Alfa Laval Foodec decanter centrifuges are ideal for industries where delicate food and beverage products are processed – and where easy cleaning is crucial.

Foodec decanter centrifuge

Centrifugal separator with unparalleled efficiency and easy cleaning

  • Higher juice extraction yield, drier cake and clearer liquid
  • Easy and fast cleaning with CIP thanks to AL cleaning technology and software
  • High operational flexibility to adapt to different processes or fruits
  • Wide range of available decanter size all with premium G-Force level
Alfa Laval Foodec is designed to minimize separation costs while delivering a high quality end product. The design is ideal for the manufacture of beverages and viscous foods. The drive system offers much lower power consumption than alternative technologies. The innovative control system reduces operating costs while giving you better control over the separation process.
Alfa Laval Foodec decanter centrifuge

How it works


How does the Foodec decanter centrifuge work


Separation takes place in a horizontal cylindrical bowl equipped with a screw conveyor. A stationary inlet tube introduces the product into the bowl, and a distributor gradually accelerates it. Centrifugal forces separate solids from the liquid. The solids are collected and compacted on the bowl wall.

A conveyor rotates inside the bowl at a slightly different speed. This transports the settled solids on the bowl wall towards the conical end. Foodec's design increases hydraulic pressure inside the drum to improve flow through a narrow opening. The compacted and dewatered solids leave the bowl via discharge openings at the smaller diameter of the conical end. Separation takes place in the entire length of the cylindrical part of the bowl, and the clarified liquid leaves through a paring disc (internal centripetal pump).

All wetted parts in Foodec decanter centrifuges for the food industry are made with stainless steel. The control system is equipped with a graphic user interface and multiple communication options.

Stay connected - Imagine the possibilities if you could have an eagle eye’s view of your equipment


Ensuring that customers get outstanding and reliable performance from their equipment throughout its long lifetime is our top priority. That’s why we’re investing heavily in R&D for IoT (internet of things) services to interconnect your production and control systems. You'll have vital information at your fingertips to truly get the most from your equipment – each and every day.

This suite of connectivity solutions provides highly valuable insights to help increase efficiency and reliability, boost uptime and reduce maintenance costs.

  • Remote support and monitoring - Quicker, more precise troubleshooting and faster return to service
  • Condition monitoring with ConditionAlert TM - Identifies early-stage defects in your decanter centrifuge and gives you a warning along with a service recommendation well before major problems arise

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Upgrade your Foodec with SaniRibs® transportation aid

Intended for separation tasks in the food industry, the SaniRibs design eliminates crevices under traditional spot-welded transportation aids and minimizes the risk of bacterial growth, offering a unique combination of excellent hygiene and outstanding separation performance

A well-run predictive maintenance plan will help you correct small service issues well before they turn into major problems. This can save you time, money, and the stress of an unplanned shutdown. Learn how to make the change in this on demand webinar.

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