- Cat filters eliminate all the risks taken when using other filter brands. - Cat filters are constructed and made to satisfy the most stringent filter requirements in the industry – Caterpillar´s specifications. Optimize your operation by minimizing the risk of breakdown due to close follow-ups and engine knowledge.
The consistent quality of Cat Filters is your best protection because when you see inside a Cat Filter, the difference is clear. The advanced design features found in Cat Filters combine to deliver maximum filtration efficiency and the protection you need to get the most out of your machine.
The fiberglass spiral roving in Cat Filters keeps filter media pleats from flexing as fluid travels through the media. With other brands of filters, pleats often flex releasing contaminants through the filter media into the "clean" side where they cause additional component wear. The spiral roving in Cat Filters eliminates pleat movement ensuring that contaminates are captured and held. This is particularly important during machine cold start and machine shutdown
The molded end caps in Cat Filters completely seal the clean side of the filter from the dirty side. With competitive filters, metal end caps are glued on top of the filter pleats. This can leave gaps that allow contaminants to reenter the clean side of the filter. The molded end caps in Cat Filters eliminate the possibility of gaps. During the manufacturing process, the filter media is inserted into the polyurethane before it hardens creating an impregnable bond that keeps contaminates confined to the dirtyside of the filter. An aluminum base plate is joined to the molded end cap and enclosed within the one-piece canister. This gives Cat Filters greater burst strength and eliminates a potential source of metal contamination.
Non-metallic centertubes make Cat Filters stronger. Other brands of filters use metal center tubes, which often carry metal contaminants leftover from the manufacturing process. These are picked up by the fluid from theclean side of the media and continue through the system to cause component wear. The center tubes in Cat Filters are made out of fiberglass-reinforced nylon, eliminating a common source of metal contamination. Plus, Cat non-metallic center tubes are 30% stronger than typical metal tubes to help prevent collapse during pressure spikes and cold starts.
Other brands of filters commonly experience pleat bunching, which leads to clogging and shorter change intervals. Bunching can also trigger bypass allowing contaminants to circulate through the system and cause additional wear. With Cat filters it is easy to see the difference. Acrylic beads rigidly maintain pleat spacing to prevent bunching and to maximize the surface area throughout the life of the filter. This helps Cat filters capture and hold contaminates until the next change interval. This can mean fewer oil changes per year, decreased downtime, and lower owning and operating cost.