Donaldson to Showcase New Gearbox Filter at AWEA Show


A leading manufacturer of innovative filtration solutions, Donaldson has engineered a revolutionary new gearbox filter to improve wind turbine performance. The company will showcase the new DT-1300R element at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2009 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. The show, scheduled for May 4-7, is the largest annual event of its kind in the world, and features the latest industry developments, technologies, products, and more.

Gearbox wear and malfunction are two of the primary concerns in wind turbine maintenance. Donaldson’s DT-1300R gearbox filter helps reduce those maintenance concerns, saving time and money. “The DT-1300R uses our new patented breakthrough in filter media, Synteq™ XP,” says Marty Barris, director of engineering. “Synteq XP delivers absolute level efficiencies with contaminant-holding capacities beyond that of competitive filters. This increases performance and provides greater protection against wear, improving overall wind turbine performance and productivity.”

Donaldson maintains the industry’s largest inventory of many replacement elements, including the DT-1300R at their North American distribution center. “Keeping a product in stock translates into less overhead costs for our distributors and customers, quicker delivery, shorter lead times, and faster response to customer inquiries,” Barris adds. “Donaldson is committed to customer service. Getting customers the products they need, when they need them, is something we’ve prided ourselves on for more than 90 years.” To learn more go to