Delphi launches new DPF cleaning machine

Delphi Technologies has launched the Hartridge DPF200 Master to its DPF cleaning range.

Delphi says by using the new machine, workshops can quickly and safely clean blocked particulate filters. As well as helping to improve the vehicle’s fuel economy and emissions performance, by significantly extending the filter’s service life, it avoids the need for a complete filter replacement, ensuring a much more cost-effective service, and avoiding unwanted vehicle downtime in the future.

“With more and more vehicles now fitted with particulate filters, the demand for filter cleaning services is on the rise. In Europe alone, there are over 60 million passenger and light commercial vehicles fitted with particulate filters, which will require aftermarket servicing. This represents a significant and lucrative opportunity for workshops with the right equipment,” explains Lee Jacobs, global strategy & technical product director – Hartridge.

The easy to use software built into the machine automatically includes flow testing and unique ‘failed cell’ detection diagnostic steps so that a faulty filter can be identified prior to cleaning, avoiding costly time wasting. With a patented bi-directional dry air cleaning process that pulses high volumes of compressed air at both ends of the filter, the machine is also faster and safer than alternative cleaning solutions available in the market.

“Cleaning DPFs using detergents risks stripping essential coatings from the filter material inside a DPF and can damage the environment when disposed of. Whereas a forced on-vehicle regeneration is a lengthy procedure and is not always successful,” says Jacobs. “Thanks to the Hartridge DPF200 Master, motorists can be back on the road with a fully functioning, cleaned filter within the hour, saving valuable labor time and costs.”

“This also means that workshops can clean a high number of filters per day, generating fantastic profit margins, whilst offering a great service for their customers. A typical workshop diagnosing and cleaning just four filters a week can see a return on their investment in a DPF200 Master in less than two years.”

The DPF200 Master is designed to be used alongside the DPF300 Master Series to offer a complete provision for passenger, light/medium, and heavy duty DPF cleaning.