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The NEW Roberts G-16 LINC Batch Centrifugals

The Roberts® G-16 LINC Batch Centrifugal has many advantages over your existing G8 style batch centrifuge by incorporating many modern components borrowed from the latest technology of the TITAN Batch Centrifuges.

An often overlooked obstacle when replacing aging centrifugals is the modification necessary to fit larger machines into an existing station. Modifying structural steel and moving mixer tanks and conveyors can be a major undertaking. These necessary changes to accommodate a new, larger centrifuge also come at a high cost, adding tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to the overall project. The budget friendly cost of installation for the G-16 LINC enables you to purchase a modern machine for closer to the cost of used equipment.

This issue becomes more apparent when trying to replace just one existing centrifuge, or adding one centrifuge to the end of an existing battery. A centrifuge that fits into the existing footprint which utilizes the existing structural steel is a very cost effective way of upgrading to new equipment.

Another important point to consider when determining the ROI on any prime equipment purchase is the cost of maintenance. The Roberts® G-16 LINC Batch Centrifuge helps to keep your maintenance costs low.

Click to review our Maintenance Comparison.


  Western States Roberts G-16 LINC Batch Centrifugals
Downward opening spring basket valve which allows for completely unobstructed sugar discharging. The design is simple & the valve life is long. No part of the mechanism is in the basket
Increased capacity of the larger 1100 Kg or 1400 Kg capacity ringless baskets
Duplex stainless steel ringless baskets take less time to inspect
N-13 Universal Discharger which is easily adjustable, minimizing sugar losses
Precision paddle load control ensures accurate and consistent batches
The locally mounted Allen-Bradley Micrologix 1400 PLC includes built-in diagnostics and troubleshooting
The Allen Bradley Panelview Plus Compact 1000 10.4” color LCD touchscreen displays cycle information, help screens, tracks maintenance hour intervals, maintains alarm logs, and tracks centrifuge performance information

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What's Happening at Western States


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CELIA CANO RAMÓN: Human Resource Manager

Cano Ramón has been with Western States since 2007 and has served in various roles (expediter, buyer and systems support). Celia, originally from Barcelona, Spain has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Management and Human Resource Development from Xavier University. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Catalan with some proficiency in French and Portuguese. In her spare time, Cano Ramón enjoys nature, the outdoors and her family. Cano Ramón can be reached at +1 (513) 863-4758.

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EMILY GIULIANO: North American Sugar Manager

Giuliano came to Western States in July, 2013. Graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Emily has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering. Previously she managed key accounts supplying chemicals in the form of coatings, adhesives and pigments. Emily enjoys the outdoors – biking, hiking and camping year round.

Giuliano can be reached at +1 (513) 858-9601.

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JANET SPISAK: Inside Sales and Marketing Specialist

Spisak joined Western States in September, 2013. Spisak, with a diversified background, has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English Language and Literature with minors in Communication and Drama. Past roles include Assistant Marketing Director, Administrative Assistant, and Sales/Support Claims. Outside interests include hiking, cooking, reading, and writing.

Spisak can be reached at +1 (513) 287-7562.

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Sorrell has been with Western States since June, 2011. Cody joins the purchasing department as a buyer after excelling for three years in the shop as an Inspector. Sorrell has experience in many technical service positions as well as quality assurance. When not at Western States, Cody enjoys time with his family and auto mechanics.

You can reach Cody at +1 (513) 287-7551.

New Team Members

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JOHN CHERRY: Asia Regional Sales Manager

John began his current position with Western States as Asia Regional Sales Manager in June but he was originally affiliated with Western States as a consultant and analyst in April 2012.

Before joining Western States John spent nearly sixteen years in the United States Marine Corps serving in a variety of assignments including assignments in telecommunications and security cooperation. In 2011 John transitioned from active duty to the Marine Corps Reserves so that he could earn a Master’s degree in International Development at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

In addition to his degree from Chulalongkorn University John also has a Master’s degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from the George Washington University in Washington D.C.

You can reach John at 011-66-90-924-3111.

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FERNANDO VIERA: International Sales Manager

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fernando holds a Master’s Degree in Economics with an International business focus from Wright States University in Dayton, Ohio. Viera has over 15 years’ experience in international sales in over 35 countries. Prior to coming to Western States, Viera was in sales for the capital equipment industry, the air-moving industry, and the industrial abrasive industry.

Fernando’s interests include cycling, hiking, and competitive shooting. Viera is a Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast.

Viera has lived in Argentina, Brazil, and Spain. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. His extensive business travel has taken him to Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Germany, France, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and various other locations.

Fernando can be reached by telephone: +1 (513) 287-7555.

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TONIA MUHAMMAD: Sales and Marketing Assistant

Tonia came to Western States in April, 2014. Graduating from Miami University, Tonia has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration. Previously she worked for Fairfield City School District and has also served as the Billing Supervisor for Volt’s District Accounting Center near Seattle, Washington. Tonia enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends.

Tonia can be reached at +1 (513) 287-7529.

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Eric came to Western States in January 2014. Eric came from a local business as the Lead PC Technician and previous to that he worked for a major software company as a Technical Support Specialist that supplied software and hardware to car dealerships all over the world. Eric enjoys music of all types and is a musician himself.

Eric Parsley can be reached at +1 (513) 287-7599.

Upcoming Events

American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) - LA Division

February 2 - 4, 2015

Lafayette Hilton and Towers

Lafayette, Louisiana

Event Website: http://www.assct.org/


Informex 2015

February 3 - 5, 2015

Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Event Website: http://www.informex.com/

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