From large machinery air quality, successful companies understand realistic safeguards are needed to protect their workers from the dangers that are inherent to industrial environments.
Oftentimes, these safeguards not only protect workers’ health, but they also have a significant positive impact on the efficiency of your process.
Companies that choose to invest in these safeguards help keep their employees safe and can make more money in the process.
Iron-Clad Ways To Improved Workplace Health
As is often the case, 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.
Don’t be mislead, this mist is not healthy for humans to breathe.
Limiting lung exposure to this byproduct of CNC machining has measured benefits for your 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 regularly 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.
Impressive Maintenance & Efficiency
Filtra-Systems has designed coolant filtration systems for industrial applications for almost 40 years, which is why we appreciate the need for robust solutions that require little maintenance to ensure optimum output with little downtime.
Systems that lack mist collectors increase maintenance problems because mist 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 lost to the air. Both of these issues can cost a company time, money and many other headaches.
Discover 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.
Contact us today and make your mist collection make an impact.