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Stainless Steel Filter Press, Air Pump, 10-Filter

PRICE Original price was: $3,006.99.Current price is: $2,790.00.

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Stainless Steel Filter Press, Air Pump, 10-Filter

SKU: SL-FPA10S
Stainless Steel Filter Press, 10-Filter, Air Pump
Stainless Steel Filter Press, 10-Filter, Air Pump Filter Press Plates The offset hangers make it immediately obvious if you are inserting a plate backwards. video
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From: Original price was: $3,006.99.Current price is: $2,790.00.

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Description

Advantages of an Air Diaphragm Pump

  1. Soft Start (low psi and low flow for start-up)With soft start, the flow AND pressure are very easily controlled.  You can pump a few tablespoons at a slow, low pressure until you see that everything is correct. Then crank up flow by giving it more air.

    In contrast, with a gear pump/electric motor, the pressure and flow start immediately/violently because a gear pump is a positive displacement pump.  That means that for every revolution of the pump, a defined amount of liquid MUST come out of the pump—every revolution!  And the outlet pressure is relatively MUCH higher. Because of this, there is no forgiveness if something is not hooked up correctly or some valve is not set right.
  2. Easily Controlled Pressure (in filter chambers)As the filter press fills with DE and reduces or stops flowing, it’s very simple to twist the regulator knob up a bit to resume pumping. This can be done at any time, at any flow rate, from stopped to almost wide open. Of course, this is dependent on having an air pressure regulator in-line between the air compressor and the diaphragm pump.

  3. Variable Flow (less air pressure for less flow, increase air pressure for more flow)If you are pumping filtered syrup into your canner while you are filling small bottles, you can turn the pressure down low and slow. On the other hand, if you are filling barrels or 5 gallon containers, turn up the air and let it rip!

  4. Harmless Stall (if/as filter plugs)A HUGE advantage of air pump versus electric motor pump is that the air pump can remain “stalled” for hours (days!) without harm to your equipment. Try that with an electric motor driven pump!

     

Discounts

Every Smoky Lake Filter Press includes a FREE starter bucket of DE, starter pack of filter papers and a quick release hose kit.

Value Added Details

  • Indisputably Food Grade: 304 Stainless Steel (Our competitors use aluminum, plastic, or even brass which contains lead)
  • Expandable: Add plates/capacity as your business grows.
  • Positive Assembly: The hangers were designed in such a way to make it impossible to insert a plate backwards.
  • Non-Tilt: Unlike many competitors, you do not need to tilt the press on end to load the filter papers.
  • Two Pump Options: Choose from an economical plastic hand pump or a stainless steel air diaphragm pump.
  • Thermometer Option: Tapped into the top of a window plate so you can monitor syrup temperature at startup.
  • Screen Plates: New for 2022! This is an upgrade from the traditional waffle plate design. It’s lighter weight and offers better support to your filter papers.
  • Cost will be comparable to our competitor’s aluminum filter presses.

Shipping Details

Free Shipping in the Continental USA

Filter Presses will typically ship via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery. In select cases, a Filter Press may travel with our White Glove Carriers.

Tips and Tutorials

5 (2)

Stainless Steel Filter Press, Air Pump, 10-Filter

SKU: SL-FPA10S
STARTING AT Bundle Discount!

From: Original price was: $3,006.99.Current price is: $2,790.00.

AVG, SHIPPING TIME

Timing is based on our current production timeline.

10-Filter Capacity:

Average 25 – 40 gallons of syrup filtered per session

Standard Features:

Stainless Steel Air Diaphragm Pump
(The ultimate in pressure control. Indisputably food grade. Can also be used as a transfer pump.)

Short Platform w/Nonskid Rubber Feet
(10 Filters is max capacity)

Premium, 7″ Stainless Steel Filter Plates

    • Screen Plates, Qty 4
      (An upgrade from the traditional Waffle Plates)
    • Window Plates, Qty 5
      (Each has a 3-1/4 cup capacity)
    • Book End Plates, Qty 2

Staggered Hanger System
(This Smoky Lake exclusive design makes it impossible to install plates backwards!)

Stainless Steel Drip Tray

Illustrated Instruction Manual


Bonus Accessories:

Filter Press Hardware Pack: Muffler, 1/2" Plugs [Qty 2], 3/4" Adapter

Included FREE.

The Muffler attaches to the Air Pump. The Plugs can be used to plug the press’s transfer outlets and secondary syrup inlet.

DE Filter Aide – Large Resealable Bucket (Net Wt 12.2 lbs)

Included FREE.

Filter Papers, 100-Pack

Included FREE.

Hose Kit w/Cam Lock Fittings

Included FREE.

Street Elbow (Pre-installed on the Filter Press Outlet)

Included FREE.

This elbow connects your Hose Kit to your Filter Press’s clean syrup outlet port.

Add Thermometer Port with 2" Dial Thermometer

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

With this upgrade, you will know exactly when your Filter Press is up to temp. The thermometer port will be tapped directly into one of your Window Plates. 2" Dial Thermometer included.

Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Cart

OPTIONAL UPGRADE

The heavy duty stainless steel carts offer safe and convenient mobility of your Filter Press. This makes it super easy to wheel your Filter Press over to a sink for cleaning at the end of your filtering session. It also provides a dedicated works space for your filter press, and includes a bottom storage shelf for accessories.

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Description

Advantages of an Air Diaphragm Pump

  1. Soft Start (low psi and low flow for start-up)With soft start, the flow AND pressure are very easily controlled.  You can pump a few tablespoons at a slow, low pressure until you see that everything is correct. Then crank up flow by giving it more air.

    In contrast, with a gear pump/electric motor, the pressure and flow start immediately/violently because a gear pump is a positive displacement pump.  That means that for every revolution of the pump, a defined amount of liquid MUST come out of the pump—every revolution!  And the outlet pressure is relatively MUCH higher. Because of this, there is no forgiveness if something is not hooked up correctly or some valve is not set right.
  2. Easily Controlled Pressure (in filter chambers)As the filter press fills with DE and reduces or stops flowing, it’s very simple to twist the regulator knob up a bit to resume pumping. This can be done at any time, at any flow rate, from stopped to almost wide open. Of course, this is dependent on having an air pressure regulator in-line between the air compressor and the diaphragm pump.

  3. Variable Flow (less air pressure for less flow, increase air pressure for more flow)If you are pumping filtered syrup into your canner while you are filling small bottles, you can turn the pressure down low and slow. On the other hand, if you are filling barrels or 5 gallon containers, turn up the air and let it rip!

  4. Harmless Stall (if/as filter plugs)A HUGE advantage of air pump versus electric motor pump is that the air pump can remain “stalled” for hours (days!) without harm to your equipment. Try that with an electric motor driven pump!

     

Discounts

Every Smoky Lake Filter Press includes a FREE starter bucket of DE, starter pack of filter papers and a quick release hose kit.

Value Added Details

  • Indisputably Food Grade: 304 Stainless Steel (Our competitors use aluminum, plastic, or even brass which contains lead)
  • Expandable: Add plates/capacity as your business grows.
  • Positive Assembly: The hangers were designed in such a way to make it impossible to insert a plate backwards.
  • Non-Tilt: Unlike many competitors, you do not need to tilt the press on end to load the filter papers.
  • Two Pump Options: Choose from an economical plastic hand pump or a stainless steel air diaphragm pump.
  • Thermometer Option: Tapped into the top of a window plate so you can monitor syrup temperature at startup.
  • Screen Plates: New for 2022! This is an upgrade from the traditional waffle plate design. It’s lighter weight and offers better support to your filter papers.
  • Cost will be comparable to our competitor’s aluminum filter presses.

Shipping Details

Free Shipping in the Continental USA

Filter Presses will typically ship via FedEx Ground or SpeeDee Delivery. In select cases, a Filter Press may travel with our White Glove Carriers.

Tips and Tutorials

2 Reviews

Total Rating
5.0 (2 Reviews)
Overall rating

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  1. Al Sharp

    My wife and I have been producing maple syrup for the past 25-30 years. We started out boiling our sap over an open fire with upgrading to a Smoky Lake 2X5 Arch with a Hybrid Pan several years ago. Since the purchase of the Smoky Lake equipment, several friends have also purchased similar equipment after seeing our evaporator in use.

    We just purchased the Smoky Lake 10 filter stainless steel filter press. This past Sunday (03/24/24) we used the filter press for the first time. Wow, what a game changer! We boil outdoors so we our syrup gets a little dirtier from the ash silt etc. especially on days when there isn’t much wind. My wife (Kathi) and I were impressed on how easily and efficiently this filter press worked. We have always had a filtering issue, filtering issue is solved! Anyone thinking of purchasing a filter press needs to look at this product. Worked flawlessly and was easy to clean!

    Al Sharp

    • Angela

      Thanks, Al! We always love hearing from you. Thank you for sharing a review on our site. It means a lot to us.

  2. Brian Woodard

    I ordered this filter press for a couple reasons. I was tired of blowing filter papers on my old press with a gear pump and did not want to run nice Maple Syrup through a press made with Aluminum. Aluminum is a very nasty material and as a welder fabricator with over 40 years of experience I can’t understand why the maple industry allows its use.
    I used this press yesterday 3/5/24 for the first time and am very impressed with the amount of syrup I was able to filter without cleaning it. As most Sugarmakers know the first syrup of the year can problematic to filter. This press never skipped a beat and I was able to filter 28 Gallons never exceeding 45 PSI and used 15 cups of DA. I could have added another cup without a problem.
    If you are in the market for a press, this is the way to go!

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