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Premium separators for small-scale dairy processing

When you run a small-scale dairy, the performance of your equipment is crucial for profitability. With compact, high-efficiency Alfa Laval dairy separators you get skimming and clarification that helps you make the most of your milk. The separators require minimal time and effort for operation, cleaning, and maintenance – enabling you to focus more resources on boosting your dairy’s productivity.

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You can’t compromise on product quality and processing efficiency when every drop matters. Alfa Laval H and D series separators are specially designed to secure high-efficiency skimming and milk clarification in small-scale dairy production. In addition, the self-cleaning separators provide safe, gentle, and consistent treatment to safeguard the quality of your product.

When buying an Alfa Laval small-scale dairy separator you get:


Saving time and effort

In a small dairy, time and labor are precious resources. Alfa Laval H and D series separators are self-discharging, compared to solid-wall separators, this means more efficient and hassle-free processing, with no need for manual opening and cleaning.


Superior hygiene

Hygiene is critical in any dairy, large or small. Our H and D series separators provide a strong basis for excellent hygiene, with FDA-approved food grade materials and automatic Cleaning-in-Place. Additionally, these small-scale dairy separators come fully certified with all the documentation needed to meet strict hygiene and food safety standards.

Small-scale dairy processing separator portfolio

The Compacta series separators provide high-efficiency processing for essential dairy manufacturing steps to meet the needs of small-scale dairies.

Milk skimming



  • Skimming: up to 500 l/h
  • Standardization: up to 800 l/h

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  • Skimming: up to 3000 l/h
  • Standardization: up to 5000 l/h

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Milk clarification



  • Clarification: up to 1000 l/h 

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  • Clarification: up to 5000 l/h

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Milk and cream processing 

Quality and pricing are priorities when manufacturing milk and cream products. Alfa Laval small-scale dairy separators take your milk through clarification and skimming with premium efficiency while treating the product gently. Ensuring that your customers enjoy safe and delicious milk and cream, giving you the flexibility to meet shifting market demands.


Cheese production 

From raw milk to finished cheese, you need assurance in hygiene, yield and quality. The small-scale H and D Compacta series separators are ideal for the initial steps of this journey: processing your milk with superior efficiency and care, to secure an end product that will delight your customers. 

Dairy innovation that keeps the tradition

Alfa Laval was born out of the innovation of the modern milk separator. And we have never stopped reinventing this technology. Today we offer a complete portfolio of solutions, covering the full scope of dairy separation applications. Built with unique innovations, our separators are engineered to help dairies achieve reliable uptime and improved yield, while maintaining the highest hygienic standards.


A wide range of dairy products are available, from small to large scale production

With deep roots in the dairy industry, Alfa Laval offers a complete portfolio of technologies covering the full scope of dairy separation applications. Contact us to find solutions for everything from milk clarification, skimming (hot and cold) and bactofugation, to anhydrous milk fat production, pre-processing of whey, concentration of fermented milk and more.

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