With a plate chiller you do need to prevent/control lots of hop matter going into it. Use whirlpooling, a pickup tube, hop basket, or false bottom, etc. to keep hops in the kettle.
I know a braid doesn't work, it plugs up in no time. Bazooka tubes (using wider mesh) let the finer material go through until they too clog up eventually.
I use a 20-plate chiller from Duda Diesel. Great product. Make sure to get the right port outlet configuration that works best with your setup. Keep QDs and Camlocks you (will) use in mind.
For most plate chillers to work as fast as they can, you will need a pump of some sort. You can cool down 5 gallons to pitching temps in 5-10 minutes or less.