Trends in Hydraulic Filtration – Argo-Hytos
Fluid Power Journal – October 2017
By Ulrich Seeger, Head of Product Management, ARGO-HYTOS GmbH, Kraichtal-Menzingen
Proper filtration, without a doubt, plays an important role in ensuring hydraulic systems operate as expected. High-performance filters maintain fluid cleanliness over their entireservice life…(Fluid Power Journal Insider Guide / Oct. 2017)
While todays filters may look similar to those of the past, actual performance capabilitieshave changed a lot.
Consider the important parameters of dirt-holding capacity and pressure loss. A typical ARGO-HYTOS filter element with 10 µm(c) fineness had a specific dirt-holding capacity of approximately 6 mg/cm2 in the year 2000. Today, this capacity has increased by more than 130% to…(Fluid Power Journal Insider Guide / Oct. 2017)
Environmentally Friendly Fluids
In recent years there has been a trend toward using environmentally friendly fluids in hydraulic systems. However, all these oils have a lower conductivity. Newer additive packages considerably affect conductivity as well.
ARGO-HYTOS Exapor Spark Protect completely avoids destructive discharge flashes. The filter elements are compatible…
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are not major drivers for filtrationtechnology righ now. But the capability to digitally connectfactory- floor devices, such asfilters, to the cloud offers exciting possibilities.
A smart indicator could link with the machines electronic controls to monitor parameters like temperature, flow and engine speed, and potentially track filter behavior, such as during cold start. Users can gain information…(Fluid Power Journal Insider Guide / Oct. 2017)
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