Automation Of Centrifuges

Automation Of Centrifuges

The A.P.I. production and schedule 'M' drugs limitations requires time based production with necessary process steps. The dependance of production on human beings may spoil the quality of production.

ACE has thoroughly studied all the process steps of bottom discharge centrifuge. The total control of the machine is done electronically.

Use of V.F.D. coupled with P.L.C. has opened the gateway of automation. Our flp control system has been incorporated with HMI/MMI. The user can easily get the following time based benefits with our FLAME-PROOF control panel.

Inputs (Time Based) Outputs (Operation Based)
Feeding Speed Feed Valve
Washing Speed Wash Valve
Spinning Speed M.L. Tank Valve
Braking Time Scrapper Operation
Cake Sensor Nitrogen Blanketing Valve
Limit Switches Lid & Dome Zero Speed Interlock
Vibration Tripper Ocerload Trip

Batch-wise recordings of individual steps with respect to DATE / TIME /BATCH NO. is stored in the system. The print out is available as and when required.

THE TOTAL CYCLIC OPERATION CAN BE DIFFERENT FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS. THE CONTROL OF THE EQUIPMENT CAN BE MANAGED FROM A PARTICULAR DESKTOP COMPUTER.

Advantages Of Using V.F.D.

The use of V.F.D. ( VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE ) in centrifuges is a great advancement. The V.F.D of a standard make is used preferably one that has an in-built BRAKING CHOPPER and RESISTOR. The centrifuge runs with high starting and braking torque. Although ACE clutch pulleys and hand brakes are sturdy enough to do the job, the V.F.D. does it electronically. The wear and tear of brake liners and clutch liners is negligible. It is worthwhile to invest in a V.F.D. The variable speed is welcome to save power. The V.F.D. gives smooth centrifuging operation. Also, the work of feeding and washing can be done at lower basket speeds and the centrifuge drying can be done at higher speeds, lithe basketcharge is properly balanced.