Another centrifuge ?

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Another centrifuge ?

Postby rkpatt » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:20 am

A low cost spinning bowl centrifuge may becoming available soon . However, the Dieselcraft / Spinclean type seems like the best option for now . ... icID=16874
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Postby SunWizard » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:48 am

Notice he started out at $200, now he is up to $400, and he still doesn't have a prototype or a timeline for it after 3 months of posting about it. After he actually builds and tests one and if it works, then we might start seeing the real price. He just realized the balance problems causing vibration after building his first rotor 4-12 and says: "I guess this is why the other rotors available on the net are $500 (JUST FOR THE ROTOR!) "
and hasn't found a way to solve that yet.

I hope he gets it going someday since the more options for CF the better.
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Postby sacveggieguy » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:53 pm

Why not just buy the one from IDP for a little over 200 USD?

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Postby rkpatt » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:52 pm

I don't know where it will wind up but it I really appreciate his efforts .
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Postby Johnh » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:16 pm

Seems like he is still testing and modifying.

Personally I doubt that a motor driven rotor has any advantages and there may be a big disadvantage as I surmise that one of the benefits of the jet driven rotor is the flash evaporation of water on the pressure drop through the nozzles.

It also looks as if his final price is going to be comparable to Oil centrifuges anyway so the initial idea of a cheap centrifuge may be hard to achieve with only a very small market. Using a plastic rotor has also limited his market to those that don't have to process fats or lard. It seems like he has taken on a hard task.

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