Challenge and Creativity as a Manufacturer
AMCON was founded as Environmental Facility Center in 1974.
At that time, our main business was the “maintenance of septic tanks at apartment complexes and sewage treatment plants .”
How did a maintenance company turn into a manufacturer capable of developing its unique sludge dewatering press, VOLUTE™?
There were passion as seen from their motto “AMCON do it as nobody else does,” as well as free thinking and a history of hard work.
How wastewater was treated
in apartment complexes in the 1970s
First step – starting as a manufacturer
After extensive research with our development team, in 1982, we finally launched a “sludge thickener using filter cloth” as our first mechanical product. Its small footprint and affordable price satisfied many customers living in apartment complexes.
However, a challenge remained in our first self-developed unit. The system of separating water and dirt with filter cloth is prone to clogging, requiring large amounts of cleaning water, replacement of filter cloth, intensive labor, and costs. Being painfully aware, from the experience of the maintenance company, of the inconviniences operators on site feel, we, as “the manufacturer, determined to overcome this remaining challenge, “labor intensiveness and high operating cost”.
Second step – the birth
of the comb-blade VOLUTE™
Overcoming the third challenge
Birth of improved VOLUTE™, eliminating
the need for large amounts of cleaning water
We obtained the second patent in 1992 with this equipment, and it is the origin of the VOLUTE™ Sludge Dewatering Press, which is still one of our core products today.
Our never-ending journey
In 1996, we introduced “Dell Compo,” a sludge dewatering and fermentation system for small WWTPs, realizing “recycling of sludge”; in 2004, the “dewatering machine for dry film resist waste” realizing dewatering of peeling waste, which is difficult to handle due to its strong alkaline nature; in 2016, the “AP series”, a fully automatic polymer make-up unit realizing labor-saving in the dissolution of powder flocculant; in 2018, the “VOLUTE™ DW Series sludge dewatering press,” realizing stable operation by automating the response to concentration variation, and in 2021, the “VOLUTE DUO™ sludge dewatering press,” which achieves stable dewatering of sludge containing high fibrous or inorganic materials. However, our journey is not over. We will continue to deliver new technologies that realize “amenity and convenience beyond expectation”.