Micronics Announces Introduction of MicroPress™, Its Newest Bench-Scale Filter Press for Pilot Testing
MicroPress Equipped with Both Membrane Squeeze & Cake Blow Capabilities for Achieving Driest Filter Cakes
PORTSMOUTH, NH, USA – August 21, 2017 – The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group is pleased to debut its latest wet filtration product, the MicroPress™, a compact, easy-to-ship 150 mm filter press that is available both as a rental unit for pilot testing and for purchase as a small, bench-scale filtration unit. The MicroPress is assembled in Micronics’ Dover, NH, USA filter press facility, and most components are U.S.-sourced.
The MicroPress is designed for a variety of markets and applications and is particularly well-suited to low-solids polishing applications. Unlike typical 470 mm and 500 mm test presses, Micronics’ MicroPress has a single chamber with a head plate and tail plate and can comfortably allow testing for cake thicknesses ranging from 15 mm up to 60 mm. The MicroPress comes equipped with both membrane squeeze and cake blow capabilities, features not generally available in filter presses of this size. The pre-squeeze cake volume with the MicroPress ranges from 122 – 486 mL.
The new MicroPress is useful both for evaluating a new process or for identifying process improvements for existing applications, including achieving faster cycle times and drier filter cakes.
“After carefully listening to our customers’ feedback, Micronics is excited to deliver this innovative new product to the filtration marketplace. The MicroPress is the perfect size for when the standard 470 mm Test Press is simply too large for customers’ pilot testing needs. It is very well-suited to situations in which customers have very limited sample volumes to work with, now making it possible to test a wider array of variables across a greater number of trials,” said Tim Snow, Applications Engineering Manager at Micronics.
“Fast deployment is another great benefit of our newest press. Weighing only around 100 pounds, the MicroPress is much smaller and more economical to transport than the larger 470 mm test presses, including our own. In contrast to the new MicroPress – which can ship via UPS or FedEx – the 470 mm test presses are approximately 2000 pounds and must ship via truck. Our sales and service professionals can conveniently check this new ‘Filter Press in a Box’ on an airplane and hand-deliver the unit to a customer site to assist with testing,” Mr. Snow added.
The MicroPress comes complete with a feed pump and a high-pressure manual air pump for the membrane squeeze. Customers simply need to provide the compressed air to run the pump. Several filter cloth styles appropriate to the application are also included.
Please contact us or call us at 866.481.3694 to arrange for the rental or purchase of this filter press. Visit the new product page for the MicroPress™, to learn more about Micronics’ newest bench-scale filter press for pilot testing.
About the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group
The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group (Micronics Filtration Holdings, Inc.) consists of leading wet and dry engineered filtration companies including Micronics, Inc., Southern Filter Media, LLC., C.P. Environmental, LLC., United Process Control, Inc., along with the AeroPulse® brand of APC equipment. Micronics, Inc. is a worldwide expert in liquid/solid separation. Incorporated in 1983 and founded by Barry Hibble, Micronics has been a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, since 2013. In late 2014, Micronics expanded into dry filtration and air pollution control products and services with the acquisition of Southern Filter Media (SFM). C.P. Environmental (CPE), United Process Control (UPC), and AeroPulse joined the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group in 2015.
The Micronics companies collectively serve customers’ filtration needs in mining and mineral processing; energy, power generation; industrial; chemical manufacturing; pigments and dyes; food and beverage; steel and iron processing; aggregates, cement and asphalt; pharmaceutical; and water/wastewater treatment. The company’s tagline underscores its breadth and capabilities: Single Source for Filter Press and Air Pollution Control Needs.
Francine S. Bernitz
Marketing Director, Micronics Engineered Filtration Group