International filtration expert Mann+Hummel has introduced a new air filter for commercial vehicles under its Mann-Filter product brand. The most striking feature of the new air filter is the sealing lip at the lower end plate.
Mann+Hummel says that it has already started series production of the highly efficient air filter for a commercial vehicle manufacturer. The new filter is available in original equipment quality in the independent automotive aftersales market for different Scania NCG trucks as the Mann-Filter C 25 024.
The air filter is changed by pulling the filter upwards out of the housing, releasing an opening at the bottom of the housing. If the filter housing is so badly soiled that it needs to be rinsed with water, the impurities can simply drain through this opening. The new filter is inserted with the help of a mechanical guide to ensure that it is securely seated in the correct position.
“In order for the air filter system to be tight again during operation, we developed a sealing lip in the bottom end plate of the Mann-Filter C 25 024 air filter that seals the dirt discharge opening,” says Pascal Neef, engineer in Automotive Aftermarket Air Filters at Mann+Hummel .
The Ludwigsburg company has registered a patent with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for this connection between the end plate and housing.
The innovative air filter offers good water stability, a separation efficiency of 99.9% with ISO-certified test dust, and a dirt holding capacity of up to 2.2 pounds of particulate matter. A spiral wound strip ensures grip protection through its tight winding in the upper filter area. It also stabilizes the folds to prevent them “packeting” (clumping together in a block) during operation so that the full filter surface area is maintained. The metal-free filter element means that the new C 25 024 is completely incinerable, and thus permits environmentally friendly disposal.
You can find a new video showing how to clean the housing of the new C 25 024 air filter in comparison with conventional air filters on the Mann-Filter YouTube channel at: https://goo.gl/JAKb8b