The SUGAREQUIP Auto Filter has been specifically designed for refining operations where it can be used as a pre-filter before char or granular carbon, for filtering liquors that have been treated with powdered activated carbon, for carbonated liquors, sulphited liquors and as a polishing filter. The Auto filters are available in standard sizes, 83 m², 111 m² and 165 m², however, we can design and manufacture bespoke sizes if required;
The vessel operates under pressure, where the leaves rotate fully submerged in the liquor being filtered. Due to the rotation, the cake that is formed is of uniform thickness. A uniform cake means a minimum amount of sweet water, resulting in lower sucrose losses and higher sugar recovery. The units are ideally suited for semi or full automation. Filtration, extraction and cake washing can be carried out in the same unit without the necessity of stopping or opening the Filter. The only time the Filter is opened is for changing the filter cloths and very rarely for changing filter leaves. Colour and Turbidity instrumentation can be included for constant quality monitoring.