Those seeking OEM-quality filter elements/cartridges, but are fed up paying premium prices for branded products, should look no further than the range of alternative filter elements from Hi-line Industries Ltd. Hi-line not only offers thousands of cartridges as alternatives to many well-known branded products, but performance that will at least equal, and quite often exceed, that of the original equipment.
It’s vital that filter elements are replaced at regular recommended maintenance intervals to avoid potentially extensive damage to downstream capital equipment, as well as the possibility of costly interruptions to production. However, most plant engineers are aware that regular maintenance using original equipment cartridges can prove expensive. With this in mind, growing numbers of engineers are turning to Hi-line’s proven experience in manufacturing ‘copy exact’ alternatives for original equipment fitments at prices of up to 75% less – all without any detriment to build quality, performance or service life expectancy.
In total, more than 147,000 high performance, validated cartridges are available from Hi-line for filtering applications that include compressed air (coalescing, air drying and vacuum), hydraulics, water, grease, gas and chemicals to list but a few. Many special purpose filters are also offered. Using the company’s advanced electronic cross-reference database, the Hi-line sales team can rapidly locate a competitively priced filter element replacement to match customer requirements.
Hi-line elements are produced in accordance with ISO 8573-1:2010, which specifies the purity classes of compressed air with respect to particles, water and oil, independent of the location in the compressed air system at which the air is specified or measured. Furthermore, in order to deliver over four times the filtration area than conventional wrapped or rolled media filters, a pleated media construction is deployed, while the use of high quality stainless steel ensures a robust solution for almost any industrial filtration requirement.
Aside from proven quality and industry-leading prices, each cartridge in the range of alternative filter elements from Hi-line is designed with energy efficiency in mind to help customers negate the impact of the Climate Change Levy. This is thanks to the large cross-section filtration areas, which require a much lower energy source when operating. What’s more, cartridge dimensions and end cap configurations permit users to easily and directly fit the filter elements into other manufacturer’s housings without any necessity for modifications or special kits, thus delivering considerable time savings.
Among the many additional benefits of alternative filter elements from Hi-line are high flow rates, good dirt holding potential, low differential pressures, less oil carry-over and long service life. In addition, popular filter element sizes are available off the shelf for immediate delivery – all part of Hi-line’s ‘one-stop’ filtration service for industry. Whether parts are required quickly, or as part of a planned delivery schedule, Hi-line can help.
In addition to producing replacement filter cartridges, a range of desiccant and fridge dryers for compressed air treatment is also available from Hi-line, while customers can further benefit from Total Filter Management (TFM), a strategy that is designed purposely to meet demand for all filtration requirements – from process chemicals to effluent strainers.