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Filtration is a key process step in the edible/vegetable oil industry. The presence of gums, slimes, and gels requires experience in filtration. Knowledge in combination with creativity is the key to success in solving filtration problems. Filtration Group has more than 50 years experience in filtration of edible oils. More than 5000 filters have been sold to the edible oil industry so far.
Amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) filtration systems filter the finest particles and contaminations from the products and contribute effectively to minimize production costs and to improve product quality.
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Today we launch a new look inside our high-tech manufacturing plant in Lochem, The Netherlands where our dedicated and highly skilled teams develop, engineer and manufacture our extensive array of filtration solutions everyday. In this video we will be showcasing our products, processes, people and capabilities. Together as Filtration Group we are on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.
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At our location in Lochem, the Netherlands, approx. 120 employees are dedicated to solid-liquid-filtration. From the laboratory to the engineering department, from sales to the highly skilled welders and fabricators in our manufacturing plant. Every time we finish a filter, it is a proud moment for our team. No matter how small …or, in this case, large: the amafilter – LFC Lochem MVWDCD in carbon steel.
Paraffin wax is a white or colourless soft solid that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. It is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 37 °C (99 °F); its boiling point is >370 °C (698 °F). Common applications for paraffin wax include lubrication, electrical insulation, and candles; dyed paraffin wax can be made into crayons.
Paraffin wax was first created in 1830 in Germany, and marked a major advancement in candlemaking technology, as it burned more cleanly and reliably than tallow candles and was cheaper to produce.
What makes these filters suitable for paraffin wax filtration?
These pressure leaf filters (a customer ordered 4x MVWDCD-2000/1500/88 in carbonsteel) are suitable for the filtration of catalyst particles from a paraffin wax stream. The filters are carbon steel pressure leaf filters with 88 m2 filtration area. These vertical pressure leaf filters feature a half pipe heating jacket to keep the paraffin on temperature because otherwise the paraffin solidifies and will block the filter. These filters are suitable for wet- and dry-cake discharge. The design pressure of these filters is 19 bar and the maximum design temperature is high (225 C). The filter is mounted with a special designed bottom cake discharge valve as the valve has to meet the highest industry standards. The filter is also fitted with Kalrez gaskets / O-rings to meet the suspension aggressiveness.
Again these filters are proudly made in our manufacturing plant in Lochem, the Netherlands by Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem.
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amafilter – LFC Lochem, Filtration Group Process System, is well known for it’s high quality VERSIS pressure leaf filters.
Today, just before our manufacturing plant in Lochem closes for a short two week summer holiday these two Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters VERSIS 1800 will leave Lochem for a customer in China. The filters designed for a chemical application are fitted with heavy duty cover lifts and are SELO compliant.
One of the services that Filtration Group Process Systems offers are rental filters/pilot filters systems. By the use of over 10 different rental filters/pilot filter systems. Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem can give you full detailed information on how the type of filter works, the efficiency and speed of our filtration systems, on site.
Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem can accompany the installation and commissioning for you. Further customer specific requests can be discussed as well.
Need a rental filter / pilot filter? Contact us directly.
For more information on the possibilities of our different rental filter / pilot filter units you can contact our service manager mr. Gerrit Heetbrink directly by phone +31 57-329 77 77 or trough our contact form.
Two of our largest Cricketfilters 2400 TRCU (EAC) 32 compliant on their way to a happy customer for a sugar application.
Seeing these leave the factory always makes us proud to work for Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem.
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Interested in our Cricketfilters or other process filtration solutions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Our team is there for you at the largest Filtration event worldwide, Filtech Cologne, Germany. FILTECH is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide.
This Exhibition is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching filtration and separation equipment and services. FILTECH is the international platform and solution provider for all industries covering every market segment.
About Amafilter LFC Lochem – Filtration Group Process Systems
Filtration Group Process Systems pressure leaf filters are world leading in edible oil filtration and various other markets.
Our automatic backwashable cricketfilter is a leader in sugar and salt bath filtration as well as in activated carbon and catalyst filtration. Complete plants with horizontal pressure leaf filters are increasingly used in sulphur filtration. These are just a few examples of our extensive application areas. Filtration Group Process Systems develops tailor-made process filtration solutions in collaboration with our worldwide customers. A driven and well experienced team of specialists and technologists in process filtration help our customers find the best filtration solutions possible. We design, engineer and manufacture customer specific filtration systems compliant with any design code. Additionally Filtration Group Process Systems offers standard or customized filter housings, filter cartridges, filter bags and various services like pilot filters, commissioning and optimization to help full fill your filtration needs.
- Automatic Filters
- Back Flush Filters
- Cartridge Filters
- Filter Bags
- Filter Cartridges
- Filter Housings
- Filter Media
- Filter Media for Liquids
- Filter Plates
- Leaf Filters
- Multiple Filter Systems
- Pilot Plants
- Pressure Leaf Filters
- Chemical Industries
- Filtration and Separation Industry
- Food, Beverage Industry
- Mineral / Oil / Gas Production
- Mining Industry
- Petrochemical Industry
- Waste Water Treatment
FILTECH Cologne is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide. This Exhibition is a must for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching filtration and separation equipment and services. FILTECH is the international platform and solution provider for all industries covering every market segment.
Amafilter LFC Lochem – Filtration Group Process Systems will be present at FILTECH Cologne 2018, stand U13, Hal 11.1
Filtration Group Process Systems (Amafilter, LFC Lochem) has been producing a wide range of filter systems for solid-liquid filtration for more than 70 years. The LFC Lochem and Amafilter pressure leaf filters are world leaders in edible oil filtration.
The automatically backwashable cricket filter is a leader in sugar and salt bath filtration as well as in activated carbon and catalyst filtration. Complete plants with horizontal pressure leaf filters are increasingly used in sulphur filtration. These are just a few examples from the extensive application areas. This is made possible by a project management team, which develops tailor-made filtration solutions often in collaboration with the filtration specialists from the technical center, who secure the filtration solutions in the laboratory or with the help of pilot plants.
Service is very important for us both during commissioning and for the later support of the systems partly by remote maintenance or service contracts. This also includes a reliable spare parts supply with the production of filter elements in our own manufacturing facilities. For this purpose, standard filter housings as well as most types of filter cartridges are also manufactured in our own manufacturing plant and are usually available immediately from stock.
Our globally orientated sales and service team looks after our customers locally in almost every country, or we work with agents to provide optimal customer care. Thus, we achieve a very good customer loyalty and are also able to respond to customer requests more targeted.
Visit us at the Filtech and we can get to know each other in a personal conversation and you are welcome to discuss your options with our filtration topics.
By Edward C. Gregor, International Filtration News, Editorial Advisory Board Chairman
Filtration Group is a global provider of advanced filtration products and systems. The company, owned by Madison Industries, has grown to over 5,300 employees in 26 countries over the past 10 years. With an anticipated revenue of $1.2 billion in 2017, it can be described as the fastest-growing global filtration pure-play. That growth has occurred through acquisition and year-over-year organic growth. I recently spoke with George Nolen, CEO of Filtration Group, who provided insights and company strategies and on-going objectives. Nolen came across as knowledgeable of the nuances and inner-workings of the industry, sharing how Filtration Group intends to access future growth and Filtration Group’s vision to achieve success from a portfolio of filtration companies assembled together as a single entity.
Ed Gregor: First, please comment on your personal background and what brought you to the filtration industry?
George Nolen: I came to Madison Industries and Filtration Group after 26 years at Siemens USA in 2009 and worked with Larry Geis, CEO of Madison, to devise a strategy to select a growth industry to make acquisitions in a “build and hold strategy.” We selected filtration. The industry was fragmented at the time and we felt we could put together companies to operate as a single entity and work together in a synergistic manner for the greater good. After less than 10 years, we now have 5,300 employees with operations in 26 countries and are achieving the organic growth we seek, all working together toward our mission of making the world safer, healthier, and more productive.
Ed Gregor: What have been the biggest challenges of managing such a large number of diverse companies, which appear to be independent of each other?
George Nolen: The key to success is strong leadership and a healthy, productive culture. At Filtration Group, we have strong leadership at each of our divisions that all have been successful in a wide range of industries. I like to think each operating unit runs like an entrepreneurship, while encouraging intra-divisional coordination. When a new customer, opportunity or challenge comes along within one division, we all work together to solve the customer need though our diverse assets. The other key aspect to success is culture. We have a shared culture that drives every interaction with each other and our customers across all our locations. The drivers of that culture are a bias for action, entrepreneurship, and trust. We believe our shared culture, diverse application capabilities, collective R&D and production, along with the entrepreneurial spirit of our people fosters an ability to meet and solve whatever is presented to us.
Ed Gregor: It sounds like you’ve assembled broad and comprehensive offerings in filtration. As you look at the filtration landscape, are there gaps in your portfolio of companies you are focused on filling going forward?
George Nolen: Not so much gaps, as opportunities, as we reach out geographically here and overseas, we see excellent growth prospects across all our offerings as they work together to solve customer needs. Examples include difficult areas like PPBs, purifying the air in spaces that house historic works of art, along with large data center filtration, in addition to unwanted gasses and improved air quality in factories to measure CO2 with reports to customers. In other cases, it may be cleaning the discharge of water, air or paint problems at a customer’s production facility. Our business, as we see it, remains largely a consumable market and we believe we are capable of tackling most anything that comes along, regardless of its nature. Execution is the key.
Ed Gregor: What do you see as the largest potential growth opportunities for the Filtration Group in the next 2-4 years?
George Nolen: As a broad brush, it’s technology and designs, along with growth internally and what’s best for our customer. This includes electronics, such as routers in data centers as I alluded to earlier; areas such as dust protection where there are 60-90-day filter changes as repeat business. And customers are coming to us more and more to solve tough problems in alternative energy systems like fuel cell applications, solar energy and wind energy production.
Our life sciences businesses are growing at a fast clip in all areas. We have unique, patented technology to keep operating rooms healthy for patients, nurses and surgeons that is beginning to grow significantly. We also have transferable technology within that group that is being used in some consumer products that will provide a nice source of growth for us in the next 3 years.
Ed Gregor: Once you’ve identified potential growth areas, how do you go about entering the market?
George Nolen: Each of our businesses has somewhat different technology and core capability, which we overall manage as one business with one mission of making the world safer, healthier and more productive. We have a focused process of evaluating strategic acquisitions, and we employ a 100-day integration process that has proven to be successful in integrating newly acquired companies.
Ed Gregor: Please give me your perspective of future premiums as the industry consolidates. There was a recent acquisition of $4.3 billion. In your view, is the industry trending toward higher valuations for higher profile companies or is this an anomaly?
George Nolen: I’d prefer not to discuss specific situations, but we don’t consider the recent trend an anomaly. The public markets have come to the realization in the last three years that the filtration market is at 90 billion dollars, and a market that is typically 75% consumable offers enormous potential. The dynamics of the market when managed properly offer excellent growth, profit and cash flow. These characteristics are extremely attractive to the market and to larger diversified companies who wish to grow at a healthy, profitable rate.
Ed Gregor: Is there a specific aspect of how Filtration Group operates that uniquely positions you for success. In short, what differentiates Filtration Group?
George Nolen: We stay attuned to solving customer problems. We hire the best talent who are empowered to make decisions in our customers’ interests. And all 5,300+ employees come to work every day with the intent to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. That mission is a powerful motivator and we’re doing it.
Ed Gregor: Thank you. On behalf of International Filtration News magazine, we all wish you continued success, as you progress to your 10th anniversary in 2020.