Rendering is a process that converts waste animal tissue into stable, value-added materials. Edible rendering processes are basically meat processing operations and produce lard or edible tallow for use in food products. Edible rendering is generally carried out in a continuous process at low temperature (less than the boiling point of water). The process usually consists of finely chopping the edible fat materials (generally fat trimmings from meat cuts), heating them with or without added steam, and then carrying out two or more stages of centrifugal separation. The first stage separates the liquid water and fat mixture from the solids. The second stage further separates the fat from the water.
Elgin offers a full line of decanter centrifuges capable of processing small to high volumes of waste material. Elgin's systems are high performing centrifuges able to maintain a consistent G-force and flow rate (gpm). With more than 550 units installed worldwide, Elgin Separation Solutions if the perfect fit for all your rendering needs.