The Best Engine Oil Centrifuge!

Engine Oil Centrifuge


engine-oil-centrifugeThe engine is the heart of your vehicle or your operation, and taking care of it is essential for its smooth functioning. One of the critical components of engine maintenance is changing the motor oil regularly. But changing the lube oil is not enough. It is equally important to safeguard that you have clean lube oil and lubricating oil that is free of contaminants. That’s where an engine oil centrifuge comes into play. 

Remove Abrasive Contamination and Reduce Engine Wear!

As engine designs change to reduce harmful exhaust emissions, these changes increase lube oil contamination levels. Increased lube oil filtration is crucial for the engine’s longevity, performance, and reliability. An engine oil centrifuge is a reliable, efficient, and effective way to clean your engine’s motor oil. This ensures that your engine runs efficiently. An engine oil centrifuge offers superior engine protection, longer engine life, better fuel efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs. If you’re looking for increased lube oil filtration, invest in an engine oil centrifuge, such as the ones offered by IOW Group.


What is an engine oil centrifuge?

engine-oil-centrifugesAn engine oil centrifuge is a device that captures and removes contaminants and impurities from the engine oil. It is a mechanical device that uses centrifugal force to separate the contaminants from the lube oil. The high centrifugal forces generated by the engine oil centrifuge cause solid contaminants (soot, sludge, wear metals, foreign debris, and other abrasive impurities) to collect again on the outer edge of the centrifuge bowl. This process captures and removes the contaminants from the motor oil. 

Engine oil centrifuges prevent the buildup of sludge, which can clog the narrow oil passages in your engine.

Engine oil centrifuges offer better protection against wear and tear on the engine, better oil quality, and longer engine life. While both an engine oil centrifuge and a full-flow oil filter remove contaminants from the oil, they have some differences. A full-flow oil filter works by trapping impurities within the filter media (removing a specific micron size and above with the filtration barrier). In contrast, an engine oil centrifuge separates impurities from the lube oil through centrifugal force (removing all micron-size solids from the lube oil). Higher centrifugal forces generate higher separation efficiency. The clarifying engine oil centrifuge separates solids from liquid based on weight. 


Benefits of using an engine oil centrifuge

    • Superior Engine Protection
      An engine oil centrifuge provides superior engine protection by capturing and removing abrasive material. The centrifugal force generated by the engine oil centrifuge is much more effective in separating contaminants than traditional oil filtering. By efficiently and effectively removing abrasive material from the motor oil, you will reduce engine wear, extend the oil life, extend inline filters, and lower the total cost of ownership (TCO). 
    • Extends Engine Life
      Removing particles and contaminants that can cause wear and tear on the engine prolongs the engine’s life. Removing these contaminants makes the engine’s moving parts less likely to suffer from wear and tear. This increases engine reliability and decreases engine downtime. 
    • Increases Fuel Efficiency
      Clean oil reduces friction, which leads to better fuel efficiency and increases horsepower. An engine oil centrifuge ensures the oil remains clean, reducing the friction between the engine’s moving parts. This results in better diesel fuel efficiency and increased horsepower.
    • Reduces Maintenance Costs
      Engine oil centrifuges extend oil change intervals and extend engine component life. Reducing maintenance costs lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO).
    • Improves Oil Quality
      Removing abrasive impurities and contaminants can affect the quality of the lubricating oil, such as acidity, viscosity, and oxidation. With additional filtration, the engine oil is of better quality, ensuring the engine runs efficiently.
    • Longer Service Intervals
      Increased filtration will extend the life of your engine oil, allowing for longer service intervals. This will save time and money in the long run.

How does an engine oil centrifuge work?

engine-oil-centrifuge-centrifugal-forceThe engine oil centrifuge is installed in the oil system of the engine. The oil circulates through the engine and is directed into the centrifuge. Depending on the model, the centrifuge spins the oil at high speed, ranging from 3000 to 7000 centrifugal rpm. The spinning motion separates the impurities, which are heavier than the oil, and forces them to the outer edge of the centrifuge bowl. The clean oil flows from the centrifuge back into the engine, while the impurities are collected on the paper insert inside the centrifuge bowl.

Remove contamination! Engine Oil Centrifuge is a dedicated contamination removal solution!

Using an engine oil centrifuge is one of the best ways to maintain your engine and ensure it runs smoothly for a long time. An engine oil centrifuge enables you to discard waste without the need to buy disposables such as filter cartridges. This makes the lube oil cleaning centrifuge more convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.


IOW Group Engine Oil Centrifuges


Engine Oil Centrifuge

The engine oil is introduced into the centrifuge bowl at engine oil pressure through holes drilled in the vertical spindle and via the accelerator channels in the bearing distributor. The centrifuge bowl then fills up, and oil overflows into the top turbine, where it exits the centrifuge bowl via the four-speed turbine channels and then out via the nozzles. This, in turn, rotates the centrifuge bowl, generating the centrifugal force required to remove particles and contaminants from the oil. The centrifugal force generated by the centrifuge is much more effective in separating and removing solid contaminants than traditional inline oil filters. This means more contaminants are removed from the oil, resulting in better engine protection and longer engine life.

Upgrade your centrifuge filtration with an IOW Group engine oil centrifuge!

The contaminants migrate toward the outside of the centrifuge bowl, where they are deposited on a removable oil-resistant insert. The cleaned oil migrates towards the center of the centrifuge bowl, where it is expelled by the nozzles in the top turbine, thus perpetuating the cycle.

Unlike conventional engine oil centrifuges, IOW Group centrifuges use bowl discs to increase separation efficiency, dramatically reducing the time contaminants stay in the oil. IOW Group engine oil centrifuges have dirt/sludge monitoring technology, which informs the operator when the centrifuge needs cleaning, saving valuable personnel time on otherwise unnecessary cleaning.


Features and Competitive Advantages

  1. engine-oil-centrifugeRemote Monitoring: Unlike any other engine oil centrifuge, the IOW centrifuge unit will notify you when it needs cleaning based on hours of operation or deceleration.
  2. Bowl Discs: The bowl discs significantly improve the efficiency of our engine oil centrifuges and allow the collection of a much more significant percentage of even the smallest particles. The discs create a larger surface area by splitting the motor oil into many partial streams, which speeds up the separation process. No other engine-mounted centrifuge of the same size has this technology.
  3. Eliminated Cross Contamination: There are no leakage areas. Clean and dirty oil cannot meet. The bowl will rotate at maximum RPM by having a very proficiently sealed product because it utilizes 100% of the lube oil pressure and flow to drive the rotations.
  4. Impeller: This part is not included in any competitor’s engine oil centrifuge. It effectively draws the dirty oil into the centrifuge bowl and distributes it directly to the bowl wall, where the centrifugal forces are at their highest. This increases the oil’s efficiency, speed, and flow through the centrifuge.
  5. Additional Bowl Speed: Due to an upgraded design utilizing all the above features, an optimized bearing design, and a lighter bowl, we have shown that the IOW engine oil centrifuge spins approximately 25-30% faster than the equivalent engine oil centrifuge across all pressures. The high speed provides a greater centrifugal force, which improves the separation process.
  6. Dirt Removal: In independently verified tests, the IOW engine oil centrifuges have proven to remove up to three times more dirt than the existing engine-mounted centrifuges under the same time and conditions.

Better Technology = Increased Separation Efficiency = Better Results!


How does an IOW Group engine oil centrifuge work?

engine-oil-centrifugeAn IOW Group engine oil centrifuge works similarly to other engine oil centrifuges but with some advanced features. The engine oil is introduced into the centrifuge bowl under pressure, and the centrifuge bowl fills up. As the oil circulates through the bowl, the bowl discs increase the separation efficiency by providing more surface area for the oil to travel through, allowing the impurities to be removed more effectively.

The contaminants are forced to the outer edge of the centrifuge bowl, where they are collected on a removable oil-resistant insert. The clean oil migrates towards the center of the bowl, where the nozzles expel it in the top turbine, and the cycle repeats.

The IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuge makes oil filtering simple!

What sets IOW Group engine oil centrifuges apart is their dirt/sludge monitoring technology. This technology informs the operator when the centrifuge needs cleaning, saving valuable personnel time and ensuring that the centrifuge is always working optimally. Overall, IOW Group engine oil centrifuges offer high efficiency, reliability, and ease of use, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their engine’s oil quality and extend its life.



IOW-Group-engine-oil-centrifugeAn engine oil centrifuge is a smart way to remove soot, wear metals, engine sludge, foreign debris, and other abrasive contaminants from your engine. It will provide superior engine protection, longer engine life, increased fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and improved oil quality. The centrifugal force generated by the centrifuge is much more effective in separating and removing solid contaminants than traditional inline oil filters.

IOW Group engine oil centrifuges are available at different flow rates and in different models to fit various engine types and applications. We can provide the correct oil cleaning centrifuge based on your required flow rate capacity. The oil cleaning centrifuges are designed for easy installation and operation and require minimal maintenance. IOW Group provides technical support and training to ensure customers get the most out of their centrifuges.

Need spare parts for your engine oil centrifuge? Call us and contact us today! Separator Spares & Equipment strives to maintain its track record by providing high-quality spare parts to ensure you can keep your oil centrifuges up and running. We supply spare parts and replacement oil cleaning centrifuges for Mann Hummel centrifugal oil cleanersGlacier oil cleaning centrifuges, Spinner II oil cleaning centrifuges, and IOW Group oil cleaning centrifuges.



To outperform an IOW MP600 engine oil centrifuge, you’d need nearly three (3) Spinner II 3600 engine oil centrifuges!


Not all engine oil centrifuges are created equal. The engine oil centrifuges manufactured by IOW Group are the only disc stack centrifuge filters on the market. Protect your engine today with IOW Group’s engine oil centrifuges. The IOW oil cleaning centrifuges are excellent at removing solid contaminants from waste motor oil, waste vegetable oil, motor oil, engine oil, hydraulic oil, gear oil, used motor oil, transmission fluid, and black diesel oil. Learn more now by visiting IOW Group’s oil cleaning centrifuge website. Call us and contact us today! 

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