Air filters for optimum engine performance

Thirteen background articles provide you with interesting facts right from the STIHL plant. Read on to find out what happens before your tool makes its way to specialist dealers. This article is about our dust chamber.

Dust – always at our side

If there’s so much dust that you can’t see your hand in front of your face, you are most likely in the STIHL dust chamber. Dust is something we’re very interested in. It’s a stubborn material, can be found everywhere, even in the smallest opening, and likes to trouble mechanical and electrical devices – if it’s not combatted the right way, that is. That’s exactly what we do in our dust chamber. We generate an extremely airtight dust atmosphere for example by cutting stone with our cut-off machine. At the same time, we operate other tools in the same atmosphere, which suck in the dust-filled air.

Air filters for optimum engine performance

Understanding dust

After a while we turn off the tools and take a closer look at the air filters and the inside of the tools. On the basis of our observations, we can draw conclusions in terms of how the air filters should be designed to prevent dust from getting into the engine effectively. Only clean, particle-free air can be used to deliver optimal engine performance. Thus, we can also learn about wear to components, cylinders and pistons. This allows us to offer improved filter service life and longer tool life spans – giving you all the time in the world to enjoy your STIHL tools.

You will find an overview of all background articles for this series on our blog post „STIHL quality in detail: Innovative technology, developed by STIHL“.

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