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Cummins Filtration unveils next generation lube filter for new engine platforms


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The top section is the StrataPore media which handles approximately 60 percdent of the total oil flow while bottom section is the multilayer NanoNet media filters the remaining 40 percent. Oil flows through both StrataPore and NanoNet portions of the filter, with StrataPore media providing low restriction and instantaneous protection from any damaging larger particles while the NanoNet media prevents accumulation of the finer particles in the oil. (Courtesy: CUMMINS)
The top section is the StrataPore media which handles approximately 60 percdent of the total oil flow while bottom section is the multilayer NanoNet media filters the remaining 40 percent. Oil flows through both StrataPore and NanoNet portions of the filter, with StrataPore media providing low restriction and instantaneous protection from any damaging larger particles while the NanoNet media prevents accumulation of the finer particles in the oil. (Courtesy: CUMMINS)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cummins Filtration today announced it has further refined its Fleetguard LF14000NN combination lube filter for the arrival of newer engine platforms including Cummins X15 engines, introduced last month.

The new Fleetguard LF14000NN uses a state-of-the-art co-bonding lamination process that pairs NanoNet and StrataPore media together to create a single filter element.

“This breakthrough manufacturing technology maximizes the media area within the filter for optimum capacity and service life,” said Roma Fatima, Lube Product Line Manager, Cummins Filtration. “This eliminates the need for separate media sections without losing the combination performance of the different media grades.”

The new Fleetguard LF14000NN further reduces flow restriction, allowing the latest generation of diesel engines to operate more efficiently with less parasitic power loss, which can lead to better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Depending on the quality of oil used, the LF14000NN is capable of longer service intervals which help fleets lower their operating costs on replacement filters over the course of an engine’s life. The NanoNet media structure is engineered to deliver a balance of efficiency, capacity, and restriction for optimal engine performance and protection.

Earlier this year, the American Filtration & Separation Society (AFS) presented Cummins Filtration with its 2015 New Product of the Year Award for the Fleetguard LF14000NN at its conference in Houston.

“Many of the characteristics that make NanoNet media so successful in fuel filter applications translate well to lube filters,” said Brad Long, Senior Engineering Technical Advisor, Cummins Filtration. “By pairing NanoNet with our proven StrataPore synthetic media, we can offer a lube filter that’s suited to meet the needs of today’s advanced engine platforms and lubricants as well as those coming in the near future.”

For more information about Fleetguard products and technologies, visit cumminsfiltration.com or call 1-800-22FILTER.

 This media combination yields a perfect balance of protecting the engine from larger damaging particles with removal of finest particles through oil recirculation.

A wholly owned business unit of Cummins Inc., Cummins Filtration is a world leader in OEM and aftermarket filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions and industrial applications, including engines ranging from 3 to above 100 liters in displacement. Visit www.cumminsfiltration.com to learn more or follow Cummins Filtration on YouTube at www.youtube.com/FleetguardFiltration.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cummins and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.

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