One thing that every OEM product manufacturer and designer know is that one size does not fit all. This does not exempt industrial air filtration where a custom filter makes the big difference between a successful and a failed application. Air filter components can be tailored-fit and integrated to meet any of your application requirements. Whether it will be for your industrial air compressor or cooling tower, or perhaps for your electronics enclosure, a customized air filter will give you great benefits.
When it comes to materials, a custom filter can be made from a myriad of choices, ranging from metal mesh to bonded aluminum. It goes the same for shapes, thicknesses, and densities. Similarly, the framing options are also numerous, including galvanized vinyl or and steel. Deciding on your specific option, therefore, is not an easy task. It requires taking into account all the aspects involved to achieve air filtration optimization. These include several things, including an air flow restriction, the particulate efficiency required, size restrictions, and many more.
Once all those factors have been known, the designer and manufacturer will then provide the engineering design service, forming and fabrication, assembly through to shipment of your custom filter. It can either be disposable, washable or cleanable, depending on your application or preference. But while a custom-fit air filter works well, prototyping is where the selection process starts. It begins with you selecting the best filtration media, followed next by designing the product, and finally, manufacturing the filter element according to your exact specifications.
In terms of the time it takes to complete the entire process of making your filter component, it can be as fast as within a week or longer. It depends on the size and type of the filter you specify, and the overall complexity of the steps involved in manufacturing the final product. All of these would be possible with a reputable filtration equipment designer and manufacturer, giving you the most suitable filter element you need.