Instrument filter

Instrument filter

Porous Metal Instrument Filter OEM Manufacturer 


HENGKO is a prominent OEM manufacturer with a dedicated focus on producing high-quality

porous metal instrument filters. With years of industry experience and expertise, HENGKO has

established good trusted name in the sintered filter Industry. We employs advanced manufacturing

techniques and rigorous quality control measures to ensure that each product meets the highest



porous metal instrument filters


Committed to innovation and precision, HENGKO is the go-to choice for those seeking reliable

and efficient filtration solutions.


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What is Instrument Filter ?

An "instrument filter" is a broad term that can refer to any filtering component or device integrated within an instrument or system to purify, segregate, or modify the input or output of that instrument. The primary purpose of such filters is to ensure the accurate and reliable operation of the instrument by removing unwanted noise, contaminants, or interferences.

The specific nature and function of an instrument filter can vary widely depending on the context:

1. In Analytical Instruments:

    Filters can remove undesired frequencies or noise from a signal.

2. In Medical Instruments:

    They can prevent contaminants from entering sensitive areas or ensure the purity of a sample.

3. In Environmental Sampling Instruments:

    Filters might trap particulates while allowing gases or vapors to pass through.

4. In Pneumatic or Hydraulic Instruments:

    Filters can prevent dirt, dust, or other particulates from clogging or damaging the instrument.

5. In Optical Instruments:

    Filters can be used to allow only specific wavelengths of light to pass through, thus modifying the light input to the instrument.

The precise function and design of an instrument filter depend on the instrument's purpose and the specific challenges or interferences it may encounter during operation.



What Kind of Instrument Will Use Metal Filter ? 

Sintered metal filters are versatile tools due to their unique combination of strength, porosity, and temperature resistance.

Here are some instruments that utilize them, along with their specific applications: 

1. Liquid Chromatography (HPLC):

* Use: Filters sample before injection into the column, removing particles that could damage the system or affect separation.
* Material: Typically stainless steel with pore sizes ranging from 0.45 to 5 µm.


2. Gas Chromatography (GC):

* Use: Protect injector and column from contaminants in gas samples, ensuring accurate analysis.
* Material: Stainless steel or nickel with pore sizes between 2 and 10 µm.


3. Mass Spectrometry (MS):

* Use: Filter sample prior to ionization to prevent clogging the source and affecting spectra.
* Material: Stainless steel, titanium, or gold with pore sizes as small as 0.1 µm.


4. Air/Gas Analyzers:

* Use: Sample pre-filters for environmental monitoring instruments, removing dust and particulates.
* Material: Stainless steel or Hastelloy for harsh environments, with larger pore sizes (10-50 µm).


5. Vacuum Pumps:

* Use: Protects pump from dust and debris in the intake line, preventing internal damage.
* Material: Sintered bronze or stainless steel with large pore sizes (50-100 µm) for high flow rates.


6. Medical Devices:

* Use: Filters in nebulizers for medication delivery, removing impurities and ensuring safe administration.
* Material: Biocompatible materials like stainless steel or titanium with precise pore sizes for optimal drug particle size.


7. Automotive Industry:

* Use: Fuel filters in vehicles, removing contaminants and protecting engine components.
* Material: High-strength stainless steel or nickel with specific pore sizes for efficient filtration and long service life.


8. Food and Beverage Industry:

* Use: Filters in filtration equipment for beverages, juices, and dairy products, removing solids and ensuring clarity.
* Material: Stainless steel or Food-grade plastics with pore sizes depending on desired level of filtration.


Those are just a small sample of the instruments that utilize sintered metal filters. Their diverse properties make them suitable for a wide range of applications across various industries, ensuring efficient filtration and protection of sensitive equipment. 



Why Use Porous Metal Instrument Filters ? 

Using porous metal instrument filters offers several advantages in various applications due to their unique material and structural properties. Here's why porous metal instrument filters are preferred:

1. Durability and Longevity: 

.   Metal filters are robust and resistant to wear, ensuring a long service life. They can withstand harsh conditions, including high pressures and temperatures, better than many other filter materials.

2. Chemical Stability:

    Metals, especially certain stainless steels or special alloys, are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, ensuring consistent performance in corrosive environments.

3. Cleanability and Reusability:

    Porous metal filters can be cleaned and reused, making them cost-effective in the long run. Methods such as backflushing or ultrasonic cleaning can restore their filtering properties after they get clogged.

4. Defined Pore Structure:

    Porous metal filters offer a consistent and defined pore size, ensuring precise filtration levels. This uniformity ensures that particles above a certain size are effectively trapped.

5. Thermal Stability:

    They can operate effectively over a wide temperature range without losing structural integrity or filtration efficiency.

6. Biocompatibility:

    Some metals, like specific grades of stainless steel, are biocompatible, making them suitable for medical or bioprocessing applications.

7. High Flow Rates:

    Due to their structure and material, porous metal filters often allow for high flow rates, making processes more efficient.

8. Structural Strength:

    Metal filters can withstand differential pressures and physical stresses, ensuring consistent operation even under challenging conditions.

9. Integrated Design Potential:

    Porous metal elements can be integrated into system components like spargers, flame arrestors, or sensors, providing multifunctional capabilities.

10. Environmentally Friendly:

     Since they can be cleaned and reused multiple times, their environmental footprint is reduced compared to disposable filters.

In summary, porous metal instrument filters are chosen for their durability, precision, and versatile performance characteristics, making them ideal for a wide range of demanding applications.



What Factors you should Care When OEM Sintered Porous Metal Instrument Filter ?

When engaging in OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) production of sintered porous metal instrument filters, several crucial factors need consideration to ensure product quality, consistency, and suitability for intended applications. Here are some essential factors to keep in mind:

1. Material Selection:

    The type of metal used directly affects the filter's performance, durability, and chemical resistance.

    Common materials include stainless steel, titanium, bronze, and nickel alloys. The choice depends

    on the application's requirements.

2. Pore Size and Distribution:

    The pore size determines the filtration level. Ensure that the manufacturing process can consistently

    produce the desired pore size and distribution for the application.

3. Mechanical Strength:

    The filter should have sufficient strength to withstand operational pressures and stresses without deformation.

4. Thermal Properties:

    Consider the filter's performance under varying temperature conditions, especially if it will be used in high-temperature environments.

5. Chemical Compatibility:

    The filter should be resistant to corrosion and chemical reactions, especially if exposed to aggressive chemicals or environments.

6. Cleanability:

    The ease with which the filter can be cleaned and its ability to maintain performance after multiple cleaning cycles is crucial.

7. Manufacturing Tolerances:

    Ensure precise manufacturing tolerances to maintain consistent product quality and fit within the intended instrument or system.

8. Surface Finish:

    Surface roughness or any post-processing treatments can affect flow rates, adherence of particles, and cleaning efficiency.

9. Quality Assurance and Control:

     Implement robust QA and QC procedures to ensure consistent product quality.

    This includes testing for filtration efficiency, material integrity, and other relevant parameters.


Anyway, You can pay attention to these factors, OEMs can ensure the production of high-quality

sintered porous metal instrument filters that meet both their and their clients' expectations.


Looking for a reliable OEM solution for instrument filters? Trust in HENGKO's expertise.

Contact us now at to discuss your unique requirements and bring your vision to life!





1. What is a sintered metal filter?

A sintered metal filter is a type of filter made by taking metal powders and pressing

them into a desired shape. This is then heated (or sintered) below its melting point,

causing the powder particles to bond together. The result is a porous but sturdy metal

structure that can be used for filtration purposes. These filters are known for their high

strength, temperature resistance, and excellent filtration efficiency.


2. Why choose sintered metal filters over other filtration materials?

Sintered metal filters offer several advantages:

* High Temperature Resistance: They can operate in high-temperature environments where polymer-based filters would degrade.

* High Strength and Durability: Sintered metals provide good resistance to abrasion and corrosion, making them suitable for harsh environments.

* Defined Pore Structure: The sintering process allows for precise control over pore size and distribution, ensuring consistent filtration performance.

* Chemical Resistance: They are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them versatile in various industrial applications.

* Cleanability: They can be easily backwashed or cleaned, extending the filter's operational life.



3. In what applications are sintered metal filters commonly used?

Due to their unique properties, sintered metal filters find use in diverse applications:

* Chemical Processing: Filtration of aggressive chemicals and solvents.

* Food & Beverage: Filtering syrups, oils, and other edible products.

* Gas Filtration: Separating contaminants from high-purity gases.

* Pharmaceuticals: Sterile filtration and venting applications.

* Hydraulics: Filtering hydraulic fluids to prevent system contamination.

* Instrumentation: Protecting sensitive equipment from particulate contaminants.



4. How are pore sizes determined in sintered metal filters?

The pore size in sintered metal filters is determined by the size of the metal particles used

and the conditions under which the sintering process takes place. By controlling these parameters,

manufacturers can produce filters with specific pore sizes and distributions, catering to specific

filtration needs. Pore sizes can range from sub-micron levels to several hundred microns.


5. How do I clean a sintered metal filter?

Cleaning methods depend on the type of contaminant, but common methods include:

* Backwashing: Reversing the flow of fluid to dislodge trapped particles.

* Ultrasonic Cleaning: Using ultrasonic waves in a solvent bath to remove fine particles.

* Chemical Cleaning: Soaking the filter in a suitable chemical solution to dissolve contaminants.

* Burn-Off or Thermal Cleaning: Subjecting the filter to high temperatures to incinerate organic contaminants.

   It's essential to ensure that the filter material can withstand the temperatures used.

* Manual Cleaning: Brushing or scraping off larger particulates.

Remember always to refer to the manufacturer's guidelines when cleaning, as inappropriate cleaning methods can damage the filter.


6. How long do sintered metal filters last?

The lifespan of a sintered metal filter depends on the operating conditions,

such as the type of fluid, temperature, pressure, and contamination levels.

With proper maintenance and cleaning, sintered metal filters can have a long operational life,

often lasting several years. However, in extremely harsh conditions, the lifespan may be shorter,

necessitating regular checks and possibly more frequent replacements.




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