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Tee strainers, Leaf strainers, Pleats, Knitted and Witches Hats
In many industries, from the pharmaceutical sector to beverage production, machinery is crucial to the development and maintenance of products and services. Companies in the food and beverage space use giant production lines to create the meals we eat each day. Organisations in the utilities and waste sector rely on high-powered industrial components to keep our planet clean and efficient. While there are many different parts that come together to make these essential pieces of machinery work, there is one component thats frequently overlooked - the filter. Filters of all shapes and sizes are responsible for eliminating the impurities and contamination that may bring an entire production line screeching to a halt. However, there are so many types of filter available today that it is tough to know what each one does. Lets start an exploration into the fantastic world of filters by looking at some of the components with the most interesting titles.
Witches’ Hat Filters & Tee Strainers
Names like "Tee strainers" and "witches’ hat" filters paint a bizarre picture of the industry. However, these components arent as strange as they seem. One of the easiest ways to name a new part in the manufacturing world is to describe what it looks like. In some cases, this means referencing a piece of clothing in the name. For instance, Witches’ Hat filters are unique, cone-shaped filters composed from layers of wire cloth. By layering different filter materials together, the Witches Hat creates a strong and rigid component, often used in desalination, softening, and water filtration processes. These components are also effective in less-demanding oil filtration and industrial water supply production lines. By offering a reliable filtering layer for various industries, the Witches Hat can remove unwanted solids from water, resin, and oil and other production processes. Tee Strainers are also named for their appearance - which is similar to a T-Shirt. These solutions are used in a range of sectors where space is limited, and a strainer is required to protect valves, pumps, and other equipment. Here at Croft Filters, we can design witches’ hats and tee strainers to fit any business, no matter their background or requirements. Our bespoke construction processes make it easier for our clients to create the filters and strainers that suit them.
Knitted, Pleated, and Leaf Strainers
Sticking with the theme of clothing, there are various other components in the filter space that reference different industries with their names. For instance, at Croft Filters, we frequently supply products designed with knitted wire. In many cases, knitted wire is ideal as a coalesce filter because of the high-density nature of the material. Knitted mesh is so detailed and intricate that it looks as though its been carefully knitted by hand. Pleated filters take a similar approach, mimicking the pleats on clothing. When we produce pleated filters for our clients, its often to support companies that need components with a high percentage of open area to keep them running efficiently. We do the math on our side to determine how much open area a filter needs to improve the flow through the filter, constructing pleats perfectly suited to the needs of our customer. Sometimes the creation of bespoke filters also means designing components that imitate the characteristics of things in the natural world. For instance, leaf filters are light-weight, and high-quality filtration systems work well for a wide variety of continuous and batch filtration processes. By placing a high number of filter leaves across vertical or horizontal housing, we can ensure a steady flow of liquid through a device, while preventing solids and contaminants from passing to the next production stage. The retained solids that stay on the leaf filter are called "filter cakes." When we design vertical or horizontal leaf filters, we focus on providing clients with a high filtration area suitable for fluids with high exposure to solids. We can even develop brand-new filter leaf, or re-mesh existing leaves when possible to keep waste to a minimum.
Theres a Filter for Everything
As specialists in the filter industry, weve seen the scope and potential of these incredible components first-hand. Theres more to filtration than many companies think. Over the years, weve designed everything from basic screen filters, to anchor mesh sleeves, and water absorption filters. Croft Filters is also proud to be one of the very few suppliers on the market capable of supplying Dixon rings - one of the most highly sought-after components in the space. Our decades of experience and investments in state-of-the-art technology ensure that were always delivering the filtration solutions that our customers need. Sometimes, that even means designing a brand-new bespoke filter from scratch. Whether youre looking for Witches Hats, leaf strainers, knitted wire, or youre ready to build something new with us, contact Croft Filters today. Well help you to explore the full world of opportunities in filtration.