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Barnes International, Inc. acquires the HydroFlow Filtration Group from Eriez Inc.

November 1st, 2018

Barnes International, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the HydroFlow Filtration Group from Eriez Manufacturing Company as part of its on-going 110th year growth strategy. HydroFlow was formed in 1986 by a group of filtration professionals with extensive experience in the application, design and manufacturing of industrial filtration equipment.

HydroFlow’s years of application experience combined with their comprehensive product line enables the ability to offer practical solutions to customers in the metal working industry. In 2010, Hydroflow became part of Eriez Magnetics, Erie PA.

HydroFlow is a leader in permanent media vacuum filter technology. With its long history of providing outstanding quality and service, the Star Filter equipment is installed in all major Aerospace manufacturers, leading US automotive and auto parts manufacturers as well as Energy and Metal Working industries. “The combination of the Barnes industry leading grinding and chip filters with the HydroFlow Star Filter’s technology is the perfect fit. This will allow us to offer a full range of solutions to our customers throughout all industries,” states William W. Kirchner, President of Barnes International, Inc.

The Star Filter is a patented, automatic system using a pump to draw liquid through a permanent media element (see picture above) with an optional feed of cellulose filter-aid for extra fine filtration. Can obtain filtration as low as 1-3 microns dependent on application. This allows us to also filter materials like glass and carbide particles as well as the normal alloys, aluminum and steel applications.

HydroFlow will become a division of Barnes International, Inc. Tom Cassese will continue to lead the Technical /Sales Team for the full integration of this product line into the Barnes offerings. Other key HydroFlow personnel will become part of the Barnes team to continue to provide high quality service and engineering to our customers.

“Barnes is proud of its history as a leader in the machine tool industry. As we look to our future, we are building on that reputation as we become the industry leading full solution filtration company,” states David Gollob, CEO of Barnes International, Inc.

Barnes International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality industrial coolant filtration equipment and systems. Since 1907, Barnes International’s history of technological leadership has been a key factor in its success.