Oil Bath Air Cleaners Make the Best Precleaners

Posted: May 27th, 2015

In case you haven’t heard, Vortox Air Technology, Inc. Oil Bath Air Cleaners are the perfect Precleaner. Want to know why?

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If you’re interested in saving time, money, and equipment, give Vortox Air Technology, Inc. Oil Bath Air Cleaners a try as a Precleaner. You won’t be disappointed. That’s the Vortox promise.

Oil Air Cleaners and their different names

Posted: January 22nd, 2015

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“Oil Bath,” “Oil Wetted,” “Oil Washed” – what’s the difference?

None! They’re all different names for the same thing.

Here at Vortox we refer to them as Oil Bath Air Cleaners, and they are one of the most useful and powerful products used globally to protect and sustain engines. Our Oil Bath Air Cleaners are built for use in extremely dirty, dusty, and oily environments, and with proper care and servicing they can maintain a lifespan equivalent to the machinery they’re used on and beyond. With four different styles, and a variety of sizes to choose from, Vortox Air Technology has your engine protected with oil air cleaners – no matter what name you give it.
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Oil Bath Air Cleaners as Precleaners

Posted: December 3rd, 2014

Did you know…

Vortox Air Technology Oil Bath Air Cleaners make the perfect Precleaner for mining, industrial, and excavation applications.

What is a Precleaner?

A Precleaner is usually attached to an air cleaner’s inlet tube and is used to filter out large dirt and debris. Precleaners are commonly used in environments that produce heavy amounts of dirt, dust, and other contaminants. They are an added protection for the engine, and also reduce the amount of filter element change-outs in the air cleaner by collecting the majority of the dirt.

Why an Oil Bath?

  • -They can attain a 98% efficiency
  • -They are lined with the Vortox filter element, which is self-washing and sustains the life of the product
  • -They have a large dust holding capacity, which means fewer filter change outs, and less down time for machinery
  • -When used as a precleaner they will protect air cleaners and engines better than a paper filter air cleaner alone
  • -Air cleaners using oil wash technology have a 90% efficiency when using only 20% of cfm capabilities
  • -Vortox Air Technology has Oil Bath Air Cleaners in sizes ranging from 75-1500 cfm in a variety of styles
  • -The cost of maintenance is low: only replacement oil


Using a Vortox Air Technology Oil Bath Air Cleaner as a precleaner for your application will save you time, money, and lengthen the life of your equipment.

Find Out More

Find out which Oil Bath Air Cleaner will best assist your application by visiting the Oil Bath Air Cleaner Pages. Please contact us with any questions or to request further information. Our knowledgeable associates are more than happy to help and will ensure that the proper size is determined!

Vortox Products Press Release

Press release date: October 21, 2014

Vortox Air Technology Produces
Superior Air Filtration Solutions

Among Vortox’s Strengths Are Its
Custom Production, On-Site Engineering,
Deep Draw Capabilities, and Customer Collaboration

Vortox Air Technology, Inc.
121 South Indian Hill Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

Claremont, CA—Vortox Air Technology, Inc., an American manufacturer of innovative solutions to air filtration needs for many industries, offers a wide variety of products, accessories, and services.

Vortox excels at producing custom, high-quality, diverse applications using almost entirely domestic materials. All products are engineered and constructed on site at Vortox’s facility in
Claremont, California, so there is no need for outsourcing.

Another of Vortox’s advantages is the fact that the company performs Deep Draw, a prized and uncommon procedure. Combining Deep Draw with its ability to polish parts to the clearest and brightest finishes possible makes Vortox truly unique.

And Vortox’s legendary close collaboration with its customers empowers it to create the perfect custom product for nearly any industrial requirement.



Following is a sampling of Vortox Air Technology’s product line. For more information on any of these products, please visit www.vortox.com.

– Breather Caps are rugged, durable, and suitable for the harshest environments. They feature all-steel construction; resistance-welded joints; choice of polyurethane foam, woven galvanized steel mesh, or woven stainless steel mesh interior; and baked polyester powder coat finish.

– Liquid Samplers come as standard Liquid Samplers and In-the-Pipe Samplers, with a variety of accessories available.

  • Liquid Samplers are precision instruments for capture-grabbing and composite sampling. Easy to install, use, and maintain, they are available in standard 316L stainless steel or Teflon®-coated 316L stainless steel on internal surfaces where the effluent is captured.
  • In-the-Pipe Samplers use a two-ball valve assembly to collect liquid samples. An external upper ball rests on an intake orifice until liquid causes it to float. A lowerball then floats and seals the bottom of the orifice.
  • Accessories include Grate Assemblies, Sump Assemblies, Eye Bolts and Cables, Sump Assembly Lids, Plug Assemblies, and Teflon® Coating.

– Separators use coalescing media to filter oil and dirt out of air, or water out of fuel. Lined with self-washing Vortox filter elements, the customizable separators are vertical mounting and have electrogalvanized-coated, cold-rolled carbon steel construction with black baked polyester coat finish.

– Air Cleaners are manufactured in both standard and new Low Profile styles. Truck Blower Air Cleaners, Alternate Fuel Air Cleaners, Oil Bath Air Cleaners, Dry Air Cleaners,
and Marine Air Cleaners are also available.

  • Truck Air Cleaners use Vortox filter elements to keep truck engines running cleaner longer with their rugged and durable all-T304 stainless steel construction, large dirt-holding capacity, and Vortox-pioneered integrated Inlet Cap design. They’re offered in 13-inch and 15-inch models and are fully customizable.
  • Low Profile Air Cleaners have shortened screens and studs to put a stylish accent on the rugged, reliable Truck Air Cleaner of choice for truckers around the world.
  • Truck Blower Air Cleaners are engineered for longer service life with 99.97% filtration efficiency. Tested to SAE J726C standards, they are available in T304 stainless steel or electrogalvanized-coated carbon steel.
  • Alternate Fuel Air Cleaners are used on machines that rely on propane or compressed natural gas as a fuel source. Easy to service and constructed of rugged carbon steel finished in a black baked polyester coating, they have a higher air flow than diesel engine air cleaners.
  • Oil Bath Air Cleaners feature self-washing filter elements, large dust-holding capacity, vertical mounting capability, carbon steel construction, and a large variety of sizes.
  • Dry Air Cleaners protect engines using advanced filter paper technology to provide up to 99.99% efficiency and are available in single-stage or multistage configurations for the harshest environments.
  • Marine Air Cleaners keep engines clean in moist environments where continuous exposure to dust is not a concern. They reduce noise and filter debris before it reaches the engine. They don’t rust and are completely washable.



Following is a sampling of the accessories available for Vortox Air Technology’s products. For more information on any of these accessories, please visit www.vortox.com.

– Filter Elements come tapered with metal ends and gaskets on both ends, with metal end plates and gaskets on the open end, with plastisol ends, with metal end plates that are open on both ends with gaskets on both, and in marine and monel styles.
– Precleaners are most often used in extremely dusty environments to reduce the dust load, extend periods between servicing, and lengthen the life of filter elements.
– Band Brackets, made of stainless or carbon steel, are primarily used for mounting purposes, typically to mount Vortox air cleaners. Current sizes are 5 to 18 inches, but smaller or larger sizes can be created. Stainless steel brackets are finished in a number 7 buff. Carbon steel brackets can be finished in a black powder coat or left unpainted for customizing.
– Inlet Caps are an essential component in the protection of filter elements used in both dry and oil wash air cleaners, functioning as a prefiltering mechanism and water shield.
– Elbows for the Truck Blower Air Cleaner comply with the increased expectations of modern truck blowers, which require higher vacuum intake pressure, without collapsing.
– Truck Blower Accessory Kit, for connecting the Air Cleaner to the Blower, contains a stainless steel tube, two hump hoses, and four stainless steel hose clamps.
– Screen Shortening Kit for the Truck Air Cleaner includes everything needed to create the sleek look of Vortox’s Low Profile Truck Air Cleaners without voiding the warranty.



Following is a sampling of the services provided by Vortox Air Technology. For more information on any of these services, please visit www.vortox.com.

– Contract Manufacturing is offered in the following areas: Deep Draw, Coalescence
Filtration, Air Filtration, Air Separation, Plasma Welding, and Sheet Metal Fabrication.
– Deep Draw is the cornerstone of almost all of Vortox’s products and many of its exclusive contracted products. Vortox emphasizes in the range of 12 to 24 gauge in a variety of metals, and it is capable of reaching 250 tons with depth capabilities of 24 inches.
– Coalescence Filtration media are manufactured in-house of galvanized coated and stainless steel wire, ensuring that high ambient-heat applications do not affect performance. Service life can extend for years.
– Air Filtration devices are manufactured for virtually any type of engine or compressor application, and Vortox offers complete engineering, testing, tooling, and manufacturing capabilities to suit both standard and custom applications.
– Air Separation is a core strength of Vortox’s engineering capabilities, as applications like compressors, crankcase ventilation, and brake systems require the separation of oil in an air system. Most separators are tailored to specific applications.
– Plasma Welding is performed by two machines capable of producing longitudinal welds on cylinders up to 36 inches length by 20 inches diameter. Custom fixtures provide a seamless and continuous butt weld with 100% penetration. Exceptional control of the heat-affected zone minimizes deflection and carbide precipitation.o Sheet Metal Fabrication, including final assemblies such as spot welding, seam welding, powder coating, and polishing, are completed by Vortox’s full welding and fabrication capabilities.

About Vortox Air Technology, Inc.


Beginning in the 1950s, Vortox Company participated with others in the industry to establish the basic specifications of all air filtration devices used globally in automotive, industrial, agricultural, and military applications. Vortox designed and developed the integrated cap and screen-polished stainless steel air cleaner seen today on cowl-mounted class 8 trucks and has continued to serve the oil, automotive, trucking, alternative-fuel, electromotive, agriculture, industrial, and defense industries, providing a complete line of oil bath and dry type air cleaners, separators, and accessories to original equipment manufacturers and additional distributors. In January 2010, Vortox Air Technology, Inc. acquired the sales and manufacturing assets of Vortox Company.

John Hyatt
Sales Manager
(909) 621-3843