ANDRITZ SEPARATION launches new filter cloth fastening system SmartFIX: Reduction of both maintenance time and costs by up to 50%


ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has developed a new innovative filter cloth fastening system.

SmartFIX combines a set of resilient, endless tension strips with an endless polymer filter cloth specially designed for the strips and is designed to replace the existing clamping ring assemblies in most types of filter centrifuges. The advantages are a reduction in both maintenance time and costs by up to 50%, improved performance, and maximum safety for high-pressure applications.

SmartFIX fits on most brands of filter centrifuges in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries – the first customers have already implemented the new technology successfully. For other types of centrifuges, a tailored back-up screen replaces the frequently used combination of  drainage wire mesh and supporting fabric secured with round cord fixation to enable the upgrade to SmartFIX.

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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION is one of the leading global suppliers of technologies and services in the solid/liquid separation sector, as well as for the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. The comprehensive product portfolio for solid/liquid separation comprises centrifuges, filters and drying plants, screens, thickeners, separators, and transportation systems – the industries served include municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, chemicals, food and beverages, as well as mining and minerals. The service sector focuses on plant modernization, spare and wear parts, and process optimization.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION SmartFIX is a new filter cloth fastening system for filter centrifuges, enabling a reduction of both maintenance time and costs by up to 50%, performance improvement, and maximum safety for high-pressure applications.

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