August 18, 2011
Filtration system and parts manufacturer Donaldson Company has opened three new state-of-the-art test labs in China, India and the United States.
At the company’s regional headquarters in Wuxi, China, Donaldson added a new testing lab in the Greater China R&D Center to support the rapid expansion of Donaldson’s Engine Products business in the region.
The state-of-the-art lab, which opened Aug. 1, is capable of conducting a variety of performance testing including high precision restriction curves, dust holding capacity, initial and overall efficiencies, and water separation efficiency per the latest test standards.
At its regional headquarters and manufacturing plant in Gurgaon, State of Haryana, India, Donaldson expanded its facility to include a new air intake testing lab. The new lab which became operational on Aug.1, gives Donaldson engineering teams full capability to provide air intake testing and product development support to our local customers.
“Donaldson has a global network of scientists and engineers working to design next-generation filtration technologies for our customers around the world,” said Jay Ward, senior vice president of engine products at Donaldson Co., in a written statement. “As we broaden our footprint within developed and emerging markets, these new labs will support the rigorous testing our products must endure and give us the ability to implement critical performance tests quickly, efficiently and much closer to the point of use.”
On May 1, Donaldson Torit, a division of Donaldson’s Industrial Filtration Solutions business that designs, manufactures and markets industrial air filtration and pollution control systems, replacement filters and products that reduce dust, fume, and mist contaminants, opened a new test lab in Bloomington, Minn., to evaluate combustible and non-combustible materials in new and existing filtration products. This state-of-the-art lab, that is environmentally controlled and features full suppression and isolation equipment, will allow Torit to now run full-sized tests on site.
Donaldson says this will “greatly accelerate” product development that, in the past, had to be done in the field under uncontrolled conditions.
“As regulations become more stringent and Customer demands for higher efficiency filtration products continue to grow, the need for state-of-the-art testing facilities becomes critical in the development of new products to meet these challenges,” said Cary Olson, director of product technology, in Donaldson’s Industrial Filtration Solutions business. “Our new Bloomington test lab is the latest step in Donaldson’s strategy to deliver innovative, high quality Torit filtration solutions, such as our new Torit PowerCore dust collectors, to the industries we serve.”