Alfa Laval launched the new low head AS-H Fully Automatic Cloth Washer as an option for the Alfa Laval AS-H Fully Mechanised Plate Presses with side bar design. They are especially suited for high capacity, continuous dewatering in municipal and industrial applications, where a very high level of dry solids of the cake is of paramount importance. Plate presses are the best technology for solids capture > 99%. Alfa Laval’s fully mechanised plate press offer maximum degree of automation, also with extremely sticky filter cake. The new enclosed stainless all steel washing machine cleans the filter cloths of the plate press utilizing high pressure water at up to 100 bar. It works in conjunction with the automated plate separator of the plate press, and is an alternative to the company’s previous automatic washer of standard height, which has been sold for more than 10 years. Thanks to the lower height, fully mechanised AS-H plate presses with the new automatic plate washer can be (retro)fitted into buildings with less ceiling height, potentially saving construction costs. The fully automatic cloth washer is especially suited for large capacity plate presses, and can be retrofitted to existing plate presses. Alfa Laval also offers semi-mechanised plate presses and manual plate presses for pilot and lab tests.