As engine oil and hydraulic fluids circulate to lubricate parts and disperse heat, these fluids pick up contaminants, like dirt and small particles from component wear, which can cause tremendous damage to a machine, if left unfiltered. The correct filters will actually help maximize machine performance and extend its life.
* Komatsu filters have a 2-stage filtering system—a 25-micron
full-flow filter, plus 7-micron bypass filter, which blocks particles
as small as bacteria—reducing bearing wear by at least 30%.
* The capacity of Komatsu filters to hold dirt is high. If a filter has
inadequate capacity, the bypass valve is triggered to open early,
allowing unfiltered fluids to flow through its systems.
* Komatsu filter canisters are made of low carbon steel to resist
fatigue failure, and the center tubes are designed to withstand
high pressures to avoid collapse, which would allow unfiltered
fluids to pass through its systems. A failure in filter components
(e.g., center tube, hold-down spring, and the canister) could
result in engine or component failure.
* Komatsu filters last up to 500 hours. With more than 75 choices
for filter media, Komatsu has selected long-lasting, durable
synthetic materials that will not break or tear.