ZME Series

Medium-Pressure Spin-On Filter Elements


Zinga pressure filters provide in-line system protection for sensitive system components like servo valves, pressure Spin-on filters are used as process and safety filters to protect individual pumps, valves or the entire hydraulic circuit from contamination as measured per ISO 4406. 


  • Diameter: 3.7”
  • Mounting Thread: 1 3/8” -12 UN
  • Pressure: 500 PSI Max. Operating
  • ∆Pmax Cellulose: 80 PSID
  • ∆Pmax Z-Glass: 100 PSID
  • Temperature: Up to +250°F Operating
  • Applications: Petroleum-based fluids


  • Suction filters 
  • On the return circuit, for mounting on the line or on the tank cover 
  • In-line for low and medium pressure applications 
  • mowers
  • tow trucks
  • truck-mounted aerial lifts and cranes
  • pavers
  • compactors
  • wood splitters and chippers
  • trenchers
  • utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). 


Part NumberParticle SizeNominal RatingAbsolute RatingCan Color / ImprintMedia TypeOverall Height
ZME055 Micronß<4µ(c) = 2ß<4µ(c) = 75     ß5µ(c) = 200White / GreenZ-Glass5.8”
ZME1616 Micronß<4µ(c) = 2ß10µ(c) = 75     ß14µ(c) = 200White / RedZ-Glass5.8”
ZME16L16 Micronß<4µ(c) = 2ß10µ(c) = 75     ß14µ(c) = 200White / RedZ-Glass8.5”

Application Data

  • Reference:
    • ßXµ(c) = 2 represents 50% efficiency at Particle Size (Nominal Rating)
    • ßXµ(c) = 75 represents 98.7% efficiency at Particle Size (Absolute Rating)
    • ßXµ(c) = 200 represents 99.5% efficiency at Particle Size
  • Application: Petroleum-based fluids. Consult factory for synthetic fluids
  • Caution: Do not use ZME Series filter elements on internal combustion engines.

Zinga Filter Media Types

Z-Glass Media

Multi-Layered, non-woven glass media that provides the highest levels of depth filtration efficiency and capacity. Higher capacity means longer service life. Coupled with a steel support mesh, Z-Glass can withstand higher differential pressures.

Cellulose Media

Traditional paper based media that provides a nominal level of depth filtration and capacity. Used with petroleum-based fluids only. Some grades of cellulose include a layered glass fiber substrate to provide more efficiency.

AquaZorb Media

Water absorbing cellulose based media designed specifically to absorb and retain free water from petroleum-based fluids. Commonly used in offline systems, AquaZorb will operate until it is fully saturated and ultimately curtail flow through the media. A system by-pass valve and service gauge is recommended when using AquaZorb.

Stainless Steel Mesh

Woven in a variety of precision patterns, stainless steel mesh provides a basic surface type filtration with very low differential pressure. Applications include pump protection and “last chance” valve protection. Stainless steel mesh can be serviced by ultrasonic cleaning. (30: 560µ, 60: 280µ, 100: 141µ, 200:75µ, 200×1400: 10µ)

Compatible Spin-on Filter Heads

DHF Series Spin-On Filter Heads with ∆P Indicator Option

Flows Up To: 35 GPM

Port Sizes: 3/4” NPTF; 1” NPTF; 1 1/16”-12UN (SAE-12); 1 5/16”-12UN (SAE-16)

Pressure: 500 PSI Maximum Operating; 1000 PSI Static Burst

Temperature: Up to +200°F

Filters: ME & ZME Series

Assembly Fatigue Strength: 100,000 cycles @ 0-500 PSI, 300,000 cycles @ 0-400 PSI, 1,000,000 cycles @ 0-350 PSI

Applications: Petroleum-based fluids; consult factory for synthetic fluids