Hygienic overhead filter press

Press filtration is used in heavy industry such as chemicals production and mining as well as in hygienic applications such as food and pharmaceutical production.  Plant managers in these industries need equipment designed for easy access to all components for cleaning, is fully compliant with modern standards for hygienic production, has filter plate transport mechanisms that stay clean and operate reliably, has minimal maintenance requirements, and runs with minimal operator intervention.

An extremely clean and efficient press filtration process for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Tefsa has been a leader in the design and manufacture of press filtration equipment for over 40 years.  The company’s line of overhead press filters 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.  The general cleaner operation and easy cleaning of these units make them particularly well suited and hygienic application required for food and pharmaceutical production.  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.  Tefsa can manufacture these units to comply with all food-grade and pharmaceutical-grade equipment standards.


  • 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
  • Built and designed in full compliance with food and pharmaceutical industry standards
  • Greatly improved access to filter plates for inspection and changing filter cloths
  • Press operation requires only one operator