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.
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|
|% Oil in cake||Throughput
(1st press in cake)
|% Oil in cake|
|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|
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.