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.
Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval
- Separator (milk) – Wikipedia
A separator is a centrifugal device that separates milk into cream and skimmed milk. Separation was commonly performed on farms in the past. Most farmers milked a few cows, usually by hand, and separated milk.
- How It Works: Cream Separator – Equipment – Farm Collector
There were a lot of things I looked at with wonder while growing up on a farm in Kansas. One of the most intriguing was the cream separator.
- Cream Separator – Inspiration Farm
So we’ve had dairy animals for quite some time now and the best part of milk is the cream. Initially Alexandra got a few different mechanical cream separators that we tried without liking them too much.
- Cream separator | Welcome to the Homesteading Today Forum and …
I know this has been a thread here before but I wasn’t in the market for one at the time. I wanted to know what all of you thought was the best bang for your buck so to speak.
- De Laval “Junior 1” Cream Separator – Canada Agriculture and Food …
The “Junior 1” cream separator is an example of a mechanical separator from the company that pioneered centrifugal separation. The Junior 1 model was a small tabletop separator.