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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.

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.

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 was able to deliver these systems as scheduled by utilizing both manufacturing centers located near Nashville, Tennessee (USA) and Suzhou, China.

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

Filtra-Systems offices in Suzhou allow for convenient support for this facility, and will continue to provide filtration systems to companies in China, India and Asia.