Filter Press

Multotec filter press systems increase cake dryness and reduce processing times by up to 10 minutes per cycle. Used globally by international mineral processing companies, they are designed to isolate solids and liquids in fully automated, energy efficient press-separation cycles effectively and efficiently.

Automated injection, material dispatch, pressing and self-cleaning are featured across this range. Brand names include the well-known Ishigaki, Micronics and Seprotech filter presses, which all deliver to specified press requirements.

Multotec’s experience in all aspects of the mineral processing industry and solid/liquid separation has allowed the mineral processing equipment manufacturer to design a range of filter press systems that enhance production and efficiency. These filter press:

  • produce a low moisture content product
  • reclaim discharged minerals through unique filter press designs
  • offer fast, automated sludge separation
  • have a comprehensive filter press spec design, and
  • include a self-washing press filter

45 years’ experience in mineral processing across 6 continents.

Multotec filter press system advantages 

All filter press systems from Multotec are manufactured to ISO 9001 standards, and offer the following advantages:

  • Lower capital and operating costse
  • Increased environmental compliance
  • Lower drive pressures prolong apparatus life and improve safety
  • Reduced downtime and minimal manual intervention
  • Comprehensive after-sales field service

Leading the world in custom, application-specific mineral processing technology

Custom-designed filter press

As filter press manufacturers, Multotec has a number of custom-designed filter press solutions that form part of these categories; they are:

A range of sludge filter press, designed by Multotec, is designed to reduce waste while effectively reclaiming discharged minerals. Presses in this range have lower drive pressures, which prolong apparatus life and improve safety. They also offer lower operating costs while increasing environmental compliance.

Currently called industrial filter press, Multotec’s plate and frame filter press are based on the reliable design of the original plate and frame filter press. However, the design is enhanced so that these presses contribute to lowering your overall cost per ton processed. Filter cloth is strong and highly durable, providing high performance. All cloths and cloth washing systems can be customised to suit your various requirements.

High filtration capacity ensures a stable and disinfected product when using recessed plate filter press from Multotec. In addition, they minimise both storage and disposal costs, contributing to your bottom line.

Multotec will guide you with regards to the best filter press sizing for all your application requirements.

Multotec’s filter press are used worldwide!

2 of our innovative designs 

Plate Clamping Plate Tilting
Test Work Capabilities


This Seprotech Rapid Filter Press plat pack is clamped in position by a rubber encapsulated chamber or hydraulic cylinders (depending on the client’s requirements).

The benefits of rubber encapsulated chambers include:

  • Safety – low pressure water to a max. of 16 bar
  • Common pressure sustaining water system for clamping and membrane inflation
  • Rapid, efficient operation due to low volumes of water required
  • Eco-friendly (no oil)


The cake discharge system on the Seprotech Rapid Filter Press is unique.

It is the only filter press that has a plate tilt function incorporated into the design, which ensures cake release.

Filter press operation

Once the press has been opened, an air operated actuator simultaneously tilts the filter plates of the entire plate pack to discharge the cakes.

Filter Press Filter cloths

Filter cloths form part of Multotec’s filter press range of accessories, and their range is made of lightweight to heavy duty filter cloths, allowing you to optimise your filtering operation.

All our filter cloths are available in a range of synthetic and natural fibres and, depending on your solid/liquid separation requirements, they are either felted or woven.

Plate Clamping
Plate Clamping

The cloth wash system on the Seprotech Rapid Filter Press is unique, featuring spray bars permanently installed at the top of every plate. The bomb-bay doors are designed with steep angles and a sealing lip that hooks into position. This removes any drippage beneath the press and accommodates the full flow during the wash cycle.

Multotec supports your needs for customised mineral processing equipment

There are numerous applications that make use of filter press within the mineral processing industry. Some of these applications include:

Aggregates Coal
Aggregates Coal
Concrete Dewatering
Concrete Dewatering
Fines Recovery Frac Sand
Fines Recovery Frac Sand
Mining Tailings and Water Management
Test Work Capabilities Tailings and Water Management

 Leading design innovations for reliable, efficient solid/liquid separation.

Filter press advantages explained

  • Improved safety and lower operating costs:

The clamping force on Multotec’s press filters is drastically lower than conventional hydraulic filter presses. This makes the process environment safer, while the reduced stress on components means your filter press equipment lasts longer.

  • Rapid separation times increase processing efficiency:

The rapid filter press’ separation cycle times are completed within 15 to 20 minutes – a decrease in processing time of up to 10 minutes, compared to conventional hydraulic presses – allowing maximum processing capability.

  • Reduced component stress, improved safety and lower operating costs:

The rapid filter press’ clamping force is produced by just 8% of the pressure powering conventional hydraulic filter presses, meaning the process environment is safer, while the reduced stress on components ensures longer equipment lifespan.

  • Automate your press’ internal cleaning:

The rapid filter press contains internal travelling spray bars that wash the entire filter cloth array simultaneously between each cycle in just 40 seconds, eliminating excessive build-up of material residue and removing the need for manual intervention and unnecessary downtime.

  • After sales services:

All of Multotec’s solutions are supported by an extensive after sales service that includes inspections and maintenance agreements.

  • Holistic service and maintenance support:

Multotec offers strategic stockholdings and sustained, comprehensive field service and maintenance support with a team of specially trained engineers – ensuring that your rapid filter press operates at maximum productivity efficiency through total component maintenance and fast resolutions of service downtime.

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Mini Filter Press

Multotec mini filter presses are tailored for industrial wastewater treatment, having been designed as a small scale or pilot filter press to meet demand.

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Ishigaki Filter Press

Ishigaki filter presses are designed for high capacity, energy efficient filtration. This is achieved through an optimised design that allows for automatic simultaneous opening and closing of the press plates. This filter press also has an automatic cloth washing cycle.

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Seprotech Rapid Filter Press

Isolate solids and liquids in fully automated, energy efficient press-separation cycles with Seprotech rapid filter press. These filter presses provide for fast, automated sludge separation and reduced downtime with their self-washing filters.

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Micronics Filter Press

Micronics filter press for high to medium capacity filtration provides fast, reliable solid/liquid separation with minimal downtime. These filter press provide for efficient and economical dewatering and are available as manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic.

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Filter Press Accessories

Our filter press accessories include filter cloths and plates that extend the versatility of your press system. Your filter press accessories are customisable, ensuring they meet your application requirements in order to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.

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