A filter press is commonly used in three applications: as a fixed volume, batch pressure filter; as a polishing filter to remove solids from a stream; and as a variable volume filter through a filter plate.
The belt filter (also known as belt press filter or belt filter press) is used for solid/liquid separation processes, particularly the dewatering of sludges in the chemical industry, mining and water treatment.
A rotary vacuum filter consists of a large rotating drum suspended on an axial over a trough containing liquid/solids slurry with approximately 50-80% of the screen area immersed in the slurry. As the drum rotates the slurry is sucked on the surface of the cloth and rotated out of the liquid/solids suspension as a cake. The cake is dry because the vacuum drum is continuously sucking the cake and taking the water out of it. The cake is discharged as solids products and the drum rotates continuously to another separation cycle.
A Shiploader is a large machine used for loading bulk solid materials like iron ore, coal, fertilizers, grains and/or material in bags into ships. Shiploaders are commonly used in ports and jetties from where bulk materials are exported.