New spin-on separator with low flow resistance
MANN+HUMMEL will present the StarBox2 at the 2017 Hanover trade fair. The new spin-on separator covers a wide range of volume flow rates and therefore particularly offers advantages for compressors with a variable drive speed. Designers have two application options: the separator can be used energy-efficiently with low pressure drop or used for high performance and compression with higher flow rates.
Ludwigsburg/Hanover, April 24, 2017 – at the 2017 Hanover trade fair, MANN+HUMMEL, development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries, will present the new spin-on separator StarBox2. The separator was developed for use with mobile and stationary compressors with an output of up to approx. 55 kW. StarBox2 covers the FAD range of 1.5 to 6.5 m3/min and can therefore be used in a wider performance range than conventional spin-on separators. This in particular offers advantages for compressors with a variable drive speed.
The separator's efficient flow design and new sealing concept reduce flow loss and therefore also the drive energy required by the compressor. This reduces the energy costs which account for approx. 75% of the total costs of a compressor.
StarBox2 enables two application options. In ECO mode it realizes energy and cost savings through up to 25% less pressure drop. In comparison to conventional spin-on separators, over its lifetime it realizes energy savings of up to 600 kWh and therefore makes a significant contribution towards the reduction of the production costs of compressed air.
In high flow mode it achieves up to a 20% higher flow rate (FAD) with the same filter size. The highly energy efficient StarBox2 complements the existing range of MANN+HUMMEL spin-on separators.
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MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industry. Employing approx. 16,000 people at more than 60 locations worldwide, the group achieved a turnover of approx. 3 billion euros in 2016 (preliminary figures). The acquisition of the Affinia Group now adds approx. 4,500 employees, about 10 locations and sales of roughly 800 million euros. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic components for the automotive industry, and filter elements for the servicing of vehicles. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company's product range includes industrial filters, membrane filters for water filtration and filtration systems.