Dietary supplements

Clean and safe

Purity and quality

Whether you’re handling amino acids, vitamins or other additives: Dietary supplements are very sensitive. Our filters ensure gentle production as well as top product purity and quality. Economical operation due to high throughput rates is guaranteed.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Product purity
  • Homogenous quality
  • Closed system
  • Gentle and continuous processing
  • Efficient utilization of consumables
Rotary pressure filter of type RPF A09 with CenterDrive for use in the food industry

Both the indexing belt filter (BF) and rotary pressure filter (RPF) are suitable for the gentle processing of amino acids. With both machines, you can ensure a uniform, high product quality. After filtration, an efficient washing stage produces high-purity amino acid. Both systems have proven themselves in this application for decades. Our filters are also CIP-compliant for use in the food industry.

High-quality, sensitive vitamins should ideally be processed continuously in a closed system. The rotary pressure filter (RPF) offers the ideal conditions for this. At the same time, it ensures reliable and efficient operation in a process that can be constantly monitored. After separation of the filtrate and filter cake, the product is washed and dehumidified in several stages using a very small amount of detergent. The result is a top-quality solid material free of impurities.

Our machines in use

Rotary pressure filter (RPF)

A single rotation of the drum entails a number of different process steps, demonstrating the many facets of filtration.

Indexing belt filter (BF)

This type of vacuum filter is particularly gentle on sediments.

Tests give certainty

Which technology is the right one for your process? Don’t leave anything to chance. In our test center and filtration laboratory, we test according to your specifications and identify the optimal solution for you.

Success stories

Utilizing egg yolk powder effectively thanks to continuous filtration and drying

April 2019
An internationally operating pharmaceutical company extracts phospholipids from egg yolk and further processes the by-product into an additive for animal feed. Thanks to technological solutions from BHS-Sonthofen, the company succeeded in optimizing its processes. The solutions consisted of a continuous belt filter and a horizontal contact dryer from BHS, both of which are ATEX compliant and designed in accordance with GMP.

Retrofitting in amino acid production: BHS supplies rotary pressure filters for the dietary supplement industry

September 2018
L-threonine is an essential amino acid in both the animal and human diet and is produced on an industrial scale across the world. An American manufacturer of dietary supplements was using outdated horizontal automated filter presses to filter L-threonine crystals. BHS-Sonthofen tested its different filter systems for use in this challenging filter application, and, together with the customer, decided on rotary pressure filters as a high-performance alternative that also optimally suits the existing production process.

BHS-Sonthofen supplies hygienic-design indexing belt filter to the food industry

March 2017
A Scandinavian company commissioned BHS-Sonthofen with delivering a filter system for the purpose of manufacturing lactose products. The hygienic-design indexing belt filter is the centerpiece of the installation. This choice enables the operator to phase out several centrifuges, making the new process both simpler and more cost-efficient.

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