Filter Magic® is a simple, reliable, low-cost, non-proprietary and open-architecture Gravity Filter Control System.

Filter Magic® is a universal filter control system with easily installed modular options that allow it to meet the specific criteria necessary for any water or wastewater gravity filter system application. It is particularly effective when it is used for retrofit solutions that are many times required in older plants.

Filter Magic® dual filter control consoles are much smaller than older traditional consoles and can easily fit within their existing footprints. AS-I bus networks eliminate a substantial amount of the traditional power, control and monitoring conduit and wiring normally found in a filter pipe gallery, especially if pneumatic actuators are used. And pneumatic vane actuators are much smaller than older hydraulic or electric actuators allowing them to be easily installed in the existing space available.

Filter Magic® is a very simple non-proprietary open-architecture control system that eliminates or minimizes complexity normally found in traditional or older filter control systems. Our touch-screen Operator Interface Terminal eliminates all physical control switches, push buttons, pilot lights, instrumentation and console wiring normally associated with a filter control console. It also allows the overall size of the console to be substantially smaller. Utilizing the simple 2-wire AS-I bus network to communicate to all of the actuators and sensors in the filter pipe gallery greatly reduces the amount of traditional PLC I/O and field terminations normally required in a filter control system. Most importantly, it eliminates high voltage power systems in the filter pipe gallery. Using pneumatic vane actuators that have one moving part in lieu of hydraulic cylinders or electric actuators greatly simplifies the long-term maintenance reliability of the filter control system as well.

Eliminating and minimizing all of the traditional complexity in older filter control system designs provides a much more reliable filter control system both upstairs in the Filter Gallery as well as downstairs in the Filter Pipe Gallery.

Filter Magic® consoles are normally provided as dual filter control consoles which are cost-effective yet provide ample redundancy in the overall filter control system. Optional single, quad or larger console configurations can also be provided upon request.

Filter Magic® consoles are provided in NEMA 12 Filter Magic® Blue, NEMA 4X Stainless Steel or corrosive resistant Polycarbonate or Fiberglass enclosures.

Filter Magic® OIT graphic screens are easy to use to monitor, tune and control each individual filter, either automatically or manually, as well as related air scour, surface wash or backwash pump sub-systems. Every Filter Magic® Solution includes a fully automatic prioritized backwash queue that allows operations to run the entire filter system automatically without requiring human input to initiate a backwash.

Filter Magic® utilizes leading automation technology including:

  • 15″ Rockwell Touchscreen Operator Interface Terminals (OIT)
  • Schneider Electric / Modicon M340 PLCs
  • Rockwell Automation / Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLCs
  • Emerson / Bristol ControlWave PLCs
  • Ethernet connectivity between filter consoles and plant SCADA system
  • Low Voltage (24VDC) 2-Wire Actuator Sensor – Interface (AS-I) Bus Network Technology
  • High performance, proven and reliable instrumentation
  • High performance AWWA valves with pneumatic, electric or hydraulic actuators.

Filter Magic® Solutions provide comprehensive filter system data and remote control capability over an Ethernet highway to existing or new plant SCADA systems.