Plate and Frame Filter Presses for Industrial Facilities Worldwide

Beckart Environmental is known for producing plate frame filter press equipment for municipal and industrial clients. We manufacture our filter presses in accordance with the highest quality standards at our state-of-the-art facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Our presses are built with heavy-duty components that ensure reliable long-term performance and an excellent return on your investment. Plus, they have numerous standard features that you may have to pay more for from other manufacturers, such as cold-draw steel side rails, all-welded hydraulic cylinders, an air blowdown drain system, and two-speed hydraulic pumps.

How Does a Filter Press Work?

In case you are unfamiliar with this equipment, filter presses work as follows:

  • Sludge is pumped into the filter press where it is dispersed into a series of gasketed plates.
  • The plates are pressed together so that water in the sludge will exit through the press’s discharge ports.
  • Dry cake is left in the filters, so it can be removed and sent for disposal.

Benefit From High-Level Performance

Municipal and industrial clients choose our plate filter press equipment because it performs exceptionally well. Our presses retain 35-50 percent solids in the filter cake, making disposal easy and cost-effective. The equipment is also extensively automated, so operators will only need to set up the press, remove dry cakes, and perform routine maintenance. We also offer the machines with a variety of plate sizes to ensure you can select an option that’s appropriate for the size of your operations.

If you need expert assistance integrating the filter press into your facility, we can help with that as well. From providing a consultation about how you can benefit from using a filter press to installing it and training your staff on how to use it, we’re a reliable source for all your wastewater treatment needs.

Plate and Frame Filter Presses Versus Dewatering Centrifuges

As a wastewater equipment manufacturer that aims to meet the needs of all industrial clients, Beckart Environmental offers dewatering centrifuges in addition to filter presses. Instead of applying physical pressure to sludge like a plate and frame filter press does, our centrifuges rotate sludge at a high speed to separate substances of different densities. In addition to doing an excellent job of separating solids from liquids, this equipment stands out for its:

Extensive Volume Capacity

Our centrifuges can handle volume flows from 5-150 gpm, which makes them an excellent choice for facilities large or small. Many businesses appreciate how this extensive volume capacity allows them to expand their operations without concern that they will outgrow their sludge dewatering equipment.

Versatile Applications

Compared with filter presses, our centrifuges can be used for a wider range of applications. In addition to sludge dewatering, this equipment works well at:

  • Closed-loop, zero-discharge, and recycling applications
  • Manufacturing process separation/refinement/purification
  • Degumming
  • Winterization
  • Washing
  • Fractionation
  • Clarification
  • Oil, grease & fat recovery
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Long-Lasting Durability

Like we do with our plate and frame filter presses and other equipment, we construct our dewatering centrifuges from durable components to ensure they can withstand the rigors of constant use. This way, you can count on your equipment to perform well through the years.

Contact the Sludge Dewatering Experts

To enhance your sludge dewatering capabilities with a plate frame filter press or related equipment, contact Beckart Environmental today. Our team is ready to discuss your wastewater treatment needs with you.