The patented Sonic® Air Filter Dry Cleaning System automatically dry-cleans and recycles cartridge air filters, significantly reducing operational costs and helping to minimize equipment downtime while maximizing equipment readiness. At the core of the system is a completely automatic, patented air filter dry-cleaning machine that is capable of cleaning virtually any cylindrical air filter in as little as 4 minutes. The components: the patented Sonic® Dry Clean Machine, Inspection Booth, the SDC Finishing Table and the SDC Waste Collection System.

Filter Cleaning

One of the most common practices found in air filter change outs is to replace the used filter with a new filter. Unfortunately, repeatedly changing out old filters with new air filters is an expensive practice and one that will actually cause equipment to consume excessive amounts of harmful debris.

This excessive consumption will lower your equipment’s operating efficiency, significantly increase particulate emissions and increase the risk of equipment failure.

Most of the dirt that passes through an air filter’s media does so during the early part of the new filter’s usable life when its filtering efficiency is the lowest. In fact, it is not until after the first 5%-15% of a filter’s useful life has passed that the filter begins to develop an important filtering shield, called the “pre-coat.” The “pre-coat” is formed as microscopic dirt particles begin to build up on the surface of the filter media producing a light contaminant layer. Once formed, the “pre-coat” enables the filter to operate at its maximum efficiency, preventing dust and other contaminants from entering the engine.

Industries have long since recognized that constantly replacing air filters is an expensive practice. In addition, with increasing environmental awareness, industries are now realising that this practice is having a detrimental effect on valuable landfill space. With a very fine balance between environmental goals and the corporate goals of ROI, production costs, equipment readiness and quality there are few, if any, alternatives to the common practice of new-for-old air filters. Except for one.