Penray debuts synthetic media filters

News Truck Parts and Service Staff August 15, 2014

SM_Filters_GroupShot_081214The Penray Companies, Inc. has introduced a new line of heavy-duty coolant filters featuring synthetic media with triple-layer engineering.

In addition to the synthetic media, many of these new filters incorporate Penray’s exclusive Need-Release technology, which the company says introduces coolant additives and fortifiers on an as-needed basis, stabilizing the coolant for optimum effectiveness. Penray also offers synthetic media filters for use with Extended Life Coolants (ELCs).

The new Penray synthetic media coolant filters are designed to last up to 150,000 miles, 15 months, or 3,000 operating hours. Penray says they reduce overall operating costs by reducing parts and labor costs., and is fully compatible with conventional coolants and new-generation Extended Life Coolants (ELCs). They are available for all popular Class 6, 7, and 8 vehicles, as well as for many mobile off-highway and marine applications, the company says.

“The introduction of these new synthetic media coolant filters assures superior filtration for the long service intervals that are becoming common in heavy duty fleet maintenance,” says Sarah Cooper, product manager for Penray.

Key to the effectiveness and durability of these new heavy-duty coolant filters is Penray’s fiberglass-based filtering media incorporated into a sophisticated triple-layer design that provides exceptional filtration, even in extreme operating conditions, the company says. This design is built on a structural steel screen with an epoxy coating that provides a durable foundation which is wrapped in a non-woven sheet of polyester. All this is encased in Penray’s new fiberglass filtration media. The triple-layer construction allows these new filters to achieve unusually high levels of filtering efficiency and capacity for up to 150,000 miles, far longer than other filters with conventional paper filtration media, the company says.

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In addition, many of these new synthetic-based coolant filters feature Penray’s exclusive Need-Release technology. Unlike time-release filters, which distribute additives at fixed time intervals even when not needed, Penray says its Need-Release filters incorporate “smart” technology. Penray’s Need-Release filters include a membrane that senses deterioration in the coolant chemistry, and responds by releasing one of its four charges of additives and fortifiers to restore coolant chemistry. Over time, as key components of the coolant are depleted, Penray says the Need-Release technology releases additional charges of supplements to again restore the coolant to viability. This process continues over extended periods of time until all four charges have been released.

Synthetic filter on-vehicle photo

Penray also offers mounting brackets, plates, and hardware for retrofit, as well as threaded bushing adapters, which will allow fleet maintenance personnel to assure that all vehicles in the fleet use the same coolant filter, greatly reducing inventory requirements, the company says.

“This new construction is the perfect complement to our time-tested Need-Release technology, which meters supplements and fortifiers on an as-needed basis rather than on a fixed and often ineffective time-based interval as is the case with other designs,” says Cooper. “The smart technology of our Need-Release chemistry assures that a vehicle’s coolant will maintain the proper efficacy for an extended period of time and use, minimizing down time and maintenance costs and enhancing vehicle productivity.”