What is a Cream Separator?
A cream separator is a centrifugal machine which separates milk into skimmed milk and cream. This separation was normally done on farms by farmers manually. Some of this milk went to dairy farms for cream milk, while the remainder was used for grazing cattle and pigs. These days, you can buy a cream separator for your home so you don’t have to do all the manual work from the beginning.
There are two types of cream separator machines, manual and automatic. The manual cream separator machine consists of a drum containing the cream, and a pump which rotates the drum at a constant speed. The cream is pushed through a chute, where a nozzle or a frothing tube pushes it through a chute and into a container. The manual cream separator machine has a feed pipe that feeds the milk through a hose into another container for draining. In an automatic cream separator machine, the machine divides the cream into several containers by using a feed pipe, a chute, a frothing tube and a storage tank.
The manual cream separator machine requires manual operation. This means you need to manually turn the drum by hand. You also need to manually empty the contents of the cream onto a towel before transferring it to the storage tank. This is because the cream will settle down when it comes out of the storage bottle, making it difficult to pour. However, some of the automatic cream separator machines do not require any additional operations like these.
A cream separator machine that is used to separate cream from milk is known as a gravity milk separator. This uses gravity in moving the milk from the cream to the large storage reservoir. Because gravity helps in reducing cream fat, it can help in keeping the milk lighter and thus more appealing to the taste buds. It is mainly used in milk production plants and factories where the milk tends to become too concentrated due to high gravity.
These cream separators are usually automated, using computer technology. They can separate cream from milk using an enclosed container and pumps that use centrifugal force. This results in less cream fat being transferred into the storage tank, thus resulting in longer shelf life of the cream. Most of the automatic cream separator machines are found in large dairy farms and factories. They are commonly used in milk production plants, milk depots and cream factories. These units are very expensive and can be very expensive if purchased only for smaller businesses.
Smaller cream separator units are much cheaper and can easily be bought by small dairy farmers. These units use mechanical pressure rather than mechanical force. Pressure needs to be applied with the hand to break down the cream into the separated liquid components. The automated cream separator machines use a combination of heat, electricity and centrifugal force to break down the cream into its components. There are also manual cream separator models available for small-scale operations.