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New Donaldson Filter Minder® Wireless Technology Helps Manage Filter Maintenance Using Truck's Existing Telematics System


Device installs in minutes and prompts timely filter changes

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a global leader in engine
filtration, has introduced Filter Minder® connected
technology for monitoring truck engine air filters, using the vehicles'
own telematics system. Filter Minder wireless sensors and receivers send
filter performance data to the cloud, and predictive analytics inform
the fleet manager when filters on individual trucks are approaching the
end of their optimal life.

With no upfront hardware costs, easy installation and a low monthly
subscription fee, Filter Minder connected technology can produce more
cost-effective use of equipment by prompting filter changes based on
filter condition, rather than scheduled maintenance intervals. The
system also helps ensure that fleet managers have the right filters in
inventory when maintenance is due.

"Filter service performed too early is inefficient and service performed
too late can damage equipment, cause unplanned downtime and raise
operating costs," said Nate Zambon, director of the Donaldson Filter
Minder product line. "Maintaining the filtration system at the optimal
time best protects the engine and drives down total cost of ownership."

The Filter Minder monitoring system integrates with existing fleet
management technology, making it simple to install and use. Comparable
devices are bulkier, require wired hardware installations and may need a
dedicated cellular network. Filter Minder technology provides:

  • Wireless, simple installation in just minutes per truck;
  • No upfront hardware costs and low monthly subscription fees;
  • Patented low-energy sensors that help conserve power and extend
    battery life;
  • Filtration insights for an entire fleet of trucks with customizable
    alerts by text, phone, email or dashboard; and
  • A scalable platform that can expand to monitor fuel, lube and
    hydraulics filters, with additional applications coming soon.

"When we acquired the maker of Filter Minder technology in 2015,
Donaldson had a vision of combining our global leadership in engine
filtration and filtration monitoring to develop a new generation of
solutions," said Al Hovda, general manager of Engine Air Systems at
Donaldson. "Our Filter Minder connected technology is practical,
compact, and makes fleet management easier while improving the cost of
owning and operating long haul trucks."

About Donaldson Company

Founded in 1915, Donaldson Company is a global leader in the filtration
industry with sales, manufacturing and distribution locations around the
world. Donaldson's innovative technologies are designed to solve complex
filtration challenges and enhance customers' equipment performance. For
more information, visit

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