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Maribeth Roman Schmidt
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Patented Technology of New Filtration Unit Eliminates the Most Minute Metal Particles Commonly Found in Gearbox Lubricants


KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, July 19, 2006 ---- Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation announce the availability of a new ferrous metal filtration product called CORE to aid in the most effective continuous gearbox maintenance. According to Philadelphia Gear President Carl Rapp, the company has exclusive marketing rights for the new product at power plants throughout the United States. The proprietary CORE filter derives its name from: Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment, and is unique to Philadelphia Gear Corporation.

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Installation of CORE units will serve a preventative maintenance role in the service of gearboxes throughout power plant applications, as each unit is capable of filtering out metallic particles found in gearbox lubricants as small as one micron (one-millionth of a meter). "To put that in context," explained Rapp, "the smallest particle that can be seen by the human eye without magnification is 40 micron."


Additionally, each CORE unit is capable of holding more than two pounds of debris before cleaning is necessary, thereby helping to extend the run time of gearboxes and decrease the downtime associated with maintaining and repairing them.


Inside each compact, cast aluminum CORE housing, which measures approximately seven inches by seven inches, the durable unit features an assembly of five magnets, each surrounded by a set of steel flux plates. "These plates create magnetic fields that strip ferrous metal contaminants out of the lubricant, while keeping the pressure flow at its maximum constant rate and preventing any debris from washing off back into the lubricant," said Rapp.


It is also recommended that the CORE units can be installed in duplex configurations so that they can be changed out or cleaned without ever shutting down the gearbox itself. The minimal pressure drop feature makes it particularly suitable for installation upstream of pumps to provide additional protection.


To enhance its versatility, the CORE unit, which weighs just less than 20 lbs., has been designed to fit lube systems ranging from 1.25" to 2.0" without sacrificing any of its performance characteristics.


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.


For more information, call 1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.




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