Overhead filter press

To name just a few of the myriad applications for overhead filter presses: industrial mineral industries such as ceramics and sand washing plants use them for water reclamation; mining operations use them for extraction of metal concentrates and processing of tailings, and industrial and municipal waste water treatment plants use them for volume reduction of waste materials.  Overhead filter presses are successfully employed by any plant manager that needs automatic operation, high efficiency and easy maintenance.

An extremely clean and efficient press filtration process

Tefsa has been a leader in the design and manufacture of press filtration equipment for over 40 years. The company’s overhead filter press represents the state-of-the-art for press filters offering cleaner operation, much better access to filter plates for inspection and filter cloth changing, and fast, reliable automatic plate discharge and change out.  Since the filter plates in these machines are suspended from above and the caked is discharged at the bottom, the plate transport mechanism stays completely clean and can thus move very quickly and be operated automatically for long periods of time with very little maintenance. Furthermore, since there is no plate transport mechanism blocking access to the sides of the plate stack, an operator has full access to either side of the filter plates making filter cloth and change out and plate inspection much quicker and easier than with other units. Many options and accessories are available to suit your particular process needs and capacities range from 81 to 1.066 square meters of filtration area.


  • Simplified plate transport mechanism with less required maintenance
  • All transport mechanisms are in the cleanest area of the press--above the filter plates and away from the cake discharge area
  • Reduction of cake residue on the frames of the plates eliminates leakage
  • Greatly improved access to filter plates for inspection and changing filter cloths
  • Press operation requires only one operator