Screw Press and Oilseed Extraction Equipment

French custom designs, manufactures and supports oilseed preparation equipment and screw presses, sometimes referred to as oil expeller presses. These oil extraction machines gather vegetable oil from oil-bearing seeds and nuts for food and industrial uses, including biodiesel and other fuels. Our durable, heavy duty oilseed equipment has an average life span of 60-70 years, operating with maximum productivity and lower processing cost per ton. Download our literature on screw presses to explore our custom capabilities.

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Model 1252 Cracking Mill
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Achiever 55 Screw Press

Worldwide Leader in Custom Screw Presses (Also Known as Oil Expeller Press)

Alfred W. French Sr. founded French in 1900 to produce state-of-the-art equipment for the extraction of linseed oil from flax. Mr. French soon adapted his equipment to other oilseeds as well. Today, French stands as a leading supplier and innovator of oil extraction machines and mechanical oilseed screw presses.

French has provided thousands of roller mill and mechanical screw presses around the world, processing all major oilseeds with customers in more than 80 countries. French screw presses, sometimes referred to as oil expeller press machines, are well known throughout the oilseed industry for their rugged construction and outstanding durability. We pride ourselves in partnering with customers to design and supply oil extraction machines and preparation equipment that best meet their needs.

Aftermarket Products for Oilseed Preparation and Oil Extraction Machines

Supplying new oilseed equipment is only part of French’s commitment to the oilseed industry. Aftermarket Sales offers an extensive line of high-quality replacement parts for French equipment, including screw presses and many items for French oil extraction machines. French also offers rebuilding services for used French oilseed preparation equipment and screw presses.

Innovation Center Testing Lab

French’s Innovation Center development laboratory offers a wide variety of testing services that you can take advantage of. Our pilot scale and semi-works mechanical screw presses, including our Model L-250 Laboratory Screw Press, are used for performance trials on all types of oil bearing seeds or nuts, and other liquid-bearing solid materials. We have processed special seeds and materials in our laboratory, include grape seed, morinda seed, marigold, paprika seed, walnut meats, hemp seed, cuphea seed, lesquerella seed, vernonia seed, corn germ foots, algae, bagasse, apricot kernels, coffee beans, chili peppers, cherry pits, peach pits, and more. Plus, we offer confidentiality agreements to ensure that your testing will not to be disclosed to a third party. French performs laboratory testing for many customers, so we understand how important your trade secrets are to your business and we pledge to protect them.

French Screw Press Performance Trial for Canola Oil Extraction

Read our case study of when Can Pro Ingredients Ltd., an integrated bio-refinery for processing canola and alfalfa, partnered with us in a series of laboratory tests utilizing a French lab conditioner and screw press. Using information gained during these trials, French custom designed equipment that produces high quality extra virgin canola oil and canola press cake for further processing into canola protein concentrate. This equipment is now used in Can Pro’s proprietary fractionation process at their Arborfield, Saskatchewan plant.

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Make French your Partner in Processing! We provide custom solutions that meet and exceed industry standards of high quality crude oil, meal and oil extraction efficiencies. Contact French by completing the form below for expert assistance and a complete quote on a screw press ( also known as an expeller press), oilseed preparation equipment and replacement parts. If interested in contacting our worldwide oilseed equipment representatives, click here.

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