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New Sifter Addresses Labor Shortage Costs

One-person operation saves on skilled labor and maintenance costs without sacrificing production

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

January 17, 2023

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Kason’s new Centri-Sifter M1 is a centrifugal sifter designed to help address the high costs associated with maintenance and recruiting, training, and retaining skilled labor. Image courtesy of Kason Corp.

Kason’s new Centri-Sifter M1 is a centrifugal sifter designed to help address the high costs associated with maintenance and recruiting, training, and retaining skilled labor.

The Centri-Sifter M1 sifts, scalps, de-agglomerates, and dewaters granular materials ranging from dry bulk solids to solids-laden slurries in the chemical, food, dairy, pharmaceutical, plastic, mineral, and packaging industries – virtually any field in which bulk solid materials are handled.

Finding skilled laborers continues to be a difficult task for employers in the manufacturing sector. The Centri-Sifter M1 is engineered for easy one-person operation and maintenance, which can help reduce the high cost of skilled labor. 

According to a study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, the US manufacturing skills gap is estimated to result in 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030. To reduce costs, retain a smaller pool of workers, and maintain productivity, manufacturers need equipment that enhances the work environment and makes production processes more efficient.

The Centri-Sifter M1 is a replacement to the Centri-Sifter MO and features a capacity of up to 15,000 lb of dry material and up to 50 lb of wet gal/hr. This unit is one of six Centri-Sifter models, the largest of which can handle more than 100,000 lb of dry material and 300 lb of wet gal/hr. 

“The Centri-Sifter M1 is the latest example of how Kason is developing technology specifically designed to help processors in these industries do more with less,” said Seth Vance, CEO of Advanced Material Processing, Kason’s parent company. “With this machine, our customers will be able to process more material without sacrificing additional floorspace, labor or time.”

The Centri-Sifter M1 also offers customers:

  • A redesigned gearbox that significantly reduces the length of the M1 for an even smaller footprint.

  • Fast and simple screen replacement (in as little as 120 seconds) to minimize downtime.

  • Quick removal of internal components for rapid cleaning, screen changes and inspection.

  • 7% more torque than its predecessor, the MO. 

  • Stainless steel construction with optional pharmaceutical-grade, food, and dairy finishes or for industrial applications involving frequent screen changes, inspections or runs of multiple materials with no cross-contamination.  

  • Can be built to meet or exceed FDA, BISCC, 3-A and other U.S. and European standards. 

  • A large diameter shaft and wide spacing between bearings for high-speed, vibration-free operation.

  • Screen baskets with wire or synthetic screen mesh (for general purpose applications) or heavy-duty wedgewire or perforated plate (for applications involving high material loadings, abrasive materials, high and low-temperature conditions and corrosive environments).

Kason Corp., Millburn, NJ 973-467-8140 www.kason.com

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Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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