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  • The Global Leader

    The Global Leader

    Filter Minder® - The Global Leader of air and fluid filtration monitoring solutions, offering:

    Threaded Mount Air Filter Restriction Indicator / Gauge

    -  Low-Dollar Cost, High-Value Add
    -  Superior Quality and Performance
    -  Solutions-Driven Portfolio
    -  Industry's Broadest Product Line
    -  Highest Level Customer Support
    -  Award Winning On-Time Delivery


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  • Myth vs Fact

    Myth vs Fact

    Freightliner Truck On HighwayThe Filter Minder® filter monitoring device makes it easy for you to tell when it's time to change filters.  

    The myth is that an automotive air filter should be changed about every 6,000 miles, or when it "looks dirty."

    The fact is that a certain amount of dirt in an air filter actually increases its filtering efficiency by reducing the size of the holes in the filter media which helps stop smaller dirt particles.

    This means that instead of a maximum life of 6,000 miles, the typical air filter may actually last anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 miles!

  • When To Service?

    When To Service?

    A Dirty Filter Element Is Better Than A Clean OneAir filter restriction is not time or miles dependent.

    Mileage of as much as 300,000 to as little as 5,000 miles have been reported when restriction is reached.

    It is important to know the highest full load restriction that occurred during the vehicle operation in order to service BEFORE the redline.  

    After an element has reached its redline value, it only takes a little more contaminant before high fuel consumption and poor engine operation occurs.  Don't Dust Your Engine!

  • Use A Filter?

    Use A Filter?


    A Variety of Engine Air FiltersThe Filter Minder® can be found on a wide variety of applications throughout the world, including:  Automotive - Truck - Construction - Agriculture - Compressors - Blowers - Hydraulics - Lawn and Garden - Irrigation Industries - Oil Fields - Marine.... or any industry that uses a filter.

Air Line Monitoring Just Got Easier!


    The Filter Minder® Air Line Filter and Indicator

    We are pleased to introduce a new addition to its portfolio of filter monitoring products.... the innovative, versatile and convenient Air Line Filter and Indicator. Click through the showcase to learn more and view the ALFI Animation.

  • Air Line Filter and Indicator
    Early Filter Life 

    In routine use, air flows through the Air Line Filter, trapping particles.

    The Air Line Filter and Indicator (ALFI) protects against harmful debris and contaminants in high pressure air lines in a wide variety of industrial, transportation and on-site applications requiring compressed air or gas.  

  • Air Line Filter and Indicator
    End of Life

    Extreme clogging will extend the red indicator (as device progresses towards full bypass mode) until it is fully extended, locked, and requires replacement. Build-up of debris will open the bypass to keep air flowing.

    When restriction becomes excessive, a bright red indicator deploys from the device, indicating it is time to change the filter.

    The filter cartridge is replaceable with a 1-1/4” wrench/socket and is ready again to protect your operating assets in just seconds.

Filter Minder® Product Portfolio

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  • Visual / Mechanical Gauges and Indicators monitor the condition of engine air filters, fuel filters or other low vacuum/pressure applications. The indicators are available in a single
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    Visual / Mechanical
    Indicators & Gauges

  • Visual / Electrical Switches monitor the condition of engine air filters, fuel filters or other low to medium vacuum/pressure applications. The indicators are available in:(1) single
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    Visual / Electrical

  • Electronic Pressure Sensors monitor various vacuum or pressure conditions ranging from cabin pressures to air filter or fuel filter restriction levels. Filter Minder® sensors feature
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  • A wide array of accessories are available to complement Filter Minder's® product line up, including LED displays, custom fittings, mounting brackets, hoses and grommets.  
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    Accessories / Related

How do air filter service indicators work?

Air Filter Service Indicators - View the Filter Minder® Demo.

Normal FIlter

The Filter Minder® is installed on the air cleaner or air induction piping so that it has access to clean filtered air (between air filter and engine).

The air filter service indicator is a simple device that accurately measures the air induction system filter restriction. It measures and remembers the highest restriction at maximum air flow, which is called full load condition. This condition occurs during hard acceleration, or while pulling a trailer, etc.


Air Filter Some RestrictionThe indicator is easy to read. As the air filter plugs, and restriction increases, the yellow position indicator moves in the clear window and locks at several points. When it reaches and locks in the red zone, the air filter should be changed and the indicator reset to zero. Reset the indicator by pushing the yellow reset at the end of the indicator.

Another type of air filter service indicator is the Filter Minder® Single Position Service Indicator. The clear window turns red when maximum recommended restriction has been reached.


Air Filter Needs ChangedEvery air induction filter system has a clean filter or initial restriction reading. Depending on air flow volume, filter media, and air filter size, there may not be enough restriction to show a reading on the gauge with a new filter, or the position indicator may move one or two positions. Do not be alarmed if there is some restriction with a new filter as this is not unusual.

Air filters usually show low restriction through most of their service life. As the air filter nears the end of available service life, filter restriction will increase more rapidly, and the yellow position indicator on the Filter Minder® will move more rapidly towards the red zone. High humidity or rainy conditions may slightly increase air filter restriction.

The Filter Minder® is calibrated in inches of water vacuum per the engine manufacturer's recommendations.

Use of the Filter Minder® helps maximize filter service life, prevents excess fuel usage from overly restricted filters, and saves on operational costs.