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Oil Extraction Screw Press

The FT28 is a relatively simple, small-scale capacity press, suitable for laboratory work. Seed or ground meal is gravity fed to the press from an integral feed hopper, with variable press cake thickness.

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FT28

FOOD TECHNOLOGY
FT28 Oil Extraction Screw Press – Issue 1

The unit has been developed to meet an increasing demand for a relatively unsophisticated small capacity press, suitable for laboratory work.

 

Description

Seed or ground meal is gravity fed to the press from an integral feed hopper fitted with a manually operated shut-off slide. The thickness of the press cake may be varied. The press is driven at the discharge end through a single reduction helical gearbox.

The power source is a 4kW, four-pole, three-phase electric motor.

Typical throughput data for various seeds is shown below.

   First Press Second Press
Seed Pre-treatment Throughput
kg/hour
% Oil in cake Throughput
(1st press in cake)
kg/hour
% Oil in cake
Sunflower Clean 35/40 15/28 40 12
Rape Clean 35/40 17/20 40 13
Linseed Clean 28 20 40 40 12
Copra Clean and break to 10/12mm pieces 40 30 40 12
Palm Kernels Clean and grind to 8 mesh P35/40 20 35 12
Macadamia Kernels Clean 30 (60% kernels/40% cake) 20/24 30 14/16

Technical Details

FT28-E

Screw press, having barrel constructed from separate cast rings spaced apart by shims. 60mm diameter bore, 155mm drainage length with single piece wormshaft driven at the discharge end through a single reduction helical gearbox. Complete with feed hopper, manual feed chute, oil discharge chute and suitable base plate. Includes: one 4kW, four-pole motor, 1,440rpm with a starter including two pulleys and three belts to give a 2.35:1 reduction.

Requirements

Electrical supply:

FT28-C: 415V 3ph 50Hz 25 amp
FT28-D: 208V 3ph 60Hz 25 amp
FT28-E: 380V 3ph 50Hz 25 amp
FT28-F: 220-240V 3ph 60Hz 25 amp

Shipping Specification

Volume: 1.10m3
Gross weight: 320kg

Overall Dimensions

Length: 1.09m
Width: 0.99m
Height: 1.20m