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Filters for Cranes.

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The range of machines in the crane sector in the UK is vast and they all require engine and hydraulic filter elements. Our range of aftermarket filters covers a huge range of these applications including filters for: Atlas, Hiab, Palfinger, PM, Terex and many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your machine. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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Filters for Buses.

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The range of buses and coaches in the UK is vast and they all require engine and hydraulic filter elements. Our range of aftermarket filters covers a huge range of these applications including filters for: DAF, Dennis Eagle, MAN, Mercedes, Scania and many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your buses and coaches. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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Agricultural applications.

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The range of machines in the agricultural sector in the UK is vast and they all require engine and hydraulic filter elements. Our range of aftermarket filters covers a huge range of these applications including filters for: Bobcat, Class, Case, David Brown, Ford, Iseki, JCB, John Deere, Komatsu, Kubota, Mac Cormick, Massey Ferguson, Matbro, Schmidt and many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your machine. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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How Filter Media Functions In a Filtration System

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How Filter Media Functions. The job of the media is to capture particles and allow the fluid to flow through. For fluid to pass through, the media must have holes or channels to direct the fluid flow and allow it to pass. That’s why filter media is a porous mat of fibers that alters the fluid flow stream by causing fluid to twist, turn and accelerate during passage.

The fluid changes direction as it comes into contact with the media fibers, as illustrated above. As the fluid flows through the media, it changes direction continuously as it works its way through the maze of media fibers. As it works its way through the depths of the layers of fibers, the fluid becomes cleaner and cleaner. Generally, the thicker the media, the greater the dirt-holding capacity it has.

Looking at a cross-section view of the fibers:

we can see how the flow stream is accelerated as it flows into the spaces between the fibers.

This is applies to all liquid filters, be they oil, fuel, water of water glycol. For more information on filtration products and replacement elements please contact us for a chat. We’re here to help.

How Filter Media Collects Particles

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How Filter Media Collects Particles. There are four basic ways media captures particles.

The first, called inertia, works on large, heavy particles suspended in the flow stream. These particles are heavier than the fluid surrounding them. As the fluid changes direction to enter the fiber space, the particle continues in a straight line and collides with the media fibers where it is trapped and held.

The second way media can capture particles is by diffusion. Diffusion works on the smallest particles. Small particles are not held in place by the viscous fluid and diffuse within the flow stream. As the particles traverse the flow stream, they collide with the fiber and are collected.

The third method of particle entrapment is call interception. Direct interception works on particles in the mid-range size that are not quite large enough to have inertia and not small enough to diffuse within the flow stream. These mid-sized particles follow the flow stream as it bends through the fiber spaces. Particles are intercepted or captured when they touch a fiber.

The fourth method of capture is called sieving and is the most common mechanism in hydraulic filtration. As shown at right, this is when the particle is too large to fit between the fiber spaces.

The Importance of Cabin Air Filter Maintenance.

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Clean cab air is necessary to protect the driver from harmful gases or particles that can build up in the enclosed environment of the vehicle. Low levels of pollen, fine dust and ozone are essential for driver safety. Harmful gases, such as nitrogen oxide, fuel vapour, benzene, ozone and odours can cause physical harm and reduce driver concentration and consciousness.

Good quality cab air can aid a driver’s ability to think clearly, concentrate and react quickly when operating vehicles and machinery. Maintaining your filters can ensure that the air that is circulated to the cabin is kept clean and safe for occupants.

At Sterling Filtration we can offer you a huge range of cabin air filter elements for heavy machinery, trucks and buses helping to keep you, your drivers and passengers safe from harmful emissions.

Vacuum Pump Filters

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Air filters are an important part of any vacuum pump filters system. They prevent dirt from being sucked into the vacuum pump, and help avoid unnecessary wear. They offer minimum pressure losses and guarantee energy efficiency and long service life and can ensure your vacuum pump continues to operate at optimum performance levels.

The airtight vacuum air cleaners available at Sterling Filtration Ltd are designed for installation in air and gas pipes. They are airtight up to 1000 mbar negative pressure and equipped with a filter element. They are also used as intake filters in vacuum pumps.

Complete vacuum housings and replacement elements are available at Sterling Filtration Ltd. Tel: 01902 491118.

Mann Filter Air Dryers.

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Brakes are amongst the most important components of a vehicle. Pneumatic braking systems on trucks and buses must be protected from corrosion to ensure efficient operation. To achieve this, a dry, clean pneumatic operating system is critically important. The MANN-FILTER air dryer cartridge provides the optimum solution by guaranteeing the best possible protection for braking systems. Advantages of the MANN-FILTER air dryer cartridge:

  • Highest possible resistance to pressure and pulsation
  • Strength and rigidity to counteract vibration
  • Premium quality desiccant provides optimum air drying performance
  • Efficient oil and water separation and retention
  • Integrity of sealing materials assured
  • Superior corrosion protection

Air dryer cartridges with an integrated coalescence filter retain particles, dry the air in the compressed-air brake system and most effectively separate fine oil droplets. The coalescence effect combines oil droplets (aerosols) which can damage the system components into larger droplets, thus ensuring reliable system protection. MANN-FILTER air dryer cartridges contain an extremely high quality drying agent demonstrating high water resistance and mechanical stability.

Benefits:

  • As well as the benefits of the standard version, the air dryer cartridge with integrated coalescence filter also provides:
  • improved protection for the compressed air and brake system of commercial vehicles
  • longer service life of the system components, for example pressure regulating equipment and seals
  • lower service costs and shorter downtime
  • easy to retrofit to replace standard air dryer cartridges

The MANN-FILTER range of air brake dryers is available at Sterling Filtration Ltd.

The Importance of Lube Oil Filtration

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Lube Oil Filtration. While oil is primarily used to lubricate and cool moving parts of an engine it also carries out another very important function: that of transferring any harmful abrasive particles to the sump. These particles must be removed before the oil can circulate around the lubrication system again. An efficient way of removing these particles, preventing unnecessary wear or damage, is to pass the oil through a filter before it reaches any of the critical moving parts.

Sterling Filtration Ltd offers a range of stocked oil filter cartridges and cannisters from a number of leading suppliers including Donaldson, Fleetguard, Mann & Hummel, Hi Fi, Mahle, Coopers and Crosland, which cover a huge range of off and on highway applications.

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