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How long is the service life of my filter element ?

This depends on many variables. Only by knowing the dirt content (cleanliness level) and dirt ingression rate of your hydraulic system you can calculate the service life of a filter element. On average we would recommend changing your elements at least every 6...

Can a by-pass filter have a by-pass valve?

No, by-pass filters do not require a by-pass valve. A by-pass valve is required in full-flow filtration to make sure that the engine gets lubrication when oil is cold or the filter is plugged. If oil is cold, by-pass filter will receive less oil flow and in case it is...

What is a by-pass filter?

A by-pass filter, not to be confused with a by-pass valve, is a high efficiency low flow filter which filters a small percent of the engine oil at one time. By-pass filters are very effective at removing the smaller wear-causing contaminates due to their high...

Changing filters/Elements ?

If you change your filter elements based on schedule, you’re changing them either too early or too late. If you change them early, before all their dirt-holding capacity is used up, you’re wasting money on unnecessary filter changes. If you change them late, after the...

What is the main purpose of Hydraulic Fluids?

The primary function of a hydraulic fluid is to convey power. In use, however, there are other important functions of hydraulic fluid such as protection of the hydraulic machine components. Lubrication: Hydraulic fluids must provide the lubricating characteristics and...