Dirty oil can cause catastrophic damage to your engine. By using the proper lube filter for your engine, you can minimize the possibility of costly downtime and repairs. Baldwin Filters has been making lube filters for over seventy years. With more than 650 lube filters for heavy-duty and automotive applications, Baldwin has the coverage and quality you demand. Improved high-performance engines and new emission standards have had a significant impact on the development of oils and oil filters. As manufacturers continue to develop more sophisticated engines, new classifications of oils will continue to be developed. These new oils play a vital part in protecting engines by reducing friction and wear, cooling engine parts, sealing combustion chambers, cleaning engine components and inhibiting corrosion. Lube filters also play a critical role in protecting engines by removing damaging contaminants from the oil.
Lube filters trap oil contaminants in two ways:
Baldwin Filters’ High Velocity Dual-Flow lube filters provide improved engine protection during extended oil drain intervals, high idle time and harsh operating conditions. The patented design of the High Velocity Dual-Flow filters provides maximum filtration, while the heavy-duty construction ensures dependable operation.
The Baldwin Design - Baldwin Filters’ High Velocity Dual-Flow line includes dual-flow lube filters to be used on Cummins ISM, ISX and Series 600 engines as replacements for the Fleetguard Venturi™ filter line. There are differences between standard dual-flow lube spin-on filters and the High Velocity Dual-Flow filters. High Velocity Dual-Flow spin-ons have one inlet and one outlet. Oil flowing through the filter is sent directly to the engine to protect vital engine components, rather than a portion being returned to the sump as with conventional dual-flow filters. The High Velocity Dual-Flow spin-on design is also superior to standard full-flow/by-pass designs in that a larger portion of the flow travels through the high efficiency element, removing more small contaminants. In traditional full-flow/by-pass designs, only a small percentage of flow, 10% or less, travels through the high efficiency element.
The unique integral series design of the BD103 provides maximum filtration while the heavy-duty construction ensures dependable operation. Tests and more than 70 billion field miles substantiate the BD103’s superior performance claims.
The Baldwin Design - The patented series design and the cellulose/synthetic blend media are central to the filter’s increased contaminant holding capacity and longer element life. Baldwin’s integral series design places the by-pass element inside the full-flow element instead of stacking the two elements, as in standard parallel designs. This allows both elements to occupy almost the full length of the filter housing and provides additional filtration area. In the BD103, all oil passes through the full-flow element instead of just part of it as with parallel designs. The full-flow/by-pass technology of the BD103 offers up to 43 percent more full-flow surface for greater contaminant holding capacity. Higher efficiency means less damage-causing contaminants pass through the filter to sensitive components, leading to longer and more efficient system life. Increased capacity extends filter life without decreasing filter efficiency.
Clean air is essential to the performance and life of your engine. Proper air filtration is important because a small amount of dirt can cause a tremendous amount of engine damage. Baldwin offers a wide range of air filters to provide the protection your engine needs. With over 2,200 air filters in line, Baldwin filters supply the necessary protection for all types of engines. For efficient combustion, a modern diesel engine requires several thousand times as much air as it does fuel. Under normal operating conditions, to burn one gallon (3.79 liters) of fuel you have to clean 15,000 gallons (56781 liters) of air. Add a turbocharger to that engine, and air consumption requirements increase by 20% or more. Proper air filtration is important because a small amount of dirt can cause a tremendous amount of engine damage. The purpose of the air filter is to promote long system life by keeping damaging contaminants away from sensitive engine components. To improve dust holding capacity and air flow, Baldwin Filters uses two proven methods to separate and stabilize the pleated media.
PermaPleat® - an embossing process that forms dividers between pleats to prevent bunching and ensure uniform air flow.
Beading - a continuous bead of adhesive around the circumference of a filter's metal wrap, either inner or outer, to lock the pleat tips in place and prevent movement.
Baldwin Filters' patent pending Channel Flow air filters provide superior filtration solutions in a lightweight, compact design for easy installation in less space. This straight-through air flow technology not only allows for less installation space, but offers manufacturers flexibility in design configuration.
The Baldwin Design - Baldwin's Channel Flow filter has more surface area than a traditional air filter, while requiring the same or less installation space. The Channel Flow media is formed by layering alternating rows of flat sheets and corrugated media. When completed, the media resembles a honeycomb network of channels. As the media pack is formed, alternating channels are sealed with a bead of adhesive. Air enters open channels and flows through the media and out through adjacent open channels. Increased air flow is needed for higher performance engines. Increased air flow is also needed to meet tougher exhaust emission standards. With a traditional air filter, air typically enters through the side of the filter housing. The air must then work its way around the filter element, pass through the media, then turn 90° to exit the filter. By eliminating the turns the air needs to make in a traditional air filter, in-line air filters reduce restriction. The key to the Channel Flow filters is the element. Channel Flow media is formed by layering alternating rows of flat sheets and corrugated media. When completed, the media resembles a honeycomb network of channels. Elements can be formed in either a round or racetrack design. Alternating channels are sealed with a bead of adhesive as the media pack is formed. Air enters an open channel on the inlet side and flows through the media and exits through an adjacent open channel. Contaminants remain trapped within the channels and won't dislodge during servicing. Baldwin Filters patent pending Channel Flow air filters provide superior filtration solutions in a lightweight, compact design for easy installation in less space. This straight-through air flow technology not only allows for less installation space, but also offers manufacturers flexibility in design configuration.
Ideally suited to demanding high dust environments, Baldwin's Extreme Performance air filters offer fleet operators significant benefits over conventional cellulose-only media:
Baldwin's Extreme Performance air filters utilize ProTura® nanofiber technology. ProTura nanofiber, bonded to cellulose media, provides unequalled performance, particularly with submicron contaminants.
The Baldwin Design - ProTura nanofiber air filters feature a lattice-like structure composed of submicron diameter fibers bonded to cellulose media. This structure provides filtration that is markedly different from that which can be achieved with conventional cellulose media alone. With ProTura media, fine contaminant particles - down to the submicron level - tend to load on the media surface rather than penetrating deeper into the media. The result is higher initial contaminant removal efficiency and lower flow restriction. Over time, these submicron particles tend to form a "cake" of contaminant on the media surface and, from normal application vibration, tend to fall from the media to the bottom of the housing (on the dirty side of the filter). More submicron particles then collect on the filter surface and this process is continuously repeated. The contaminant is removed from the housing by the housing dust ejector. As a result, the filter is able to capture greater amounts of contaminant than filters with conventional media during a normal service interval. Extreme Performance filters enable extended filter replacement intervals. While nanofiber cannot be seen with the naked eye, the Baldwin ProTura base sheet is yellow to distinguish it from conventional media. All Baldwin Extreme Performance heavy-duty air filters will be identified with an "XP" part number suffix.
Unique design advantages not only improve strength and ease of service, but contaminant holding capacity and removal efficiency as well. These advantages make Baldwin Radial Seal air filters the best choice as the aftermarket replacements for popular applications.
The Baldwin Design - Every Baldwin air filter is designed to have an efficient balance of three important characteristics – maximum efficiency, minimum initial restriction and cost-effective service life. The primary components of a typical heavy-duty Radial Seal air filter are the seal, molded ends, inner and outer metal wrappers and the media. The metal wrappers protect the filter media and provide structural strength for the completed filter. With 73 percent of the surface area of all Baldwin metal wrappers open, minimal air flow restriction is attained. The most important part of the air filter is the media. Baldwin ensures maximum strength and minimum restriction through its PermaPleat® design. PermaPleat is a special embossing process, which creates built-in pleat spacing in the media. This adds extra stability and separation to prevent pleats bunching together from incoming air. To complete the process of air filter construction, a urethane compound is used to form the molded ends and bond the media pack, which includes the inner and outer metal wrappers, forming a strong, yet flexible package. The heavy-duty radial seal gasket formed from this urethane compound is designed to make servicing easier and more cost effective.
Dirty fuel is a fact of life. Even with the development of cleaner-burning fuels, contaminants are still a major concern when it comes to fuel systems. Baldwin Filters offers more than 650 different fuel filters, fuel managers, coalescers and fuel/water separators to protect your engine. Even with the development of cleaner-burning fuels, contaminants are still a major concern when it comes to fuel systems. Baldwin fuel filters protect sensitive fuel system components, such as injection pumps and injectors, from damaging contaminants, which include:
The use of a fuel filter designed for your equipment will reduce your engine’s exposure to these contaminants.
Baldwin Filters’ design incorporates a removable, all-metal, self-venting drain valve into the filter’s assembly for full compatibility with OE designs. All OE drain valves, sensors and bowls may be used with the Baldwin design.
The Baldwin Design - Baldwin’s design removed the OE raised “keys” to allow universal fit on multiple OE fuel bases. This makes filter installation easier as no alignment to the mounting head is necessary. All primary filters are painted red, while all secondary filters are painted white. This color coding helps determine, at a glance, that the proper filter is being installed. The metal drain valve adds versatility of use on both standard and marine applications. Baldwin’s removable self-venting drain valve is standard on these filters; however, the filter can be used with the Baldwin drain or removed for use with the OE sensor or bowl.
With the need for closer tolerances, faster cycle times, higher pressures and extended service intervals, more demand is being placed on the hydraulic filter. In addition to a full line of spin-on and cartridge hydraulic filters, Baldwin Filters also offers a line of hydraulic bases and indicators. Proper filtration starts with selecting the right filter based on the original equipment manufacturer’s recommendations, which include:
Improving system fluid cleanliness levels, providing better cold start performance and meeting service interval expectations are the primary objectives in the design of Baldwin hydraulic filters. To accomplish these goals, Baldwin Filters utilizes several types of filtration media:
To improve system cleanliness, Baldwin Filters developed the PureForce hydraulic filter product line as an alternative for medium-pressure hydraulic assemblies. Baldwin’s PureForce product line brings many advantages, including the ability to consistently outperform the leading competitor. Baldwin PureForce filters, bases and self-housed indicators all work together to protect hydraulic systems.
Baldwin’s PureForce filters are engineered to withstand extreme conditions created by medium-pressure hydraulic systems, with working pressure up to 500 psi and flow rates up to 50 gpm.
To improve durability and enhance system performance, Baldwin designed a two-piece base featuring die cast aluminum construction with an integral threaded steel stud. The Baldwin design offers several advantages over competitive offerings:
Indicators are essential to maximizing the life of a replacable hydraulic filter. Baldwin offers a visual indicator and three types of electrical indicators.
Coolant filters protect your engine by trapping contaminants and distributing Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCAs) into your cooling system. Baldwin offers coolant filters with two SCA formulations to meet specific engine needs. Baldwin offers coolant filters with two SCA formulations to meet specific engine needs. Balanced Treatment for Ethylene Glycol (BTE™) is a direct replacement for DCA2 and is designed for systems operating with 30% to 60% ethylene/propylene glycol solutions. Balanced Treatment Additive (BTA PLUS™) is a direct replacement for DCA4 and can be used in systems with antifreeze levels ranging from 0% to 60% ethylene/propylene glycol solutions. Coolant filters are available without SCAs if the use of liquid BTE or BTA PLUS additives is preferred. If your equipment does not currently have a coolant filter, Baldwin offers a remote-mount coolant filter base (CFB5000), which can be added to your system. Engine by-products, liner movement, and the wear and tear of starting and stopping the engine combine to deplete SCAs. Keeping SCAs at levels necessary for protection of the cooling system requires frequent testing and a careful maintenance schedule.
The Baldwin Filters Controlled Release Filters utilize a patented process that allows Supplement Coolant Additives to be released into your cooling system only when heat and coolant flow are present. Our field tests show that the additives are released at an even rate. This is important because competitors’ filters can “dump” all the additives at once, potentially overcharging the system, leading to additive drop out. The other extreme is not releasing enough additives towards the end of a maintenance period, thereby leaving the system vulnerable to cavitation erosion and corrosion.
The Baldwin Design - With the Baldwin Controlled Release products, all coolant is conditioned with coolant additives prior to being filtered. This ensures that no undissolved particles from the chemical mass can enter the system. It also ensures that the flow control orifice cannot be plugged. Baldwin’s media is a high-capacity synthetic media designed to trap contaminants and maintain its structure through long service intervals.
Baldwin Filters’ FleetStrip kit is a one-step way to test your cooling system. Equally important, it’s universal - making it easy to monitor any type of conventional coolant formulation.
The Baldwin Design - A heavy-duty diesel engine may run more hours in a year than a car engine will in its lifetime. This higher workload can cause additives in most commercial antifreezes to deplete at a much faster rate than they would in automotive use. This makes a periodic check of depletion rate and addition of supplemental additives vital to long engine life. Baldwin Filters FleetStrip can be used to test both ethylene and propylene glycol antifreezes. It allows quick, accurate testing without having to know what base additives are in the coolant. The test strip method eliminates inaccurate readings caused by using a hydrometer to test propylene glycol antifreeze.
Cabin air filters are becoming more common in automotive and heavy-duty on- and off-highway applications.
These filters reduce the amount of airborne pollutants and particles entering the interior of a vehicle by capturing dust, pollen and other airborne contaminants.
A Baldwin cabin air filter will protect passengers from airborne pollen, bacteria, dust and smog, reduce dust and dirt accumulation in the vehicle’s interior and increase air conditioning and heat output and performance.
Baldwin cabin air filters are built to OE specifications to give you and your equipment the best protection available.
Most cabin air filters are in a location that makes it moderately easy to access and replace. Cabin air filters are typically located under the hood, or behind or under the glove compartment. The cabin air filter should be changed every year or 12,000-15,000 miles.
Baldwin automotive cabin air filters come with easy-to-use installation instructions. These step-by-step instructions tell you where to locate your cabin air filter and how to replace it.