Wax particles can be centrifuged using two methods
Cappings spinner - the honey is delivered into a perforated drum and spun. The larger wax particles are retained by the drum.
Centrifugal floating method - the honey is delivered into a closed rotor where it is spun at high speed. The wax particles are lighter and
float on top of the honey forming a cylindrical wax crust.
Boutelje Products make a range of each type.
"The autumn after building my bee shed, I began talking to Peter Boutelje about my options for a cost effective, yet efficient plant for a smaller beekeeping operation. The knowledge and experience Peter and his staff have of engineering honey equipment is invaluable, and his willingness to find a good solution for my business was greatly appreciated. After my first thirty tons extracted through Boutelje's Small Extraction System, I can say with great conviction that it is reliable, simple to use, maintain and clean, and is built to last. The jewel in the crown of the system is the filter centrifuge. For a system only running a centrifuge to clean the honey, it comes out at an excellent standard for bulk honey. It is also very quick and easy to start, stop and clean. After the maiden run, I was operating without a hitch. Simple as that. Alex Reekers Heritage Valley Honey Limited"
Alex Reekers - Heritage Valley Honey Limited