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.
At Filtra-Systems, we are engineering new products that will increase health and production standards for the various industries we serve. Today, we want to talk to you about our mist collector systems that will help conserve your coolant. Before we talk about our mist collector and coolant filtration systems, let’s talk about how this machinery works in order to better understand the benefits.
When coolants and oils are sprayed onto parts, oil mist is released into the vicinity. Inhalation of this oil mist can cause long-term health problems. When members of your workforce are exposed to this mist regularly, it is common for respiratory issues to arise, cause by the exposure to the mist. We know how important it is to conserve coolant through filtration, but we also know how important the health of your workforce is. The long term effects can generate serious concerns including skin disease, and therefore OSHA has requirements for mineral oil in air exposed to workers.
A mist collector is used to remove the oil from air using a centrifugal separation system. After doing this, the droplets are then gravity-drained back in to the machine tool, decreasing the overall loss of coolant. Not only is this process economically beneficial, but environmentally sound as well. During this process, there are no active moving parts. Therefore, excess maintenance is not required for this particular mist collection technology.
Another added benefit of our mist collection systems is the reduced maintenance of the surrounding area. This same oil mist accumulates on walls, floors, and machines and because of this causes the workers in the area to be subject to not only health hazards but a dirty workplace. Filtra-Systems Gen II Mist Collectors are mounted to the cutting machine and prevent oil mists from entering the workplace air.
If you are in charge of a workforce, health is always a top priority. Keeping your workers safe is first and foremost. What if you could not only keep them safe but protect the health of your workforce? At Filtra-Systems, we take pride in engineering safe and efficient technology. We want our customers to enjoy our products without the risk of incurring any health issues. That is why we have designed the Coolant Mist Collector, which can improve the health of your workforce.
Our Mist Collector uses centrifugal separation to remove oil mist from the air. The oil mist droplets are gravity-drained back into the machine, decreasing the overall coolant losses. This also reduces the cost of coolant make-up costs. This piece of machinery is unique because at this stage it does not require moving parts, like other centrifugal mist collectors do. Due to the non-moving parts, maintenance is reduced.
During the process of coolants/oils being sprayed onto parts, mist is released into the air. This oil mist is known to cause long-term health problems. These are experienced by your workforce, who are exposed to this mist on a daily basis. Respiratory issues are commonly related to the exposure of oil mist. Long term effects are typically more severe and can include skin diseases. The current OSHA requirement for mineral oil in air exposed to workers is a maximum of 5 g/m3. Mist often collects on the walls, machines, floors, etc.
As for the improvement of your workforce’s health, the Coolant Mist Collector has you covered. Our mist collector prevents mist from entering the air due to its design. Our collectors are mounted to the cutting machine which prevents the mist from entering the workplace and endangering the workforce.
Improve the health of your workforce with our Coolant Mist Collector! The health and safety benefits, in addition to the process benefits and savings combine to greatly improve your manufacturing setting. Contact us today!