FILTRATION Month continues as we turn to the critical problem of mist collection. Since we are returning the metalworking fluid to the tank, this is a filtration step. But first, what happens when you let Engineers name products? You get a lot of products named "Max X, Super X, Master X, Easy X and stuff like that. The Engineer that named this product obviously never had to pick up his wife's tampons at a convenience store. I would argue that it would be money
Two conventional filter systems for metalworking fluids are vacuum filters and gravity bed filters. Both types of filters use non-woven fabric filter media to remove solids from the liquid. However, there is a significant difference between them. Not only in principal of operation but also in the usage, and cost. Gravity bed systems are better suited to low flow requirements and filtering larger contaminants.
The LOSMA MASTER Series provides a range of high-efficiency metalworking fluid filtration systems able to treat between 400 to 2000 liters of water-based emulsions or 200 and 1000 liters of neat oil per minute containing both metallic and non-metallic particles. Compared to other flat bed filters of the same capacity, overall dimensions of LOSMA MASTER are significantly smaller and can achieve greater levels of filtration.
The vacuum filter can be a cost efficient and versatile method for removing solid particles from metalworking fluids. The filter pump creates a 0.3 bar differential pressure across the filter media so that flow rate and filtration quality far exceeds that of gravity type filters. The filter may be equipped with disposable media and/or a permanent belt to reduce disposal cost.
Unfortunately, separating metal fines from your metalworking fluid is not as easy for you as it is for this guy. During FILTRATION MONTH at METALWORKING FLUID MAGAZINE, you have seen sump suckers, coalescers, centrifuges, cyclones, skimmers, and filter beds. Magnetic conveyors and prefilters are another conventional method of filtering magnetic fines from metalworking fluid tank
Magnetic filtration is still one of the best filtration options for Metalworking Fluids. PRAB's line of magnetic separators employ high-intensity ferrite or rare earth magnets within a fully energized rotating drum to continuously remove ferrous particles from the flow of liquid. These systems are often used as a pre-filter to limit contaminants reaching subsequent filtration equipment.
Fluid Maintenance Solutions offers an innovative alternative to conventional metalworking fluid filtration through IFDR technology. Designed and developed by RBM di Battistutta of Italy, IFDR solutions have benefited Italian manufacturers since 2006 and have been brought to the UK by Fluid Maintenance Solutions (FMS), who are the sole UK agents for this step change in technology.
ChipBLASTER Media Free Filter System is designed to run operator and problem free. No gravity feed bed media material to deal with. Instead, the ChipBLASTER continually filters fluids through the large capacity centrifuge for high-pressure and low-pressure metalworking fluids. Metalworking fluid is pressure fed by the transfer pump to the inlet.