Monthly Archives: February 2017

Why Your Company Needs A Mist Collector

From large machinery air quality, successful companies understand that pragmatic safeguards are necessary in order to protect their workers from the dangers that are inherent to industrial environments. Oftentimes, these safeguards not only protect workers’ health, they have a significant positive impact on the efficiency of the process. Companies that choose to invest in these safeguards help keep their employees safe and can make more money in the process.

Improved Workplace Health

When coolants and oils are sprayed onto parts during cutting, honing, and grinding processes, oil mist is released into the air. If good mist collectors are not installed, this oily mist will leave the machine and escape into the air. As can be easily deduced, this mist is not healthy for humans to breathe. Limiting lung exposure to this byproduct of CNC machining has a measured benefit on workers’ health. In addition to the respiratory issues that can result from the inhalation of oil mist, long term exposure can cause skin disease. The current OSHA standard for mineral oil in air is 5 mg/m3. Air passed through HEPA filters generally has 0.5 mg/m3 of oil mist, 10X below OSHA standards.

Mist collectors are commonly mounted to the cutting machine, and prevent oil mists from entering shop air. HEPA filters can prevent this from happening by removing most particulate from the air stream.

Improved Maintenance & Efficiency

Filtra-Systems has designed coolant filtration systems for industrial applications for decades, which is why we understand the need for robust solutions that require little maintenance to ensure optimum output with little downtime. Systems that lack mist collectors must address maintenance problems with mist that accumulates on the walls, floors, and machines. Just as importantly, systems that lack mist collectors must spend money on additional coolant to add to the system in order to make up for the volume  that is lost to the air. Both of these issues can cost a company time and mone

The Filtra-Systems Advantage

Filtra-Systems Gen II Mist Collectors have several distinct advantages over competing collectors. The vast majority of coolant can be returned to the machine because it is mounted directly to the CNC machine, before any ductwork. The centrifugal separator protects the disposable HEPA filter, minimizing the cost of replacement media and downtime during change outs.

Designed with our customers in mind, our oil mist collector will improve your company’s bottom line and protect the health of your workers.

Customized Filtration Solutions: Mining & Chemical Industries

To ensure that all companies involved in the mining and chemical industries have access to the necessary industrial water filtration systems, Filtra-Systems has been working with their clients on a continual basis to promote accuracy and sustainability. Since no two clients’ needs are the same, Filtra-Systems offers customized filtration solutions that fit our customers’ needs.

Different Types Of Mining And Chemical Solutions

Filtra-Systems is a filtration company that has been seeing to our clients’ diverse needs by means of custom engineered filtration systems for years. Because of our customer’s fluctuating demands, Filtra-Systems has tailored our systems to be compatible with the systems of our clients, thus ensuring that every filter technology is used with its required applications. Available solutions include:

Customized Filtration Solutions And Its Many Perks

Solutions depend entirely on what filtration system is being used. The proper filtration solutions are necessary in order to optimize the unique needs of a company. Water filtration companies that create innovative technology based on current industrial filtration system trends are the companies that bear choosing when it comes to mining and chemical needs. Each product must be thoroughly tested and built with the most optimal information and technology; once the industrial water filtration meets that criteria, it can be customized to any company’s exact needs.

Improve Operating Efficiency Through Custom Filtration Solutions

Each filter will vary depending on the company in question. Filtra-Systems has worked with a broad range of clientele over a considerable span of time, and this has given us a thorough understanding of how to optimize workflow through the use of customized filtration systems. Understandably, certain companies have concerns about specific applications, all of which can be solved through the services of a custom filtration systems company like Filtra-Systems.

When used correctly and for specific purposes, an industrial filtration system can have a highly beneficial impact on the efficiency of an operation as a whole. Filtra-Systems understands this, which is why we tailor each of their filtration systems to our customer’s needs, using state of the art technology. For companies looking to optimize their workflow, Filtra-Systems is the company to call.

Exploring The Benefits Of Walnut Shell Media Filters

Here at Filtra-Systems, we seek to overcome the limits of regular bed type industrial water filters. In doing so, we leverage a maximum efficiency design for bed regeneration, which is utilized in both the STiR Walnut Shell Filter and Hydromation Deep Bed Filter. The design, construction, and application of these walnut shell filters are a direct result of our company’s attention to customer feedback throughout over thirty years of operation. The Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter is now used in hundreds of applications worldwide, in a variety of settings. This post will explain why industries should consider gravitating toward these walnut shell filters.

A Truly Unique System

Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filters are unique in that their media scrubbing cycle wholly regenerates the filter media during every backwash cycle, through a process that is automatically initiated. This occurs in cases when the filter bed becomes laden with contaminants. The backwash is signaled by an automatic preset time notification or when an increase in filter bed pressure differential is observed.

A Leader In The Chemical And Mining Filtration Fields

Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filters are field leaders in the mining and chemical industries. These walnut shell filters are deep bed, downflow media filters that are made for oily industrial water filtration. The way that these systems work is as follows:

  • Liquid passes through the media bed
  • All oil and solids are effectively trapped in the bed
  • These oils and solids can easily be backwashed away from the media bed through Filtra-Systems patented rotating media scrubber design
  • Chemicals, surfactants, and air sparging cycles are unnecessary for the backwash to function properly

The Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter is a demonstration of the best available technology when it comes to backwashing the media bed. The design of the backwash assembly also allows for the building of large horizontal units that can treat extremely high flow rates.

Operation

Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filters are normally applied to eliminate insoluble hydrocarbons and suspended solids from oily wastewater, plant process water, cooling water, and groundwater in low to high water volume filtration applications. Additionally, these walnut shell filters remove and treat oily residues, suspended solids, and metal hydroxides from industrial water in power generation, chemical, petrochemical, and metalworking applications. Also, Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filters offer industries the removal of suspended solids and hydrocarbons by increasing the throughput efficiency of conventional grade mixed-media or sand filters.

Customized To Customer Needs

In addition to all of its standard benefits, the Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter is entirely customized to customer needs. Regardless of specific on-site requirements, Filtra-Systems provides all clients with the optimal size of filter unit. The Filtra-System support system is also optimally set up, with lab analysis, engineering, installation, and customer support available worldwide.

If you don’t have any experience with walnut shell filtration, contact Filtra-Systems for more information on the benefits of the Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter.

Why You Should Choose The Verti-Press

By far one of Filtra-Systems’ most highly touted products, the Verti-Press Tower Filter Press is ideal for the dewatering needs of several chemical and industrial mineral companies. Some of the heavy industry companies that use this dewatering filtration system are Kodak and Dofasco. The Verti-Press’ signature characteristic is its vertically stacked columns, allowing for a minimal footprint. Sacrificing footprint does not mean cutting quality, as the Verti-Press produces dry and impressively solid cakes as well as a high wash efficiency.

DESIGN

The Verti-Press features a stacked design that, while simple, will allow companies to use their plant’s vertical space for their operational needs. Tower filter presses take up far less horizontal space than traditional filter presses, meaning that there is more effective plant area. A manufacturing or processing plant inherently comes with a lot of moving parts, both mechanical and human. The implementation of vertical filtration systems such as the Verti-Press can potentially be a key practice for employers looking to minimize safety risks in the workplace.

EASY MAINTENANCE

There are only a small number of moving parts belonging to the Verti-Press, which means that company leaders can save a considerable amount of money on energy and maintenance costs. On top of all that, the individual chambers found in the Verti-Press can easily be isolated, which allows for routine maintenance to be scheduled entirely at the manager’s convenience.

HOW IT WORKS

Using a diaphragm, the Verti-Press squeezes the liquid mechanically from solid cakes. Once all of the liquid is pressed out, the remaining dry cakes potentially contain up to 94% solids. Depending on the processing or manufacturing plant in question, a specified dryness might be needed for optimal processes. This is an operational system that allows plants to meet a myriad of requirements at all times.

YIELD

Through its operation, which combines full automation with high-speed cycling, the Verti-Press Tower Filter Press emerges with an extremely high solids output. Thanks to its design, the Verti-Press can maximize efficiency in manufacturing plants by running a dewatering cycle as low as five minutes.

Already known for delivering exemplary products such as the Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter, Filtra-Systems is proud to offer the Verti-Press as a versatile, reliable solution for companies that need an efficient way to wash and dewater slurries. If minimizing footprint and workplace safety risks without compromising yield is a priority, then the Verti-Press would seem like the very best option to commit to. The helpful support staff at Filtra-Systems are ready to provide aid to all inquirers. Filtra-Systems has proven time and again how possible it is to find a cost-effective solution for any company looking to drastically improve their operational efficiency.

Central Machine Tool Coolant Filtration Systems Customized For Your Applications

As a world leader in industrial filtration systems, Filtra-Systems has collaborated with a number of customers during a business run that exceeds 30 years. When it comes to coolant filtration systems  meant for industrial use, there aren’t many more relevant options than Filtra-Systems. By designing and customizing filtration systems over the years, Filtra-Systems has acquired the type of experience that all industrial leaders should gravitate towards when it comes to their coolant filtration needs. Filtra-Systems offers various types of coolant filters, each meant to fit the specific needs of the customer in question. Some of these options include pressure, vacuum, and magnetic filters. Filtra-Systems central machine tool coolant filtration systems are built to offer complete central coolant filtration systems and coolant filters which operate at the required temperature, flow rate, pressure, and clarity.

HISTORY

Traditionally, central coolant filtration systems were placed below the level of the plant floor, in galleries or pits. Back in those days, floor trenches were used to transfer the dirty coolant from the machine tool to the coolant filter, which by necessity was located in a pit, under the sloping trench’s end.

MODERN USE

These days, the large majority of central filtration installations are carried out right on the plant floor. This installation method does away with the trench; the pit must also be lined and officially deemed a confined space. In cases where a central coolant filtration system is located on the plant floor, managers have the option to arrange operations based on current needs.

DESIGN

In almost all cases, the design of a central coolant filtration system is entirely dependent on a series of customer specifications, which include the following:

  • Chip Load
  • Pressure
  • Flow Rate
  • Temperature
  • Clarity Requirements
  • Preference for In Floor or Above Floor Design
  • Preference for Vacuum or Pressure Filters
  • Preference for Permanent Media or Disposable Filters
  • Component Specifications

Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind about Filtra-Systems’ central machine tool coolant filtration systems is that they are entirely customizable. No two coolant filter applications are designed the same; each is built to suit a customer’s specific needs. With thirty patented products designed and built over more than 30 years of business operations, Filtra-Systems understands the myriad needs that come with coolant filtration, and we manufacture our products accordingly.

Recycling Waste Water With Industrial Water Filtration

Aside from proactively contributing to a greener company and environment, industrial water filtration can actually help your business be more efficient as well. Recycling wastewater helps to continually lower costs, which allows you to focus your efforts on the more important areas of your company. When you invest in an industrial water filtration system, you not only invest in your financial well-being, but also in your overall efficiency and quality.

Industrial wastewater treatments remove suspended solids, oils and other contaminants so only clean, reusable water is used. Filtra-Systems can provide filtration equipment so that the quality of your water and the way you remove waste meets the requirements of your industry. Recycling wastewater also ensures that heavy manufacturing plants will continue to produce enough water volume for productivity, while reducing costs associated with purchasing fresh water.

High-quality industrial water filtration systems from Filtra-Systems are an asset that can make a huge difference in productivity for your company. Our technologies introduce new ways to purify water for industrial facilities across the country. Water filters can reduce disposal costs and allow for reuse of process water. Many other cost benefits can be achieved through the implementation of a filter system.

Filtra-Systems provides filtration systems that allow for efficient usage of water in your industry. Each filter is custom-designed to remove specific contaminants to suit your company’s operational needs. Cartridge filters, filter presses, bag filters, and walnut shell filters are some important filter options, and each solution is truly customizable.

Contact a Filtra-Systems professional to discuss the options for recycling wastewater for your needs. Our team will make it easy for you to find a cost effective industrial water filtration solution.

An Overview Of Coolant Filtration Methods

Filtra-Systems has a position as a world leader in industrial filtration systems. This means that we have worked with thousands of customers to create custom filtration systems for their specific needs. Our variety in experience allows us to understand that solutions look different depending on the type of application that is in place.

This is precisely why we offer a variety of coolant filtration systems to fit the needs of our customers, including vacuum, pressure, gravity, magnetic, and bag filters. Our central machine tool coolant filtration systems are designed to provide coolant filters and complete central coolant filtration systems that perform at the optimum pressure, flow rate, temperature, and clarity that is required for each individual operation.

As a worldwide leader in the custom engineered industrial water and coolant filtration system industry, Filtra-Systems has installed over 16,000 filtration systems around the world since we originated in 1979. Filtra-Systems’ industrial water purification methods have been proven time and again thanks to our skilled team of engineers and designers. We design each of our new CNC machine tool coolant filters to the specific needs and requirements of our customers. We partner with our customers from the initial stages of testing and design through the engineering phase, all the way to the installation and continuing maintenance and service.

We are proud of our quality products and strive to make your company as successful and satisfied by our products as all of our current customers. Research and development is a huge focus at Filtra-Systems.

Contact us today to learn about how we can help provide you with a safe, reliable, and efficient system for your specific needs.