Centrifuge SC

This revolutionary new centrifuge design concept delivers the ultimate control for the drying of delicate salad leaves, standard lettuce varieties, prepared vegetables and delicate herbs. The drum has a completely smooth inner surface without a central axle or other contact parts which could directly damage the product. The patented drive with magnetic bearing support delivers an almost silent operational sequence cycle.

The product to be dried is very gently delivered into the drum during its slow revolution sequence. This infeed system ensures the minimal movement of the product as it is layered equally over the whole circumference of the centrifuge drum. On completion of the filling cycle the drum accelerates to the pre-set optimal rotating speed to suit the specific product to be dried, when the timed spin cycle, which is also variable in conjunction with the rotational speed is completed the drum automatically slows down and the product very gently gravitates to the discharge conveyor.

During this part of the production cycle the centrifuge drum turns very slowly and activates a high pressure air knife which cleans all residual particles of leaf out of the drum. The continuous production cycle immediately continues without interruption and the infeed charge conveyor re-fills the drum.

The unique construction of the centrifuge minimizes product damage because of the spacious drum dimension and the controlled layer thickness of the product which eliminates product pressure during the spin cycle. The centrifuge can be supplied in two dimensions, the SC-740 and the SC-940.

There are facilities for 20 operational product programmes in the control panel.

Several configurations are available.

  • "I'm extremely impressed with the way the SC-940 handles fragile greens. It is very gentle and there is minimal damage to the product".

  • Mr. Vince Riggio, Riggio Distribution


Product specification

Cut hard leafy vegetables, soft lettuces and various cut vegetables. Depending on specific density, there may be restrictions as regards produce dimensions.


The capacity of the centrifuge type SC is depending on the product type and the desired moisture level after the centrifuge.

Capacities up to 2.500 kg/hr (5,500 lbs/hr) are achievable.


Patented drum suspension

The drum hangs freely in belts and is positioned magnetically: Fewer moving and wearing parts and high cycle efficiency (quick filling and unloading).

Unique patented filling system

Ensures even drum filling with minimum damage to products.

Hygienic and accessible design

The machine is quickly and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.

Buffer belt setup of the drum

Enables continuous product supply.


Food-grade filter

On incoming compressor air.

Drain valves

To drain liquid from the buffer vessel.


Hinges around the shuttle.


Centrifuge SC


Type SC-740 SC-940
Voltage 230/400V, 50/60Hz 230/400V, 50/60Hz
Installed power 17 kW 23 HP 24 kW 33 HP
Dimensions (L x W x H) 6,345 x 1,815 x 2,070 mm 20’-10.1” x 5’-11.6” x 6’-9.5” 6,905 x 2,180 x 2,365 mm 22’-8.1” x 7’-1.9” x 7’-9.2”
Water consumption - -
Air consumption approx. 0.3 Nm3/min approx. 10.6 ft3/min approx. 0.4 Nm3/min approx. 14.1 ft3/min
Drum diameter 740 mm 940 mm


Sormac B.V.

Huiskensstraat 68
5916 PN Venlo
The Netherlands
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