From spirits to chemicals: VLS Technologies filters for the Mexican market

A sheet filter for Casa Herradura and a press filter for Mexichem: two new partnerships in the Mexican market thanks to our filtration equipment.

Our technology for Casa Herradura

Casa Herradura is one of the most famous tequila producers, unmistakable for their unique logo, a lucky charm horseshoe, but also for the premium quality tequila (100% blue agave). In the 2017 they have set up an important partnership with us choosing our sheet filter SFT for the production of their famous tequila.

Casa Herradura keeps a strong bond with their past and their old factory that worked for over a century, until 1963, and is perfectly preserved. The distillery, located 10 km from Tequila city in Jalisco state, Mexico, makes a premium quality tequila following tradition, but using innovative technologies and modern working processes, keeping high the quality standards.

VLS Technologies’s sheet filter SFT

The sheet filter SFT by VLS Technologies will have an essential role during the final stage of the process, removing the unwanted compounds that may compromise the brighting and the stability of the Herradura’s tequila.

For that, our sheet filters are designed for the filtration of food and industrial liquids, in particular for the rough-cut and brightening of pre-filtered products. This can be done passing the product trough filtering sectors (sheets), mounted on specific plastic or steel plates, that allow to clear all the solids. SFT filters are completely made in stainless steel AISI 304 or AISI 316 and are provided with the filtering plates.  They are available in many different sizes on demand.

The VLS Technologies’s sheet filter is used in an essential part of the production process of Herradura’s famous tequila. We were chosen not only for the reliability of our technologies but also for the finishing look of our filter. The company appearance is essential as much as the product look, in fact, the iconical bottle of Casa Herradura has become a symbol of  Mexican tequila.

Working with Casa Herradura was a great challenge that allowed us to show over the ocean our high quality standards of our technologies during all the production process. A big thanks goes to our local partner, Grupo Filtrantes, that made this great partnership with Casa Herradura possible.

 

Il filtro a cartoni SFT di VLS Technologies

 

Our technology for Mexichem

The ability of our Mexican partner, Grupo Filtrantes, to operate in a wide range of sectors allowed us to start a new important partnership with Mexichem, one of the biggest chemical industries in Latin America.

Working closely with such an important organization in the chemical sector was exciting. Not only to supply of a press filter, but also to provide technical consulting for upgrading their production process, this is what Mexichem requested us. At the same time we learnt so much about the chemical industry, and that was a great exchange of know-how for both.

VLS Technologies’s press filter LFA

Our LFA press filter will allow Mexichem to filter the liquid suspension, removing the salts inside the water. Their request was to filter a large amount of product using a single filter that needs to resist to a big chemical and physical stress due to a daily use of the machine.

LFA press filters are monoblock units designed for the filtration of products with a high content in suspended solids, using particular filtering cloths mounted on chamber plates. Passing the product through the filtering sectors allows the clearing of all the solids. The machine is made up by a carbon steel painted frame, with the possibility to upholster it with stainless steel AISI 304 or AISI 316, polypropylene chamber plates with filtering cloths and automatic closure system. Our press filters are avaiable in different sizes depending on customer needs.

 

Il filtro pressa LFA di VLS Technologies