Separators for Animal and Fish By-Products


They are used as valuable ingredients in the food industry, as health supplements, as animal feed in aquacultures, serve as fertilizer in agriculture, are frequently found in pharmaceutical products and used in numerous branches of industry in the form of industrial fats – oils, fats and proteins recovered from fish and animal by-products.

Rapid and clean processes, high yields and excellent product quality – our customers benefit in many ways with our machines and process lines in a very wide range of different applications.

Our separators used in the meat industry for dry and wet rendering separate even the smallest micro-residues from the fats and are thus able to recover pure fat in extremely high quality. GEA also supplies separators for the efficient production of blood plasma and blood meal, for the recovery of valuable protein hydrolyzate as well as for gelatin production. Abattoirs are also able to considerably boost their added value by means of processing flotation sludge.

GEA separators for the fish industry are installed downstream the decanter stage and remove extremely small remaining particles from the oil phase. Compliance with maximum purity standards as a result of the hygienic design of the complete process means that first-class fish oil in food quality can also be recovered.

If customers decide to use our separators, they benefit not only from fully automated processes. As a result of the stainless steel design of all components which come into contact with product and also as a result of automatic chemical cleaning, our process lines permit safe and sanitary production whilst complying with maximum hygiene standards. The innovative hydrostop system for highly concentrated solids discharge ensures minimum product losses in the separator stage.

Features & Benefits

  • Robust design for maximum reliability
  • Hydrohermetic feed for gentle product treatment
  • Optimized disk stack for top oil quality
  • Very large clarifying area for an optimum polishing of the protein-containing phase and thus very pure protein hydrolyzate
  • Food-grade design: hood, solids catcher and bowl parts made of stainless steel
  • Self-cleaning bowl makes for fully automatic cleaning-in-place (CIP)
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