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Bosch Rexroth offers easy to use Filter Select tool

Rexroth filter select tool

The Filter Select tool calculates pressure drop across Rexroth filters based on various user inputs.

Bosch Rexroth has developed a filter sizing program that allows users to input various parameters such as fluid type, fluid viscosity, system temperature, and micron rating to evaluate the pressure drop across Rexroth filters. The sizing software (Filter Select) can be used to quickly determine the best filter for a specific hydraulic application and will provide Rexroth part numbers, model codes, pressure drop curves, dirt holding capacities, spare parts, and more.

At the heart of the Filter Select program is a database of hydraulic fluid information. With close cooperation between several fluid manufacturers, an extensive fluid library has been developed and loaded into Filter Select.

Bosch Rexroth is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Filter Select program to include hydraulic fluids from Houghton International, Inc. The decision to add Houghton fluids to the Filter Select program was further reinforced based on recent testing conducted by Bosch Rexroth and Houghton to demonstrate that Houghton’s hydraulic fluids would deliver the high performance required when using Bosch Rexroth components.

“Our customers benefit from being able to choose among high-performance fluid suppliers, and we are confident that Houghton delivers outstanding products and service,” said Mr. Kerry DeWitt, Filtration Product Manager for Bosch Rexroth Corporation.

Effective hydraulic fluid performance and filtration can significantly improve the performance, longevity and efficient operation of hydraulic systems. For best results in actual practice, the customer must maintain the fluid and monitor with regular testing. “Rexroth customers have high expectations for the performance of their systems, and we are pleased that our fluids perform to Rexroth’s high standards,” says Tony Noblit, Houghton’s Market Development Manager, Fluid Power. The Filter Select tool makes it fast and easy for customers to find the best filters and fluids for optimal performance and we are pleased to have Houghton fluids included in the program.”

For more information about Rexroth’s hydraulic filtration products and services, please visit

About Bosch Rexroth:

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately $7.4 billion (5.6 billion euros) in 2014. To learn more, please visit

About Bosch:

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit , and .

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of $65 billion (49 billion euros) in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at and , .

*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.

About Houghton International Inc.

Since 1865, Houghton International Inc. ( has been serving the metalworking, automotive, and steel industries, along with a variety of other markets including the offshore oil exploration and production industry, with the development and production of specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., Houghton maintains manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world. Houghton International continues its focus to expand its customer service operations and grow its worldwide facilities.


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