R&D

As an expert for complex filtration processes, we set benchmarks with our application-optimized premium products and meet the challenges of these complex conditions with the inhouse development expertise of a large team of engineers. In agile product development processes and possibilities given by simultaneous engineering, we are able to forge ahead with great flexibility in every form of cooperation.
Every solution which is generated in this way is based on many years of experience and can be tailored to your specific application through the customized configuration of the components, materials and coatings. High-performance test facilities and a variety of test procedures enable us to provide a guarantee for all functionalities at all times.

For lasting success and the continuous development of innovations, we work together with various universities and institutes in order to ensure that technical expertise is always complemented by an outside view. The success of this approach is confirmed not only by satisfied customers but as well by many inhouse developments protected by numerous patents and utility models.

Experienced research and development engineers

Agile product development processes

Cooperation with universities and institutes

High-performance test facilities

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 testing facility for oil volume 14 m³, with a maximum through-flow of 400 m³/h, Mobilgard 312, tempered at 60 ºC, normalised contamination with ISO test dust, pressure range 0-16 bar, online measurement of pressure, volume flow, particle distribution, etc.
  • Water testing facility for water volume 4 m³, maximum through-flow 130 m³/h, pressure range 0-6 bar, defined contamination, online pressure measurement, 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