The MicroPress comes complete with a feed pump and a high-pressure manual air pump for the membrane squeeze.
The MicroPress comes complete with a feed pump and a high-pressure manual air pump for the membrane squeeze.

The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group has launched its latest wet filtration product, the MicroPress, a 150 mm filter press that is available both as a rental unit for pilot testing and for purchase as a small, bench-scale filtration unit. The MicroPress is assembled in Micronics' Dover, NH, USA filter press facility, and most components are U.S.-sourced.
 
Unlike typical 470 mm and 500 mm test presses, Micronics' MicroPress has a single chamber with a head plate and tail plate and can allow testing for cake thicknesses ranging from 15 mm up to 60 mm. The MicroPress comes equipped with both Membrane Squeeze and Cake Blow capabilities, features not generally available in filter presses of this size. The pre-squeeze cake volume with the MicroPress ranges from 122 – 486 mL.
 
The MicroPress could be useful for evaluating a new process or for identifying process improvements for existing applications, including achieving faster cycle times and drier filter cakes.