Bosch Rexroth Approves Houghton Fluids for Filter Select Tool

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Houghton’s Hydraulic Fluid Technology Meets High Standards for Use in Rexroth Products

The Filter Select Tool makes it fast and easy for customers to find the best filters and fluids for optimal performance, and we are pleased to have Houghton fluids included in the program.

Houghton International announced today that Bosch Rexroth, a leading supplier of innovative industrial components, systems and services, will include Houghton hydraulic fluids in their Filter Select sizing software program, effective immediately. The Filter Select program allows users to input varying fluid types, viscosities and temperatures and evaluates the pressure drop across Rexroth filters. With close cooperation between Houghton and Bosch Rexroth, an extensive database of fluid information was developed and loaded into Filter Select.

The decision to add Houghton fluids to the Filter Select program was further reinforced based on the results of extensive testing conducted by Bosch Rexroth and Houghton to demonstrate that Houghton’s hydraulic fluids would deliver the high performance required for use by Bosch Rexroth. After 4,000 hours of operation with Houghton’s Cosmolubric B-220 FMA, the Rexroth vane pump showed minimal wear, the fluid was still in spec for use and the filters showed very little change in pressure drop while maintaining the filter functionality and integrity as designed.

“We are pleased to incorporate many of Houghton’s broad product line into in our Filter Select Tool,” said Mr. Kerry DeWitt, Product Manager for Rexroth Filtration. “Our customers benefit from being able to choose from among high-performance fluid suppliers, and we are confident that Houghton delivers outstanding products and service.”

Effective hydraulic fluid performance and filtration can significantly improve the performance, longevity and efficient operation of hydraulic systems. For best results in actual practice, the customer must maintain the fluid and monitor with regular testing.

“Rexroth customers have high expectations for the performance of their systems, and we are pleased that our fluids perform to Rexroth’s high standards,” said Tony Noblit, Houghton’s Market Development Manager, Fluid Power. “The Filter Select Tool makes it fast and easy for customers to find the best filters and fluids for optimal performance, and we are pleased to have Houghton fluids included in the program.”

For more information about Rexroth’s Hydraulic Filtration products and services, please visit http://www.boschrexroth-us.com/filter/tools.

About Bosch Rexroth
Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2013. To learn more, please visit http://www.boschrexroth-us.com

About Bosch
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.boschusa.com, http://www.bosch.com.mx and http://www.bosch.ca.

About Houghton International Inc.
Since 1865, Houghton International Inc. (houghtonintl.com) has been serving the metalworking, automotive, and steel industries, along with a variety of other markets including the offshore oil exploration and production industry, with the development and production of specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., Houghton maintains manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world. Houghton International continues its focus to expand its customer service operations and grow its worldwide facilities.

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Contact: Tony Noblit, 610.666.4095, tnoblit(at)houghtonintl(dot)com
Houghton International, Inc.
Madison & Van Buren Aves.
P.O. Box 930
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0930

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