Our Latest

5 Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade Your Filter Press Immediately


In the modern industrial landscape, the need for enhanced process filtration has never been more critical. Traditional filter presses, once the backbone of filtration efforts, are increasingly seen as insufficient due to escalating safety requirements and the relentless drive for operational efficiency. 

Today’s complex production processes demand filtration solutions that not only meet current needs but are also adaptable to future challenges. Consequently, top-tier companies globally are transitioning away from outdated filter presses to embrace the advanced capabilities of Mott Porous Metal Technology, a move driven by the quest for improved safety, efficiency, and technological adaptability. 

This shift underscores a broader industry trend towards leveraging state-of-the-art filtration technologies to sustain competitive advantage and meet the evolving demands of production and environmental stewardship.

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Filter Press Immediately

1. Enhanced Worker Safety

Each time your filter press undergoes maintenance, it exposes workers to potential risks. Continuous operation with hazardous chemicals heightens the danger for those tasked with cleaning and maintaining the press. By minimizing the required maintenance for your filter, you not only decrease the risk of worker injury but also mitigate the likelihood of costly legal disputes stemming from workplace accidents.

2. Minimize the Need for Frequent Filter Cloth Replacement

Are you finding yourself replacing filter cloth every six months, or even more frequently? Surprisingly, this is not standard practice for the most efficient companies worldwide. Employing Mott Porous Metal technology can extend the lifespan of your filter elements to years, saving you considerable time and money that would otherwise be spent on frequent cloth replacements.

3. Extended Production Runs

Consider the countless hours spent on tasks like replacing filter cloth, plate cleaning, adjustments, and addressing issues like poor cake release or hang-ups. Additionally, downtime due to leaks and faulty plate sealing further eats into your productivity and profitability. Time is undeniably a valuable resource, and every moment your system isn’t operational translates to lost revenue. Opting for quality filter solutions, rather than inexpensive alternatives, proves to be a wise investment, as they pay for themselves through increased uptime and enhanced throughput, ultimately bolstering your bottom line.

4. Enhanced Filtration Efficiency

Are you frequently encountering solids downstream of your filter press or grappling with issues like torn filter cloth, compromised gasket seals, or detachment of cloth from plates? The time spent troubleshooting such problems is both frustrating and costly. Despite your best efforts, achieving filtration efficiencies beyond 5 microns at 99% can be challenging with traditional methods. However, with Mott Porous Metal, attaining an efficiency as fine as 0.2 microns is within reach. Moreover, the flexibility in media grades and materials allows for filtration at higher temperatures compared to fabrics and polypropylene plates, while also offering superior corrosion resistance.

5. Reduced Operating Costs

The upfront cost of your filter system merely scratches the surface of its true expense. Your filter press consumes substantial amounts of energy and labor, resulting in significant operational costs over time. Expenses associated with powering the system, procuring hydraulic fluids, and compensating operators for maintaining the system area accumulate, rendering traditional filter press systems cost-inefficient. By leveraging Mott Filter technology, you can install a system devoid of moving parts, where solids removal becomes a matter of minutes, all conveniently controlled from your control room. This not only streamlines operations but also leads to substantial savings in operating expenditures.

Revolutionizing Filtration with Mott Porous Metal Systems

Mott Porous Metal Filtration Systems circumvent all these issues by providing a high quality, cost effective solution. Mott’s systems are enclosed systems that are fully automatic and self-cleaning. Due to lower energy consumption, minimal operator intervention, and minimal maintenance, Mott filter systems pay for themselves, while providing the highest quality filtration.

For more information about our gas and liquid filtration solutions for the specialty chemical industry, use the button below to drop us a line and one of our certified representatives will contact you shortly.