Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Carl’s design operated by means of centrifugal force. This is how it works: A bowl containing the milk was spun at high speeds, allowing the denser skim milk to rise to the rim of the bowl and flow into a collector. The lighter cream stayed in the center of the bowl.

Later Laval went on to apply his experiences to the design of high-speed turbines.

Date:
      1878
Name(s):
      Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval
Occupation:
      Scientist
      Engineer
      Inventor
Location:
      Sweden


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