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Hydraulic Tank Return Filter

Hydraulic Tank Return Filter

Regular price $45.00 USD
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A "Hydraulic Tank Return Filter" is a component used in hydraulic systems to filter and clean hydraulic fluid as it returns to the hydraulic reservoir or tank after being used in various components of the system. These filters are designed to capture and remove contaminants and particulate matter that may have entered the hydraulic fluid during operation. Here are the key features and functions of a hydraulic tank return filter:

Key Features:

  1. Tank-Mounted: Hydraulic tank return filters are typically mounted on or near the hydraulic reservoir or tank. This positioning allows them to filter the hydraulic fluid as it returns to the tank.

  2. High-Flow Design: These filters are designed to handle the flow rates of hydraulic fluid returning from various system components, ensuring efficient filtration without impeding fluid flow.

  3. Replaceable Filter Element: Most hydraulic tank return filters feature a replaceable filter element. When the filter element becomes saturated with contaminants, it can be easily replaced to maintain filter efficiency.

  4. Contaminant Removal: The filter's primary function is to remove contaminants such as dirt, debris, metal particles, and other impurities from the hydraulic fluid.

  5. Micron Rating: Filters are available with different micron ratings, indicating the size of particles they can effectively capture. Lower micron ratings indicate finer filtration.


  1. Contaminant Control: The hydraulic tank return filter captures and removes particles and contaminants that may have entered the hydraulic fluid during system operation. This prevents these contaminants from circulating through the system and causing damage to components.

  2. Fluid Cleanliness: By maintaining the cleanliness of the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir, the filter ensures that the fluid remains in good condition for reuse, reducing the risk of component wear and damage.

  3. Component Protection: The filter helps protect hydraulic components, including pumps, valves, and actuators, by preventing contamination of the hydraulic fluid.

  4. System Efficiency: Clean hydraulic fluid improves the overall efficiency and reliability of the hydraulic system, reducing the need for maintenance and repairs.

Hydraulic tank return filters are integral components in hydraulic systems, as they play a key role in maintaining the cleanliness and performance of the hydraulic fluid. They are commonly used in various applications, including industrial machinery, mobile equipment, and hydraulic power units. Proper maintenance and regular replacement of filter elements are essential to ensure the continued effectiveness of these filters in protecting hydraulic systems.

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