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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

Typical Air Filter Restriction Readings

The Filter Minder® reads the restriction in the air induction system. Air filters usually have low restriction for most of their service life, and the position indicator will not move very much. Then, as the air filter reaches the end of available service life, filter restriction increases rapidly, and the position indicator of the service indicator will move faster towards the red zone.


The chart below illustrates typical air filter restriction readings. Click to enlarge.


  • Air filter restriction usually remains low through most of the filter service life, then increases rapidly at the end.