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Choosing a Filter Aid

June 3, 2021 - 8:30 AM / by Jacob Fisher posted in Filter Systems, Mefiag, plating solutions

Oftentimes, when it comes to filtering a bath using horizontal discs, we stick with what we know. Some powdered activated carbon (PAC) and you are good to go, right? Not always. There are a multitude of different filter aids available in today’s market, and some styles are more suited to certain applications than others. Let’s take a look at the different styles of filter aid and where they are best used.

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Filtration in the Anodizing Line

May 18, 2021 - 8:00 AM / by Jacob Fisher posted in Filter Systems, Mefiag, plating solutions

No matter what you are anodizing or why you need to filter some of the baths. Primarily the cleaner, desmutter, and the anodizing bath itself. Depending on your process, the color and seal may also need filtering. We have to match the correct type of filter to the bath in order to maximize the effectiveness and reduce downtimes and poor part quality.

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Sustainable High Temperature Filtration

July 31, 2020 - 2:08 PM / by Erik van der Staaij posted in Mefiag

When filtrating at high temperatures (85-100˚C/185-212F) ask for a good look at material and filter media.  

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Filtration of Tin and Tin Alloy Plating Solutions

July 16, 2020 - 8:42 AM / by Erik van der Staaij posted in Mefiag, Efficiency, plating solutions

Removal of Sn4 from acidic tin and tin alloy plating solutions can be a difficult task; it is all about optimizing filter parameters! 

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Being More Efficient at Disc Filter Change Outs

July 1, 2020 - 7:49 AM / by Jacob Fisher posted in Mefiag, Horizontal Disc Filters, Efficiency

One of the biggest complaints against horizontal disc filters is how long changing them can take. These filters are capable of incredibly fine filtration, somewhere around 1 micron or below. However, they do require careful preparation and methodology to reach those levels. As a result, they can take much longer to change out than other types of filters. 

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Removing Oil from Cleaner Tanks

June 17, 2020 - 7:23 AM / by Todd Hemker posted in Mefiag, Oil removal

One of the main problems that customers have with their cleaner tanks is when they become over-loaded with oils.  This creates two issuesThe first issue is that the parts that need to be cleaned are not receiving the necessary cleaning.  The second issue is the cleaning solution disposal.  This can ban awfully expensive and labor-intensive process for the customer - not only to drain the solution out, but to then clean the tank and re-charge with new chemistry.   

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