Clean Fluid Necessary to System Life
With the need for closer tolerances, faster cycle times, higher pressures and extended service intervals, more demand is being placed on the hydraulic filter.
In addition to a full line of spin-on and cartridge hydraulic filters, Baldwin Filters also offers a line of hydraulic bases and indicators.
Proper filtration starts with selecting the right filter based on the original equipment manufacturer’s recommendations, which include:
- The type of fluid used.
- The system operating pressure.
- The fluid flow required for system operation.
- The restriction caused by the filter.
- The service interval expectations.
- The fluid cleanliness level required.
Improving system fluid cleanliness levels, providing better cold start performance and meeting service interval expectations are the primary objectives in the design of Baldwin hydraulic filters.
To accomplish these goals, Baldwin Filters utilizes several types of filtration media:
Cellulose Media — The original and most common media is made of natural fibers. These twisted fibers are larger and more irregular than synthetic fibers — creating more resistance to flow or pressure drop.
Synthetic Media — These man-made glass fibers are very uniform in size and shape — creating the least possible resistance to flow and providing improved efficiency to protect sensitive controls.
Blended Media — A blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers provides improved efficiency, along with increased dirt-holding capacity.