Pressing Onward: A Dewatering Blog

The Hand Crafted Filter Press

By Michael Stock


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Need a new press? Do what beer lovers do: Go artisanal.

If you’re a beer drinker, you’re in heaven these days. There’s beer for when you’re cutting the grass on a hot summer day. Beer that pairs with steak and chili. Beer for when you want to have more than one, and beer for when one is all you need.

These new beverages are all custom brewed by artisans with a passion for finding the perfect recipe. It’s as if you could have a beer designed and brewed to meet your own individual taste.

It turns out that what’s good for beer is great for filter presses.

No two applications are alike

Think about it: your process may fall into a category with specific requirements like industrial laundry, mining, or stone cutting; and your individual operation has its own unique needs in terms of size and space; environmental requirements; location, working conditions, and limits imposed by the other equipment in the plant.

With so many variables, there’s no such thing as an off-the-shelf filter press … any more than there’s a mass produced lite beer that will pair with your Bison Burger.


Countertops to mountaintops

But there is a solution: a custom-configured press from Evoqua. From small mom-and-pop operations that cut granite countertops to huge mining operations that cut into mountaintops, there’s an Evoqua filter press size and capacity that we can design and build to meet your application’s need.

Why? Because we’re artisans. And we have all the ingredients. Our wide range of manifold designs will assure a smooth fit to the application and to the plumbing in your shop. With hundreds of filter cloth choices, and the experience it takes to analyze your slurry, we can find the right cloth for the job. And we can engineer any degree of automation from full manual to full auto.


The expert brewers

And what good are the ingredients without a master brewer? Our staff is in the house, ready to mix it up, at our engineering center in Holland, MI. As the OEM of JWI® and USFilter® filter presses we have original specifications and drawings for those presses as well as for filter presses with the names Perrin, Passavant, IPM and Siemens on the side.

We’ve been providing both standard and custom recipes for new equipment, plus spare parts and replacement parts for more than 40 years, along with best-in-class service. Even the service can be customized to fit your specific needs and those of your turnkey Evoqua system.


With all of our experience and design expertise, few people can match our ability to quench your thirst for a custom application. And nobody can match our passion for perfection. Call us and see.


For high gravity service and knowledge with a lite touch  call for new, repair, rebuild or retrofit   (844) 450-2910.

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