Filter with Moisture Separator

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Coperion extends its range of filters and separators

Safety filter now with integrated moisture separator

Weingarten, May 2009 – “No two filters are alike – but always just as the customer needs them!” – this is the motto under which Coperion GmbH will be presenting its extended range of filters for pneumatic and materials handling systems on its exhibition stand F2-G4 in Hall 4 at Achema in Frankfurt/Main from 11th to 15th May 2009. Being equipped with an integrated moisture separator, the new FD Series filters are the first of their kind to separate dust particles and water droplets from the air in one single housing. Used as safety filters, they serve – depending on their position in the pneumatic system – to protect either the machine or the product. They have an extremely high filtering/separating efficiency of 99.97% and are space-saving, reliable and economical. These innovative FD Combi Filters and Separators have been developed and optimized by the Weingarten/Germany-based Coperion Competence Centre (formerly Coperion Waeschle) in close collaboration with customers. They complement the existing and highly varied range of service-proven cleaning filters and cyclone separators offered by this leading self-manufacturer of materials handing equipment.

“All filters manufactured by Coperion meet the customer’s need for an efficient solution to his own specific compressed air problem,” says Paul Erasmus, Head of Service, and adds: “Our new, standardized FD Combi Filter and Separator takes up less space thanks to its dual function and is an efficient safety filter that has already proved its capabilities in practice.”

Optimized cleaning system reduces filter maintenance costs

A further new product making its dbut at Achema is the Jet Cleaning System for venting and similar filtration systems that have to be cleaned at regular intervals. The new system has evolved from the existing and already highly efficient cleaning system optimized in countless extensive tests and trials in a specially built filter testing installation. “When it comes to cleaning filters, the devil really is in the detail,” says Michael Dürr, Head of Technical Centre. “More than a dozen parameters must be perfectly coordinated in order to obtain the three necessary performance features – high cleaning efficiency, low compressed air consumption and long service life of the filter elements. Precisely for this reason we have subjected jet cleaning systems and various filtration materials to extensive tests regarding efficiency, wear, service life and operating costs.” The final results: in the Jet Cleaning System, the filter dimensions, the quantity and arrangement of the cleaning jets and the intensity and frequency of the air blasts are so configured as to give optimum performance while at the same time drastically reducing operating costs to a very minimum.

Since February 2009, the filter testing installation in the Technical Centre at Weingarten has also been available for industrial scale trials with filtering and separating systems for specific customer applications. These tests permit Coperion to determine compressed air consumption and filter changing frequency prior to the customer’s purchase of a filter system, thus enabling reliable predictions of operating costs and, by the same token, a reliable prediction of the amortization period.

Coperion is the international market and technology leader in compounding systems, bulk materials handling systems and services. Coperion designs, develops, manufactures and maintains systems, machines and components for the plastics, chemicals, food and aluminium industries. With its three Competence Centers – Compounding & Extrusion, Materials Handling, Service – and over 30 sales and service companies, Coperion achieves annual sales of over 600 million euros worldwide and has a total work force of 2,100 employees.

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Photo: Designed for use in pneumatic systems, the new FD Series safety filters are the first of their kind to separate dust particles and water droplets from the air or product stream in one single housing, thus saving both space and costs. (Photo: Coperion, Weingarten, Germany)


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