Monthly Archives: October 2013

ChangAN Ford Sigma Fox Engine Program – Central Coolant & Chip Handling Systems

ChangAN Ford purchased Central Coolant Systems & Chip Handling Systems for the Block Honing and Crank Machining and Grinding departments which produce I4 Sigma and I3 Fox Engines at its Chongquing, China manufacturing facility.

Filtra-Systems Company was selected by ChangAN Ford because of its expertise in providing multiple, full engine assembly production lines with custom engineered filtration and chip handling systems.  Past Filtra-Systems designed systems used in engine assembly line projects showed capabilities of being able to support a 20 year expected life cycle, which is expected to amount to 8 million engines.  This reputation of quality and experience was a major factor ChangAN Ford was looking for when awarding the project.  Filtra-Systems Company is also ISO 9002 certified.

The scope of supply consisted of the following:

For the Block Honing application for Sigma and Fox:
+++– One (1) Hydro-Vac Filtration System
++++++– Model HV-4D
++++++– Complete with two (2) 17-Bag Filters
++++++– Services 8 CNC Machines
++++++– Coolant flow rate of 100 m3/hr
+++– One (1) Hydro-Vac Filtration System
++++++– Model HV-4D
++++++– Complete with two (2) 8-Bag Filters
++++++– Services 4 CNC Machines
++++++– Coolant flow rate of 55 m3/hr
+++– Two (2) Magne-Tight FSMB-1.5 Magnetic Separator
+++– Five (5) Chip Handling Dumping Stations
+++– Nine (9) Chip Handling Carts (Dump Station compatible)
+++– Seven (7) Chip Handling Gondolas
+++– Temperature Control of Coolant
+++– Supply & Return Piping

For the Crank Machining & Grinding application:
+++– One (1) Double Hydro-Vac Filtration System
++++++– HV-6D
++++++– Complete with two (2) 23-Bag Filters
++++++– Services 24 CNC Machines
++++++– Coolant flow rate of 750 m3/hr
+++– One (1) Magne-Tight FSMB-10W Magnetic Separator
+++– Two (2) Chip Handling Dumping Stations
+++– Nine (9) Chip Handling Carts (Dump Station compatible)
+++– Seven (7) Chip Handling Gondolas
+++– Temperature Control of Coolant
+++– Supply & Return Piping

Filtra-Systems was able to deliver these systems as scheduled by utilizing both manufacturing centers located near Nashville, Tennessee (USA) and Suzhou, China.

Filtration training and service support was also provided to ChangAN Ford.  Dual language service and maintenance manuals were provided to the plant.

Filtra-Systems offices in Suzhou allow for convenient support for this facility, and will continue to provide filtration systems to companies in China, India and Asia.