Many of our J-Press filter presses come with a semi-automatic plate shifter. That means a person walks the shifter down the line of filter plates and activates the shifter by a button or a thumb switch, as shown above.
Many of Evoqua's larger J-Press filter presses come with a fully automatic plate shifter. That means a lights-out operation for the facility where the process continues without human intervention until necessary.
Our line of MC Press Filter Presses for Mineral Concentrate mining have fully automatic plate shifters installed with a shaker to facilitate the discharge of the filter cake.
The filter press plate shifter takes a beating over time, and a lot can go wrong with it if it's not cared for properly. Its electrical system can be shaken apart or its hydraulics can develop leaks over the course of years of inattention. The shifter itself can become bent and even broken over a long period of time.