American Disc Filter

Disc Filters for continuous dewatering in metallurgical, chemical, industrial, and food processing applications

American Disc Filter
  • American Disc Filter


The American Disc Filter by FLSmidth offers increased capacity and improved filtrate quality, increased mechanical stability, and reduced maintenance. The filter consists of a number of discs centrally mounted on a shaft suspended at each end of the filter tank. Each disc consists of multiple, pie-shaped sectors which are individually covered with a suitable filtering medium. Sectors are held in place around the centre shaft by radial rods on each side and by clamps at the top. Cake is removed by a specially designed discharge mechanism, which then falls into a hopper beneath the filter


  • Low cost filtration area - less floor space is required for any given filtration requirement
  • Quick and easy sector removal and replacement - results in minimum downtime and peak efficiency
  • Multiple feed to one unit - with a divided filter tank, two or more products can be handled simultaneously. Extremely important in pilot plant or small tonnage operations where different products must be kept separate: i.e. where differential flotation is practiced.
  • Multiple sizes - range from 20 to 3500 square feet of filtration area in a single unit
  • Proper tank and/or Agitator design to fir process material - only on FLSmidth Equipment
  • Material of Construction - available in all standard and corrosion-resistant material