Our new Edible / vegetable oil application brochure is available

Our new Edible / vegetable oil application brochure is available

Filtration is a key process step in the edible/vegetable oil industry. The presence of gums, slimes, and gels requires experience in filtration. Knowledge in combination with creativity is the key to success in solving filtration problems. Filtration Group has more than 50 years experience in filtration of edible oils. More than 5000 filters have been sold to the edible oil industry so far.

Amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) filtration systems filter the finest particles and contaminations from the products and contribute effectively to minimize production costs and to improve product quality.

Download our new brochure now!

Download our new edible oil brochure here


Talk to an expert

the VERSIS, the no.1 in vertical pressure leaf filters, Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem VERSIS

the VERSIS, the no.1 in vertical pressure leaf filters, Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem VERSIS

Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter-LFC Lochem) VERSIS is a vertical pressure leaf filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. We have been building these filters for over 60 years and continuously improved its design.

The VERSIS pressure leaf filter range incorporates several product improvements making the design state of the art. Over 10,000 pressure leaf filters have been sold worldwide for various applications.

The double sided filter leaves are stainless steel. The rigid filter leaves have five layers of stainless steel wire screen. The top layer of screen depends on the application. The filter leaves are individually mounted on the central manifold, which allows the removal of any or all of the filter leaves easily and quickly. The filter cake can be dried with compressed air, inert gas or steam. The cake is discharged by a pneumatic vibrator, through a large butterfly valve.



The VERSIS pressure leaf filter is an enclosed filtration system and can be fully automated. This filter produces a high filtrate clarity after the clarification run and is suitable for all kinds of filter aids. The regeneration time between the filtration cycles is short. The vertical filters require only a small footprint and are standard equipped with a cover lift assembly. The design of the pressure leaf filter keeps maintenance to a minimum. These advantages result in an economical filtration solution.


Interested in our VERSIS vertical pressure leaf filter solutions?

Do you have a filtration challenge for us?

We are here for you!

Filtration Group to attend AOCS Annual meeting

Sunflower oil filtration

Filtration Group to attend AOCS Annual meeting

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known worldwide for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas.

Filtration Group will attend the annual meeting 5-8 may in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Learn more

leaderboard AOCS-MISSOURI-USA-2019




Filter leaf manufacturing & rescreening


Chemical and food processing industries place highest requirements on process quality, cleanliness, systems reliability, and products quality. Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) filtration solutions are used, for example, in the production of Sugar, cocoa or edible oils, sulfur and many chemical processes.

Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) is well known for it’s leading horizontal and vertical pressure leaf filters. Many global companies in a wide range of industries depend on us as a critical part of their daily operations.

Filter leaf manufacturing & rescreening

One of the special capabilities of Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) is the manufacturing of new and rescreening of existing filter leaves for pressure leaf filters. In Lochem, the Netherlands we have a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant with a highly skilled and experienced filter leaf team that is focussed on delivering the best quality filter leafs available in the market today.

We are able to rescreen all types of filter leaves including circular, rectangular, conical and tubular shaped filter leaves. We are not only able to manufacture and rescreen filter leaves for existing amafilter, LFC Lochem, amafiltergroup or former MAHLE Industrie filtration filters but for many other brands as well.

Experience & craftsmanship

With a combined experience of over 100 years in pressure leaf filter manufacturing amafilter & LFC Lochem team is able to produce according to the highest quality standards. Our team is well experienced and are highly skilled craftsmen.

Quick delivery & competitive pricing

We are the preferred supplier to many industrial companies offering a strong knowledge base, short lead times and highly competitive pricing,  especially with our ECO range.

Our competitive ECO range of filter leaves ensure the quality and standards our customers are used to but at even lower prices. Ask us for more detailed information on our new ECO range.


Under normal circumstances, our filter leaves have an expected lifespan up to 10 years and our reinforced leaves up to 20 years. We do even have examples of getting leaves back for the first time for re-screening after 40-over years!

Even after those many years, the filter leaves can often be reconditioned by our team which saves up to 40% of the costs of new filter leaves.

We provide a wide range of possibilities here and re-screening becomes an option to extend the lifetime of each leave.

Manufacturing of reinforced filter leaf

Filter leaves to original or improved specifications

The design and construction of filter leaves is probably the most critical part of a filter. The filter element is the actual heart of each filter, and many problems with pressure leaf filters are caused by improper leaf constructions and design. The performance of a filter leaf highly depends on the design and the choice of:

  • Filter media
  • Drainage and support screen
  • Binder and closure
  • Outlet

Filtration Group Process Systems often improves the original design of the filter leaves to improve the performance of the filter, resulting in satisfied customers worldwide.

Bolted construction for molten sulfur filtration

For some industries where heavy duty filter leaves are needed, we can offer reinforced leaves with bolted construction, stronger frames and an extended lifetime up to 20 years.


Filter leaves inside a Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) VERSIS pressure leaf filter

Better leaves lower the costs of ownership

Standard filter leaves employ a 5 ply construction that ensures optimal filtration performance and durability.

Our experience has shown that the 5-ply construction offers you lower ownership costs over time.

Demo of 5 ply Filter leaf.

Filter leaves of many brands and designs

Our rescreen capabilities cover a wide range of configurations and manufacturers of leaf filters. We have the capabilities to rescreen many 5–ply filter leaf element designs including, circular, rectangular, conical, and tubular shaped filter leaves, as well as competitor products.

Would you like to know more about our filter leaves?

Contact us today!

Safer, healthier & more productive

Today we launch a new look inside our high-tech manufacturing plant in Lochem, The Netherlands where our dedicated and highly skilled teams develop, engineer and manufacture our extensive array of filtration solutions everyday. In this video we will be showcasing our products, processes, people and capabilities. Together as Filtration Group we are on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Have a filtration challenge for us?

Don’t hesitate to contact our team!

January !

Just another day at our manufacturing plant in Lochem, the Netherlands. Our year is already full of new exciting projects. We trust that it will be a great year serving our worldwide customers.

Horizontal pressure leaf filter (Sulphur)

amafilter – LFC Lochem is the leading supplier of horizontal pressure leaf filters in the sulphur industry.

Learn more

Stainless steel Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters

For a paraffine wax application we developed these stainless steel vertical pressure leaf filters with a heating jacket. After an earlier delivery the next 4 are almost ready for shipment.

Another fully closed automated plug and play filtration skid for cocoa butter

Cocoa butter was one of the first applications for our unique Cricketfilter technology that results in cleaner cocoa butter without losses.

Learn more 

Various customized housings

Learn more (bag filter housings)

Learn more (cartridge filter housings)


One week to go, and then we take a short time off.

christmas banner

One week to go, and then we take a short time off. Filtration Group thanks you for your collaboration in 2018 and we look forward to 2019.

All of us at Filtration Group – amafilter – LFC Lochem in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, North America & the Netherlands extend our warmest wishes for you to have an enjoyable Holiday Season, a Happy and Prosperous New Year with family and friends.

christmas banner

Our office will be closed from december 24. and we will be available for you again on January 2.

A new fully automated Cricketfilter® station for filtration of cocoa butter

cocoa-butter-skid-high-res 2 12-12-2018 1280

Cocoa butter stil contains varying amounts of solids, depending on pressing, mesh size, quality of the mesh elements in the press. Cocoa butter has to be clear to meet the quality requirementsCocoa butter filtration was one of the first Cricketfilter® applications in 1988. Nowadays amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) is well known for the Fully automated Cricketfilter® station for filtration of cocoa butter.

The Cricketfilter® offers the following advantages over a filter press:

  • Fully closed filtration system
  • No personnel needed for permanent monitoring and discharge
  • Fully automated discharge instead of long cleaning times
  • No filter aid needed and no product loss

Learn more about our Cricketfilter® technology

Today another skid is finished and will be heading to our customer in Germany very soon.

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

amafilter – LFC Lochem designs, engineers and manufactures the Cricketfilter in our state of the art manufacturing plant in The Netherlands. Our workforce is well experienced and our factory is well equipped to handle all different kinds of customizations to suit customer needs.

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

Plug-and-play solid-liquid filtration solutions


amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) does not only manufacture and sell filters and consumables, we offer complete solid-liquid filtration solutions.

Our teams are able to design, engineer and manufacture plug-and-play filter skids compliant with any design code and matching customer needs and desired specifications.

Would you like to learn what we can do for you?

Contact us today!

We have direct access to a team of filtration experts.


Do we have a filter for you this week?

I just made my daily round through our manufacturing plant. On the look for some fresh finished filters, proudly designed, engineered and built by our team in Lochem, the Netherlands. I am always impressed by the amount of work our team is doing. From the lab to the design department to the welders and fabricators who make our filters a reality.

Pressure leaf filters, cricketfilters and housings, they are all here, in various stages of production or ready for shipment to a happy customer somewhere in the world.

Do you have a filtration challenge for us?

Can we help you with our experience and know-how?

We would love to hear from you!

Contact us!

amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) designs, engineers and manufactures horizontal & vertical pressure leaf filters, plug-and-play filtration skids and many other. We are well known by our unique “Cricketfilters®” and our quality multiple & single bag & cartridge housings.