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Cream Separators


A cream separator? What does it do?

It is a machine that divides your whole milk into cream/skimmed milk (milk without fat).

Is there any type of milk that a milk cream separator can not process?

Our cream separators can process goat milk, cow milk, even sheep milk. We’ve even had some customers use it for donkey and camel milk.

Can this be used for jersey cow milk processing?

Yes! Milk coming from jersey cows tends to have more fat than regular milk, which is not a problem. 

Do I really need to have a cream separator machine?

If you have animals that produce milk, we recommend getting a cream separator to make the process of separation much quicker, easier, and consistent. Even if you are just someone who would like to buy raw milk and then process it to get cream, skimmed milk, or even sour cream, and then sell it. Do you like cheese or yogurt? Then you should also consider getting a cream separator and one of our Milky pasteurizers!

Can I still collect cream when it floats up to the milk surface without using a cream separator?

You can but it won't be as effective or consistent, especially if you’re processing sheep or goat milk. 

How much fat content can I expect using a cream separator?

You can expect to get at least 40% butterfat, but please keep in mind that it still depends on the quality and type of the milk you are processing.

How do I know if the separator I am choosing is the correct one regarding the capacity?

We have a variety of different capacity options. If you require separating 100 liters of milk per hour, then one of the models that only has a capacity of 100 liters may not be enough as you will need to clean the machine for the fat it produces every 30 minutes or so, again depending on the quality of your milk.

Are there guidelines to follow in setting up the accurate fat content during the process?

You will notice that our machines have a screw that can regulate the cream separator. You have the ability to make the cream thicker or thinner depending on your preference. 

Which do you recommend, stainless steel, plastic or aluminum?

Stainless steel is always the best choice when processing milk and food, but it is also the most expensive. Aluminum and some plastic alloys are less expensive alternatives that can still be very high quality. Polycarbonate which our Milky dairy equipment uses is a high-quality plastic that is not just cheaper but also doesn’t get oxidized like aluminum does.

Does your cream separator fit the 3-A Sanitary Standard?

Unfortunately, only most of the bigger machines comply with the 3-A standard but that does not mean you can’t use our cream separators. Regulation varies by state, county, and city. Please check with your state and local food inspector for additional details and regulations. We have a lot of customers that use our cream separators for various commercial purposes.