mounted to facilitate installation, minimize footprint and make them mobile (all the skids have wheels). The skid has all the equipment needed for efficient and reliable operation of the separator. There is a control panel and a pipe rack containing all the necessary components to feed the separator with product and service water.
The larger models Clara 401, Clara 501, Clara 601 and Clara 701 are less suitable for skid mounting. Here, the electrical panels for starter and control panel are mounted on a stainless steel, self-supported frame. Product and service water piping with all valves and gauges are mounted on the opposite side of the same frame.
Feed pumps and pumps for solids discharges are available as options for all Clara models. The larger Clara models also have capacity control as option.
The Clara series is particularly well suited for clarifying products such as
white grape must (free run and press juice)
young wine (both still and sparkling types)
fruit juices (citrus, deciduous and tropical)
Features and benefits
The Clara separators have several distinct advantages, depending on the model.
Disc inlet - gentle product treatment
The disc inlet enables the feed to accelerate in a very gentle way. This increases separation efficiency and minimizes foaming.
Oxy-Stop - prevents oxygen pick-up
The liquid seal in the separator outlet prevents oxidation of the product and loss of volatile aromas or CO2.
Fully hermetic design - reduced power consumption
The fully hermetic design is achieved by a combination of a hollow spindle inlet, a hermetic outlet provided by a mechanical seal, and a separator bowl completely filled with liquid.
In addition to maximum separation efficiency and significantly reduced power consumption, the fully hermetic concept prevents any air-liquid interface, which otherwise is a source of foaming and food degradation.
Hollow spindle design - gentle acceleration
Our unique hollow spindle design ensures the most gentle acceleration of shear-sensitive particles. This leads to maximum separation efficiency and reduced power consumption at the same time.