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3 Benefits of Automatic Filter Presses Have Over Manual Filter Presses

The Verti-Press automatic filter press from Filtra-Systems is the most advanced product of its kind available today. We understand the unique needs of organizations within different industries, and can provide an appropriately sized press to meet the specifications of different applications. These are 3 benefits that our automatic filter presses offer over manual ones.

Benefit One: Increased Filtration Time

Fully automatic filter presses can be rapidly cycled, especially as compared to their manual counterparts. With an automatic belt wash, time spent scraping plates is eliminated, freeing up man-hours for other projects. The unique design of the Verti-Press utilizes vertically stacked chambers that offer flexibility and improve wash efficiency for a more even product.

Benefit Two: Increased Efficiency

Automation if not removes, then greatly reduces the potential for error in any process, resulting in a safer, more efficient process that uses fewer materials and lowers costs. The use of an automatic filter press produces more accurate and precise results. The size of the filter cake can be dialed in by selecting the amount of slurry fed into the press during each cycle.

Benefit Three: Requires Less Energy

Any reduction in labor and error results in better energy efficiency. As multiple industries look for more energy-efficient processes and “green” technology, the benefits of using an automatic filter press are also expected to grow.

Additional Benefits of the Verti-Press

The benefits of automatic filter presses over traditional plate and frame filter technology are surpassed by the Verti-Press. The flexibility and superior design has resulted in improved efficiency and safety for many previous customers. It minimizes the potential for chemicial exposure and ensures equipment safety. The Verti-Press from Filtra-Systems is the best choice in filter presses available today.

If you want to know more about the benefits of the automatic Verti-Press filter press from Filtra-Systems, or if you aren’t sure about the filter needed for your application, contact us today. We have years of experience in filtering and dewatering slurries, and we are able to create custom solutions to meet your needs.

Which Filtration System Is Right For Your Business?

Choosing the proper filter press is essential for an effective filtration system. It can often be difficult to choose a reliable filter press that is easily maintained, cost effective, and simple to operate. However, Filtra-Systems offers high-quality filter presses that pass the test of time, and are easily maintained and managed.

For instance, the Verti-Press Vertical Tower Filter Press is an effective and efficient system for slurry dewatering. The multiple stacked chambers allow for a more efficient process. One advantage is that individual chambers can be taken offline to enable continued runtime. Maintenance can be put off until the entire system is shut down, therefore the amount of lost working time is greatly reduced. Operating costs can be decreased and maintenance processes more easily managed.

Functional industrial filtration systems are essential for many processes. Filter cakes with remove as much water as possible from the solids in the treatment system are often desired. The Verti-Press has the power to create a high volume of solids and extract the most water possible.

Additionally, the Verti-Press Tower Filter Press has side seals for a fully enclosed filtrate design, which increases process safety by cutting down on potential process exposure outside of the filter. It is a highly efficient and highly functional industrial filtration system, and is at the forefront of filter press technology. Filtra-Systems has a commitment to continued research and progress in the filtration industry.

Contact a professional today to see how a Verti-Press can work for you.

Filtra-Systems at the Chem Show

Filtra-Systems recently attended the 2015 edition of the Chem Show, at the Javits Center in New York City. While at the show, we gave a presentation on the capabilities of the Verti-Press Automatic Tower Press, and also were named one of 13 Fascinating Companies at the Chem Show. The video interview associated with this can be found here:

13 Fascinating Companies At The NYC Chemshow

Verti-Press Filter, The Next Generation of Automatic Pressure Filter Technology

Filtra-Systems has been a constant innovator in the filtration industry. Our filter presses are as technologically advanced as they come – and our flagship filter press is our Verti-Press automatic pressure filter. Gone are the times when companies need to rely on traditional plate and frame filters, and a large number of our clients have been able to harness the technological advancements of Verti-Press filter presses to operate their processes more safely and efficiently.

The Innovation of the Verti-Press Automatic Pressure Filter

Incorporating a design that makes use of a series of vertically stacked chambers, Filtra-Systems’ Verti-Press filter presses are a welcome innovation for any organization that needs to dewater a chemical or mineral product. Each one of the chambers of the Verti-Press can be isolated from the process of generating filter cakes from slurry in order to keep maintenance cycles efficient and flexible. Filtra-Systems also has a wide variety of pilot filters to offer as well, which can provide filter press bench scale test opportunities lacking in other systems.

The Result of Listening to our Clients

Filtra-Systems has three decades of experience when it comes to the design, installation, and maintenance of industrial water filters, and a large part of that is a result of truly listening to our clients’ needs. Filtra-Systems is dedicated to the design of new efficient and cost-effective methods to wash and dewater slurries, and that has led to the development of larger filter presses featuring enclosed chambers – to both boost performance and minimize costs. The biggest benefit lies in eliminating plant exposure to the slurry. This also provides higher levels of operational safety as well, proving that Filtra-Systems has your organization covered for your dewatering needs.

Interested in learning even more about how Filtra-Systems can provide you with an innovative Verti-Press automatic pressure filter? Want to learn more about our many other custom-designed filtration options? Contact us today to have any and all of your questions answered!

Filter Presses Save You Money and Increase Efficiency

Filtra-Systems is a major innovator within the filtration industry, and we take our role as an industry leader seriously. We offer technologically superior filter presses to our customers in a large range of sizes – making our industrial filter presses a versatile dewatering solution. Filtra-Systems’ filter presses feature automatic operation that leaves traditional plate and frame filters in the dust. Many of our clients have not only improved their operational efficiency and safety with our filter presses, but also made their filtration processes more cost-effective as well.

Verti-Press – Innovation in a Tower Filter Press

Our Verti-Press filter presses feature an innovative design that uses several vertically stacked chambers. Every one of these chambers can be isolated when turning dewatered slurry into filter cakes, and this makes the Verti-Press filter press an ideal solution for keeping equipment available – your operation will be able to take advantage of more flexible maintenance cycles and higher operational efficiencies. Additionally, Filtra-Systems offers the opportunity for bench-scale testing using our pilot filters.

A History of Continuous Improvement

As a company with 30 years of experience designing and installing industrial water filters, Filtra-Systems has a long track record with providing filtration solutions for a wide variety of businesses. This has taught us to listen to our clients and their needs when it comes to designing newer, more efficient and cost-effective systems. New designs include larger presses with enclosed chambers to keep costs down and to provide better performance, especially when it comes to minimizing chemical exposure and maximizing equipment safety. It’s easy to see how Filtra-Systems’ equipment can help provide high cake solids and the most efficient cake wash on the market.

Want to learn more about Filtra-Systems, and our revolutionary Verti-Press technology? Contact us today. We’ll show you just how we can provide you both efficient and low-cost filtration solutions.

Advantages of the Verti-Press Over a Plate & Frame Filter Press

Filtra-Systems provides a number of products to improve upon existing systems. The Verti-Press, for example, is the most advanced dewatering filter press on the market. Many companies choose to completely replace their plate & frame filter press with our Verti-Press filter, which has several distinct advantages over the traditional technology.

Maximum Efficiency

The Verti-Press Automatic Tower Filter Press provides improved efficiency over plate & frame filter presses. For example, due to its plug flow wash design, the Verti-Press can wash the product more efficiently and isolate each chamber for individual operation using its innovative chamber design.

Minimized Chemical Exposure

Chemical exposure is a safety concern in all industrial processes, and inferior equipment can result in increased exposure through the chemical releases associated with the dewatering process. The chamber design of the Verti-Press minimizes this potential exposure outside of the tower filter press by utilizing a unique water-filled side seal design.

Increase Production Rate

The Verti-Press increases production rate by utilizing an innovative design as well as its increased washing capabilities. These two factors increase the rate of production substantially compared to plate & frame filter presses, which are often inefficient and prone to increased operator attention.

Learn more about how the Verti-Press Automatic Tower Filter Press can replace your plate & frame filter press and how to customize it to your needs by contacting Filtra-Systems. Contact us today to discuss the technical advantages of the Verti-Press!

How Advanced Filter Presses Increase Efficiency

As an industry leader, Filtra-Systems is dedicated to offering the most advanced filter presses ever to hit the market. Coming in a variety of different sizes in order to meet the needs of any organization, our automatic filter presses can easily replace a more traditional plate and frame filter. A number of companies have been able to increase their efficiency by using one of our automatic filter presses, all while improving their operational safety at the same time.

The Innovative Verti-Press Tower Filter Press

Our Verti-Press filter presses make use of a series of vertically stacked chambers that can each be isolated in turn when you need to form a filter cake from dewatered slurry. The Verti-Press filter’s individual isolation capabilities provide higher equipment availability levels, ensuring that your organization has extended flexibility in the event that maintenance needs to be performed on your filter. In addition, Filtra-Systems has pilot filters available, allowing for bench scale testing of our innovative vertical tower filter press.

Verti-Press Technology: Born from the Needs of our Clients

Filtra-Systems has a long history of working with several different business 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, we’ve also been able to make it more efficient to operate our Verti-Press filter presses as well. With potential chemical exposure issues minimized by this new chamber design, equipment and operator safety is ensured. When you need either the highest wash efficiency for your filter cake, or you need your filter presses to provide high cake solids while also providing high levels of maintainability and reliability, Verti-Press filter presses are the best choice for your industry.

If you want to know more about our Verti-Press technology or any of our other filtration solutions, contact us today. Learn how Filtra-Systems can provide increased efficiency for your organization through the use of our innovative and cost-effective vertical filter presses.

Types of Industrial Water Treatment Equipment

Industrial water treatment equipment comes in a variety of implementations, all designed to suit particular operating needs. Filter presses, bed filters, cartridge filters and bag filters all excel in their intended applications. We’ll look at each type of filter and examine what applications it is most appropriate for below.

Filter Presses

Where most industrial water treatment equipment is designed to remove solid material from water, filter presses are designed to remove water from the solids. Filter presses are ideal for any filtration application where enough material needs to be removed so that more conventional filtration methods would be ineffective. A filter press operates, as the name implies, by exerting physical pressure usually in the form of either air or a water-filled diaphragm on a slurry mixture and extracting the moisture. The remaining cake of material is then disposed of.

Bed Filters

Bed Filters are filters with a bed of material (typically crushed walnut shell, sand, anthracite or activated carbon) that removes contaminants. Material is collected throughout the depth of the bed, allowing large amounts of material to be collected before a backwash cycle is initiated. Inlet water pumps through the filtration medium, which collects and suspends contaminants. Once the medium is saturated with contaminants, a backwash cycle is initiated. The filtration medium is fluidized and washed. This industrial water filtration method cleans the medium and readies the filter for use. This reuse of the filtration medium minimizes waste associated with the process.

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters are disposable, replaceable, self-contained filtration units. They consist of a central perforated core wrapped in layers of filtration material. Inlet water is pumped in through the top of the filter core, and passes through the walls of the filter. Contaminants can be caught throught the depth of the filter cartrige, which allows individual cartridges to achieve very high filtration efficiencies. Cartridge filters are typically used where high purity water is required.

Bag Filters

Bag filters are similar to cartridge filters in that they are also disposable and replaceable. Bag filters are shaped like a large sock, and are sometimes called sock filters or filter pots. They catch contaminants on the surface of the bag, and are typically used as a low cost option to remove particulate from wastewater streams.

Reduce Operating Costs With An Automatic Filter Press

The automatic filter press is a very specialized tool, and it excels at its designed task. Removing moisture from slurry is a difficult but essential part of many industrial processes. There are many ways to accomplish this, but the automatic filter press requires the least maintenance and operator attention of any of the available options.

Operational Benefits

The Verti-Press automatic filter press offers many benefits over comparable technologies. The largest advantage is in its automation. The entire process from slurry to cake is handled completely automatically, and the results are discharged out to a single location at the end of every cycle (eliminating the need for redundant processing equipment). The process is handled by a programmable controller (PLC), which eliminates the need for a full-time operator. These benefits result in a significantly shorter cycle time than competing technologies.

The fact that the Verti-Press chambers themselves are compact and stacked vertically saves floor space. Each chamber can be isolated for individual operation. The cakes produced can have a moisture content that is far less than those produced by vacuum filtration, plate and frame filters, or belt presses.


For more information about our Verti-Press automatic filter press, you can take a look at the information page or contact us directly and we can determine if an automatic filter press is the right fit for your particular needs.