With our experience in product development and design, we can help you establish your application requirements and translate your design ideas into a cost-effective component for your specific application.
It's this proactive, solution-driven custom development that helps you achieve optimal results. From concept to finished product, you'll receive a host of value-added services that translate into a superior product, a competitive price, and a low-variability product that meets spec in every respect.
Creative, experience-based design support. Excellence in workmanship. Timely deliveries. Efficient service. These are just some of the reasons Filtertek is the first choice for leading OEMs in the medical, automotive and commercial markets.
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A Talent for Innovation
One of Filtertek's greatest strengths is our first-rate technical talent. For more than 40 years, our engineers and product development staff have delivered the kind of cutting-edge technology that leads to major advances in filtration and flow control.
So when it comes to designing a system for your application, our design staff will collaborate with you to understand your product and your objectives. Then they'll combine creativity and expertise to design and develop the ideal solution.
- Filtration and Separation Products
- Valves and Flow Control Products
- Injection Molded Components and Assemblies
- Value-added System Assembly
- Thermoform Packaging
Advanced Manufacturing Worldwide
To ensure uncompromised quality, we’ve invested heavily in our manufacturing processes.
The result is more than 255,000 square feet of manufacturing space worldwide, hundreds of injection molding machines that range from 10 to over 700 tons, and proprietary automated manufacturing cells designed for high-volume production.
These high-speed automated manufacturing systems, together with online and offline vision inspection systems and specialized test equipment, ensure the most cost-effective manufacturing and unmatched quality.
For products that demand a controlled environment, Filtertek manufacturing sites have cleanroom facilities that are monitored and certified to assure performance.
Last but not least, Filtertek’s multiple locations mean there’s a manufacturing facility to meet every logistics requirement. Plants in Europe, North America, and South America enable Filtertek to provide the most efficient service, so you get the product you need, when and where you need it.
Tool Design and Build Capabilities
Filtertek provides specialized tool design and construction utilizing the latest technologies. Located at our Hebron, Il and Brazil facilities our full-service tool rooms develop and build everything from rapid prototype soft tooling to fully hardened, high-cavitations production tooling. In addition, Filtertek provides maintenance, repairs, and modifications to existing tools.
Our strong tooling expertise and facilities ensure top quality workmanship, excellent cost control, and reduced lead times providing the best value in specialized injection molds. Around-the-clock service ensures that turnaround is timely and that product quality remains at the level you expect, 24 hours a day. Computer assisted design using Unigraphics NX5, CadKey 2-D, and AutoCad Direct CAD-CAM and CNC manufacture of critical mold components.
In today's competitive marketplace, you need a partner who can help you accelerate design time without sacrificing product quality. Choose Filtertek, and you'll have access to our broad expertise in filtration, our design and development capabilities, state-of-the-art manufacturing and ongoing technical support.
You'll see results immediately in improved manufacturing, faster development cycles and lower cost. You'll see results down the road in better product reliability, reduced warranty claims and customer satisfaction.
Using our in-house metrology facilities, we'll verify that parts produced meet the specified dimensional tolerances and conduct the standard functional and environmental tests required for most applications. For specialized testing requirements, we have partnership arrangements that allow us to offer state-of-the-art testing, quickly and cost-effectively.
Filtertek's in-house Technical Services Laboratory is staffed to offer our customers a host of product testing and evaluation. Capabilities include:
- Co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM)
- Smart scope
- Membrane evaluation
- Water entry pressure
- Water flow rate
- urley air flow
- Bubble point
- Housing and vent integrity
- Pressure leak decay testing
- Filter capacity testing
- Filter flow restriction testing
- Chemical compatibility testing
- Particulate contamination measurement
- Gravimetric measurement
- Compression / tension testing
- Microtomic welding quality analysis
- Valve cracking pressure
- Valve closing pressure
- Differential pressure
- Air flow rate
- Pressure drop
Filtertek has a broad and deep understanding of many different types of filtration media and plastics. From flow to chemical compatibility, operating pressures to manufacturability - matching a material’s characteristics to the application is a competence our technical staff has mastered. We continually seek out the most advanced materials available, so your product has every available advantage.
Just as vital as specifying the proper material is ensuring material quality. We strictly monitor the performance of our incoming raw materials, including woven and non-woven screen fabrics, membranes and resins, to ensure they meet our rigorous quality standards.
The goal of media development is to provide high-performance, superior-quality and low-cost media to solve your contamination problem.
Injection molding of technically advanced products is the core of Filtertek’s business. We have exclusive plastic-molding technology for filter housings and straight molded components. Our advanced capabilities enable fit in essentially any given space with any geometric shape.
Excellence in manufacturing, timely deliveries, and efficient service are all essential components of our quality program. We also strive to continually improve product quality through advanced quality engineering, product analysis, statistical process control, and continuing education.