French custom designs, manufactures and supports preparation equipment and mechanical screw presses for the extraction of vegetable oil for food and industrial uses, including biodiesel and other fuels. Our heavy duty and durable equipment has an average life span of over 50 years and operates with maximum productivity and lower processing cost per ton. For over 120 years our customers have been satisfied with French’s process solutions that meet and exceed industry standards of high quality crude oil and meal and oil extraction efficiencies.
In addition to machinery, French’s Innovation Center development laboratory offers a wide variety of testing services utilizing pilot scale and semi-works mechanical screw presses on all types of oil bearing seeds or nuts, and other liquid-bearing solid materials. During the performance trials, French’s team of experienced engineers can experiment with a variety of conditioning and shaft temperatures and moistures, press shaft arrangement configurations and more to produce higher quality oil and meal. French can apply the information obtained in the trials to design and supply custom screw presses and other processing equipment that suits each customer’s specific processing needs.