McNally-Carpenter centrifuge

McNally-Carpenter centrifuge

[mik′nal·ē ′kär·pən·tər ′sen·trə‚fyüj]
(mining engineering)
A machine that removes water from fine coal; it has a cone-shaped rotating vertical element, into the top of which the wet feed is put by gravity; a distributing disk forces the material onto the screen or basket lining the cone; as the material approaches the cone bottom, the drying action increases until the dry coal is discharged from the bottom.