CP Series Presses

February 10, 1995
Rev.November 1997

It was in early 1994 that Vincent began work on the CP-4 Mini-Press. Since then the model has gone through a series of production releases, each incorporating a number of improvements.

This success led to larger scale versions, the CP-6, CP-10 and CP-12. These presses carry the same throughput capacity as the models on which they were based, the VP Series.

The CP Series screw presses are considerably less expensive than the VP's. The reason is that many of the features and options of the VP presses are not available in the CP Series. For example, the CP presses do not have dewatering screens either in the inlet hopper or on the discharge cone. Also, the CP presses are not available with the rotating cone option.

The main reason that the Series CP presses are less expensive to build is that they feature a unitized motor/gearbox that is bolted directly to the first vertical frame member. This eliminates belts, sheaves, a belt guard, a coupling with its guard, and even a pillow block bearing. It also shortens the overall length of the machine.

The Series CP presses have two especially attractive features. First of all, they come with wedgewire screens. These have narrow slots which allow finer filtration than what can be achieved with perforated metal screen. In addition the wedgewire is much stronger than perforated metal.

Secondly, the Series CP presses have a unitized collection pan and horizontal frame. This allows for a very rugged, all stainless steel, construction.

Because of the relatively low prices at which the Series CP presses can be sold, they are opening new markets for dewatering screw presses.

November 1997 note: The newer KP Series presses have taken some sales from the CP Series. The KP's have higher capacities and lower costs; however the CP's can press tighter.

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