- Buyer's Guide
Smart lubrication professionals make the most of the tools of their trade. They know that a portable lubricant filter cart is a vital tool that can be used in more ways than one. When specified and built correctly, a filter cart can deliver a major return on investment. Consider the possibilities:
This involves reducing the oil level in a tank or sump and flowing the oil at a high velocity across the bottom to push out low-lying sediment.
A wand is attached to one of the cart hoses and is used first to discharge at high pressure (kicking up adherent debris). Then the flow is reversed and the wand vacuums the sediments.
Oil is transferred from a storage container (tote, drum, etc.) to the machine's lube compartment.
In this application, the cart multipasses fluid out of and back into the drum or tote to drawdown contamination, for instance, going from an ISO 24/21/18 to a 17/14/11.
Sump and reservoir drains will wash out debris better if the waste oil is pumped out as opposed to simply flowing out by gravity.
Remote lines and components often need to be partitioned to enable flushing. This can be done easily with a filter cart.
New hoses can be flushed of debris using a filter cart before they are installed on the machine.
Filter carts can be mounted permanently to a machine to supplement filtration.
After machines are serviced, they need to be flushed thoroughly before they are returned to service.
New machines have original fabrication debris and dirt that have ingressed during transport and storage.