The advanced technology from brands including APV, Anhydro, Gerstenberg Schröder and Seital mean SPX has leading capability in the supply of complete lines for the production of high quality milk powders from skim milk and buttermilk. The processing plant is designed and manufactured to customers’ specific requirements based on SPX’s long experience and proven capability in this area.
Efficient separators and plate heat exchangers are used for pre-treatment of the milk and cream and the butter maker produce high quality butter and butter milk. The skim milk/butter milk is heat treated prior to evaporation and a homogenizer feed the concentrate to the spray dryer to produce the milk powder. A complete range of SPX centrifugal pumps and valves further help ensure efficient and effective processing. The breakthrough SPX Cavitator may also be used to reduce the viscosity and improve the microstructure of the milk concentrate enabling higher solids feed to the dryer and enhanced drying performance. It uses powerful shockwaves produced by the collapse of generated micro bubbles in a controlled cavitation field and is just one example of SPX’s innovations for optimizing dairy plant efficiency.