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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.

Preventing Ferrous Material Buildup In Coolant

Ferrous material buildup can be a concern because it can have a negative effect on both the coolant filtration systems and also the quality of products that are produced. Ferrous buildup can seriously damage cutting tools and have a negative effect on the cleanliness and quality of finished parts. Bag filter systems can help eliminate this unwanted material within your operations, and many companies across various industries are taking steps to mitigate these problems. Additionally, Filtra-Systems magnetic inserts are beneficial to companies that use bag filters in their operations.

These magnetic inserts increase the lifespan of bag filters and also increase effectiveness by preventing the buildup of ferrous material. Typically a bag filter system removes material from the coolant by the bag alone. Bags, however, have a limit to the size of the particles they can remove. Bags that are sized too tightly will have a negative effect by removing coolant additives in addition to the intended waste. This will also cause them to prematurely blind, increasing the necessary budget for bags. Magnetic bars are much more effective in this regard as they are able to remove sub-micron magnetic particles that would otherwise pass through the pores of the bag, and limit the overall mass of particulate that even reaches the bag. Flux should be low so that the fluid has the greatest possible contact time with the magnets. The bag filter system should always operate with a laminar flow in order to maximize fluid contact time with the magnetic bar.

Filtra-Systems bag filter systems that don’t use magnetic bars rely strictly on the bag to filter out ferrous material. Therefore, bags have to be replaced by workers when they have reached the end of their useful life. Magnetic inserts increase the longevity of the bags by removing particulate before it even contacts the bag. Since the bags are removing less material (because it is being captured by the magnets), they last longer and their lifespan is dramatically increased. Contact one of our professionals today to get started! We have over 30 years of experience that we would love to share with you as you search for the right product.

Using A Hot Oil Treatment Filter

One example of a modular system that Filtra-Systems uses is the hot oil treatment system. In order to filter various transmission oils to industry specific grades (such as ISO 15/13), Filtra-Systems uses a Packaged Transmission Oil Test Stand. Specific requirements for flow, temperature, pressure and cleanliness have to be met and these packaged oil treatment systems are designed for that purpose. They are used at world class manufacturing facilities, and allow for testing of oil fed into transmission systems to meet very strict requirements. They are fully automated systems and ready to be installed upon delivery.

Filtra-Systems hot oil treatment systems provide a number of advantages. For example, the fluid cleanliness levels always meet our customers specs. The oil is superior to new oil straight from the manufacturer. Our system is fully compatible with single or multiple test stations. The modular design allows the system to be easily assembled for plug and play operation. Modular units allow the customer the flexibility to use a filtration system in any way they deem necessary.

Conserving Coolant With A Mist Collector System

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.

The Importance of Efficient Coolant Filtration

Filtra-Systems is a leader in industrial filtration systems. We have worked with thousands of customers to create custom filtration solutions for their needs. Because we have designed and built custom systems for clients in many industries, we understand that different solutions work better for certain applications. We offer different types of coolant filters to fit the needs of our customers, including vacuum, pressure, gravity, magnetic, and bag filters in order to meet our customers needs.

Our central machine tool coolant filtration systems are designed to provide coolant at the optimum pressure, flow rate, temperature, and clarity required for any operation. Numerous machining problems arise when coolant is not filtered properly. The proper coolant filtration equipment from Filtra-Systems will significantly lower 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.

Every coolant filter that a customer has serves a slightly different purpose. Our broad clientele and over thirty patented products allow us to make efficient coolant filtration systems for our customers to implement in their operations. We offer the broadest line of equipment in the industry, and can handle applications from 50 gpm to 5,000 gpm in every type of machining operation, with any type of cutting fluid. Coolant filtration systems are designed to operate at optimal temperatures in metalworking industries. The flow rates and clarities are specially designed for a metalworking atmosphere to ensure that the coolant is provided to the tool at the temperature and pressure necessary for effective operation. In order for you to optimize your system, custom technologies must be an option.

We offer custom designed and engineered coolant filtration systems made to your specific needs. Our experience and expertise in the industry allows us to design and install systems custom to your needs. Contact one of our professionals today to get started! We have over 30 years of experience that we would love to share with you as you search for the right product.

The Importance Of Coolant Filtration In Metalworking Industries

At Filtra-Systems, we specialize in a variety of industries. We devote our time and resources to engineering products to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our customers. We take pride in being the industry leaders with our advanced technology and team of experienced professionals leading the way. Each product is designed for a particular industry to enhance productivity, reduce costs and improve accuracy.

Why is coolant filtration important in metalworking industries?

Simply put, our coolant filtration systems are designed to operate at optimal temperatures in metalworking industries. Furthermore, the flow rates and clarities are specially designed for a metalworking atmosphere to ensure that the coolant is provided to the tool at the temperature and pressure necessary for effective operation.

What does the coolant filtration do for your business?

This is a very important question. Every piece of technology we manufacture is designed with this question in mind. We keep our customers interests in mind when we design our filters, so maintenance and overall costs are minimized. The coolant filtration systems do more for your business than you may realize. The systems eliminate the need for additional maintenance, which increase the operational costs of your business. Our machines are configured to require little to no maintenance and additional upkeep, which can be one of the high costs of manufacturing parts. The filters keep coolant clean, ensuring that you can meet your part cleanliness specs.

At Filtra-Systems, we believe that not every product will suit your needs. We understand that in order for you to make the most of your system, customizing certain technologies must be an option. We offer custom-designed and engineered coolant filtration systems made to your specific needs. Our experience and expertise in the industry allows us to design and install systems custom to your needs.

Contact of our professionals today to get started! We have over 30 years of experience that we would love to share with you as you search for the right product. Visit our website to view all of our products, and the industries they are used in!

The Benefits Of Using Vacuum Filtration In Your Metalworking Process

There are many benefits to using vacuum filtration in your metalworking applications. Hydro-Vac filters are systems used to filter metalworking liquids. Since Filtra-Systems was founded, we have installed more than 6,000 filtration systems around the world. Our custom designed vacuum systems have been relied on by a wide variety of companies around the world.

Vacuum filtration systems are used to filter mineral oils, coolants (soluble or synthetic), and other fluids ranging from 100 gpm to 10,000 gpm. Our Hydro-Vac‘s can be customized to include additional parts (such as magnetic separators or bag filters) tailored to your companies needs.

Mini Vac Operation

What are the benefits of using vacuum filtration for you metalworking application?

Hydro-Vac filtration systems are engineered to increase coolant clarity and improve part quality. This boost in productivity will save your company money by drastically increasing cutting tool life. The increased productivity and tool life aren’t the only benefits of our vacuum filtration systems. By using our Hydro-Vac filter, you will also extend the coolant life as well. This technology is engineered for simplicity and minimal maintenance.

Contact one of our professionals and learn about the benefits of using vacuum filtration for your metal working application. Our unique blend of expertise and experience makes us the industry leader in coolant filtration systems.

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 which 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 we designed in the past were created specifically for our clients. We can create filter units that can process from 50 to 50,000 gpm, for 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 30 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.

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Incorporating Bag Filters Into Your Treatment Systems

Deciding on which bag filters to use in your treatment system depends on many factors. For one, it’s important to consider which type of filter housing is necessary for your needs: single or multiple bag housing. Next, you must decide which type of filter bag the project requires.

Bag Filter Housing

The housing of the bag filters should be considered before any purchase is made. This ensures that the bag filters are sized correctly for the water treatment system. The first point to consider is the flow rate that the water needs to be filtered at. If the project calls for a high flow, selecting a multiple bag filter will allow all of the water to be filtered by only using one housing. However, if the project is smaller, it might not require the extra filtration afforded by a multiple bag unit. In this example, a single bag unit would be more appropriate.

The next point to consider is the material of construction of the housing. Industrial water and wastewater projects typically use 304 stainless steel. In applications where oils, coolants, or caustic fluids need to be filtered, carbon steel is much more commonly used. For filtration of acids, and other corrosive materials, 316 stainless steel, or other higher grades of steel are required.

Which Bag Filter To Choose?

Along with the choice of housing for the bag filtration system, selecting the correct filter for the job is essential. Anyone installing a filter system needs to consider the type of liquid to be filtered and the material that needs to be removed.

Starting with what is being filtered, an activated carbon impregnated bag filter is an excellent choice for the removal of heavy metals, VOCs, BOD, and other organic compounds. It is able to adsorb dissolved material from water. If oil needs to be removed from water, an Oil Absorption Bag Filter is the best choice. The multi-layer design increases the chances of oil droplets colliding with and absorbing onto the polypropylene material as the water passes through the bag. Nylon Mesh bags are frequently used in applications where more porous bags are needed (greater than 100 micron).

The two most common materials used in bags are polypropylene, and polyester. To decide which material to select, first consider the liquid being filtered. Polypropylene offers excellent chemical resistance, and is often selected when acids, bases, or water needs to be filtered. Unfortunately, polypropylene swells when it comes into contact with oil, which can prematurely clog the pores of a bag. For this reason, polyester is used when filtering oils, coolants, and solvents. Polyester can also be used for water or weak acids.

To create the perfect filtration system for your project, consider the above suggestions before determining which bag filter you need for your treatment system.

Central Coolant Filtration Vacuum Filter

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. In order for customers to remedy concerns related to 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. 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. These customized filters 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 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. At Filtra-Systems, we strive to meet our customers’ 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 ciruculation 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 find out more about our custom coolant filtration systems, contact Filtra-Systems today.