The Smart Choice for Liquid Separation, Savings, and Sustainability
Mechanical liquid separation is an established technology that’s taken on a new urgency: environmental sustainability. That’s because removing liquids upstream from thermal processing cuts utility requirements, resulting in significant cost savings and improved sustainability.
Why choose Bepex?
Mechanical separation seems simple. Squeeze the liquids out of solids to produce a product such as juice, recover solvents, or act as an aid for further processing. Lots of companies offer equipment to do it. But Bepex liquid separation equipment is built to be part of a total drying process designed to produce products with less utility usage and, as a result, less impact on the environment. So Bepex does it better with more precise control; maximum liquid recovery; and proven, pre-verified performance.
More Control. More Output.
Bepex equipment provides high throughput, continuous processing in a compact space. Our product designs offer precise, instantaneous pressure regulation. Plus, with three points of liquid separation, Bepex equipment maximizes product output and liquid recovery.
With origins in the food industry, Bepex mechanical separation equipment features a sanitary design and easy cleaning. Optional CIP designs and tool-less access are available for your most stringent cleaning needs. Bepex’s compact footprint and easy-to-clean designs are built to trim overhead costs – resulting in additional cost savings and better cap ex returns.
Multiple mechanical separation designs are available for testing in our Process Development Center. Our processing design experts will help you examine, design, test, and quantify implementing the right mechanical separation system – either freestanding or as part of a total drying system – to meet your processing goals.
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Selecting the Right Thermal Processing Equipment
Most materials can be successfully treated using one or more of the thermal technologies commercially available today, such as direct, indirect, flash, and radiant drying.
The S-Press. Powerful, Compact Mechanical Separation
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The S-Press is designed for mechanical dewatering, juicing, or solvent removal. It squeezes liquid from feeds to lower costs of drying or other downstream processing. Its compact footprint, sanitary design, and easy cleaning make it widely used in food processing.
All new inquiries begin with a feasibility study. These studies aim to provide preliminary insights into the viability of a commercial process. Using as little as 100 grams of material, we can begin early process design, develop plans for pilot-testing and/or confirmation, and begin providing early economic estimates. Our experience across our wide range of technologies gives us a unique ability to provide quick feedback on the feasibility of your process.
From our learnings, we’ll begin the process development work. The primary work in this phase takes place in the form of pilot-scale testing in our Process Development Center. Our pilot tests look a bit different than what you may have experienced in the past. Each test is designed to measure the system performance and feasibility rather than that of any single machine.
Each system is custom assembled for each test. Our goal is to provide as much of a pilot-scale simulation as possible while gathering scale-up data to deliver on commercial capacities. When a certain technology proves ineffective, we’ll draw from our range of options to determine if there is a better fit. The Process Development Center is our sandbox to build, test, and revise to ensure we get every detail right.
With a successful pilot simulation completed, we now have everything we need to scale up and provide proposals for capital equipment with included performance guarantees.
System Design And Build
After receipt of the purchase order, we begin with both equipment and system engineering. Each proprietary technology we sell is custom-designed and built per application. We do not have any off-the-shelf units. At this stage, your exact system begins to take shape, including auxiliary equipment, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, safety provisions, and more.
After delivery and installation of your new system, Bepex will provide a mechanical check to ensure everything is placed according to plan. This is followed shortly thereafter by system commissioning. This is where our pilot-scale simulations become invaluable, as our team of application engineers, controls technicians, and sales engineers begin working with your team to successfully bring your system online.
At this point, you’re up and running at rate, producing a quality product, but our work doesn’t stop there.
Following commissioning, Bepex remains a reliable partner, providing quality OEM parts, immediate field service, process optimization, training, system troubleshooting, and more. We have consistently had high customer retention rates, and we believe it is due in large part to our comprehensive approach to serving our customers long after the original sale.
Power Packed Mechanical Separation and Dewatering
Whether extracting juices from fruits or vegetables, drawing out free moisture prior to thermal drying, or removing and recovering solvents, mechanical separation offers a cost-effective method for removing moisture, often lowering the operating cost and heat input needed in downstream drying processes. That means cost savings and sustainability improvements. Contact a Bepex processing expert to see how mechanical separation can improve the efficiency and sustainability of your production processes.