Where's the Beef? Screener Down Under Sets Record
Cargill Beef Australia began screening meat meal at its Tamworth plant using Kason Corp.s Vibroscreen Model K84-1-SS, considered to be the largest circular vibratory screen separator manufactured in Australia. So says Tim Mellor with Rendertech Ltd., a licensee of Kason Corp. of Millburn, NJ. The stainless steel screener, which is 84 inches in diameter, is equipped with a 3-hp unbalanced weight gyratory motor, stainless steel screen with 0.09-inch apertures, ball tray anti-blinding device, and dust cover. Bruce Collier, Cargills rendering supervisor, says the unit has a throughput of 2 to 3.5 tons of meat meal per hour and is installed near a 60-inch Vibroscreen Model K60-1-SS that screens fines from tallow. Installed in September 2005, the smaller unit is equipped with a 0.017-inch aperture screen, 2.5-hp gyratory motor, Kleen Screen anti-blinding rings, and splash cover.