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Cummins Filtration Unveils Next-Gen Lube Filter for Truck

September 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel
Cummins Filtration Unveils Next-Gen Lube Filter for Truck

Cummins Filtration said 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 for 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.

“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 for 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.”