PTI’s technical expertise in the field of fluid filtration has produced several hundred product applications ranging from simple filter elements to complex hydraulic control manifolds. Our comprehensive library of filtration media developed through forty years of relentless pursuit of total customer satisfaction.
Our design objective is to deliver robust, successful, cost effective products. The engineering department contains these functions: project engineering, design engineering, reliability and maintainability engineering, test engineering, configuration/data management and logistics. The PTI technical staff serves on industry panels and committees addressing key issues or standards involving filtration.
PTI uses PRO Engineer 3-D solids and CATIA Computer Aided Design systems to create filter assembly and hydraulic manifolds and related hardware. This system is an integrated CAD/CAM system with 3-D modeling and finite element analysis capability. The combination of these CAD design tools not only provides us with the capability to optimize the design features of a filter module, they also allow us to integrate our designs directly into our customers CAD design models.
Using ProMechanica FEA and the Blue Ridge Numerics Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) software, PTI is able to fully model the parts performance characteristics before manufacturing actual hardware, reducing the design risk for PTI and our customers.
We employ the integrated product team (IPT) approach in the design, development, qualification and production introduction of state-of-the-art filtration systems. This method, results in improved reliability, lower costs at program start up and fosters ownership among those involved within a given program.