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Advanced Pleat Technology

Building on CUNO’s history of filter design innovation most of CUNO`s, pleated cartridge features a patent pending Advanced Pleat Technology (APT) that increases the usable filtration surface area while maintaining standard industrial cartridge dimensions. The result is a filter cartridge that dramatically enhances service life to reduce total filtration costs and ensure predictable filtration performance.

The service life of a pleated cartridge is often dictated by the accessible surface area. Conventional pleated filters may offer a large gross surface area, but when the media is packed too tightly into the cartridge, only part of the surface area is usable resulting in both flow restrictions and limited contaminant holding capacity. The “blind” or unusable area commonly occurs near the inside diameter (see images below) where the pleats are packed most tightly.

The CUNO pleated cartridges are manufactured using a patent pending staggered pleat configuration that, when combined with a novel support material, provides more open space between the pleats. The APT staggered pleats with increased open area allow for greater contaminant loading between pleats at the inside diameter, while the reduced length pleats take advantage of existing open space closer to the cartridge’s outside diameter. The result is a fully used surface area that provides superior service life.

Advanced Pleat Technology utilizes a unique configuration to increase the accessible surface area for significantly greater filter media use.

Conventional pleat designs, with full-depth densely packed pleats, fill the upstream pleat surface with contaminant that quickly constrict flow at the pleat’s inside diameter.

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