Contact mdi

Call Us:
(727) 835 - 0665

Get Free Quote:
Contact Form

7:30am - 7:00PM ET
Monday - Friday

DCF 400, 800, 1600

Eaton Automatic Self-Cleaning Filters and Strainers

Mechanically cleaned filters


Technical Specifications

Drag your finger across the table to scroll

  DCF-400 DCF-800 DCF-1600
Single Unit Weight 35 lbs (16 kg) 75 lbs (34 kg) 215 lbs (97.5 kg)
Service Height 61.25 in (1556 mm) 69.25 in (1760 mm) 102 in (2591 mm)
Total Volumetric Capacity 0.94 gal (3.5 l) 3.9 gal (14.8 l) 11 gal (41.6 l)
Purge Chamber Capacity 4 fl. oz (119 ml) 25 fl. oz (0.74 l) 1.5 gal (6 l)
Filtration Surface Area 112 in2
722 cm2
264 in2
1703 cm2
610 in2
3935 cm2
Flow Rate Range at 100µ 2-20 gpm
0.45-4.5 m3/hr
20-60 gpm
4.5-13.6 m3/hr
60-200 gpm
13.6-45.4 m3/hr
Max. Temperature* 350 °F (177 °C) 350 °F (177 °C) 350 °F (177 °C)
Max. Pressure 300 psi (21 bar) 150 psi (10.5 bar) standard 150 psi (10.5 bar) standard
Service Requirements  
Min. Air for Actuator Drive 400/800 = 60 psi at 5 cfm (4 bar at 8.5 m3/min); 1600 = 80 psi at 5 cfm (5 bar at 8.5 m3/min)
Electrical for Controllers Control for all three models, automated only, 110/220V, 50/60 Hz, single phase

* Dependent on elastomer seal selection.


Considered the most efficient mechanically cleaned filter on the market, the Eaton DCF-Series of mechanically cleaned filters is ideal for highly viscous, abrasive, or sticky liquids. The DCF mechanically cleaned filters operate at a consistently low differential pressure and deliver simple, reliable operation in which a low initial investment is a key driving factor.


  • Elimination or reduction in disposable filter bags and cartridges for reduced operator handling inventory costs and landfill waste.
  • Reduction in product loss, more thorough contaminant purge in a highly concentrated waste stream.
  • Virtually maintenance free, near 100% uptime.
  • Compact design, lower capital cost to fit most installations.
  • Stainless steel screens from 15 micron slots to ¼" perforations to handle a wide range of filtration needs.
  • Available with UHMWPE, Urethane®, Teflon®, or Kynar® Cleaning Discs.


  • Paper coatings
  • PCC/GCC slurries
  • Phenolic resins
  • Detergents
  • Petroleum-based greases
  • Ethanol processing
  • Hot fry oils
  • CIP fluids (sodium hydroxide)
  • Starch
  • Lime slurries
  • Adhesives
  • Curtain coaters
  • Nutricuticals
  • Machining coolants
  • Paint
  • Ink
  • Chocolate
  • Edible oils
  • Tallow


Note: For weights, please see the Technical Specifications table in the Specifications tab.

CAD drawing showing the dimensions and measurements of a DCF 400 filter.
CAD drawing showing the dimensions and measurements of a DCF 800 filter.

CAD drawing showing the dimensions and measurements of a DCF 800 twin filter.
CAD drawing showing the dimensions and measurements of a DCF 1600 filter.

CAD drawing showing the dimensions and measurements of a DCF 1600 twin filter.


  Contact mdi

Please fill out the form below and your personal mdi product expert will email you your quote. The more information that you provide the quicker we can send you a quote. Sending an incomplete quote request could mean that we have to contact you for necessary information before sending your quote. And know that our knowledgeable sales staff is standing by to help you with your order and with any questions.

Please include your contact information so that we may reply to your request. Your contact information is private and will not be sold to any third party or used negatively in any way.

mdi does not advertise prices online. The cost of products is subject to change over time. In order to extend to you the best price that we can offer, we prefer to create written and emailed quotes which reflect any discounts or promotions currently available. Some products can be quoted over the phone, and expediting quotes and orders is always available per request.

See our Terms and Conditions for more information about the mdi sales process.

Call us any time Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM ET.

Phone: (727) 835-0665 | Toll Free: 800-761-4298
Fax: (727) 571-0422 | Email or Fill Out the Form Above