Are you grinding, honing, lapping, or any other type of machining the creates micron sized metal chips? Are you using paper filters to clean the swarf that comes off of your machines? Go paperless.
With Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI) magnetic filters you can do just that. MPI has a number of magnetic filters that will complete remove all of the micron sized metal chips from your fluids. From the economical, in-line Eco Filters, to the fully automatic AutoMag, MPI can solve your problems. In most cases, the payback in savings over paper media is under 1 year, not to mention how much better it is for the environment.
One customer that was using a centerless grinder to grind needle bearing rolls was having a hard time maintaining the 1.5 RMS spec. called for on the print. They suspected the problem was metal fines in the coolant, but the paper filters they were using just were not getting them out. If they changed to a finer screen, it would just bog down the process, and add a huge cost to the operation. MPI installed an Eco Mag in line right before the coolant came out of the coolant nozzle, and immediately they were able to hold a .7 RMS.
The way the Eco Mag is designed, absolutely nothing metallic, no matter how small, can get past the magnet. It’s also designed with a patent pending magnetic circuit design so that it cannot clog, and there is no pressure drop in the fluid flow. It’s easy to clean too. Since the bulb is on top , when it’s time to clean it, all of the coolant drains back into the sump, so when you take it off the bulb you don’t have a bulb full of coolant like you do in traditional filters. Once you have cleaned the magnet all you have left is a semi-dry metallic material – no need to dispose of dirty cartridges.
If you really want to clean and filter the whole sump you need the MPI XCC – Xtreme Coolant Cleaner. Nothing gets past this thing! With a durable stainless steel cleaning surface, this unit will not wear out. This is a continuous cleaning magnetic separator. It works by removing grinding swarf form the coolant flow and then it deposits it directly into a disposal bin. As the swarf is taken out, the fluids go back into the reservoir tank. As the pictures below show, typical oily swarf is shown before and after cleaning by the XCC. Watch the video to see for yourself the XCC in use.
Give us a call at 800-233-9366 and let us know if you would like to see how MPI can help you “go paperless”.