Mag-Shield® Magnetic Filtration
Why add Mag-Shield®?
It takes one simple installation to control ferrous contamination.
Mag-Shield® magnetic filtration protects your hydraulic or fluid system from the consequences of iron contamination as it happens. These ultra-high-capacity filters work within the fluid reservoir to complement standard OEM filters and capture all iron particles, boosting the effectiveness of your existing filtration system. The result is improved reliability and lower operating costs in heavy equipment, stationary systems and mobile mining equipment.
Mag-Shield® can help reduce or eliminate:
- Slurry build-ups
- Cavitation in the system
- Wear and tear
- Premature component wear
- Secondary component failures, and
- Additional maintenance events following component failures
How Mag-Shield® works
Mag-Shield® is easily installed inside the reservoir with no fabrication or modification required. The design and location direct 100% of returning fluid through an inescapable magnetic field without restricting or altering flow to the suction side. Advanced magnetic technology removes ferrous material on every pass, ensuring that fluid is cleaned before returning to any vital pump suction ports in the system. This can protect and improve performance of traditional media filters and minimise the likelihood of the system entering bypass.
Mag-Shield® can be used for metal reduction in most oil-based fluids including hydraulic fluids, lubricating oils and fuels.
THE BENEFITS OF MAG-SHIELD® PROTECTION
Frequent equipment failures, secondary failures, maintenance, and unforeseen business expenses – they can all become issues of the past with Mag-Shield® filters.
EXTEND COMPONENT LIFE
As these filters capture ferrous particles that are too small for standard OEM filters to catch, they can significantly improve component life. One client has documented an 18% improvement in their component longevity.
IMPROVE FILTER PERFORMANCE
Mag-Shield® filters reduce the costly impact of non-preventable failures by capturing far more ferrous contamination than standard filters alone. In fact, Mag-Shield® can actively keep OEM filters from plugging.
GET BACK TO WORK FASTER
Reduce the impact and clean-up time if component failures do occur. Client reports have included a 10+% improvement in mechanical availability and an 80% reduction in equipment downtime following a component failure.
REDUCE FOLLOW-ON FAILURES
With Mag-Shield® installed, 100% of the fluid is filtered when a machine is restarted following routine repairs or a component failure. As a result, secondary hydraulic failures can be dramatically reduced.
Mag-Shield® is designed to protect your machine for its full life cycle, so it’s a simple investment. Several clients have seen an ROI within one year, and one client reported a 4000-hour oil life improvement.
ENSURE ONGOING PROTECTION
Mag-Shield® actively remove ferrous contamination in hydraulic systems and fluid systems as fast as it occurs. No maintenance is required outside of existing preventative and reactive maintenance programs.
Case studies in contamination control
Mag-Shield® can save your business from the damage and high costs that contamination can otherwise cause. They can also bring ease of mind and support increased growth and revenue. Little wonder that many clients have extended the use of Mag-Shield® over their entire heavy machinery fleets.
Client Mining company in Australia
A CAT 797F off-road truck experienced a brake failure. From past experience the operator knew follow-on failure was a risk, due to the difficulty in completely removing all contamination from the system during repairs.
After the installation of a Mag-Shield® filter, oil samples showed an immediate and significant drop in iron particulates and PQ levels. The secondary pump failure was avoided entirely, preventing expensive repair costs
Client:North American Construction Group
This business was experiencing secondary failures in excavators following cylinder failures and repairs. Uncontained contamination would pass into pumps, causing pump cavitation, pump damage and costly downtime.
This client saw a ROI in just one year and large savings by installing Mag-Shield®. Over five years of having these filters installed, hydraulic failure rate fell 45%, repair costs fell 52% and downtime per event fell 48