Construction of S/SA Oil Bath Air Cleaners

Posted: December 9th, 2014

Vortox Air Technology, Inc.’s S and SA style Oil Bath Air Cleaners are compact and light weight but still clean extremely well and require less space for mounting.


S SA Assembly

S and SA styles of Oil Bath Air Cleaners are made with three main units: the Body Assembly, the Vortex Chamber, and the Cup.


Air Flow

The air flowing through the Air Cleaner is first centrifugated by the Vortex Chamber to remove the heavier dust particles. The air then flows into the filter element, carrying with it oil from the oil reservoir, or the Cup. The dust remaining suspended in the air, with the oil picked up from the Cup, impinges upon the filter surfaces. The cleaned air passes on through the filter, and the dust laden oil drains back to the reservoir. Clean oil is displaced from below the Disc and the cycle is continued. The circulation of oil is both rapid and continuous.

Please note: An Oil Bath Air Cleaner will last as long as it is serviced properly. Environments producing extreme amounts of dust will need to service air cleaners more frequently. For servicing instructions, please refer to the “Service Instructions” folder located in the Literature section.

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!