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Eaton Automatic Self-Cleaning Filters and Strainers

For filtering highly viscous, abrasive and sticky liquids

Photo of a DCF-3000 mechanically cleaned filter.


Technical Specifications

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Approx Weight 350 lbs (159 kg)
Service Height 136 in (3454 mm)
Flow Rates at 100µ Up to 1100 GPM (250 m3/hr)
Operating Pressure 30 - 150 psi (2 - 10.5 bar)
Operating Temperature, max. 400 °F (222 °C)
Viscosity Water-like to 500,000+
Standard Retention 15 - 1,100 microns
Vessel Material 316 Stainless Steel
Elastomers EPT/EPDM (Nordel™), Viton®,
White Nitrile (food grade)
Cleaning Discs Delrin®, PEEK
Packing Urethane, Teflon®, Viton® and
Process Connections 4" - 8" 150# ANSI Flanged
Purge Connection 2" NPT / 2" BSPT
Air for Actuator Drive
(Clean, dry, non-lubricated air)
80 psi (5.5 bar) min - 116 psi (8 bar) max
5.0 cfm (141.5 L/min)
Electrical for Controllers 115 VAC or 230 VAC 50/60Hz
Semi-Auto Voltage 24 VDC, 115 VAC, 230 VAC
Flooded Weight 720 lbs (325 kg)

Slotted Wedge Wire Strainer Element Options

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Inch Micron Mesh % Open Area
.002 50 325 6
.003 75 200 9
.004 100 150 12
.006 150 100 17
.007 180 80 19
.008 200 70 21
.009 230 60 23
.015 380 40 33
.024 600 30 44
.030 700 20 50
.045 1140 15 60

Additonal retentions available. Please consult your mdi sales representative.

Flow Rates

Flow Rates for DCF-3000 automatic self-cleaning filters.



  • Elimination or reduction in disposable filter bags and cartridges minimizes operator handling, inventory costs and waste disposal
  • Reduction in product loss, more thorough contaminant purge in a highly concentrated waste stream
  • Reduction or elimination of operator intervention for safer operation
  • Virtually maintenance free, near 100% uptime
  • Compact design, lower capital cost to fit most installations
  • Stainless steel screens from 15 micron slots to 1/4" perforations to handle a wide range of filtration needs
  • Available with Delrin® or PEEK cleaning discs
  • Optional PLS controls
  • ASME U stamp available

The dual cleaning disc and twin actuator design of the DCF-3000 mechanically-cleaned filter can be fabricated in a variety of materials and options with temperatures up to 400 °F. It is ideal for highly viscous, abrasive or sticky liquids with flow rates of up to 500 gpm. For water-like liquids, it can handle flow rates up to 1500 gpm.


  • Paper coatings
  • Phenolic resins
  • Detergents
  • Petroleum-based greases
  • Ethanol processing
  • Hot fry oils
  • Cip fluids (sodium hydroxide)
  • Starch
  • Adhesives, ink, paint
  • Slurries
  • Machining coolants
  • Chocolate
  • Edible oils
  • Tallow


Note: For weight, see Technical Specifications table in Specifications tab.

CAD drawing showing the dimensions of a DCF-3000 filter.

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