Decanter centrifuges play a crucial role in the palm oil milling process. They are used to recover palm oil from crude palm oil sludge, which itself is obtained after the sterilization, threshing, digestion, and pressing of the palm fruit. The decanter centrifuge separates the mixture into three phases: oil, water, and solid. HAUS Decanter Centrifuge has been an up-and-coming player in the industry in recent years. The number of centrifuge units installed in the region has increased year after year, as we continue to expand our market with customers who trust our proven performance.
In the Southeast Asia region, HAUS decanters were initially installed in palm oil mills all around Peninsular Malaysia. We first ventured into East Malaysia with an installation at a major palm oil mill outside Kuching, Sarawak. HAUS prides itself on premium levels of customer service, and it was this service that launched our brand into East Malaysia. With an express lead time of less than two months, our new client took delivery of their top quality, more efficient, and highly cost-effective HAUS decanter centrifuge, which came with a proven performance record.
HAUS’ newly designed palm oil mill decanters have numerous crucial advantages to consider:
Efficient oil separation: HAUS’ decanter centrifuges are highly effective at separating the oil from the solids in the CPO mixture. This helps to maximize the oil yield from the palm fruit and reduces the amount of waste generated (especially by reducing the load into the waste pit.
Improved oil quality: Our decanter centrifuge helps to remove impurities from the CPO mixture, resulting in a higher quality of oil. This is because the solids that are separated from the oil are typically high in moisture content and can contain impurities that may affect the quality of the oil.
Increased productivity: The use of HAUS decanter centrifuges in palm oil milling can increase the overall productivity of the mill. Our decanter centrifuge allows for continuous separation of oil from the solids with higher throughput, which not only can save time but can reduce mill processing costs as well.
Cost-effective: Our decanter centrifuges can be cost-effective in the long run. The overall reduction of waste generated improves the yield of oil from the palm fruit, resulting in significant cost savings. Our decanters can operate 24 hours a day with simple, routine maintenance. We are proud to report that some of our machines have been in operation, without requiring a major service, for more than 10,000 hours.
Reduced oil loss: Using HAUS decanters, we promise less oil will be lost during both the water phase and the solid phase, thus increasing your overall oil yield. In some cases, we have been able to reduce the oil loss over FFB to as little as 0.42-4.45%.
In addition to the excellent benefits of expertly engineered decanter centrifuges, HAUS Control Panels also provide significant advantages by enabling the safe, smooth operation of our machinery with clear, user friendly interfaces. Each piece of hardware utilized in every control panel is made for reliability and durability. Additionally, all parts are sourced and produced from established and reputable manufacturers. The entire decanter centrifuge is controlled by the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) which is installed in the panel along with other components and accessories to assist in the safe operation of the decanter; such components include Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Human Machine Interface (HMI), and relays.
HAUS PLC programs are built based on individual application needs and are custom-made for the palm oil production process. The brain of this system is based on I/O from devices installed within the machine and the panel. As a result, the PLC continuously evaluates the running condition of the decanter centrifuge and can respond within milliseconds according to the set operation parameters. The control system of the panel comes with an HMI to start and stop the operation of the decanter centrifuge, and to modify its performance while in use. During operation, the engineer can monitor the machine’s status, such as the vibration values, bearing temperature values, decanter speed, torque values, and motor running values.
With the simple click of a button, changes can be made to improve the production process based on conditions observed at that time. All HAUS Decanter Centrifuges are equipped with dual motors. The function of the main motor is to drive the bowl and scroll motor and to drive the scroll via a gearbox. All our motor drivers or VFDs are from one of the most reputable manufacturers in the world, which is known for producing dependable components, entirely fit for the robust use of palm oil production. The start-up current for both motors is generally around 70-80% lower than the conventional type of motor driver.
The power consumed to produce 1 m3/hr of sludge is equivalent to approximately 1.24 kWh. Functioning at an operation throughput of 25m3/h consumes only around 31 kWh in total, thanks to our VFD system where the scroll motor acts as a regenerative drive. Using a mechanism of energy recovery, the kinetic energy of the motor is immediately converted into a usable form to support the decanter bowl motor - nothing is wasted.
Since dual motors are used with VFD drivers, our customers can easily alter the main bowl speed and scroll speed (differential speed) depending on sludge and its specific requirements. Should there be changes to the inlet product, adjustments to speed can be made while the machine is running - there is no longer any need to halt the decanter during the production process. Another advantage of our decanter centrifuges is that HAUS offers our RS Remote Support and Control and Commissioning System. The HAUS RS System enables the HAUS Technical Support Team to access our client’s machines remotely. This means we can more quickly and efficiently diagnose and provide support for the solution of malfunctions (in particular automation and electrical faults), by controlling some machine operations or commissioning decanters from our headquarters. With clients based all around the Southeast Asia region, this is a huge saving of both time and cost for our customers.
In addition to the HAUS RS System, HAUS has the facility to provide the optional HAUS MS Remote Monitoring System to our clients. HAUS MS allows the HAUS Technical Support Team to continuously collect data from the machines for analysis and, ultimately, the improvement of machine performance. Machine data can be transferred to the client’s mobile phone, tablet, or computer for easy and remote monitoring with instant live updates. At the same time, it may notify the operator if certain values are exceeded, or if a decanter is operating in abnormal conditions. HAUS MS is another exciting feature of our technology that is designed to make our decanters simple and more cost-efficient to operate.
Though there are many competitors in the centrifuge industry, HAUS continues to increase its footprint throughout the world, becoming a valuable player in the field. We attribute this growth to our desire to be at the forefront of decanter centrifuge technology, and so we continue to dedicate time and resources towards ongoing product development. Furthermore, we understand that our commitment to our clients does not end after a sale but must continue for as long as they remain users of HAUS technology. Our outstanding after-sales service is yet another reason behind our growing success; we strive to build supportive relationships with our customers based on trust. Finally, we must not forget our HAUS Family who remain committed to improving the credibility of HAUS decanter centrifuges by designing and developing cutting-edge technology.