Comparison of Alternative Precleaner Technologies

The Series 9000 Air Precleaners and XLR Powered Precleaners overcome several problems inherent in competing technologies. Many other precleaner technologies INGEST the dirt – they collect debris and then must be manually emptied or cleaned. Some are supposed to empty the dirt, but this may not happen under less than ideal conditions. Sy-Klone precleaners are EJECTIVE – the debris is never collected in the precleaner in the first place. [continue reading] Comparison of Alternative Precleaner Technologies

RESPA-CF Vortex HyperFLOW Awarded the Agricultural Engineering Top 50 Innovative Products

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the Agricultural Engineering Top 50 Innovative Products of 2012 to the Sy-Klone RESPA-CF Vortex HyperFLOW, confirming the outstanding design and function of the RESPA product line created by Sy-Klone International.
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Series 9000 Case Study: IN0077 Kit Replaces Tube Bodies, Filter Life Extended to 3000 hours

In this case study, several Caterpillar mining haul trucks achieved unprecedented filter life, up to 2000 hours without loss of power or clogging.
NOTE: At the end of the case study, the filters lasted 2,000 hours without blow-out or filter change. As of January 2014, the filters have now reached 3,000 hours! [continue reading] Series 9000 Case Study: IN0077 Kit Replaces Tube Bodies, Filter Life Extended to 3000 hours

Testimonials: OPTIMAX

What our customers are saying…

“We really like the OPTIMAX. We’ve gone from blowing the filters every second day and changing the filters once a week, to changing the engine filters every 300 hours, without ever opening the air filter housings to blow out the filters. The operators are really sold on the systems, and so am I.”

South Carolina Landfill Operations Supervisor

“We ran the OPTIMAX equipped Harvester next to the factory equipped Harvester during the wheat harvest and there was a very marked difference between how long the filters would go between cleanings. I was so pleased with the OPTIMAX that I installed one on the newer harvester at the end of the wheat season.”

T. H., Middle Georgia Farmer

“We got 60 hours of filter life with the factory installed tube body precleaner and 361 hours after we installed the OPTIMAX systems on the front and rear engines of our CAT 657 We changed the filter when the restriction light went on.

There were 361 hours on the last set of filters they changed out. This is a great improvement and will let you know when the next set are changed.

04/24/2008 New precleaners install at hour meter reading 1657
09/15/2008 First set of air filters installed from the time of the update. Hour meter reading 2018″

Machine moves coal to processing facility in Coal-Fired Powerplant
Alan Winstead, Service Manager, Whayne Supply, Evansville, Indiana, USA

“I was a participant in the first field test of the OPTIMAX-AG. I didn’t know what to expect. When the filter housing was opened after over 40 hours of harvesting, I expected to see a lot of debris in the filter housing. What we found was shocking, there wasn’t any debris in the filter housing. The wheat chaff in our area contained a lot of black mold spores this year because of wet conditions just prior to harvest. These black mold spores were jamming up the filters in the other harvester. In the OPTIMAX-AG equipped machine, we were very surprised to see that the filter pleats did not have an accumulation of black mold, the machine owner commented, “it is doing something with the black mold?” as he looked at the filter with surprise in his face. He was right it was ejecting it before it got the filter”

D.M. Field Service Technician

“We have never seen a precleaning system that performs like the Sy-Klone OPTIMAX. With the recent change in engine design, our tube body equipped filter boxes were not performing as they had previously and we were getting significant customer complaints about our intake systems . . . it was simply not getting the job done. Not only have we restored our customer’s confidence in our intake system design but we have also saved money on our first fit installations with the OPTIMAX System. We would never have looked for a better solution had we not had this failure. It has turned out to be a Win-Win for our customer and for our company”

OE Engineer, Large Mining Equipment Manufacturer

“I have never seen anything that keeps the filters clean like this OPTIMAX. I am very skeptical; if it were not on my machine I would not believe it”

D.S., Machine operator

“We were blowing air filters out at least once a day and replacing elements every three days. Now we go 300 to 500 (hours) before replacing the elements, without blowing out the air filters.

Sy-Klone has provided technology that saves us money, increases our productivity and makes for happier operators.”

Landfill Site Manager, South Carolina

“The opportunity to participate in Sy-Klone’s field study for the OPTIMAX-AG and RESPA has been a real eye-opener for us. Running hard all day with cold air in the cab a fully powered engine, day after day, well we just did not think that was possible. We now have a new normal, we were unaware of the solutions available to us, and we really did not understand the problems we had. I have to hand it to Sy-Klone, their systems work”

D.S., Farmer

“The OPTIMAX® works really good! At the 250-hour service interval on the D6R we opened the engine filter housing to check the filter and it looked great. We reinstalled the cap and put the tractor back to work.”

Landfill Site manager, Louisiana


Announcing RESPA®-CF Vortex HyperFLOW®, our REVOLUTIONARY new family of Cab Air Quality Products

PRESS RELEASE: Sy-Klone Introduces Award-Winning RESPA-CF Vortex HyperFLOW Cab Air Quality System

Jacksonville, FL, 2011 –Building on its reputation as a technological innovator and the leading manufacturer of powered precleaning devices, Sy-Klone International, is pleased to announce the introduction of the RESPA-CF Vortex HyperFLOW Cab Air Quality System. The system is unique because it offers a compact precleaner and filtration system capable of pressurizing a wide range of operator cabs while filtering fresh and recirculated air at or near HEPA levels. An electronic pressure sensor is included in the system which continuously monitors cab pressure and provides an output signal for remote monitoring system integration.

“This is a comprehensive, cost-effective air quality system developed to consistently provide extremely clean air to enclosures typically found in heavy equipment, agriculture, mining, waste, material handling, forestry, firefighting and military applications.” according to Jeff Moredock, VP Sales.
With a focus on providing a system to help with regulatory compliance while providing the highest, sustainable air quality at the absolute lowest cost of maintenance, Sy-Klone has exceeded customer expectations. “We are going places with our RESPA-CF Vortex HyperFLOW Cab Air Quality System that are impossible without powered precleaning and Sy-Klone’s unique Vortex HyperFLOW. Extended filter life and maintenance intervals are huge benefits for HVAC components and cab electronics affected by heavy debris concentrations.”

Additional information can be found at, click on the “The Case for RESPA”.

The cost-effective RESPA Cab Air Quality System comprehensively filters all cab environment air flows while continuously monitoring cab pressure. The RESPA Cab Air Quality System combines recently invented (patents pending 2011) compact format with a high-efficiency mechanical separation powered precleaning technology creating high-efficiency filtration. It also offers powered low restriction inline compact recirculation filtration and real-time pressure monitoring. The Vortex HyperFLOW® Precleaner/Filter/Pressurizer takes out over 90% of the particulate down to 5 microns by creating a vortex around the filter media while passing debris along the filter housing wall and out of the rear of the filter housing. The clean air which exists in the vortex is pushed through the proprietary MERV 16 filter and into the HVAC Fresh air inlet. By removing most particulate from the air flows prior to the filter, filter life is exponentially increased. Unique high-efficiency filter media allows for regulatory compliance, extended maintenance intervals on dirt sensitive cab electronics, HVAC evaporator core, operator health and increased operator and machine productivity.


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