By acquiring the American company Industrial Process Machinery (IPM), Manchester, New Hampshire, Siemens is continuing to expand its dewatering solutions offering for industrial applications. As of December 31, 2009, IPM is part of Siemens Water Technologies, a Business Unit of the Siemens Industry Solutions Division. In the future, Siemens will offer IPM filter presses worldwide, mainly within the scope of its solutions offering for the mining industry. With more than 100 global installations, IPM provides high-capacity filter presses for slurry dewatering, primarily to the mining and process industries. IPM provides a unique line of filter presses (Fig.) that are robust and highly automated, offering shorter filter press cycle times and high speed shifting, resulting in reduced cost. IPM filter presses provide such high cake dryness that thermal drying equipment may not be needed further, reducing operating expenses. With its innovative features, the IPM filter press will be incorporated into the existing Siemens dewatering product portfolio, which includes the J-Press line of filter presses.
Siemens AG, Industry Sector – Industry Solutions Division, Erlangen (D), Tel.: +49 9131 7-0, www.siemens.com