Even though Alfdex was established as late as in 2002 the story started long ago. In 1877 the Swedish inventor Gustav de Laval demonstrated his idea of using the centrifugal force to separate cream from milk. De Laval’s idea has over the years created one of Sweden’s largest companies – Alfa Laval.
Separating a liquid from a gas through centrifugal separators
In 1997 a couple of leading engine manufacturers approached Alfa Laval in the search for a technology to clean crankcase gases from combustion engines. Here the embryo to Alfdex was born, since it was the first time centrifugal separators were used to separate a liquid from a gas.
Alfa Laval + Haldex
Soon truck manufacturers became aware of the new application since they were now facing tougher emission legislation. As this was a new market segment for Alfa Laval, with very different demands, the company decided to find a competent partner already well-known to the automotive industry. Haldex became the number one choice.
Alfa Laval and Haldex agreed to jointly develop and market separators for cleaning crankcase gases from combustion engines, primarily for medium and heavy trucks. Today almost all truck manufacturers in North America and Europe are using this product – now branded the Alfdex g-Cleaner.
Greener by g-Technology
We have a strong innovative spirit in our company and we are summarizing this as the concept of g-Technology. The “g” originates from the natural g-forces used in the g-Cleaner. In a wider sense it also stands for “green” since everything we do is aiming at benefitting Mother Nature. Our technical experts are constantly looking outside the box to explore new applications for customers with an urgent need to reduce the environmental impact.
A wider scope of sustainable solutions
We are not resting on our laurels. As the next step, we are now introducing the Alfdex g-Heater for battery temperature management and cab heating. It is designed for all types of drivelines in heavy duty trucks. Offering total fuel flexibility, high efficiency, and increased driving range by up to 20%. This new product is based on one single mission: the produce zero emissions!
You have a problem? Talk to us!
We know that many customers are determined to reduce their environmental impact. The g-Cleaner and the g-Heater are perfect examples of what can be achieved in that area. And they are just the start of our journey. Our technical experts are determined to further develop our innovative g-Technology to also benefit other demanding applications. Maybe you have a challenge we can help you sort out as well?