Why Coolant Filters Are A Must For CNC Machining Applications

There are many reasons why your shop floor would use the latest in CNC coolant filtration systems to help keep the coolant system working properly.

Most folks in the industry are well aware of how much money coolant filtration systems can save a company over the course of a year and the lifetime of each machine. But this is only the beginning because filtration companies such as Filtra-Systems move towards the creation of systems that are more effective and efficient using a wide range of filtration mediums.

Poor Filtration Costs Time And Money

The simple reality is that in today’s manufacturing environment of ever-tightening budgets, the use of a poor-quality CNC coolant filter can lead to a range of problems.

Among the worst of these are the risk of metallic fines ending up in the coolant and the growth of bacteria.

A buildup of metallic fines within the coolant not only reduces the quality of machined parts, but also leads to accelerated wear throughout the machinery, causing damage to the pump, nozzles, and potentially the machine tool.

Why Not Do Things The Right Way?

Today’s machine industry is running machinery that operates faster and is working with metals that are more abrasive than those cut in the past. All of this places a huge demand on the coolant, and therefore the CNC coolant filter system.

Quite simply, it has become more necessary for modern coolant filtration systems to provide extremely stable and reliable performance.

There was a time when a machining facility might be able to get away with a CNC coolant filtration system that was cobbled together using parts from a variety of manufacturers or systems. In today’s high pressure, high-speed machining environment where extreme precision is more important than ever, this type of system is no longer good enough.

At Filtra-Systems, we offer turnkey chip processing and coolant filtration systems designed to provide your facility with continuous operation.

The reality is, whether you are manufacturing engine blocks, camshafts, axles, or any one of thousands of other products, our CNC coolant filters are designed to provide your machines with the cleanest possible coolant at all times.

Your Company, Your Coolant Filtration System

At Filtra-Systems we understand that no two clients have the same needs. To guarantee that we meet your specific needs, we offer you both central coolant systems and stand-alone units built to meet your requirements.

All these CNC coolant filter systems can be customized to meet your needs using pressure, vacuum, magnetic, and bag filters to ensure every drop of coolant sent back to your machines is as pure as possible.

The way we look at it, we’re here to help you keep your operating costs under control by reducing the wear and tear on your machinery. We accomplish this by providing the highest level of coolant filtration possible at all times.

Call us now, 248-427-9090 and we’ll help you get the perfect CNC coolant filter system faster and easier than ever before.

Filtra-Systems Receives Ford Supplier Achievement Award

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Filtra-Systems Vice President Keith Bratten receives the Supplier Achievement Award from Ford Executive Engineer

Filtra-Systems has received the Ford Achievement in Supplier Efficiency Award for Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence.

This is the culmination of a long working relationship with Ford, which has resulted in the delivery of many filtration systems around the world.

Featured projects that have been completed with Ford Motor Company can be seen here:
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How You Can Benefit From A Professional Review Of Your Industrial Wastewater Filtration Requirements

Are you at fault?

When your facility generates industrial wastewater, you must have at least some form of industrial water filtration system to ensure that you are not pumping industrial waste into the environment.

Over the past few decades in the US, the EPA has imposed increasingly strict rules with regard to the release of industrial waste into streams, rivers, lakes, and waterways. If you are not using the right wastewater filters, you could find yourself in a violation of a number of regulations.

Using a professional review of your filtration requirements is the best way to ensure that you are in full compliance.

Benefits of a Professional Review: Where is Your Waste Coming From?

Do you know exactly how much wastewater your facility produces, and where it’s coming from and where it’s going?

It’s important to have a professional inspector come to your facility and examine your entire operation and all processes to determine the source of your waste.

How Much Wastewater Are You Producing?

It’s also your job to know exactly how much industrial wastewater you are producing at any given moment. You should know exactly how much clean water is coming into your facility and how much wastewater is leaving it.

An inspector can work with you to determine these figures down to the gallon. They can ensure that your industrial water filtration system has the required capacity to fully treat all of the wastewater that your facility generates.

Are You Using the Right Filtration Media?

Perhaps the most important factor to consider with wastewater filtration is ensuring that you have the right industrial water filtration media for your process.

At Filtra-Systems our industrial water filtration systems make use of a wide range of filtration media, including pressure, vacuum, and bag filters. These can be used to remove a variety of contaminants such as oils and suspended solids.

Call us for your water filtration review, 248-427-9090. Our filtration experts will go over your complete system and identify areas that need improvement, not only to ensure your facility meets the latest regulations but that it is operating at maximum efficiency.

We can provide your facility with a custom-built, state of the art industrial water filtration system that meets your needs now and can be adapted to meet them as they change in the future.

Discover How These 3 Industrial Processes Benefit From Filtration

See how our industrial filtration systems can benefit your business in these three different situations where our products have made a huge impact on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of particular companies.

We have found it very easy to make claims regarding the abilities of your products, but what really counts is the ability to prove that your products work exactly as described.

Eastman Kodak

Eastman Kodak has been one of the leading names in imaging for decades, going back to the original personal cameras. At the Eastman Kodak facility located in the northwestern US, the company produces chemicals that are used to process a wide range of health imaging films.

Eastman Kodak had been using a rotary drum filtration system to filter, wash, and dewater their products. However, the company conducted a study to find a more effective and efficient process. Their research found that a vertical tower filter press would make a major difference.

The one chosen was the Filtra-Systems Verti-Press because it offered far superior efficiency and the ability to operate with any arrangement of chambers offline (for maximum maintenance versatility).

The Modern CNC Machine Shop Floor

For decades the average CNC machine shop used a central coolant system that utilized trenches in the floor as a way to transfer contaminated coolant from the various machines to a central pit.

These filters were typically located at the end of a sloped trench. Not only was this highly inefficient, but in many instances, routine maintenance was very difficult and costly.

Today, CNC facilities are installing a centralized machine tool coolant filtration system that is located on the floor rather than under it.

Not only does this system do away with the need for trenches running under the floor, it also allows management to modify the number of filters. In fact, the entire system, as their facility or needs change.

The STiR Industrial Water Filter

Achieving the highest possible level of wastewater filtration is more important than ever because regulations have become more stringent.

By contrast, while industrial water filters using sand, anthracite, and carbon media have their uses, they have always been susceptible to media failure due to fouling. This leads to increased downtime and expense, as the filter media must be changed on a regular basis.

By way of comparison, our patented STiR technology has been tested and proven to remove up to 95% of suspended solids, and 90% of insoluble hydrocarbons from your wastewater.

More importantly, our STiR industrial water filters do not need the addition of chemicals to achieve these results. Individual units that can process fro 50-6,500 gpm, and will be happy to build you complete systems that are ready to be installed.

By the way, over the past 40 years, we have found that there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to industrial wastewater filtration. That’s why we offer a complete range of custom water filtration systems which can be used to improve your business’ efficiency while reducing  your operating costs.

Contact us today, we’d love to help you to solve your toughest wastewater problems!

Why Your Company Needs A Mist Collector

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.

Customized Filtration Solutions: Mining & Chemical Industries

Ensuring all companies involved in the mining and chemical industries have access to the necessary industrial water filtration systems, Filtra-Systems has been working with clients like you on a continual basis to ensure you get accurate, sustainable and profitable filtration technology.

For instance, since no two manufacturers’ processes or facilities are the same, Filtra-Systems offers you customized filtration solutions to fit your needs.

Tap Into These Proven Mining And Chemical Solutions

Filtra-Systems has been meeting our clients’ diverse needs by offering powerful custom engineered filtration systems for almost 40 years.

Because of our customer’s fluctuating demands, tailored systems are designed to be compatible with your existing and future systems guaranteeing the right filter technology is used with its required applications.

Valuable Solutions Include:

Customized Filtration Solutions And Its Many Perks

At the end of the day, most solutions depend entirely on what filtration system is being used. The right filtration solutions are necessary to optimize the unique needs of your company.

Water filtration companies that create innovative technology based on current industrial filtration system trends are the companies to choose when it comes to mining and chemical needs.

Each filtration 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

Every filter varies depending on the company. For reference, Filtra-Systems has worked with a broad range of clientele over a substantial 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 and almost all 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.

Looking to optimize your workflow? Filtra-Systems is the company to contact today.

Exploring The Benefits Of Walnut Shell Media Filters

Filtra-System is known for helping overcome the limits of regular bed type industrial water filters. How? 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  attention to client feedback throughout thirty-nine years of operation.

The Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter is now used in hundreds of applications worldwide, in a variety of settings.

Continue reading because this post explains why industries should consider these tested and proven walnut shell filters.

A Truly Unique System

Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filters are unique because the media scrubbing cycle automatically regenerates the filter media during every backwash cycle.

This backwash cycle happens in cases when the filter bed becomes loaded with contaminants. The backwash is signaled by an automatic preset time notification or when an increase in filter bed pressure differential is observed.

Endlessly Leading 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 and are made for oily industrial water filtration.

Here are the ways that these filtration systems work:

  • 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 the best available technology when it comes to backwashing the media bed. The design of the backwash assembly also permits the building of large horizontal units that can treat extremely high flow rates.

Automatic Operation

Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filters are regularly used to eliminate insoluble hydrocarbons and suspended solids from oily wastewater, produced water, 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 Your Needs

In addition to all of these standard benefits, the Hydromation Walnut Shell Media Filter is entirely customized to your needs.

Regardless of specific on-site requirements, Filtra-Systems provides all clients with the optimal size filter unit. Our support systems are also optimally set up, with lab analysis, engineering, installation, and customer support available worldwide.

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 Should You Choose The Verti-Press Automatic Filter Press?

By far, one of Filtra-Systems’ most highly respected products, the Verti-Press Automatic Tower Filter Press is ideal for the dewatering needs of several chemical and industrial mineral companies.

In fact, many heavy industrial companies use these dewatering filtration systems including Kodak, Bayer 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.

HOW THE VERTIPRESS 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.

Most notably, depending on the processing or manufacturing plant, a specified dryness might be needed for optimal processes. This is an operational system that allows plants to meet many requirements at all times.

ORIGINAL DESIGN

The Verti-Press features a stacked design that, while simple, allows companies to use their plant’s vertical space for their operational needs.

In the long run, tower filter presses take up far less horizontal space than traditional filter presses, meaning that there is a more efficient plant area.

A manufacturing or processing plant inherently comes with a lot of moving parts, both mechanical and human. Using these 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

Having only a small number of moving parts in the Verti-Press means your company leaders can save a considerable amount of time, money on energy and maintenance costs.

On top of all that, the individual chambers found in the Verti-Press can easily be isolated, which supports routine maintenance to be scheduled entirely at the manager’s convenience.

HIGHEST 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 your 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.

When minimizing your footprint and workplace safety risks without compromising yield is a priority, the Verti-Press could be your very best option to take a look at today Click here now because our helpful support team of experts is ready to help you.

Filtra-Systems has proven over and over how it’s possibles to get a cost-effective solution when you company is 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 clients during a business run that exceeds 38 years. When it comes to coolant filtration systems meant for industrial use, there aren’t many more relevant options than Filtra-Systems.

Designing, customizing and installing filtration systems over the years, we have gained the type of experience that all industrial leaders gravitate towards when it comes to their coolant filtration demands.

Filtra-Systems team of engineers simply enjoys helping you get the perfect coolant filter to fit your specific application. Some of these filters include pressure, vacuum, and magnetic filters.

We’ll also help you get your central machine tool coolant filtration systems, built to meet and exceed your required temperature, flow rate, pressure, and clarity solution

HISTORY

Traditionally, central coolant filtration systems were placed below the level of the plant floor, in galleries or pits.

Years ago, 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

Today, most central filtration installations are 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 client specifications, including 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 over thirty patented products designed and built over more than 38 years of business, Filtra-Systems understands the endless demands that come with coolant filtration, and we manufacture filtration products that will match your demands.

When you want to see how Filtra-Systems can help you get the right central machine tool coolant filtration systems, contact us here now.

Recycling Wastewater 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 and profitable as well.

Recycling wastewater helps to continually lower costs, which lets you to focus your efforts on the more important areas of your company.

At the same time, investing in an industrial water filtration system, you not only invest in your financial well-being, but also in your overall efficiency and quality.

Briefly, industrial wastewater treatments typically remove suspended solids, oils and other contaminants so only clean, reusable water is used in your processes.

For certain, Filtra-Systems can provide you filtration equipment so that the quality of your water and the way you remove waste meets all the requirements of your industry. Recycling your wastewater also ensures that heavy manufacturing plants will continue to produce enough water volume for productivity while reducing the costs associated with purchasing fresh water.

Hands down, high-quality industrial water filtration systems from Filtra-Systems are an asset that can make a huge difference in productivity for your company. These proven technologies introduce new ways to purify water for industrial facilities across the country.

What if water filters reduced your disposal costs and allow for the reuse of process water? What if there were even more cost benefits which can be reached by implementing the perfect filtration system?

Filtra-Systems provides filtration systems that support the efficient use of water in your industry. Most filters are custom-designed to remove specific contaminants to fit your company’s operational needs. Cartridge filters, filter presses, bag filters, and walnut shell filters are some of the overlooked filter options, and each solution is truly customizable.

Contact a Filtra-Systems expert 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.