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Discover How These 3 Industrial Processes Benefit From Filtration

See how our industrial filtration systems can benefit your business in these three different situations where our products have made a huge impact on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of particular companies.

We have found it very easy to make claims regarding the abilities of your products, but what really counts is the ability to prove that your products work exactly as described.

Eastman Kodak

Eastman Kodak has been one of the leading names in imaging for decades, going back to the original personal cameras. At the Eastman Kodak facility located in the northwestern US, the company produces chemicals that are used to process a wide range of health imaging films.

Eastman Kodak had been using a rotary drum filtration system to filter, wash, and dewater their products. However, the company conducted a study to find a more effective and efficient process. Their research found that a vertical tower filter press would make a major difference.

The one chosen was the Filtra-Systems Verti-Press because it offered far superior efficiency and the ability to operate with any arrangement of chambers offline (for maximum maintenance versatility).

The Modern CNC Machine Shop Floor

For decades the average CNC machine shop used a central coolant system that utilized trenches in the floor as a way to transfer contaminated coolant from the various machines to a central pit.

These filters were typically located at the end of a sloped trench. Not only was this highly inefficient, but in many instances, routine maintenance was very difficult and costly.

Today, CNC facilities are installing a centralized machine tool coolant filtration system that is located on the floor rather than under it.

Not only does this system do away with the need for trenches running under the floor, it also allows management to modify the number of filters. In fact, the entire system, as their facility or needs change.

The STiR Industrial Water Filter

Achieving the highest possible level of wastewater filtration is more important than ever because regulations have become more stringent.

By contrast, while industrial water filters using sand, anthracite, and carbon media have their uses, they have always been susceptible to media failure due to fouling. This leads to increased downtime and expense, as the filter media must be changed on a regular basis.

By way of comparison, our patented STiR technology has been tested and proven to remove up to 95% of suspended solids, and 90% of insoluble hydrocarbons from your wastewater.

More importantly, our STiR industrial water filters do not need the addition of chemicals to achieve these results. Individual units that can process fro 50-6,500 gpm, and will be happy to build you complete systems that are ready to be installed.

By the way, over the past 40 years, we have found that there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to industrial wastewater filtration. That’s why we offer a complete range of custom water filtration systems which can be used to improve your business’ efficiency while reducing  your operating costs.

Contact us today, we’d love to help you to solve your toughest wastewater problems!

Why You Should Choose The Verti-Press

By far one of Filtra-Systems’ most highly touted products, the Verti-Press Tower Filter Press is ideal for the dewatering needs of several chemical and industrial mineral companies. Some of the heavy industry companies that use this dewatering filtration system are Kodak and Dofasco. The Verti-Press’ signature characteristic is its vertically stacked columns, allowing for a minimal footprint. Sacrificing footprint does not mean cutting quality, as the Verti-Press produces dry and impressively solid cakes as well as a high wash efficiency.

DESIGN

The Verti-Press features a stacked design that, while simple, will allow companies to use their plant’s vertical space for their operational needs. Tower filter presses take up far less horizontal space than traditional filter presses, meaning that there is more effective plant area. A manufacturing or processing plant inherently comes with a lot of moving parts, both mechanical and human. The implementation of vertical filtration systems such as the Verti-Press can potentially be a key practice for employers looking to minimize safety risks in the workplace.

EASY MAINTENANCE

There are only a small number of moving parts belonging to the Verti-Press, which means that company leaders can save a considerable amount of money on energy and maintenance costs. On top of all that, the individual chambers found in the Verti-Press can easily be isolated, which allows for routine maintenance to be scheduled entirely at the manager’s convenience.

HOW IT WORKS

Using a diaphragm, the Verti-Press squeezes the liquid mechanically from solid cakes. Once all of the liquid is pressed out, the remaining dry cakes potentially contain up to 94% solids. Depending on the processing or manufacturing plant in question, a specified dryness might be needed for optimal processes. This is an operational system that allows plants to meet a myriad of requirements at all times.

YIELD

Through its operation, which combines full automation with high-speed cycling, the Verti-Press Tower Filter Press emerges with an extremely high solids output. Thanks to its design, the Verti-Press can maximize efficiency in manufacturing plants by running a dewatering cycle as low as five minutes.

Already known for delivering exemplary products such as the Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter, Filtra-Systems is proud to offer the Verti-Press as a versatile, reliable solution for companies that need an efficient way to wash and dewater slurries. If minimizing footprint and workplace safety risks without compromising yield is a priority, then the Verti-Press would seem like the very best option to commit to. The helpful support staff at Filtra-Systems are ready to provide aid to all inquirers. Filtra-Systems has proven time and again how possible it is to find a cost-effective solution for any company looking to drastically improve their operational efficiency.

Resource Extraction With Advanced Filter Presses

Filtra-Systems produces the most advanced filter presses in the world. Variety is the key word. We understand that each application for filter presses is unique and for this reason we offer a variety of sizes in order to meet the needs of any organization. Our automatic filter presses can easily replace a more traditional plate and frame filer. A number of companies have been able to increase their efficiency by using one of our automatic filter presses.

Our Verti-Press filter presses are comprised of a series of vertically stacked chambers that can each be isolated. The Verti-Press filter provides the capability for higher production volumes, and chamber isolation ensures that your organization has flexibility in the event that maintenance needs to be performed. Additionally, Filtra-Systems has pilot filters available, allowing for bench scale testing of our innovative vertical tower filter press.

Filtra-Systems has a long history of working with several different businesses in a variety of industries. We have been able to reduce not just initial costs for our customers through a combination of new enclosed chamber design and larger machine sizes, but also been able to make it more efficient to operate our Verti-Press filter. Potential chemical exposure issues are minimized by a new chamber design, reducing operator exposure to the process.

When you need either the highest wash efficiency for your filter cake or you need your filter presses to provide high cake solids while reducing daily maintenance and increasing reliability, Verti-Press filter presses are a secure investment for your process.

If you want to know more about our Verti-Press vertical tower filter press technology or any of our other filtration solutions, contact us today.

Is An Automatic Filter Press The Right Solution For Your Company?

Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced automatic filter press available. The opportunities that automated filter presses provide can change the way you do business. Every company needs more time in the day. A fully automatic filter press can be rapidly cycled and the time that was previously invested in manually scraping plates is eliminated. The vertically stacked chambers give flexibility and improve efficiency and are key to improving cake quality. Like every company, you want to increase the quality of your production process. Human error can have a significant impact when maintaining a manual pressure filter. An automatic pressure filter significantly reduces the potential for error in operations. As a result, automation results in a safer and more cost-efficient process.

Fortunately for business owners, Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced dewatering tower press on the market. We offer different sizes to match your organization’s needs. Our automatic filter press was designed to meet the needs of a number of industrial processes in the modern world. Our automatic filter press is commonly an improvement over conventional plate and frame filter technology.

The Verti-Press utilizes stacked chambers that each can be isolated for individual use. The individual operation is key because it allows a higher level of equipment availability and provides flexibility needed when arranging for maintenance tasks. We have worked with a variety of businesses in different industries and re in tune with our client’s needs. We have been able to lower both initial and operating costs by combining new larger machine sizes with a new enclosed chamber design.

We have a number of pilot filters which provide bench scale testing of the Verti-Press to make sure it is the right fit for you needs. Contact us today to learn about how our Verti-Press technology can work for you.

 

Improving Operating Efficiency With The Verti-Press Tower Filter Press

Our Verti-Press Tower Filter Press is one of our most effective products for dewatering chemicals and industrial minerals. It is a dewatering filter used by some of the biggest names in the business, including Kodak and Dofasco. By using vertically stacked columns, the Verti-Press can produce dry, solid cakes and a high wash efficiency with a minimal footprint.

The Verti-Press uses a diaphragm to mechanically squeeze the mother liquor from solid cakes. After the liquor is pressed out, what remains are dry cakes that may consist of up to 94% solids. Many manufacturing and processing plants require a specified dryness in their processes. With the Verti-Press, you’ll be able to meet your requirements every time.

Combining both high-speed cycling with full automation, the Verti-Press has a very high solids output. Because of its design, this dewatering filter can cycle in as little as five minutes, maximizing efficiency within your manufacturing plant.

The simple, stacked design will also allow you to use your plant’s space to its full potential. With only a few moving parts, you’ll be able to save money on maintenance and energy costs. The individual chambers can be isolated, allowing routine maintenance to occur at your convenience.

With one of the most effective products in the industry, Filtra-Systems is ready to help you improve your business. So what are you waiting for? Our team at Filtra-Systems will make it easy for you to find a cost-effective solution for your company. To learn more about our products by talking to a representative, please call 248-427-9090.

The Application of Filter Presses in the Mining Industry

At Filtra-Systems, we provide industry leading technology for various groups of companies. Specifically, our filter presses have been used in the mining industry for a plethora of reasons. The mining and chemical industries have repeatedly sought out Filtra-Systems technology to improve efficiency and consistency.

Why does the mining industry seek out filter presses?

In the mining industry, safety standards are a high priority. At Filtra-Systems, we provide this industry with technology unlike any other offered on the market. Our automatic filter presses simplify processes, improve overall product quality, reduce energy consumption, reduce labor requirements and increase overall production. Not only do our automatic filter presses save our customers money, but they also increase the overall efficiency and productivity of their operation. The automatic filter presses main function is dewatering products. The filter presses separate solids from the slurry, remove impurities through a wash cycle, dry, and discharge the product.

Read more about the most advanced dewatering tower filter press available here. The Verti-Press automatic tower filter press improves the safety procedures of your company while providing advanced technology for your dewatering processes.

Contact a Filtra-Systems professional today! Since 1979, we have worked endlessly to customize our products to the needs of our customers. Need help deciding what product may be best for your company? Ask the professionals! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and recommend a product that will improve efficiency and save your company money in the process.

Build Filter Cakes Efficiently With A Verti-Press Automatic Filter Press

The world is continually moving towards automated operations. To identify opportunities for efficiency, one of the best places to start is by reviewing traditionally manual processes. Automatic filter presses offer multiple opportunities to increase efficiency in your operations. Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced automatic filter press available.

The Verti-Press is an automatic pressure filter that is available in multiple sizes to meet any need. An automatic filter press offers a few major advantages over the traditional manual filter press. An automatic pressure filter operates the same as a manual filter press except that the entire process doesn’t require the maintenance of a skilled laborer to complete a filter cycle.

A fully automatic filter press can be rapidly cycled and can drastically reduce the workload of an employee who would otherwise need to manually scrape plates. The vertically stacked chambers offer flexibility and improve efficiency. There is no need for workers to maintain the filter press on a daily basis, which greatly decreases the risk of human error. The fewer operational mistakes there are, the more efficient the processes may be. The automation results in a much more cost-efficient process, produces much more accurate results, and is safer. The less time spent maintaining a filter press means more time in the day can be allocated towards more important issues.

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Common Dewatering Issues That An Automatic Filter Press Can Solve

Dewatering issues are common and preventable. As a world leader in filtration, Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced dewatering automatic filter press available on the market today. If you’re experiencing dewatering system issues, an automatic filter press could be the solution for your current issues.

What are common dewatering systems issues?

Poor Performance
Leaks
Efficiency Standards
Plate Shifting

Filtra-Systems’ Verti-Press Automatic Tower Filter Press is capable of meeting your needs, proven through its success in multiple industries. We have combined newer and larger machine sizes with a design that completely encloses the chamber, allowing for lower initial and operating costs for our customers. The new chamber design is not only cost efficient but also ensures equipment and operator safety. (The chamber design minimizes potential chemical exposure.)

Our advanced technology utilizes vertically stacked chambers that are able to be isolated. By isolating each individual chamber, maintenance is able to be performed on your automatic filter press more efficiently. When high cake solids and/or the highest wash efficiency are required, the Verti-Press is the product for you. The maintainability and reliability are unlike any other automated filter press on the market.

At Filtra-Systems, we know our customers needs. We work with businesses to finely tune and build our products to the needs of our customers. Cost, product efficiency, and safety are our top concerns with manufacturing a product.

Read more about our Verti-Press Automatic Tower Filter Press and how it can solve your dewatering issues.

Contact us today and learn more about our filter press technology. Our team of experts would love to talk to you.

Save Money with Automatic Filter Press Technology From Filtra-Systems

Looking for efficiency? Converting traditional manual processes to automated processes is a great place to start. When it comes to your industrial filtration system needs, Filtra-Systems’ Verti-Press offers a great alternative to replace your traditional manual filter press. How does an automatic filter press work differently? Conceptually, it operates the same as a manual plate and frame filter, except that the process doesn’t require a skilled laborer to monitor the process. Chambers are also oriented horizontally, to evenly distribute slurry across the filter belts. A diaphragm compresses filter cakes, further dewatering them, and helping to optimize process conditions.

What is the value of automation? Time, certainty, and energy savings can all be improved by an automatic pressure filter from Filtra-Systems. The fewer man-hours needed to operate a manual filter press, the more time that can be allocated towards other areas of the company. The automatic filter press can be rapidly cycled, and gone is the time spent manually scraping plates.

Without the need for workers to maintain the filter press, there is much less risk for human error. An automatic pressure filter substantially reduces the risk of operational mistakes. The automation results in a much more cost efficient process, is safer, and produces much more accurate results.

Companies are striving to increase their green energy impact on society. The initiative sweeping the industry to grow a green energy image is significant. Automatic filter presses from Filtra-Systems result in more energy efficient processes by reducing labor and human error that occurs in manual processes.

3 Reasons an Automatic Filter Press Will Improve Performance and Reduce Costs

Filtra-Systems offers the most advanced automatic filter press available. Automated filter presses offer multiple opportunities to increase efficiency in plant operations. Filtra-Systems’ Verti-Press is an automatic pressure filter that is available in multiple sizes to meet any need. An automatic filter press offers a few major advantages over the traditional manual filter press.

Time Efficiency

Every company needs more time in the day to allocate towards the most important issues. A fully automatic filter press can be rapidly cycle and the time that is typically spent manually scraping plates is eliminated. The key is the vertically stacked chambers which offer flexibility and improve efficiency.

Accuracy

Human error can be a considerable factor when operating and maintaining a manual pressure filter. An automatic pressure filter significantly reduces the potential for error in operations. Automation results in a safer and much more cost efficient process to produce more accurate results.

Green Energy Efficiency

With the green energy initiative sweeping across industries, companies are constantly trying to find opportunities to expand their green energy image. When labor and human error are decreased the energy that is typically used for those manual processes is reduced. Automatic filter presses from Filtra-Systems result in a more energy efficient process.