COOLANT FILTERS – INTRO & FEATURES

Why is selection of your coolant filters so important? Surprisingly, 53 % of all catastrophic, premature diesel engine failures are directly related to improper cooling system maintenance techniques and habits. Providing the correct water, antifreeze, filters and supplemental coolant additives is critical to coolant system life.

WIX has applied years of research and development in filter media technology to create the industry’s highest performing coolant filters. Coolant filters help maintain proper heat transfer by filtering solid contaminants, like rust and sand particles, from the coolant and by minimizing corrosion and deposits in the cooling system. This results in a clean, well-functioning coolant system, proper heat dissipation, and engine efficiency through improved heat conductivity. WIX coolant filters also provide a method to introduce necessary supplement Coolant Additives when required.

Field-testing is also vital to proper coolant system maintenance. Maintenance crews should take advantage of available field test strips, as well as full laboratory coolant-analysis programs. Test strips provide a quick and simple method to check cooling systems on-site to make sure they are properly protected; a full laboratory analysis provides a complete and in-depth test procedure that can aid in troubleshooting, verifying the service interval for the system, and testing if the filtration products and/or the chemical additives are performing and protecting the way they are expected.

WIX offers filters, additives, test strips, and field expertise to assist fleets in determining the proper coolant maintenance schedule and procedures.

TRANSMISSION FILTERS – INTRO & FEATURES

Why is selection of your transmission filters so important? Contaminants can enter your transmission fluid system in the manufacturing process. They can also enter the transmission through the vent, or through the dipstick and fill tube during fluid level checking/filling. Most of the time, however, contaminants are the result of normal wear. These contaminants consist of metal chips and flakes from gears and bushings and fine fibrous material from clutch facings.

WIX transmission filters protect transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves. In the event of a part failure, the filter also guards against secondary damage to other parts and thus helps to minimize repair costs.

HYDRAULIC FILTERS – INTRO & FEATURES

Why is selection of your hydraulic filters so important? Heavy truck, off-highway, agricultural and construction vehicles and equipment depend on hydraulic fluids to power many of their critical functions, and 70% of hydraulic system failures are caused by contaminated, improperly filtered hydraulic fluid. To operate at peak efficiency, fluid contaminants must be kept to an absolute minimum – no small challenge given the rugged environments these vehicles and equipment work in every day. WIX has applied its superior filter design and manufacturing expertise to produce high quality hydraulic filters for a variety of applications.