EA Series Filter Presses

We observed, asked, and listened to hundreds of Recessed Chamber Filter Press owners and operators and incorporated their ideas and suggestions into our Recessed Chamber Filter Presses, the Industry leading EA-Series, which include fast acting hydraulic systems, uniform fill manifolds, safety lanyards, reverse core blow capability, chemically resistant painted surfaces, and four corner chamber discharge porting to reduce cycle time.

 

Our  presses provide a simple reliable method to dewater solids into cakes of 25-60% total concentration. This provides clearer filtrate solutions than systems removing only free water.

 

The EA-Series line is available in different sizes for solids handling ranging from press capacities of 1 ft3 all the way to 300 ft3 . 32mm caulk and gasketed polypropylene plates are standard on all models making these heavy-duty presses well suited for applications which require leak-free processing.

 

ErtelAlsop engineers will work with you to design and manufacture the optimum piece of equipment, and/or complete system, for any application with specific focus on quality, productivity improvement, cycle optimization, cost reduction, and safety.

 

Our  Recessed Chamber Filter Presses are among the most efficient means of liquid solid separation through pressure filtration, either for solution filtration or sludge volume reduction. A filter press provides a simple reliable method of high compaction pressure to compress and dewater solids into filter cakes of 25-60% total concentration. This provides clearer filtrate solutions than other filter press systems that only remove free water.

 

Thirty-two (32mm) millimeter gasketed polypropylene filter plates are standard on all models, making these heavy-duty filter presses well suited for applications, which require leak-free processing. Other standard features include a chemically resistant painted steel skeleton, 304 stainless steel bar wear strips, schedule 80 PVC head connections, four corner discharge, hydraulic closure system, and a full 6 year framework warranty.

 

ErtelAlsop engineers will work with you to design and manufacture the optimum piece of equipment, and/or complete system, for any application with specific focus on quality, productivity improvement, cycle optimization, cost reduction, and safety.

 

For more information regarding options and different configurations please see our page on How To Choose a Filter Press.

*As with all ErtelAlsop presses, filter cloth is available for any application and/or operating condition, and is chosen based on your specific operating conditions, the performance required by the filtering cloth, and criteria given to us by you and/or by sample processing we do in our lab. ErtelAlsop offers the widest varieties of filter cloth and construction techniques to provide good particle retention, clear filtrate, high flow rates, and dry filter cakes.

Where is a filter press utilized?

DEWAXING
ErtelAlsop Dewaxing Filter Press offers an efficient option for lipids removal and polishing dissolved Oleoresin. All liquid contact components are FDA Compliant and are capable of filtering solvents at -40°F. Filter press operation requires very little operator intervention during processing and offers quick and easy cake removal between cycles. Pressure filtration offers fast filtration and efficient solid-liquid separation for maximum product recovery.
BIOMASS FILTRATION
The ErtelAlsop Biomass Filter Press System is used for filtration of biomass batches up to 500 Lb. It provides a closed-loop solution for maximum solvent recovery and efficient biomass separation.  Membrane squeeze units are also available for added mechanical compression of biomass averaging 5% additional solvent recovery.
MASH FILTRATION

A mash filter is a filter used in place of a traditional lauter tun to separate sweet wort from grain solids.

The mash is pumped into the plates of the press, quickly separating the wort from the grain, allowing the wort to move on to the next step in the brewing process within minutes.  Sparge water is pumped through the plates containing the collected grains.  The filter plates are then separated, and the dry cake is easily removed into a cart for disposal.  The whole process is fast and efficient compared to using a lauter tun which takes considerably longer.

The ErtelAlsop Mash Filter provides a large surface area, high pressure filtration system for efficient solids dewatering and liquird recovery.  ErtelAlsop Mash Filters are easy to operate, have few moving parts, and utilize re-usable cloth filter media.  Mash filters require minimal utility requirements and very little maintenance.

Breweries for Processing Wort
  • Replaces Need for Lauter Tun
  • Provides Optimal Delivery System for Sparging Process
  • Faster Process = Increased Production!
  • Flexibility in Grain Types – raw, un-malted grains for creative, complex flavors
  • Conserves Water and Energy – Our Customers Use up to 40% less water and 20%-30% less grain
Distilleries for Processing Still Mash
  • Replaces Need for Mash Tun
  • Provides Optimal Liquid Recovery and Grain Dewatering
  • Distillers Use  30% Less Raw Water by Recycling Effluent for Sour Mash Batches
  • Recycled Effluent Yields Deeper, Richer Flavors
  • Dewatered Grains Disposal Less Costly (less water weight), Compost Better, and Have Longer Shelf Life for Stock Feed
  • Reduced Waste Costs (Hauling Water is Expensive)
  • Recycled Filtrate into the Plant Reduces the Volume of Raw Water Required
  • Drier Grains Last Longer
  • Longer Shelf Life Allows for Further Travel Distance for Stock Feed
  • Environmentally Friendly – Cleaner Waste, Less Water Consumption
EA 102EA 203EA 470EA 630EA 800EA 1000EA 1200EA 1500

EA-102

The EA 102 Lab Recessed Chamber Filter Press are among the most efficient and cost effective means of liquid/solid separation through pressure filtration. EA Lab presses provide a simple reliable method of high compaction pressure to compress and dewater solids concentration. This provides clearer filtrate solutions than systems that only remove free water. This series of filters is designed for the laboratory, new product and process development, testing, scale-up and small volume production of products ( .01 to .05 cubic feet of solids handling). Cloth or paper changeover can be accomplished easily and in a minimum of time.

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Standard Features

• High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
• Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
• 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
• Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
• Thorough Wash Capability
• Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
• 32mm Cake Thickness
• Hydraulic Closure System
• Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
• Full Six Year Framework Warranty
• Expansion Capability

Optional Features

• Flush Plate and Frames
• Membrane/Squeeze Plates
• Membrane Water Squeeze System
• Various Plate Materials
• Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,
FRP or CPVC
• Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,
FRP or CPVC
• Cake Carts or Chute
• Leg Extensions
• Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
• Splash Curtains
• Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
• Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
• Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
• Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
• Wide Selection of Filter Media

EA-203

The EA 203 Lab Recessed Chamber Filter Press are among the most efficient and cost effective means of liquid/solid separation through pressure filtration. EA Lab presses provide a simple reliable method of high compaction pressure to compress and dewater solids concentration. This provides clearer filtrate solutions than systems that only remove free water. This series of filters is designed for the laboratory, new product and process development, testing, scale-up and small volume production of products ( .03 to .29 cubic feet of solids handling). Cloth or paper changeover can be accomplished easily and in a minimum of time.

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Standard Features

• High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
• Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
• 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
• Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
• Thorough Wash Capability
• Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
• 32mm Cake Thickness
• Hydraulic Closure System
• Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
• Full Six Year Framework Warranty
• Expansion Capability

Optional Features

• Flush Plate and Frames
• Membrane/Squeeze Plates
• Membrane Water Squeeze System
• Various Plate Materials
• Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,
FRP or CPVC
• Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,
FRP or CPVC
• Cake Carts or Chute
• Leg Extensions
• Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
• Splash Curtains
• Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
• Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
• Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
• Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
• Wide Selection of Filter Media

EA-470

For use in a wide variety of applications, ErtelAlsop offers Model EA 470 Series Dewatering Recessed Chamber Filter Press systems. Supplied with lightweight, economical polypropylene plates, these filters are ideal for processes that require 0.5 to 2.9 cubic feet of solids handling. With gasketed plates standard, these heavy-duty presses are exceptionally suited for all applications where leakfree processing is required.

As with all ErtelAlsop Dewatering Filter Press models, filter cloth and optional features are available for any application and/or operating environment.

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Standard Features
  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • 32mm Cake Thickness
  • Hydraulic Closure System
  • Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
  • Full Six Year Framework Warranty
  • Expansion Capability
Optional Features
  • Flush Plate and Frames
  • Membrane/Squeeze Plates
  • Membrane Water Squeeze System
  • Various Plate Materials
  • Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,FRP or CPVC
  • Cake Carts or Chute
  • Leg Extensions
  • Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
  • Splash Curtains
  • Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
  • Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
  • Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
  • Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
  • Wide Selection of Filter Media

EA-630

For use in a wide variety of applications, ErtelAlsop offers Model EA 630 Series Dewatering Recessed Chamber Filter Press systems. Supplied with lightweight, economical polypropylene plates, these filters are ideal for processes that require 2.9 to 10.00 cubic feet of solids handling. With gasketed plates standard, these heavy-duty presses are exceptionally suited for all applications where leakfree processing is required.

As with all ErtelAlsop Dewatering Filter Press models, filter cloth and optional features are available for any application and/or operating environment.

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Standard Features
  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • 32mm Cake Thickness
  • Hydraulic Closure System
  • Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
  • Full Six Year Framework Warranty
  • Expansion Capability
Optional Features
  • Flush Plate and Frames
  • Membrane/Squeeze Plates
  • Membrane Water Squeeze System
  • Various Plate Materials
  • Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,FRP or CPVC
  • Cake Carts or Chute
  • Leg Extensions
  • Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
  • Splash Curtains
  • Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
  • Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
  • Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
  • Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
  • Wide Selection of Filter Media

EA-800

ErtelAlsop offers Model EA 800  Series Recessed Chamber Filter Press Systems for use in a wide variety of applications. Supplied with lightweight, economical polypropylene plates, these filters are ideal for processes that require 10 – 30 cubic feet of solids handling.

As with all ErtelAlsop plate and frame filter press models, filter cloth and optional features are available for any application and/or operating environment.

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Standard Features
  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • 32mm Cake Thickness
  • Hydraulic Closure System
  • Full Six Year Framework Warranty
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Expansion Capability
  • Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
Optional Features
  • Flush Plate and Frames
  • Membrane/Squeeze Plates
  • Membrane Water Squeeze System
  • Various Plate Materials
  • Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Cake Carts or Chute
  • Plate Shifter
  • Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
  • Splash Curtains
  • Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
  • Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
  • Blanking Plate
  • Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
  • Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
  • Wide Selection of Filter Media
  • Cloth Washers
  • 4 Corner Discharge Porting

EA-1000

ErtelAlsop offers Model EA 1000 Series Recessed Chamber Filter Press Systems for use in a wide variety of applications. Supplied with lightweight, economical polypropylene plates, these filters are ideal for processes that require 20-60 cubic feet of solids handling.

As with all ErtelAlsop plate and frame filter press models, filter cloth and optional features are available for any application and/or operating environment.

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Standard Features
  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • 32mm Cake Thickness
  • Hydraulic Closure System
  • Full Six Year Framework Warranty
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Expansion Capability
  • Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
Optional Features
  • Flush Plate and Frames
  • Membrane/Squeeze Plates
  • Membrane Water Squeeze System
  • Various Plate Materials
  • Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Cake Carts or Chute
  • Plate Shifter
  • Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
  • Splash Curtains
  • Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
  • Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
  • Blanking Plate
  • Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
  • Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
  • Wide Selection of Filter Media
  • Cloth Washers
  • 4 Corner Discharge Porting

EA-1200

ErtelAlsop offers Our Model EA 1200  Recessed Chamber Filter Press with lightweight, economical polypropylene plates. Ideal for processes that require 40 – 100 cubic feet of solids handling. These heavy-duty presses are suited for applications where leak-free processing is required.

As with all ErtelAlsop Recessed Chamber Filter Press models, filter cloth and optional features are available for any application and/or operating environment.

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Standard Features
  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • 32mm Cake Thickness
  • Hydraulic Closure System
  • Full Six Year Framework Warranty
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Expansion Capability
  • Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
Optional Features
  • Flush Plate and Frames
  • Membrane/Squeeze Plates
  • Membrane Water Squeeze System
  • Various Plate Materials
  • Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,FRP or CPVC
  • Cake Carts or Chute
  • Plate Shifter
  • Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
  • Splash Curtains
  • Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
  • Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
  • Blanking Plate
  • Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
  • Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
  • Wide Selection of Filter Media
  • Cloth Washers
  • 4 Corner Discharge Porting

EA-1500

ErtelAlsop offers Our Model EA 1500 Recessed Chamber Filter Press with lightweight, economical polypropylene plates. Ideal for processes that require 50-281.5 cubic feet of solids handling. These heavy-duty presses are suited for applications where leak-free processing is required.

As with all ErtelAlsop Recessed Chamber Filter Press models, filter cloth and optional features are available for any application and/or operating environment.

Request A Quote
Standard Features
  • High Strength Carbon Steel Skeleton
  • Chemically Resistant Painted Framework
  • 304 Stainless Steel Side Bar Wear Strips
  • Schedule 80 PVC Head Connections
  • Caulk & Gasketed Recessed Polypropylene Plates
  • 32mm Cake Thickness
  • Hydraulic Closure System
  • Full Six Year Framework Warranty
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Expansion Capability
  • Alternating Discharge (1B & 3B)
Optional Features
  • Flush Plate and Frames
  • Membrane/Squeeze Plates
  • Membrane Water Squeeze System
  • Various Plate Materials
  • Uniform Fill Manifold – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, FRP or CPVC
  • Head Connections – Stainless, Aluminum, Carbon Steel,FRP or CPVC
  • Cake Carts or Chute
  • Plate Shifter
  • Safety Gates, Lanyards or a Safety Light Curtain
  • Splash Curtains
  • Semi-automatic or Automatic Bombay Doors
  • Feed Pumps: Air Operated Diaphragm (AOD)
  • Blanking Plate
  • Electric Hydraulic Closure with PLC Controls
  • Cake Thickness from 20-50 mm
  • Wide Selection of Filter Media
  • Cloth Washers
  • 4 Corner Discharge Porting
EA 102EA 203EA 470EA 630EA 800EA 1000EA 1200EA 1500
Standard Height325 mm (12.8 in)472.4 mm (18.6 in)1,295 mm (51 in)1,483 mm (58.4 in)1,676 mm (66 in)1,880 mm (74 in)2,108 mm (83 in)2,337 mm (92 in)
Standard Width236.2 mm (9.3 in)343 mm (13.5 in)685.8 mm (27 in)889 mm (35 in)2,032 mm (80 in)2.235 mm (88 in)2,184 mm (86 in)2,743 mm (108 in)
Standard Length1041.4 mm (41 in)1,473.2 mm (58 in)3,124 mm (123 in)3,886 mm (153 in)3,404 - 5,867 mm (134 - 231 in)4,216 - 7,087 mm (166 - 279 in)4,978 - 8,026 mm (196 - 316 in)4,674 - 10,846 mm (184 - 427 in)
Capacity0.0003 - 0.0014 m3 (0.01 - 0.05 ft3)0.00085 - 0.0082 m3 (0.03 - 0.29 ft3)0.014 - 0.08 m3 (0.5 - 2.9 ft3)0.057 - 0.28 m3 (2.0 - 10.0 ft3)0.28 - 0.85 m3 (10 - 30 ft3)0.57 - 1.70 m3 (20 - 60 ft3)1.13 - 2.83 m3 (40 - 100 ft3)1.42 - 7.97 m3 (50 - 281.5 ft3)
Standard Area0.014 m2 (0.148 ft2)0.05 m2 (0.554 ft2)0.21 m2 (2.3 ft2)0.59 m2 (6.4 ft2)0.92 m2 (9.9 ft2)1.57 m2 (16.9 ft2)2.29 m2 (24.6 ft2)3.63 m2 (39.1 ft2)
Plate Dimension102 mm (4 in)203 mm (8 in)470 mm (18.5 in)630 mm (24.8 in)800 mm (31.5 in)1000 mm (39.4 in)1200 mm (47.2 in)1500 mm (59.1 in)
Discharge Ports3 Corner3 Corner4 Corner4 Corner4 Corner4 Corner4 Corner4 Corner
Volume per Chamber0.0002 m3 (0.0077 ft3)0.0008 m3 (0.029 ft3)0.004 m3 (0.14 ft3)0.008 m3 (0.29 ft3)0.014 m3 (0.48 ft3)0.023 m3 (0.82 ft3)0.035 m3 (1.23 ft3)0.06 m3 (2.07 ft3)