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From innovative RadialSeal™ air cleaners to the revolutionary PowerCore® technology, we’ve been leading the industry in new directions since 1915. But resting on more than 100 years of experience is not the Donaldson way. We look forward to helping our OE customers move forward.
Space and weight are always foremost on OEM engineers’ minds when designing a new piece of equipment, so it’s foremost on ours as well. Our latest technologies allow us to pack large-system performance into increasingly smaller and confined spaces, and they often weigh less despite doing more. The result is that we can help OEM’s meet power and fuel efficiency requirements without wasting space or weight. In short, our goals and your goals align.
It’s just an air cleaner. How hard can it possibly be to choose one?
Good question. Air cleaners, at their core, are straightforward mechanisms. But they’re the beating heart of every air intake system, making them vital pieces of engine performance. Air cleaners need to maximize airflow while minimizing contamination; two factors that are directly at odds. The airflow needs to meet engine power and fuel efficiency requirements, but can’t let contaminants into the system where they can damage critical components or even cause catastrophic engine failure.
For these reasons, it’s vitally important to choose the right air cleaner. While airflow requirements are paramount, space is generally the driving factor when making this decision. There are a few primary questions to ask before choosing. OEMs have to consider the end-user experience, in addition to the space, weight, and performance requirements.
Every system and piece of equipment is different, and there are dozens of other factors that impact which air cleaner to choose. Temperature requirements, particularly in under-hood settings, may influence the housing or filter recommendation. Exposure to the elements, durability relative to working conditions (excess dust and wet, for example) are vital considerations as well.
Our century of experience has led us to create a number of pre-configured air intake systems that could meet the needs of a great many OEM designs. But we’re also intimately aware that specific equipment platform requirements, environmental contamination conditions, and other considerations might require new configurations built specifically for an application. Whether “off the shelf” or an entirely new design, our knowledge and expertise in designing components that perform their desired function consistently and efficiently in harmony with existing components are unparalleled.