Radial Seal Air Filter Element (RS3518) by Baldwin Filters®. The Baldwin RS3518 Air Filter lives to get dirty, so your engine doesn't have to. Unique design advantages not only improve strength and ease of service, but contaminant holding capacity and removal efficiency as well. These advantages make Baldwin Radial Seal air filters the best choice as the aftermarket replacements for popular applications.
- Heavy-Duty Radial Seal Gasket and End Cap will not degrade under temperature extremes, changes in restriction or vibration
- Flexible Outer Edges makes for easy installation and removal in housings with minimal clearance
- PermaPleat Construction provides even pleat spacing to prevent bunching and prolong element life
- Spiral Glue Binding provides added pleat stability for peak media effectiveness
Every Baldwin air filter is designed to have an efficient balance of three important characteristics - maximum efficiency, minimum initial restriction and cost-effective service life. The primary components of a typical heavy-duty Radial Seal air filter are the seal, molded ends, inner and outer metal wrappers and the media. The metal wrappers protect the filter media and provide structural strength for the completed filter. With 73 percent of the surface area of all Baldwin metal wrappers open, minimal air flow restriction is attained.
The most important part of the air filter is the media. Baldwin ensures maximum strength and minimum restriction through its PermaPleat® design. PermaPleat is a special embossing process, which creates built-in pleat spacing in the media. This adds extra stability and separation to prevent pleats bunching together from incoming air.
To complete the process of air filter construction, a urethane compound is used to form the molded ends and bond the media pack, which includes the inner and outer metal wrappers, forming a strong, yet flexible package. The heavy-duty radial seal gasket formed from this urethane compound is designed to make servicing easier and more cost effective.
If you’re looking for quality filters to protect your engine and prolong its life, Baldwin Filters® is a brand you can count on. From humble beginnings with just about a dozen of employees to a globally renowned company with distributions all over the world, Baldwin has thrived and prospered since its foundation. The history of the company goes back to 1936, when J.A. Baldwin realized the importance of improving mobile filtration and started producing his cartridge lube filters in Wisconsin. In 1953, the company moved to a larger facility in Kearney, Nebraska to be able to complete big orders. Now, Baldwin offers a wide range of superior filters, including lube, air, fuel, and coolant filters, as well many other related products. Baldwin uses the latest technology such as 3-D CAD modeling and stereo lithographic prototyping, while making their products, to be sure they’re second to none in performance and quality. Go with Baldwin to help your engine breathe better!