When you’re operating low-pressure machine tools, you may not be giving filtration the attention it deserves. If you or your employees are using machines powered by diesel, knowing how the coolant filtration system works can help you determine when service or new filters are necessary.
The Coolant Filtration System in Manufacturing
All central coolant filtration systems requires a filtration system to keep oil and solids from damaging filtration ability. Having a well-maintained system will reduce waste and keep workers safe through accurate delivery and lowered consumption of coolant. There are a variety of specific filtration types including centralized systems, machining filtration systems and general filtration systems.
How a Central Coolant Filtration System Works
The most common type of coolant filtration system involves collecting the used, dirty fluid in one specific tank. The tank collects dirty fluid as well as chips, thanks in part to a conveyor in the system that collects the chips as they accumulate at the bottom of the tank. Afterward, the liquid is strained through a mesh-lined drum to remove chips from the fluid. The cleaned fluid can then move into a clean coolant tank where it can be pressurized and returned to the machines within the system
Considerations for a Coolant Filtration System
When choosing a filtration system, there are a number of factors to be aware of. Your application’s flow requirements will have a significant impact on the size of the tanks, drums and pumps you’ll require in your filtration system. The size of the tank affects how long it will take for chips to fall to the bottom and be raked away, and larger tanks also improve the rate at which heat dissipates. Some systems collect chips at one single point, while others use multiple drums to make chip collection speedier for larger filtration jobs.
Choosing the Right System Manufacturer
There are a surprising number of filtration system manufacturers to choose from, so be sure you know the specifications associated with your needs. Doing so will help you narrow down providers by the features you need and will also make it easier to stay within your budget. Choosing the wrong filtration system can result in power consumption problems if you choose one too large, and your system won’t perform to your needs if it isn’t high-powered enough. Finding a filtration provider you trust is an essential part of keeping your equipment in proper working order, so don’t be afraid to consult professionals in your search for the right system.