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Mist Collection for Health Hazard Reduction and Cost Saving

Mist collectors are an excellent proven tool for metalworking shops to maintain both safe indoor air quality and a cleaner facility.

Mists are liquid droplets that are less than 20 microns in diameter. Mist collectors are air handling systems designed to separate the tiny droplets from a facility’s air.

Oil Mist Collection - Stealth - The EliminatorMist droplets are comprised of the water and oil coolants and cutting fluids used during machining operations.

They often also contain a number of chemicals that a machining operation may give off or generate. These may be things like carbon monoxide, acetone, benzene, methanol or ethyl alcohol, microorganisms, carcinogens, toxins or allergens and other irritants.

Unfortunately, once airborne, mists may be inhaled by workers. These droplets are smaller than a single white blood cell (about 25 microns). This means they are small enough to enter your alveoli which are the tiny passages in the lungs. This can pose a breathing hazard in the short term.

Prolonged exposure can result in chronic breathing ailments and respiratory disease. Metalworker-CoughingAdditionally, absorbing certain chemicals may cause cancer, toxicity or an allergic reaction.

Mists may be absorbed in other ways as well. Aerosolized droplets that settle on the skin, in eyes or on other mucous membranes can cause irritation and inflammation. They may also lead to contact dermatitis, skin acne or dermal infections.

Aside from direct contact, mists that collect on surfaces inside of a facility pose problems as well. Exposure to contaminated surfaces can causes not only injuries from slips and falls but also skin irritation through contact.

The risks of mists are not just human hazards.

  • Dirty machines, surfaces and ducts degrade operations over time.
  • Mist covered precision machinery may cause downtime for servicing and repair.
  • Dirty ductwork needs cleaning or replacement.
  • Dirty facilities transfer contamination onto products causing corrosion, fouling or part corruption.

The results. Lost time and productivity.

Mist collectors can remove mists before they become a problem.

A mist collector captures mists at or near their source and keeps them out of the circulating air.

Filtra-Systems-Stealth-X1 Mist Collection SystemThey can effectively reduce or eliminate worker exposure to mists and minimized the need to deal with mists collected on surfaces. Besides, mist collectors help ensure facilities meet OSHA sets standards for indoor air quality.

In addition to helping maintain clean and healthy facilities, mist collectors that recycle valuable cutting and cooling fluids also save facilities money.

Systems, such as the Eliminator by Filtra-Systems, are designed to separate contaminants from the mist and recycle fluid. This allows coolants to be reused continuously until the fluid breaks down. This reduces fluid consumption upstream. Downstream, it also reduces costs associated with disposing potentially of hazardous materials.

Mist collectors offer many benefits to metalworking facilities.

First and foremost, they reduce or eliminate human hazards due to mist exposure. However, they also help maintain a clean facility which minimizes service and housekeeping costs.

And, a huge added bonus is the cost savings realized with a mist collection system that recycles metalworking fluids.

To determine if a mist collection system is right for your metalworking facility, give us a call and talk to one of our mist collection experts. 248-427-9090

An Overview Of Coolant Filtration Methods

Filtra-Systems has a position as a world leader in industrial filtration systems. What does this mean to you?  Well, it means we have worked with thousands of customers creating custom filtration systems for their specific needs. All these experiences with clients help us understand that each filtration solution is different depending on the location and type of application that is in place.

This is definitely why we offer a huge variety of coolant filtration systems to fit your needs, including vacuum, pressure, gravity, magnetic, and bag filters.

These central machine tool coolant filtration systems are designed to provide you coolant filters and complete central coolant filtration systems that perform at the optimum pressure, flow rate, temperature, and clarity that is required for your 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.

These tested and proven industrial water purification methods have been successful time and again thanks to our skilled team of engineers and designers.

Designing each of our new CNC machine tool coolant filters to your specific needs and requirements guarantees you get the perfect system. We partner with you 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 the quality products you’ll get and always strive to make you and your company as successful and satisfied by our products as all of our current clients. Research and development is a huge focus at Filtra-Systems.

Contact us today to discover more about how you’ll get your safe, reliable, and efficient filtration system for your specific needs.

How A Custom Coolant Filtration System Can Improve Your Operating Efficiency

Every coolant filter application will be different depending on the application and client.

Filtra-Systems industry experience and wide range of clients have provided us the opportunity to work with a variety of manufacturers to deliver custom, optimized coolant filtration solutions that are easily implemented.

This experience has helped build our company into what it is today, providing you the broadest line of equipment in the industry. We handle applications from 50 gpm to 5,000 gpm, so you can be certain we will find a solution for your needs.

An efficient coolant filtration system can make a huge impact on how efficient your operation will be. And a custom coolant filtration system may provide you with an effective solution that is easily integrated.

Filtra-Systems engineers for you state of the art technology and a wide range of equipment.

Our custom made systems are designed by some of the most experienced team members in the industry. We strive to meet our customer’s needs through a central system design that is both unique and efficient.

These tested and proven coolant filtration systems supply the tool with the correct fluid pressure, coolant concentration, and at the necessary temperature at all times. All metal fines are removed at one location so there is no need to operate and maintain multiple coolant filters.

Your operating and maintenance costs are reduced and the quality of your product is greatly enhanced.

A coolant filtration system that is made specifically for your needs can help to increase the life of both water and oil based coolants. This keeps the system cleaner longer and results in a healthy and long-lasting system.

In order for customers to eliminate concerns related to certain applications, custom solutions are made based on the needs and regulations of the specific industry. Magnetic, vacuum, and pressure filters are a few of the coolant filtration system options that Filtra-Systems uses to keep your central filtration system as efficient as possible.

Contact a Filtra-Systems professional today and learn about how a custom coolant filtration system can benefit your process!

How Proper Coolant Filtration Can Increase Efficiency

Many of our customers are looking to increase process efficiency when they begin to search for a new filtration system. At Filtra-Systems, we have worked with thousands of customers to meet their industrial filtration needs. Whether it is industrial water filters or central coolant filtration systems, our experts design and engineer products customized to our customer’s needs. We understand that not one single solution will work for every company, so we take pride in our customized solutions for customers.

Here we will explain how proper coolant filtration can increase efficiency.

It is no secret that we are all about maximizing and increasing efficiency. We spend large amounts of time engineering products that will be long lasting and maximize efficiency and production for our customers. Our customer’s satisfaction is our main concern when building new equipment. Our coolant filtration systems are designed to operate at the optimal pressure, flow rate, and temperature for each individual operation.

Individual coolant filtration systems are used in applications that require single filters for each CNC machine. A central system can be designed for operation with multiple cutting machines. By designing your central system around our coolant filters, you are providing the machines with the same temperature, concentration, and pressure of the coolant. By doing this, the most efficient filter may be installed.

Using the proper coolant filtration equipment from Filtra-Systems will eliminate the need to operate and maintain multiple coolant filters. This will result in an overall enhancement of product quality and reduce operating and maintenance costs.

Talk to a Filtra-Systems professional about finding the proper coolant filtration to increase efficiency today. Our team of experts is happy to answer all of your questions and find a suitable solution for your company’s needs. Contact us today!

Keep Your Coolant System Efficient With Proper Filtration

Your coolant system is unique to your application. To get the most out of your coolant, it is essential that the right filtration is used. Filtra-Systems is a worldwide leader in industrial filtration systems. We have worked with thousands of customers to create custom solutions for their individual needs.

Our variety of patented products and extensive industry experience helps us deliver custom, optimized industrial filtration systems for our customers, which are easily integrated into their operation. Our clientele ranges across many industries  and we understand that different solutions work better for certain applications, which is why we offer different types of coolant filters to fit the needs of our customers. These include vacuum, pressure, magnetic, and bag filters.

The variety of projects that we have worked on over the years allows us to offer the broadest line of equipment in the industry and handle applications from 50 gpm to 5000 gpm for every type of machining operation and cutting fluid. Our central machine tool coolant filtration systems are designed to provide operation at optimal pressures, flow rates, temperatures, and clarities.

Central coolant systems are utilized when multiple machines are integrated for an operation. Our coolant filters can be implemented in a variety of configurations, and have the advantage of providing each machine with the same coolant, at the same specifications. Operational costs are reduced, as well as the stress and cost of maintenance.

Contact us today if you have questions about which filtration systems is best for your facility!

Custom-Designed and Engineered Central Coolant Filtration Systems

Custom-designed central coolant filtration systems are specialized units made to your specifications.

Filtra-Systems has supplied and installed coolant filtration systems for years to companies around the world.

We can design and install systems for a variety of industries and needs, including systems that can be customized to your company’s layout.

Here are a few examples of custom-designed central coolant filtration systems Filtra-Systems provides to our customers.

Gear-Grinding Central Coolant Filtration System

Drum Filter Central Coolant Filtration System

Aluminum Machining Central Coolant Filtration System

Each of these systems, created specifically for our clients’ application, can process from 50 to 50,000 gpm, for almost every type of machining operation.

Our central coolant filtration system designs are based on several factors including flow rate, pressure, chip load, and temperature.

Filtra-Systems can also create designs for in-floor or above-floor applications for greater flexibility, so you can move your entire system as necessary.

We test your system extensively on our manufacturing floor, and also pre-assemble and wire your unit before shipping.

At Filtra-Systems, we have over 40 years of experience designing and manufacturing custom-designed coolant filtration systems for a variety of industries. We have high-quality standards and a laboratory to conduct pilot studies and bench-scale filtration studies.

Since we design our custom solutions for each individual client, you can be assured that you will receive the highest quality, most efficient coolant filtration system on the market.

Contact us today to discuss your needs with our team members and begin the process of designing your custom coolant filtration system. 248-427-9090.

Improve Purity and Reduce Operating Costs with our Bag and Cartridge Filters

Looking to improve your purification processes while reducing your operating costs? You may want to take a look at advanced technology using Filtra-Systems’ bag and cartridge filters.

Bag and cartridge filters are effective and uniquely formulated to help companies meet your operational needs. These filters can be implemented in a variety of ways depending on the needs of your business.

This article shares helpful information and details about bag and cartridge filters.

You Can Save and Profit with a Wide Range of Filter Options

Filtra-Systems has a unique range of filters: there are single, multiple, duplex bag filter housings, as well as filter bags for various end-user applications.

Cartridge filter housings and replacement cartridges are also available, and they are popular products that offer lasting results. Cartridge filters developed by Filtra-Systems process between 1 and 1200 gpm, and larger units can be built to order. Cartridge filters can be conveniently disposed of by throwing away (depending on the material they are removing).

Filtra-Systems offers an assortment of filter bags with advanced technology, including nylon monofilament mesh, activated carbon, and polyester (needle felt) bag filters. There are also uniquely designed filter bags for oil absorption and removal.

Many of these filters trap and remove elements such as acid, waste, and other hazardous materials, and our filter bags are highly efficient, so they last much longer. Plus, fiber migration and material bypass are minimized.

Discover Bag Filter Housings Engineered for Multiple Industrial Filtration Applications

Filtra-Systems engineers a line of products that includes filter housings for different applications. Carbon steel, 304 stainless steel, and 316 stainless steel housings are all kept in stock.

With over 40 years of experience, we can meet the unique needs of your applications such as brewing, biodiesel production, coolant filtration, and more.

Our housing equipment is designed to have several applications. Some housing units hold one filter while others can hold a few. Housings equipment options are suitable for applications with high pressure, high flow rates and those simply with higher demands. Dual and individual operation options are also available.

Cartridge filter housings are an additional option.

Cartridge filter housings are commonly used in industries such as food & beverage production and cosmetic industries, to name a few. These options offer quality filtration while meeting industrial and environmental standards. Our purification options allow customers to stay in control of operating costs while maintaining energy efficiency.

To talk with Filtra-Systems about your filtration needs, contact us today, and stay tuned to our blog for more on saving money with our customized filtration solutions.

Advantages of a Custom-Designed Coolant Filtration System

Custom coolant filtration systems can help extend the life of both water and oil-based coolants. This is significant, as it keeps the system cleaner longer and results in a healthy and long-lasting system.

When clients need to remedy concerns about certain applications, custom solutions are developed based on the needs and regulations of the industry in question. There are various forms of coolant filtration solutions including magnetic, vacuum, and gravity filters.

By the way, a customized filter can include one or more of the aforementioned filter types, and provides various benefits for customers with quality control issues, such as coolant not meeting cleanliness specs, or dirty parts coming off of the cutting machine.

All these customized filters may help the system operate at optimum pressure, temperature, and efficiency.

Coolant Filtration Solutions in Several Industries

A custom-designed coolant filter provides an efficient solution that easily integrates with industrial processes and procedures.

Filtra-Systems provides many such solutions, offering state of the art technology and a wide range of equipment. Our custom-designed systems are made with the greatest care and attention.

We work hard to meet our clients’ needs through a unique central system design with the use of our coolant filters to ensure CNC machines operate with the right amount of pressure, coolant concentration, and at the necessary temperature.

Eliminate the Need for Multiple Coolant Filters

Effective treatment solutions are critical for treating contaminated liquids and play an important role in removing materials that can impair production, or even damage cutting machines.

A customized system will work to ensure proper flow and circulation to achieve optimum cooling with evaporative components. Advanced technology now allows for more efficient systems, eliminating the need for multiple filters. Check out our central coolant filter systems here.

Customers Save by Reducing Maintenance and Operation Costs

Today’s industries are under tighter environmental restrictions, which has resulted in increasing maintenance and operational costs. Due to these rising costs, companies need to ensure that they can use their coolant and other metal cutting fluids for as long as possible.

To discover more about these custom coolant filtration systems, contact Filtra-Systems today, 248-427-9090.

Bag Filter Magnetic Inserts

Did you know the buildup of ferrous material poses a serious risk to not only coolant filtration systems but to the quality of products produced by a manufacturer?

This unwanted material can damage cutting tools and compromise the quality of finished parts.

Many companies in a variety of industries use bag filter systems to help eliminate this material from their operations.  While bag filters are a great first step in combatting this problem, magnetic inserts offer significant benefits to companies that use bag filters in their factories.

Magnetic Inserts For Improved Performance

Magnetic inserts can improve the lifespan and effectiveness of bag filters.  A typical bag filter system would use just the bags to remove material from the coolant.

Unfortunately, bags have a limit to the size of particles they can remove (bags that are sized too tightly will remove important coolant additives in addition to waste).

On the other hand, magnetic bars do not suffer from this deficiency.  These bars are able to remove magnetic particles that would otherwise pass through the pores of bags.

To remove even the smallest particles, the flow should be limited so that the fluid has the greatest possible contact time with the magnets.  To maximize fluid contact time, the system should always operate with a laminar flow.

Less Maintenance & Longer Lifespan

Bag filter systems that do not take advantage of magnetic bars solely rely on the bag to filter out ferrous material.

Naturally, bags that have reached the end of their useful life have to be replaced by plant personnel to complete the changeover.

The fact is, magnetic inserts increase the longevity of the bags by removing particulate before it even contacts the bag.

As a result, bags last longer, which directly translates to fewer man-hours that will be spent changing bags.

Cleaning the magnets is itself simple as well.  When bags eventually plug, simply removing the magnet from its frame and wiping it off is all that’s needed to properly maintain them.

Our magnets have an endless life, meaning that they do not need to be replaced over the life of the product.

Let’s talk and see how adding magnetic inserts to your bag filters can save you time, media and headaches. Call now 248-427-9090.

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 delivered these systems as scheduled utilizing both manufacturing centers located near Nashville, Tennessee (USA).

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