Vincent Screw Press & Fiber Filter
Missouri Filter offers a comprehensive line of dewatering equipment. Vincent Corporation specializes in the design engineering and manufacturing of screw presses and fiber filters.
The VP Series Screw Presses were introduced in 1952. Today they are larger, high torque machines, with relatively long screens. They are commonly used in pulp & paper, corn wet milling, and spent coffee applications, where the press cake requires maximum dewatering. They feature foot mounted gearboxes; screw diameters start at 16". The Model VP-16 is popular, so several are built at a time.
The CP Series Screw Presses are also high torque machines. They feature hollow shaft gearboxes, resulting in a compact machine. Presses with screw sizes of 4", 6", 10", and 12" are kept in stock. The Model CP-4, frequently used for laboratory trials, is always available.
The KP Series Screw Presses are our most popular, probably because of relatively low cost. They are best suited for applications like produce waste, which requires less torque than offered by the VP and CP Presses. The KP's with screws up to 16" diameter use hollow bore gearboxes, while units larger than that use foot mounted gearboxes. The screens are not quite as long. Units 16" and smaller use one air cylinder instead of two to actuate the discharge cone, and they include the rotating cone feature.
Introduced in 2014, the KP-L Series Screw Press features the tapered shaft design, longer screen, and additional compression stages of our aggressive VP Series combined with the lower horsepower requirement and price point of our standard KP Series. This hybrid design offers superior liquid separation capability for lower torque applications such as spent brewers' grain, pectin peel, and fruit juicing.
Featuring fine filtration of high gpm throughputs, the Fiber Filter is a unique machine. There is nothing quite like it available in the market. It operates continuously with a fabric filter that is vibrated clean by the process flow, requiring only occasional back-flush cycles.
Liquid flows with fiber contents ranging from 0.3% to 1.5% are thickened to a range of 4% to 14% solids with the Fiber Filter. The filtrate liquid is remarkably clear. The Fiber Filter can replace equipment ranging from pre-thickening screens to centrifuges. Fiber Filters can be used both to thicken flow ahead of a screw press and to remove fiber from press liquor.