R&D: Filtration experts

As filtration experts, we master complex challenges with internal engineering teams. Agile product development and simultaneous engineering enable flexible collaboration. Our tailor-made solutions are based on many years of experience and offer perfect customization through individual configuration of components, materials and coatings. Guaranteed functionality at all times thanks to high-performance test facilities and a wide range of test procedures.


Experienced research and development engineers

Agile product development processes

Cooperation with universities and institutes

High-performance test facilities


Innovating with the best minds

Innovation and sustainable success are what drive us. Cooperation with universities and institutes is constantly expanding our technical expertise. Our success is reflected not only in satisfied customers, but also in numerous patented in-house developments, which are protected by numerous patents and utility models.

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Our methods
Our methods
  • Software for pressure vessel construction, e.g. AD, ASME
  • 3D-CAD
  • Multi-focus stereo microscopy, e.g. for researching filter media
  • Gravimetric determination of amount of dirt with precision scales
  • Online particle count for oil and water
  • Mobile screw spindle pump 8 bar / 16 m³/h with FI
  • Flow simulation: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with commercial and open source software
    • Calculation of transient flow behaviour for optimising e.g. back flushing processes and for investigating damage due to pressure variations
    • Particle simulations for optimising filter media, cyclones and filter housings
    • Calculation of stationary flow conditions for determining pressure losses and for optimising the technical flow of filter housings
  • Structure analysis: Finite-Element Method (FEM)
    • Heat transfer and thermal expansion calculation
    • Tests and optimisation of prototypes
    • Contact analysis
    • Determination of force-deformation characteristics
    • Determination of natural frequencies (modal analysis)
    • Optimisation of component and material behaviour
    • Calculation of component deformations taking non-linear component and material behaviour into account
Our test facilities
Our test facilities

 

We test new designs again and again, using strict procedures in laboratory experiments and simulations on test benches, before the products are ready for the market. Selected suppliers are also involved in the development of innovative solutions.

Analysis with the help of following test facilities: 

  • Oil test bench: 14 m³ volume, max. flow rate 400m³/h, Mobilgard 312, temperature-controlled to 60 ºC, standardized contamination (ISO test dust), pressure range 0-16 bar, online measurement technology (pressure, volume flow, particle distribution, etc.)    
  • Water test stand: 4 m³ volume, max. flow rate 130 m³/h, pressure range 0-6 bar, defined contamination, online measurement technology (pressure, volume flow, particle distribution, etc.)
  • Continuous load testing facility for filter elements
  • Gas filter testing facility, determination of aerosol separation particle sizes, pressure losses, separation efficiency, measurements under pressure up to 6 bar
  • Multi Pass testing facility according to ISO 16889
  • Bubble Point testing facility according to ISO 2942
  • Diaphragm testing facility
  • Seawater tests at the testing facilities of various institutes
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