APV® Plate Heat Exchanger Automated FastFrame™

Product Type(s) : Plate Heat Exchangers
Description :

The APV® Plate Heat Exchanger Automated FastFrame™ means quick and easy access to plates with just the push of a button. Our electrically-driven PLC-controlled frame is designed to provide operational savings by reducing downtime and increasing productivity. Because time is money. 

Capacity :

Plate Heat Exchanger Services



  • Simplified external operator controls.
  • Multi-section capable (multiple heat exchange duties per frame)
  • HMI (human machine interface) screen relocated inside the cabinet​ for maintenance tasks
  • Electrical drive system​
  • Redesigned top bar (improved sanitary design)​
  • Simplified tie bar seals​
  • Head and end support bottom at the same elevation​
  • Emergency stop cable along both sides of machine (not shown)​
  • Telescoping tie bar covers helps keep the tie bars lubricated
  • Modular control box for faster serviceability
  • ASME Certified
  • 3A design & Stamp Holder
  • Manual version upgradeable to powered



Opens and Closes With the Push of a Button 

  • The PLC-driven frame is Fully Automated. 
  • Reduced downtime for maintenance and cleaning. 
  • All plates are accessible without removing components 
  • Opens and closes faster than a traditional PHE frame. 
  • No loose tie bars to manage during cleaning and maintenance. 

  Lower Maintenance Costs 

  • Electrical drive system eliminates the need for hydraulic oil, which means less maintenance. 
  • More reliable than other designs, electrical drive systems have fewer moving parts and are less prone to wear and tear. 
  • Sealed drive system components prolong machine life. 

  Repositioned Control Panel 

  • Tactically positioned at the back of the unit safely inside a cabinet, the improved control panel design reduces the risk of washdown damage. 
  • External operator controls are simple, sealed and centrally located at the rear of the machine. 
  • The cabinet protects the control panel from exposure to external factors such as moisture, dust, and temperature fluctuations. 
  • Easier for technicians to access and perform maintenance on the components, the rear cabinet provides a centralized location for control panel components and helpful PLC screen, making it easier to troubleshoot issues and replace parts if necessary. 

  Improved Hygienic Design 

  • The upgraded top bar is fully welded to minimize contamination risk while enabling effective cleaning and sanitation. 

  Greater Safety 

  • ASME Certified. SPX FLOW builds plate heat exchangers that meet or exceed globally recognized safety standards. 
  • Designed to meet or exceed 3A standards by a company with 3A certification and experience dating back to 1956. 
  • Less manual intervention reduces the risk of accidents.  
  • Integrated 360° Emergency-Stop coverage. 

  Enhanced Tie Bar Seals 

  • Better sealing of moving components lowers maintenance requirements and prolongs machine life. 
  • Simpler to install than traditional tie bar seals. 

  Manual Drive System Availability 

  • Don’t plan on opening the machine often? Consider the manual drive Fast-Frame 
  • Same synchronous tie bar movement. 
  • Geared for manual operator opening and closing. 
  • Manual machines can be upgraded to automatic. 

  Relocate With Ease 

  • By removing the support frame, the entire plate heat exchanger can be moved through standard doorways without disassembly. 

  From the Company That Invented the Plate Heat Exchanger…  Whether the goal is lower operating costs or a reduced carbon footprint, our solutions makers continue to engineer PHE solutions that provide tangible and measurable value to our customers. 

Key Applications
  • Dairy 
    • Milk 
    • Ice Cream 
    • Yogurt 
    • Butter 
    • Cheese 
  • Food and Beverage 
    • Sports Beverages 
    • Dressings & Sauces 
    • Fruit & Vegetable Juices 
    • Egg Products 
    • Brewery Applications 
    • Infant Formula 
    • Emulsions 
    • Supplements 
    • Fat Substitutes 
  • Healthcare & Cosmetics  
    • Ointments 
    • Hair Products 
    • Skin Creams 


  • All Stainless Frame Construction
  • R5 or NR5 plates available
  • Nitrile and EPDM gasket materials
  • Up to 6639 ft2 (616.8 m2) heat transfer area
  • Pressures up to 205 psi (14.1 bar)
  • Temperatures up to 302°F (150°C)
  • 4” (100mm) Ports (Tri-Clamp, I-Line, and ACME (bevel seat) available standard more on request)
  • 460V three-phase, connector supplied with machine
  • 8 connections provided (4 head & 4 follower)


  • Plate pack cover (Shroud)
  • Grids
  • Divider Plate