Fournier Industries Rotary Press technology is at the forefront of municipal and industrial sludge dewatering, the result of continuous improvement and R&D.
Due to its reliability and simplicity, the Fournier Rotary Press requires minimal supervision. It is the only dewatering technology that is safe for stand-alone automatic operation and can be monitored and operated by remote control.
The benefits derived from using the Rotary Press have been well documented and result in lower operating costs for the customer through its high performance, easy operation, reduced polymer usage, low power consumption and low maintenance.
The ROTARY PRESS is at the heart of the dewatering process, completed by sludge and polymer feed systems.
The principle of operation is simple. Sludge is fed at low pressure into the channel and rotates between two parallel revolving stainless steel chrome plated filtering elements.
As free water passes through the screens, the sludge continues to dewater as it travels around the channel. The flocculated sludge builds up solids until enough pressure is generated against the outlet restricted arm.
The frictional force of the slow-moving filtering elements, coupled with controlled outlet restriction, generates enough back pressure to dewater the remaining solids, resulting in the extrusion of a very dry cake.
Another unique feature of the Rotary Press is the ability to order units that can be expanded at a future date. This allows customers to benefit from lower capital costs at time of purchase and expand according to need. Any combination of channels can be obtained, up to maximum of 8 channels per press.