FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is that really it ?
Yep ! less than 10 minutes per week
Typically less than one day !
We aim to unload, position, commission, fill and test the system within one day.
We normally allow 2-3 days on site, just to be sure everything is covered and running fine but typically we are running inside the first full day
Depending on position, existing equipment etc we may be able to do this while you still run !
The quickest we have done it is 4 hours from truck to running production
All the water is recycled.
You will of course lose some into the atmosphere, the floor, the workers clothes etc etc !
This can be topped up with city water and we can even automate this for you !
Very, very good !
It can vary, depending on what you are cutting, but provided that you run the machine as we instruct you (in automatic of course), you can be getting RECYCLED – GRAY WATER like in this video, taken at a customer in Tennessee recently
Filter Presses were designed to compress sludge and squeeze out the water from it. This results in “cakes” of “dry” mud
Typically this “dry” mud varies in its actual dryness and you can end up with a dumpster full of sludge.
Why is this ?
Filter press work very well with Natural stone as the sludge particles are consistent and larger, with typically bigger tooling being used.
In the countertop industry, the sludge has changed hugely (and still does from day to day, week to week and shop to shop) and is typically now much more “sticky” and difficult to deal with.
This causes problems with Filter Press and means that you end up doing more and more maintenance, with more and more downtime. Some customers we now work with were reporting in excess of 5 hours per week maintenance and at least one we know of spends ONE WHOLE DAY, EVERY WEEK cleaning their Filter Press.
Some companies have taken an “innovative” approach and use a Filter Press to actually clean your water, then to be stored for use as clean.
This can work well, but relies solely on an operating FP. If its down, you have no clean water and have to resort to city water to run some machines.
We can of course supply a filter press if your operation is more suited to it (Natural Stone) but generally you shouldn’t need one.
So how is the mud taken out without a Filter Press ?
We use special porous bags that allow the water out but not the mud. This means that the mud dries quickly and all you have to do is take the bag off with the forklift truck which takes seconds and empty / put the bag into the dumpster with the scrap !
Thats it. No maintenance, no downtime.