Is Semi-Automatic, Pneumatic Plate Shifting Right for Your Filter Press Operation?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Plate shifting is an essential part of a filter press operation.

Micronics offers a range of plate shifter options including automatic, hydraulic plate shifters and pneumatic, semi-automatic plate shifters.

While a hydraulically-driven shifter system eliminates the need for operator intervention during plate separation, there are some circumstances in which you may want the operator involvement in the shifting process. For instance:

  • In certain markets and applications like aggregates, metal hydroxides, and titanium dioxide (TiO2), semi-automatic shifting may be advantageous.
  • For all types of slurries, semi-automatic operation may be helpful in loosening the filter cake for discharge.
  • For presses in the 1000 mm range and those in which the filter press operation runs numerous cycles per day, semi-automatic shifting may be preferable.
Filter Press Operation

Micronics’ semi-automatic pneumatic plate shifter system allows for easy yet safe, operation across a wide range of markets and slurries.

At Micronics Engineered Filtration, safety is always a top priority. As is shown in this short video, Micronics’ pneumatic, semi-automatic plate shifter allows for easy, safe operation. Micronics’ pneumatic plate-shifting system is designed to require the operator to use both hands in its operation, thus preventing the operator from being at risk.

Micronics’ semi-automatic, pneumatic plate shifter may be retrofit to rectangular, sidebar filter presses or supplied with original equipment. Or if you are currently using a semi-automatic, pneumatic shifter and are thinking about an automatic, electric hydraulic shifter for your operation, our filtration experts will be happy to work with you to see if this is a more efficient choice for your operation.

Contact us to learn more about our range of plate shifter options for your filter press equipment. Whether you are in food processing, wine-making, aggregates, mining, metal hydroxides, pigment and dyes, or chemical manufacturing, you can trust that Micronics will assist you in selecting the right equipment for your installation and operating conditions.