Bared Crossflow filters

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Vigo is the UK agent for Bared. Bared have specialised in membrane technologies for the drinks industry for over 30 years and employ a team of highly skilled crossflow filtration specialists.

Bared's B range of cross flow filters are suitable for filtering wine, cider, and some other drinks. See the Features tab below for more information on cross flow filtration.

  • Models available with flow rates from 700 up to 10,400 litres per hour - see Specification
  • Double AISI 304 stainless steel pre-filter with stainless steel pleated cartridge
  • Filtering modules with stainless steel housings and capillary polymeric (PP) membranes of 0.2 micron nominal pore size
  • Centrifugal feeding pump, AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Stainless steel recirculation pump, AISI 316 stainless steel
  • Automatic back wash system operated by counter current pumping device
  • Filtrate flow meter, observation glass, rates regulation valve, sample tap and pressure gauge
  • Safety pressure switch device and working pressure gauges on loop section
  • CIP system consists of double water pre-filter disposable polypropylene cartridge with pressure gauge and stainless steel buffer tank on wheels
  • Control panel functions: recirculation pump, feeding pump, actuate valve, back-flushing settings, and thermometer/thermostatic device with alarm set point
  • Stainless steel finishing: Internal surfaces 2B, polished; External surfaces, pipes & accessories, mirror polished or 2B
  • AISI 304 stainless steel frame on wheels
  • All pipework AISI 304 stainless steel

Bared cross-flow filters can be used as a sterilisation unit to block fermentation or as a filtration unit. The following applications are ideal for cross-flow filtration:

  • Obtain clear products (turbidity <1 NTU) from turbid cider and wines which are normally too difficult or time-consuming to treat using the conventional filtration method.
  • Single filtration step of wine & cider
  • Production of wines and other drinks with sugar residue
  • Prevention of malolactic fermentation
  • Improved tartrate stability
  • Filtration of sparkling wines

Conventional filtration involves liquid passing through a filter surface in a perpendicular way. With crossflow filtration, where a semi-permeable membrane is used, liquid passes both through and across the membrane, keeping the surface clean of residues.

The benefits of using cross-flow filtration can include:

  • Clarifying substances & filtering aids are not required - save on production, storage, labour and disposal costs
  • Charging/discharging filter with filter medium not required – save on labour and costs
  • Less filtration stages – single filtration for cider & wine
  • Save on labour and operator mistakes – many are automated
  • Elimination of processing time for clarification and sedimentation - less tanks ‘locked-up’
  • Continuous running – filtration cycles can last 20 hours and more
  • Consistent flow rate – flow rate established at beginning of cycle and averagely kept constant
  • Integral product recovery – lowest unfiltered volumes (0.2% of total volume)
  • Energy saving – 0.09kW/100 litres of filtered product

Models available:


  • Power: 1.2 kW
  • Flow: 700 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 90 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 140 HL/day
  • Weight: 210 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 800 x Width 900 x Height 1600 mm


  • Power: 2.5 kW
  • Flow: 1300 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 180 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 350 HL/day
  • Weight: 280 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 1000 x Width 1000 x Height 1700 mm


  • Power: 3.5 kW
  • Flow: 2000 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 270 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 5000 HL/day
  • Weight: 350 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 1800 x Width 1000 x Height 1700 mm


  • Power: 4.5 kW
  • Flow: 2600 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 360 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 700 HL/day
  • Weight: 500 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 2000 x Width 1500 x Height 1700 mm


  • Power: 6 kW
  • Flow: 4000 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 540 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 1000 HL/day
  • Weight: 600 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 1800 x Width 1500 x Height 1700 mm


  • Power: 9kW
  • Flow: 5200 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 720 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 1400 HL/day
  • Weight: 750 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 2300 x Width 1500 x Height 1800 mm


  • Power: 13 kW
  • Flow: 7800 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 1100 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 2000 HL/day
  • Weight: 1100 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 2300 x Width 2100 x Height 1800 mm


  • Power: 18 kW
  • Flow: 10400 litre/hour
  • Min capacity: 1450 HL/day
  • Max capacity: 2600 HL/day
  • Weight: 1400 kg
  • Dimensions: Length 2300 x Width 2500 x Height 1800 mm

NB Filtration rates and cycles of filtration are dependent on solids content and type (i.e., colloids, bacteria, yeasts).

Vigo is the UK agent for Bared cross-flow filters. Bared have specialised in membrane technologies for the drinks industry for over 30 years.

Here are some more reasons why we choose Bared:

  • They were one of the first companies to specialise in membrane technology applications and crossflow filtration separation process using porous membranes
  • They are highly skilled cross-flow filtration specialists
  • Their units achieve clear ('brilliant') wines/ciders of <1 NTU
  • Their units are robust and reliable and include automatic backwash (mechanical cleaning, as opposed to chemical cleaning) system for optimised membrane performance and membrane longevity
  • They design & manufacture in house
  • They export to 27 countries

Bared cross-flow filters consist of:

  • A feeding pump which draws the product from a storage tank

  • A circulation pump which circulates the product through the filtering module

  • An automatic 'back wash' system

What we can offer

In partnership with Bared, we can offer you:

  • Advice on the appropriate equipment for you - taking budget, space and desired throughput into consideration

  • Installation, commissioning & training by our team of experienced, multi-skilled Vigo engineers

  • Full technical backup

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