The easiest and most cost effective way to lower maintenance expense and help to ensure trouble-free system operation is through filtration. Improving system oil cleanliness levels, providing better cold start performance and meeting service interval expectations are primary objectives of a hydraulic filter.
A hydraulic filter utilizes two types of depth filtration media: Cellulose Media & Synthetic Media. Cellulose Media comes in many efficiency grades, most cellulose hydraulic and transmission filters range from 15 to 40 microns. Synthetic Media is the choice in higher pressure, heavy-duty mobile and industrial hydraulic transmission applications. These man-made glass fibers are very uniform in size and shape. Synthetic media elements may cost slightly more, but offer significant performance advantages such as improved efficiency to protect sensitive controls and extended equipment life.
Expensive hydraulic equipment may require synthetic media to accommodate high flow rate, while maintaining high efficiencies. Equipment owners need to choose their filters based on equipment manufacturer’s recommendations, which are typically working environments and specific equipment demands.