What is a Hydraulic Filter Element?
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Filter elements are the heart and soul of every fluid power system.
The main job of hydraulic filtration is to remove impurities and contaminants that exist in the fluid system. It is also used to ensure that contaminants do not interfere with the system’s main operating functionality (e.g. maximizing efficiency and offering low energy consumption).
By removing contaminate from a hydraulic system, a reduction in machine downtime and an increased component life, such as hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motors, etc., is achieved.
Genuinely, a filter element’s performance is measured by it’s:
- Beta Efficiency – how well it can remove contamination
- Beta Stability – how well it can maintain its efficiency throughout its life
- Dirt Holding Capacity (DHC) – how much contamination it can hold
- Lower Pressure Drop – how restricting it is on the system
At Schroeder Industries, we have elements that remove impurities and contaminates, meet the required cleanliness specifications, preserve energy on system components, and maximize overall efficiency.
Here are just a few examples of media options that can help achieve those goals:
The special class of synthetic micro-glass and other fibers used in our Excellement® Z-Media® are manufactured with utmost precision and bonded with select resins to create material with extra fine passages. No other media in the market is of high quality like Schroeder’s Excellement® Z-Media® in the factors of maximum dirt-holding capacity, particle capture, excellent beta efficiency and stability, minimum pressure drop, and low overall operating costs.
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The use of EnergySaving (ES-Media) guarantees safe and reliable operation of your equipment while also protecting the use of excess energy. The ES-Media series is characterized by an especially low pressure drop which makes them particularly suitable for a lower energy requirement on a system compared to conventional hydraulic elements under the same ambient conditions. It saves to go green!
Series of over 2000 Schroeder BestFit® performance replacement elements. The BestFit® family consists of standard cartridge and spin-on replacements, CoreCentric® coreless elements, high collapse elements, and melt-blown and spun-bonded for Process Filtration. If there is an element that cannot be crossed, Schroeder Industries can work with you in finding a replacement solution to your element problem!
Schroeder offers Aqua-Excellement®, which excels at removing both water and solid particulates from petroleum-based fluids. The filtering media incorporated into Aqua-Excellement® includes layers of Schroeder’s high efficiency Excellement® Z-Media® for capturing particulate contaminations in combination with high water removal capabilities, making this media a winning combination.
Schroeder’s Anti-Static Pleat Media (ASP®) was developed to reduce or eliminate electrostatic discharging problems that can occur during filtration of hydraulic and lube fluids. By combining proven Excellement® Z-Media® and ASP® technology, it is now possible to offer both high filtration efficiency and electrical conductivity.
The CoreCentric® Coreless series are environmentally friendly, all plastic elements (no metal parts) that can be crushed, shredded, or burned. These alternative methods of disposal will not only greatly reduce solid waste volumes, but also reduce disposal costs simultaneously. Built with Excellement® Z-Media®, the CoreCentric® Coreless series is designed to ensure optimum performance and ease of service.
Far too often, customers make purchasing decisions based solely on price, only to be extremely disappointed with the poor quality delivered by low cost imitations. To make the matter worse, the customer often points an accusing finger at the filter housing manufacturer for poor performance, rather than the inadequate element they used as a replacement for the original Schroeder element. That is where Quality Protection is the answer, and Schroeder Industries offers different Quality Protected designs for your need:
DirtCatcher® offers a superior alternative to inside-out filtration. The patented outer shell prevents contaminants from falling back into the system during element changes while still providing the excellent dirt retention of Excellement® media. The DirtCatcher® solution provides peace of mind to those concerned with dirt escaping from elements during the removal process while delivering all the advantages of Schroeder original (outside-in flow) elements.
GeoSeal® is a patented offering that provides a unique way for OEM’s to retain replacement element business and keep a filter’s performance at the quality level that it was originally supplied. The idea is brilliantly simple: the critical sealing arrangement between a filter housing and its replacement element takes on a shape other than the standard circular arrangement. Specifically, the element grommet & mating bushing are given a new geometric shape.
With numerous micron ratings and media options, there is a solution for you!