Filter Press Sizing Chart – Some Helpful Guidelines from Micronics Engineered Filtration

Friday, November 13, 2020
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Every filter press requirement is different and Micronics Engineered Filtration is here to assist you in designing and building the optimal filter press for your unique application and operation. Micronics has experienced application engineers who will carefully review your application and determine sizing based on all the known parameters and considerations. In a typical month, Micronics works with clients across a broad range of industries and applications from surface finishing to metals recovery to chemical manufacturing, concrete wash plants, mine tailings management (dry stack tailings) and food & beverage companies.

If testing is required, did you know that we now have a full filter press laboratory right at our Chattanooga headquarters?

The filter press sizing table below was put together as a handy guideline for a client to get a better understanding of the press needed based on a known capacity required. Each press can be made smaller or even a little bit bigger than these guidelines.


Plate Size Volume (ft³) # of Chambers (Typical) Press Description
2000mm up to 500 ft³ 130 Fully-automatic presses
1500mm up to 250 ft³ 125 Fully-automatic presses
1200mm up to 150 ft³ 120 Semi-automatic & fully-automatic presses
1000mm up to 40 ft³ 50 Semi-automatic & fully-automatic presses
800mm 10-20 ft³ 20-40 Manual & semi-automatic presses
630mm 2-10 ft³ 7-35 Manual & semi-automatic presses
470mm 1-2 ft³ 7-13 Small, manually-operated presses
800mm Filter Press

Micronics stocks standard 470mm, 630mm, and 800mm presses. These models are also available with custom options to meet your precise needs.

1200mm Filter Press

The large-capacity Micronics Filter Presses – 1000mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, and 2000mm – are customizable to meet your precise needs.

The above sizing chart is a guideline based on 32mm cake chambers. Larger capacity presses are available in each size.

Please contact us for a consultation to determine the best sizing for your application and operating conditions. And don’t forget to check-in and see if one of our current in-stock presses may suit your needs for a fast turnaround installation!