CR series

Alfa Laval CR centrifuges are ideally suited to delicate separation tasks in beverage and citrus processing, such as de-oiling and peel oil recovery. That’s thanks to a unique design, specially tailored to provide high separation performance in three-phase polishing and concentration duties. With Alfa Laval’s unique bottom-fed Hermetic Design, the CR series ensures maximum product recovery combined with the market’s best preservation of volatile aromas.

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Concentrator centrifuges for improved yield and quality of citrus oils

  • High separation efficiency enables maximum oil recovery, giving you the most from your raw materials
  • Gentle processing together with minimized oxidation to preserve the quality of valuable oils
  • Hygienic, easy-to-maintain equipment with improved design for cleaning-in-place (CIP)
  • Cut your power bill and CO2 footprint with a range of innovations for reduced energy consumption
  • Complete plug-and-play, automatic system concept for simple and reliable operation
Alfa Laval CR separators have been engineered to boost profitability in de-oiling and peel oil recovery applications. Built with Alfa Laval’s patented Hermetic Design concept, they offer extremely smooth and gentle handling of volatile materials with no risk of air-liquid interface in the bowl. The resulting improvement in oil quality, combined with the increased yield of the efficient separation, helps you get the best market value for your products. At the same time, high-quality components, ease of maintenance and operation, and a significant reduction in power consumption keep down your OPEX for low total cost of ownership.

The right CR to match your capacity demands

If you are looking for a reliable and cost-efficient concentrator or polisher, our separation experts can work with you to find the right CR centrifuge for your needs.

CR 250

CR 250 - a centrifuge for citrus processing and orange juice

  • Capacities up to 10 000 l/h for small-to-medium-sized producers
  • Skid-mounted separator and system
  • Available with Hermetic Design for close to zero oxygen pick-up

CR 450

CR 450 - hermetic centrifuge for citrus processing

  • Capacities up to 16 000 l/h, suitable for mid-sized production
  • Separator with complete associated system
  • Available with Hermetic Design for close to zero oxygen pick-up

CR 750

Cr 750 - hermetic centrifuge for citrus juice processing and citrus oil recovery

  • Capacities up to 30 000 l/h for large-volume production
  • Separator with complete associated system
  • Available with Hermetic Design for close to zero oxygen pick-up

Complete plug-and-play system scope

The advanced technology of the CR series goes far beyond the centrifuge itself. To make sure you get the best polishing or concentration performance, Alfa Laval can deliver the entire system scope, complete with everything you need to ensure reliable and efficient separation. This includes automation solutions as well as all piping, valves and other relevant process components. For CR 250 models, the complete system is installed on a moveable skid with wheels. CR 450 and 750 models feature components mounted on a self-supporting stainless steel frame.

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Where to use CR

Common applications: citrus juice de-oiling, specialty orange juices, cold pressed peel oil concentration, extraction of essential oils for perfume and cosmetic production.


Ask our separation experts

Curious about the difference a CR centrifuge can make in your production? It comes down to leading technologies that Alfa Laval has developed over decades of separation innovation. Hear from our application experts to learn more.

How can the CR series help me recovery even more peel oil?

Why is hermetic technology so important for de-oiling and peel oil recovery?

Reduced energy use and improved quality in bergamot oil extraction

Capua 1880 is a family-owned producer of essential oils Reggio Calabria, Italy. Learn what happened when they invested in an Alfa Laval CR 250 for the delicate process of extracting valuable, volatile oils from the precious bergamot fruit.

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Other products for citrus processing

Meet the most advanced, most complete portfolio of centrifuges for citrus processing. From patented solutions for continuous pulp removal, to designs for improving quality in juice de-oiling and cold pressed peel polishing, Alfa Laval offers high-end disc stack separation technology for every element of today’s demanding citrus market.

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Optiwia™: upgrade for water efficiency

Alfa Laval Optiwia™ is a standalone, plug-and-play water-saving upgrade for beverage production separators, designed to reduce water consumption by up to 70%. By reusing water for cooling, Optiwia minimizes costs, improves efficiency, and supports sustainable beverage production. Easy to install without needing connection to the control system, it ensures constant water pressure and solves yeast discharge issues. Upgrade to Optiwia for a smarter, greener, and more cost-effective beverage process. 

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Test, validate, and scale up your next separation solution

Whether upgrading your production line or running a proof of concept, Alfa Laval helps you choose the right separator solution with confidence. Simply get in touch to arrange a consultation and trial at one of our test centres, or to rent a unit for onsite testing.

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Take advantage of Alfa Laval features

All CR models are developed with the benefit of Alfa Laval’s more than 130 years of experience with disc stack separation technology and our deep knowledge of customer processes. Find out how all that expertise has gone into unique features for improved separation performance.

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The Separator Innovator

Would you like to know more about our innovations in separation technology? Click on the link below. Alfa Laval invented the first disc stack separator and has led the way in the development of centrifuge technology for over a century. We are glad to share with you the expertise we have gained along the way. Visit our Separator Innovator knowledge base to learn more about advancements in separation and the steps Alfa Laval is taking to continue revolutionizing the technology.

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