About Hydraulic Filter Elements
The element of a hydraulic filter is the part that actually does the filtering and collects and holds the dirt and particles that are considered contaminant solids. Elements are categorized by the size, in microns, of the particle they filter out. For perspective, a human hair width averages 50 microns. For more on hydraulic filtering and related topics, see our hydraulic filtration, hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic filters.