Airkye Fluid Power

Industrial Automated Lubrication Systems


High-Viscosity Hand-Held


In the past choices were very limited when it came to filtering lubricants with viscosities greater than 500 SUS @ 100ºF. Now Trico offers a solution with our Hand-Held Filtration Systems. The problem with attempting to filter a high viscosity oil with a lower viscosity system is that the pump and filters are not designed to work with higher pressures required to push high viscosity fluids through the system. As a result these low viscosity units operate primarily in “bypass” mode where little if any of the high-viscosity oil gets filtered.

That is where Trico’s High-Viscosity Gear and Lube Oil Hand-Held System comes in. This system is specifically designed for high-viscosity fluids associated mainly with gear oils and can filter oils up to 7500 SUS @ 100ºF (1600 cSt @ 40ºC).

To ensure that the equipment receives the cleanest oil possible, for increased equipment life, Trico’s Hand-Held Filtration System provides two-stage filtration. The oil flows through the primary filter first, where coarse particulate is removed. Then the fluid flows through the secondary filter where fine particulate and water are removed..

A variety of filter elements are available to meet recommended manufacturer cleanliness levels.


  • Differential Pressure Gauges - Indicates when elements need to be changed.
  • Oil Sampling Ports - Two sampling ports available to monitor condition of oil.
  • Dual Filters - Two-stage filtration for long element life and pump protection.
  • Compact Frame - Lightweight design provides flexibility to service equipment located in hard to reach areas.
  • Hoses - Heavy-duty PVC.


Pump Type: Industrial Grade Gear Pump or Pneumatic Motor
Flow Capacity: 1 GPM
Pump Speed: 1725 RPM - Electric
                     Variable up to 3000 RPM - Pneumatic
Maximum Inlet Vacuum: 15" of Mercury
Hose Sizing @ 2 ft/sec: .75" Diameter Inlet @ 6 feet long
Max. Operating Temperature: 110ºF Continuous
Pump By-Pass: 85 PSI
Filter By-Pass: 43 PSI
Maximum Viscosity: 1600 cSt @ 40ºF / 7500 SUS
Seal and Gasket Material: Viton®
Electrical Service Required: 115 Volts, 10 Amps, Single Phase, 60 Hz (electric version only)
Air Inlet Connection: 1/4" NPT Female (pneumatic version only)
Max. Operating Pressure: 100 PSI (pneumatic version only)
Weight: 50 lbs - Electric
            49 lbs - Pneumatic
Dimensions: 27"W x 13"D x 17"H

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