Parker Hannifin Announces a New Patent Under the BHA® Product Portfolio  

A patented connector that allows customers to replace their 8, 9, and 10-meter bags with pleated filters offering many performance benefits.

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, April 22, 2020 – The Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced a patented connector to be used with pleated filter elements. The connector allows two, two-meter pleated filters to be joined together without the use of any tools, installation is trouble-free.

This product development provides customers more options to better manage their baghouse filtration systems. Today the media width constrains the length of a filter, the longest pleated filter will be about two meters. Now using this connector Parker can convert a customer using 8, 9, and 10 meter long bags and cages to a pleated filter and they will realize all of the benefits pleated filters offer:

  • Reduced air-to-cloth ratios 

  • Lower operating differential pressure 

  • Energy savings 

  • Higher production output 

  • Easy installation and removal of filters


“Providing our customers with products that improve their baghouse maintenance and performance is rewarding,” said Jeff Canfield, Senior Product Engineer, Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division. “We worked with one of our power generation customers on this project and they were delighted with the energy savings and longer filter life using pleated products and the filter connector.”

The patented connector was developed in Parker’s Industrial Filter Test Lab and Customer Experience Center that opened in 2018 in Slater, MO. Learn more about the industrial BHA® filters and accessories at or call us today and speak with a technical account manager to determine if this product will benefit your plant, +1 800 821 2222.

This patent is known as U.S. Patent US-US 10,195,559 B2.


About  Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation (IGFG) Division

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