Innovative Fiber Separation in the Production of Vegetable Milk Alternatives
The basic ingredients for vegetable milk alternatives and milk substitutes are
- whole grain rice,
- spelt and
Vegetable milk drinks such as grain milk are produced by the saccharification of the carbohydrate content of the grain used. With other vegetable drinks, such as soy milk, this step is omitted.
Process for the Production of Vegetable Milk Alternatives
- Grind and mash the raw product: While adding water, the grain, soybeans or nuts are ground and then extracted.
- Separate the fibers: Decanter centrifuges separate the fiber residues from the grain milk.
- Increase the yield: Manufacturers often add water to the fiber residues again. Ingredients can be re-extracted from this mixture to increase yield.
- Drying okra and grape marc: Manufacturers can use a belt press to further dehydrate the remaining fiber residues. This saves costs during subsequent drying.
Consistently High Quality With Flottweg Decanters for Fiber Separation
Flottweg decanter centrifuges separate the fibers from the hot grain mixture in order to obtain the pure milk substitute. It is crucial for production that the vegetable milk alternative is of good quality. The adjustable impeller of our decanter centrifuges constantly adjusts the retention time and the clarifying surface of the mixture in the centrifuge. This allows manufacturers to achieve a constant quality of the vegetable beverage.
The use of efficient decanter centrifuges ensures a high vegetable beverage yield as well as aboveaverage dry fiber residues. This saves time and money when drying grape marc and okra.
Especially Pure With the Flottweg Sedicanter®
Depending on the raw product, the patented Sedicanter® from Flottweg is perfect for a pure milk substitute. It separates the fibers with high G forces and continuous operation. So it achieves a drier okra and a purer plant drink.
The Sedicanter® replaces processes using a decanter and separator. That reduces investment costs and annual operating costs.
We offer our customers test machines that demonstrate the efficiency of our Sedicanter® under their specific conditions. Fast and effective results – play it safe!
Save Costs in Okra Drying With the Flottweg Belt Press
Fiber residues (okra, grape marc) separated using the decanter or Sedicanter® will still have a high-water content and thus a high transport volume. Manufacturers can use a belt press to further dehydrate the remaining fiber residues. This saves costs during subsequent transport and drying.
Hygienically Optimized, Smooth Process, High Yield
Decades of experience and high-quality bearings and seals make our centrifuges robust against high temperatures – even under continuous use.
In our hygienic centrifuges, all parts in contact with the product are made of high-quality, polished stainless steel. Complete cleaning is possible in a short time and without prior disassembly. This saves time and money and meets the hygienic requirements for the production of vegetable milk alternatives.
The hot mixture of raw product and water has a high solid content. A powerful drive like the Flottweg Simp Drive® is indispensable for fiber separation. It automatically adjusts the differential speed for consistent product quality.
Flottweg: Your Partner for the Production of Vegetable Milk Alternatives
Would you like an experienced partner at your side? Would you like to learn more about the production of vegetable milk alternatives with Flottweg's solutions? Our food production experts will be happy to talk with you. Get in touch with us!