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NTF Microfiltration

NTF, while under a new name, has a long, successful history in the filtration industry. NTF was purchased from NTZ International B.V. in the Netherlands in February 2017

NTF brings value-added design, engineering, and testing capabilities of a world leader in micro filtration. The combination of technology, experience and overall system integration know-how sets our company apart from others. In 1997, the US company began product development programs and was sourced on its first OE program in 2003. Since that time, we have continued to develop innovative filtration products for the newest technology applications.

For more than 35 years, NTF have been a manufacturer of high-efficiency micro filtration products for vehicles, heavy-truck, industrial, marine, off-road, construction and mobile markets. With both manufacturers and operators recognising the need for finer filtration to meet or exceed today’s current cleanliness standards, the NTF product has become a vital product for the control of contamination.

By working offline or in bypass, NTF filtration removes solid particulate far smaller than full-flow inline filtration. Typically in the 1 micron to 5 micron range, these abrasive wear particles are highly damaging to all components, but in particular servo valves, fuel injectors and other sensitive components where even the smallest particles can cause failure. NTF elements will also remove water as standard.

NTF can be fitted from new or easily retrofitted to existing systems. Popular applications include:

• Industrial and mobile hydraulics
• Gearboxes
• Diesel generators
• Gas turbine and wind turbine lubrication systems
• Ship’s engines, hydraulics and lubrication systems
• Automotive transmissions and engines

NTF systems will protect your vital assets from the damaging effects of contamination. We understand that selecting additional filtration for your systems can seem confusing, but don’t worry – we provide free site surveys to assess your requirements and to help you select the right product for your exact needs.

NTF Filtration Applications

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From hydraulic power units to military tanks, from street sweepers to earth moving equipment, practically any application that uses oil or fuel is suitable for NTF Radial Micro Filtration. If your equipment uses hydraulic oil, lubrication oil, transmission oil, transformer oil, thermal oil or fuel oil, then we can save you money and downtime with our filter systems. Research has proven that effective, offline filtration extends equipment lifetime by up to 6 times or more. Below are some examples of the industries / applications that NTF can be used for.

Industrial Applications

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In industry, people have to rely on the machinery for production. It’s a well known fact that 80% of all breakdowns can be traced back to contaminated oil. Bearings, seals, cylinders, valves, gearboxes and other components run better and longer when the oil that’s lubricating these components is clean. By applying an NTF micro filter, the oil is cleaned to an exceptional level, even better than that of new oil. All NTF users experience less breakdowns and better production performance, which ultimately results in greater profitability.

Marine Applications

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In the marine industry, NTF radial micro filtration has already been used for more than 30 years. NTF filters are used on hydraulic and engine applications aboard pleasure yachts, cruise ships, cargo transportation vessels and fishing vessels.

Over 50% of normal engine wear can be attributed to contaminants in the oil and deposits on engine components.

Engine oil contamination contributes to:

  • Increased viscosity of the oil as a result of contamination with soot, oxidation and acidification residue
  • Abrasive wear on engine components as a result of the solid particles in the oil
  • Bore-polishing of the cylinder linings as a result of solid particles present in the oil

In order to combat these problems, a specific solution is needed. By using NTF filtration systems, our customers have experienced:

  • More than 90% savings on oil changes
  • Decreased engine wear, resulting in lower oil and fuel consumption
  • Increased time between engine overhauls

Off Shore Applications

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There are many uses for NTF in the offshore industry. From supply ships to cranes on platforms, NTF can be used as part of a preventative maintenance plan to save money and downtime.

Wind Renewable Energy

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Nearly all wind turbines are fitted with a gearbox to convert between slowly rotating, high torque power from the wind turbine rotor – and high speed, low torque power, which you use for the generator. NTF can help to prolong the life of the gearbox oil and components, improving the reliability and maintaining the performance of the turbine.

Antech Hydraulics | Case Studies

“The unit was installed hydraulically and electrically by Antech, and runs 24/7. Fitting this machine has helped lower our service costs dramatically.”

Site Manager, Bostik

“I have no hesitation at all in recommending NTZ. “Since we’ve fitted it we’ve not seen any debris stuck in the pilot valves,and the cylinders life has been dramatically extended.There’s no doubt it’s doing its job.”

Site Manager, European Metal Recycling

“Our contamination in the system has been significantly reduced to a level where the oil does not need replacing.It is anticipated that oil life will be extended by 3 to 4 times.”

Site Manager, C&C Recycling