Hydraulic Oil Conditioner For The Automotive IndustryAutomotive

Kleentek hydraulic oil filters are excellent for facilitating varnish removal in automotive manufacturing applications.

Automotive facilities commonly use hydraulic oil consols to control robotic functions and perform metal forming or placement functions such as fine stamping, boring machines, cold/hot forging, uncoilers and test stands. The hydraulic oil reservoir system includes high-pressure pumps to create the needed oil flow at high pressure to meet the assembly line's needs. This constant pressurizing and throttling of the oil causes a significant amount of stress to the oil that leads to the formation of varnish and fine contaminates. This contamination, if left unchecked, may lead to sticking and/or failure of critical hydraulic control valves, positioners and components.

Automakers also encounter oil contamination issues when they use injection mold machines to create many of the plastic parts on a car.

Mechanical Filters Aren't Enough

Generally, hydraulic oil systems include mechanical hydraulic oil filters that use fine synthetic filter media to remove fine sediment; however, these filters are not so effective in keeping the machine in good working condition. That's because a majority of the contaminants are submicron in size, or too small to remove with conventional filters alone. Kleentek electrostatic oil conditioners are able to capture these submicron insoluble particles and remove them from the oil, thus acting as a varnish removal agent to keep your machine running smoothly.

Signs of contaminated hydraulic fluid:

  • Brown, gummy varnish build- up on hydraulic system surfaces
  • Control valve sticking or failures
  • Scored or damaged bearing surfaces
  • Shortened life for the machine's fine mechanical filters
Model Recommendations Based on Load Factor
Load Factor (LF)* Recommended Kleentek Model
15 DOC-R3 (PDF 409k)
30 DOC-N10 (PDF 390k)
80 DOC-N25 (PDF 391k)
160 DOC-N50 (PDF 392k)
320 DOC-N100 (PDF 410k)

* For load factors greater than 320, contact Kleentek.

To determine Load Factor, use the formula below:
LF = 0.10 x [Sum of Hydraulic Pump Flows (gpm)] x [Viscosity (css)]

Money-Saving Tip

You can rotate one of our mobile electrostatic oil conditioners to service several injection mold machines, as long as each reservoir is treated every 12 weeks.

Companies using Kleentek electrostatic oil conditioners in their automotive plant:

Ford / General Motors / Honda / Nissan / Toyota

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