The Boutelje Filter Centrifuge -
Designed in 2004
One pump is used to deliver honey through the centrifuge and into the bulk tank without the need for a heat exchanger, sump or extra pump.
Empty the contents every 90 boxes - quick and easy. Open the lid, take out the core, replace lid and start again.
It is perfect for systems that use a loosener for uncapping the honey because very much less wax is produced.
The reason is that when you uncap using a loosener the ammount of wax is reduced to about a quarter of the ammount that you would get from an uncapper.
The honey enters the rotor where it is spun at extremely high speed. (it is below the speed at which pollen separates).
The "g" forces separate and compress wax particles that are left in the honey after primary separation.
This centrifuge cleans up small particles of beeswax that are left in the honey after the primary cleaning process. It is particularly effective in cleaning manuka and heather honey because the honey is subjected to very high `G` forces. The `G` forces are so high that the honey is squeezed out of the wax, and the honey comes out exceptionally clean.
The centrifuge is emptied by removing the lid and pulling out a cylindrical crust of beeswax. This is easy to do because there is a thin film of honey on the outside of the wax. The honey can be delivered directly into your storage vat without using a sump. When a Boutelje honey loosener is used to uncap and loosen the honey the centrifuge can hold the cappings of up to 70-90 supers. We recommend that a loosener only is used with this machine, or if you use an uncapper you would do best to remove the bulk of the wax first and use the filter centrifuge as a finishing filter.
The bulk of the wax can be removed using a cappings spinner, wax press or spinfloat type centrifuge.
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"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