Patent Number: 6,251,056

Title: Centrifuge separation apparatus having a fluid handling mechanism

Abstract: A centrifugal separator system for substantially separating a combination of material into a substantially pure solid portion and a substantially pure liquid portion. In one form of the centrifugal separator a plow blade assembly is rotatable relative to a bowl during a cleaning mode to dislodge adhered material from the inner surface of the bowl. The plow blade assembly being driven by a plow blade assembly motor that is pivoted into engagement with the plow blade assembly. One form of the centrifugal separator has an integral top discharge feed impeller/directing member. The delivery of material into the centrifugal separator is through a self-centering feed tube positioned above the bowl. The plow blade assembly having a plurality of plow blades oriented tangential to the outer diameter of the plow blade drive shaft.

Inventors: Berger; Jeffrey L. (Zionsville, IN), Behrens; Scott (Noblesville, IN)

Assignee: U.S. Centrifuge

International Classification: B04B 11/00 (20060101); B04B 11/08 (20060101); B04B 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018