Centrifuge Parts and Repair News
Trucent Acquires Separator Restorations, Expanding Centrifuge Service Capabilities
April 2021 – Trucent, Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of Indiana-based Separator Restorations, LLC. Separator Restorations specializes in disk stack centrifuge / separator maintenance, repair, rebuilds, bowl balancing, and more. These services enhance the capabilities of Trucent’s Centrifuge Parts and Repair (CPR) business. Mark Meyers, the owner of Separator Restorations, brings his nearly 40 years of centrifuge repair experience to Trucent and will work within CPR as these great resources are rolled together. Centrifuge Parts and Repair provides vital parts and repair services for the broader centrifuge industry, servicing brands such as Alfa Laval, Westfalia (GEA), Tetra Pak, Seital (SPX), and others. Mark Nigh, the Director of Operations for CPR, stated, “The addition of Mark Meyers and Separator Restorations is a perfect fit and a natural extension to the world class services provided by CPR.”
Separator Restorations will be added to the staff and resources of CPR at their Mooresville, IN location, but in the coming months, CPR will move to Trucent’s new 44,000 sq. ft. CentraSep centrifuges facility in Noblesville, IN. Jeff Beattey, Vice President of the Trucent Industrial Technologies division, expressed his excitement by stating, “With the consolidation of so many resources in one place, this facility will be second to none in the manufacturing, maintenance, and repair of industrial centrifuges.” Michigan-based Trucent is investing $2,000,000 in this Indiana facility and adding employees and equipment. Trucent’s Founder and CEO, Tom Czartoski, stated, “Our goal is to build an unmatched Center of Excellence for industrial centrifuges, and the addition of Separator Restorations moves us even closer to that goal. We are focused on bringing dynamic companies together, and leveraging our collective engineering talents, skilled team members and world class customer commitment.”
CPR provides services for centrifuges used in a diverse range of industries, from dairy, food and beverage, and brewing, to environmental, and all types of industrial applications, and beyond. Explore the following websites to learn more about Trucent and its companies, products and services: www.Trucent.com, www.CentraSep.com, www.CentrifugePartAndRepair.com.
Based in Dexter, MI, Trucent is a leading provider of fluid purification technologies and services, servicing multiple markets and industries. The company has advanced knowledge regarding the science of fluid separation, unmatched laboratory and analytical skills and resources, and a broad onsite service network throughout North America. This combination of expert process analytics, superior fluid separation expertise, innovative technology development, and world class customer service, is what forms the backbone of the Trucent company.
CPR Adds New West Coast Technician!
MARCH 2021 – Centrifuge Parts and Repair (CPR) has added a new, highly experienced Centrifuge Service Technician to respond quickly to our West Coast and Western US service requests. Dave Migliazzo brings a wealth of experience to CPR. He is based out of Central California, near one of the largest dairy areas in the US. Dave actually grew up on one of those dairy farms, which his family owned. More recently, he worked in Plant Maintenance for a large cheese producer in that area, where he was specifically tasked with maintaining more than 20 disk stack centrifuges! The addition of Dave to our team is part of Trucent’s strategic initiative to expand our service offerings, while providing more local support and resources to our western customer region. With him located in this area, he can respond faster and at a reduced cost, to help our customers stay up and running, and do so cost-efficiently. In addition to Dave’s primary focus on CPR’s customers, he will also be supporting the Trucent Separation Technologies (TST) division by assisting a few key West Coast customers. This is a great example of how Trucent divisions and employees collaborate and share important resources to benefit all our customers! Please join us in welcoming Dave onboard and contact us today if you have any service needs we can help with.
CPR Service Helps After Power Outage!
JANUARY 2021 – During a power outage over the holidays, a dairy customer in the Midwest was not only left in the dark, but after the power came back on, they were left without an operational HMI (human machine interface) for their separator. They had no way to run the unit and get back to production. Despite it being during the holidays, the CPR service team jumped into action, and resolved the situation quickly. Here is what the customer had to say about our service…
“Centrifuge Parts and Repair offered to immediately send their engineer directly to our site to address our HMI issue on our Separator. The startup screen had gone blank and we had no idea how to fix it. CPR provided 3 different options to assure us that they could get the problem resolved in one trip. They were able to get us back up and running using the least expensive option. They got us making cream again and prevented future downtime and loss of production. We really appreciate the accurate communication we received before, during and after the process to make sure we were satisfied with their service. This is not something we were accustomed to in the past. We will be using Centrifuge Parts and Repair for all our separator needs going forward.”
– Maintenance Manager, Large Midwestern Cheese Producer
Helping our customers with parts and service, and a fast response, is our only focus. Contact us anytime and let us know how CPR can help you.
New – Special Low Pricing on Service Kits!
DECEMBER 2020 – 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and 2021 looks to be similar for the near future. Companies have been forced to operate in ways like never before, some of which have come at a significant cost. We know these costs are directly hitting the bottom line, and in many cases, doing so along with a reduced volume of business. This is repeated to us daily when speaking to our customers from the plant floors to the corporate offices. We constantly ask how we can help, or better support them, and the response is always… “Can you lower my costs and save me time?” While we had already reduced some costs on GEA / Westfalia, SPX / Seital, and other brands, we recently set our sights on doing this for Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak.
Thus, we are now happy to announce a significantly reduced price on our Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak parts, pre-packaged as Intermediate and Major Service Kits! These Service Kits (Preventive Maintenance Kits) are uniquely identified to make ordering fast and easy, we have added a new Quick Order Form, and the kits are available for Immediate Shipping! These reduced prices will help our customers decrease their operational costs during a time when it is desperately needed, and the pre-packaged kits and new order form will save time and effort by simplifying the ordering process and being able to ship right away. And of course, all of this still comes with our world class support and service. Learn more, and see the pricing, and the specific machine models that we have kits available for, in our Parts Store!
Remote Virtual Technicians Offered by Centrifuge Parts and Repair During the Coronavirus Crisis
MARCH 2020 – During this challenging Coronavirus Crisis, Centrifuge Parts and Repair (CPR) is offering “Virtual Technicians” if nobody is currently being allowed into the plant. Via Skype, Facetime or other means, CPR’s Technicians can interface with the internal maintenance team to help guide them through some basic repairs and issues. This is an exciting new service that works well when direct access to the centrifuge system is not possible. Handling service or repair issues in this manner requires highly experienced and well trained Technicians, like those at Centrifuge Parts and Repair. Contact CPR today to set up a virtual service session!
Centrifuge Parts and Repair Launches New Website
MARCH 2020 – The new Centrifuge Parts and Repair website will offer a wealth of information regarding the company’s parts and services options, the brands and types of equipment commonly worked on, etc. This site will make it very easy to order common parts, as well as major and minor rebuild kits, plus it will explain the differences between the OEM and Aftermarket parts offered. Eventually, the CPR website will provide a comprehensive list of all the parts sold, and will include a simple online store or form to make ordering easier. Lastly, the new website is a Responsive coded site making it easy to access and use from any mobile device, including smart phones and tablets. The goal for the CPR website is for it to be an extension of the prompt and personalized service the company offers over the phone and in person.
Centrifuge Parts and Repair Hires 20-Year Industry Veteran
AUGUST 2019 – Centrifuge Parts and Repair hires Bob Carmichael for a key management position with the company. Bob is a 20-year veteran of centrifuge parts, repairs and service sales. He will join the management team to support the robust operational service footprint of Trucent with service facilities spanning across North America, including Canada and Mexico. Bob will focus his efforts on expanding current parts and service operations to support high speed disc stack centrifuges in a diverse range of industries.
Trucent Establishes the Centrifuge Parts and Repair Company
JULY 2019 – Centrifuge Parts and Repair (CPR) was established as a company in 2019, as a wholy owned company of Trucent Inc., who has been serving industry for 30 years with disc stack centrifuges. The CPR staff also has specific knowledge in centrifuge parts and repair, representing almost 100 years of combined experience. Forming the company has enabled Trucent to market this expertise and continued customer support that is unparalleled in this business. We are truly a one-stop provider of expertise, support, parts and knowledgeable field service staff for ALL makes of high speed disc centrifuges, including Alfa-Laval, Westphalia (GEA), SPX / Seital, and Tetra Pak. This new Trucent company will also be responsible for maintaining the hundreds of centrifuge systems the company has installed in the oil and gas industry and elsewhere. CPR services include complete machine rebuilds, bowl balancing, repairs and more, using both OEM and Aftermarket parts, accessories and supplies. Centrifuge Parts and Repair is an important new company for Trucent.