In view of a growing variety of options, shorter delivery times and ever-increasing output quantities, the international competitiveness of automotive manufacturers and suppliers is ensured by short cycle times coupled with high parts quality and production precision. Efficiency and reliability during parts cleaning are among the crucial success factors. The filters used in industrial washing processes have a direct influence on the required quality and quantity of engine component processing. Customised cleaning plants with powerful filter systems guarantee optimal, reproducible cleaning results and the necessary profitability. For more than three years the Maxflow concept from GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG has proven successful in the automotive industry. The sector is increasingly seeking compact filter solutions with high throughput at low component contamination. As a space-saving filter unit with impressive filtration performance, the Maxflow system fulfils these requirements. In addition, it offers chip removal by type without interruption of the filtration process.