This plant system utilizes the oldest filtration principle.

Type of Product: Type - LA

Lamella separators type LA


  • Cooling lubricant processing for the machining processes
  • Grinding (in particular carbide machining)
  • Precision turning
  • Eroding
  • Rolling
  • Drawing (wire - profiles - pipes)
  • Milling
  • Waste-water purification/car washes
  • Processing of machining liquids similar to water such as quenching water for hardening processes
  • Processing of washing solutions and degreasing baths
Lamella separator
Lamella separator

The continuously stricter requirements for the cleaning quality and reduced energy consumption lead to the development of the lamella separators. This plant system utilizes the oldest filtration principle there is: sedimentation.

With lamella separators, the actual filtration surface is broken down into several small individual surfaces to achieve the largest surface in the most compact space possible.

Even during fully automatic operation of the plant, only very little energy is required, as all special filter pumps, like those required for vacuum belt filters, are eliminated. As a result, a nearly unbeatable efficiency can be achieved with a ZYKLOMAT lamella separator. Only the pump energy for transporting the liquid from and to the filter system is required.

To improve filtration or for total purification of certain process waters, a flocculent can be added under certain circumstances to enormously increase the precipitation speed, achieve a higher filtration capacity and reliably separate substances with are difficult to sediment and tend to float up.

Lamella separator

Mode of operation

Lamella separators - Mode of operation

The actual separation (filtration) of the dirt particles takes place between the individual plates (lamellas). For this pur-
pose, the liquid loaded with dirt particles is guided through the lamellas from the bottom upward with the counter-current principle. Due to the formation of a laminar flow profile, which results between 2 adjacent plates, and the enormously shortened sinking path, the particles sediment in an extremely short time.

Decisive for an effective separation is the so-called dwell time of the liquid in the dirt tank. Only when this has been selected accordingly can the ultra-fine sludge contained in it be effectively separated and discharged.

Lamella separators - Mode of operation