WIX® Filters Engineers Filters For Wind Turbines

Tuesday, 03 November 2009

New product expansion set to capitalize on flourishing market

WIX Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, has introduced 24 new aftermarket filters featuring high-efficient micro-glass filtration media engineered specifically to perform under the extreme cyclic conditions found in wind turbine gearbox filtration systems.

WIX’s new industrial hydraulic filters have been field tested throughout North America with outstanding results for use in the following brand wind turbines: GE Energy, NEG Micon, Mitsubishi, Vestas, and Gamesa.

“Wind turbines have become an important player in the world’s energy market, with the estimated domestic U.S. market size for wind turbine components and systems in 2013 worth about $60.9 billion,” said Jeff Blocher, brand manager for WIX Filters. “With 70 years of experience engineering filters for heavy duty and industrial applications, no filter manufacturer is better positioned to serve this growing market than WIX.”

A wind turbine gearbox operates under extreme operating conditions and stresses due to the constantly changing rotor loads, high possibility of dirt ingestion from dust, rain and moist air, large variations in temperature, extreme vibration, and limited access for unscheduled maintenance. Due to these factors, the gearbox requires a quality inline filter, with high-efficient micro-glass filtration media to protect the bearings and gears.

WIX Filters is constantly adding new part numbers to their online catalog. Customers can find filters for their specific application by using the filter look-up tool at www.wixfilters.com.

Since 1939, Wix® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With more than $2 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and India. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.