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Filter Press Equipment

Filter press equipment from Multotec facilitates isolation of solids and liquids in fully automated, energy efficient press-separation cycles that improve your plant’s uptime. This contributes significantly to increasing your rate of content separation.

This high separation rate is achieved via:

  •           automated press cleaning
  •           pressing
  •           material despatch, and
  •           self-cleaning functions.

Multotec manufactures the parts for these presses for immediate availability. This helps clients reduce downtime in their solid/liquid separation application processes.

Multotec’s range is sourced from the world’s leading authorities in mineral processing and solid/liquid separation:

  •           Seprotech (a Multotec company)
  •           Micronics

Critical parts are held in stock for clients that enter client agreements with Multotec.

Students and learners, to discover what a filter press is and how it works, click here. 

Wash the entire array of filter cloths between filtration cycles in only 40 seconds!Find out how

Benefits of Filter Press Equipment from Multotec:

  •           Fast, automated sludge separation
  •           Reduced processing times (by up to 10 minutes per cycle)
  •           Self-washing press filters reduce downtime
  •           Increased separation efficiency
  •           Eliminate excessive material residue build-up

In addition to the benefits of this equipment, Multotec provides full technical support, service and complete spare parts backup.


  •           Manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards
  •           Comprehensive spec design with aftersales field service
  •           Improved safety from lower drive pressures
  •           Filter cloth array washed in 40 seconds
  •           Offers increased cake dryness

Types of Filter Presses:

The following types of filter press equipment are supplied, installed and serviced by Multotec’s specialists.

Seprotech Rapid Filter Press
  • Fast, automated separation
  • Reduce processing times (by up to 10 minutes)
  • Self-washing filters
  • Specialised plate clamping, plate tilting and cloth washing features

Micronics Filter Press
  • Manual, semi-automatic or fully-automatic operation  
  • Medium to high capacity separation technology
  • Fast, reliable separation
  • Lightweight to heavy woven fabrics
All Filter Press equipment from Multotec is environmentally compliant.

Filter Press Accessories:

Ensure your filter press system achieves higher levels of performance. Our range of accessories includes durable, high-performance filter cloths as well as a range of recessed, membrane, vacuum membrane and plate frame filter plates.

Filter cloths
  • Custom-designed
  • Full range of synthetic and natural fibres, felted and woven filter cloth
  • Monofilament, multifilament, staple (spun) fibre and combination yarn design
  • Satin, twill, plain, special and duplex weave patterns
Seprotech Rapid Filter Press
  • Standard stock plates and special custom designs
  • Available in polypropylene, kynar, stainless steel or aluminum
  • Full range of filter plates:
  1. Recessed
  2. Membrane
  3. Vacuum membrane
  4. Plate frame

Separation cycles completed in 15 – 20 minutes with our Rapid Filter Press.

Recessed Plate Filter Press:

These filter press types can be used for both manual and semi-automatic solid / liquid separation, and in automated applications with continuous (24/7) operation.

In addition to being used for mineral processing applications, these filter presses are also used in water treatment and wastewater treatment, refineries, chemical and pharmaceutical applications and the food and beverage industry.

Some benefits in detail:

Fast separation times

Separation cycle times are only 15 to 20 minutes. This means you can lower processing times by up to 10 minutes per cycle when compared to conventional hydraulic presses.

Lower energy and maintenance requirements

Use only 8% energy for clamping force! The sludge press filters in our range use only 8% power for its clamping force when compared to conventional hydraulic filter presses. This reduces energy requirements, and by applying less stress on filter press components, increases product longevity with less maintenance required.

Automated internal cleaning

Downtime is reduced when using our rapid filter press. It contains internal travelling spray bars that automatically wash the entire filter cloth between each cycle in 40 seconds. Automatic cleaning eliminates excessive material residue build-up and eliminates manual cleaning and unnecessary downtime.

  •           High solid content of cakes results in lower storage and disposal costs
  •           High capacity filtration
  •           Solids concentration independent of feed content
  •           Stable and disinfected final product
  •           Customised plates and cloths to your application requirements
Reduce component stress, improve safety and lower your operating costs with Multotec’s press filters.

If you are a student, or just interested in what a filter press is, and how it works, read about it here:

What is a Filter Press:

A filter press is equipment that separates liquids and solids using pressure filtration. To do this, slurry is pumped into the filter press and is dewatered under pressure. Each filter press is designed based on the volume and type of slurry that needs to be dewatered.

There are four main components of a filter press – the frame, filter plates, manifold and filter cloth.  The manifold consists of piping and valves.

How Filter Presses work:

Slurry is pumped into the machine in such a way that solids are distributed evenly during the fill cycle. These solids build up on a filter cloth and form a filter cake. The liquid that has passed through the filter exits the filter plates through the corner ports into the manifold. This provides clean filtered water.

As a pressure filtration method is used, the filter press feed pump builds pressure and solids build inside the chambers until they are completely full of solids to form the cake. Once the chambers are full, the cycle is complete and ready for filter cake release.

Get a custom-manufactured performance-enhancing Solid/Liquid Separation solution.
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