Cummins creates new lube filter for diesel engines

Cummins Filtration have developed a new lube filter for its Cummins ISX engines.

The new LF14000NN is Cummins’ first lube filter with NanoNet media, a polymeric nanotechnology based synthetic media originally developed for Fleetguard fuel filter applications.

According to the company this “technology will bring a new level of lube filter performance to the heavy-duty diesel engine market”.

“Many of the characteristics that make NanoNet media successful in fuel filter applications translate well to lube filters,” Cummins Filtration senior engineering technical advisor Brad Long stated.

“By pairing NanoNet with our StrataPore synthetic media we have a lube filter that’s suited to today’s advanced engine platforms and lubricants.”

NanoNet media in lube filtration removes and retains around 98 per cent of all particles, even those as small as 12 microns.

The 100 per cent synthetic, multi-layer polymer design is thinner than a ten cent piece, and allows for maximum contaminant-holding capacity over the filter’s service life.

It also has a cold-flow ability for increased protection and filter life.

“The NanoNet media structure enables much higher cold-flow ability while retaining its high efficiency characteristics in filtering lube oil,” Long said.

“High cold-flow ability means less restriction and faster oil lubrication during cold start-up, and lubricating and protecting engine components.”

The filters are standard on all new Cummins ISX diesel engines.



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