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Separators

Mechanical device (also centrifuges) made of stainless steel for removing substances from liquids; see under centrifuging.

Term for a process (also known as clarification centrifuging, separation) in which certain particles are removed from a liquid by means of mechanical centrifuges (separators) utilising centrifugal force (centrifugal force). Depending on the type of centrifuge, 4,000 to 6,000 times the force of gravity is generated. In viticulture, various stainless steel devices are used, especially in larger wineries. The wine or must is pumped into the separator, accelerated to rotational speed and flows upwards through holes in the...

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