Aluminum Machining Central Coolant Vacuum Filter System | Coolant Filtration
Some of Filtra-Systems' biggest clients hail from America's automotive industry. The fact that we have earned their business for the last three-plus decades speaks volumes about our products, as these clients require robust systems that are easy to maintain and can deliver coolant at exacting quality standards. We earn these customers' business because we fully understand how our systems can work within the framework of the metal cutting industry, and we design, engineer, manufacture, and install these systems around the world.
The central filtration system pictured on this page was provided to Ford Motor Company for the Duratec 35 engine program. The application is aluminum head machining, utilizing fifty-six Huller CNC machines. The central filtration system was designed to filter 7600 gpm of water soluble coolant and to recycle 600 lbs/hr of aluminum chips.
The filter system included two model HV-9D Hydro-Vac vacuum filters, each with 100 micron permanent media, a center mounted strainer conveyor with 750 micron permanent media, clean tank, heat exchanger, system supply pumps, and control panel.
The dirty coolant first enters Filtra-Systems patented belted strainer conveyor, where 80% of the chip load is removed. The strained coolant is then directed to two Hydro-Vac vacuum filters, where the remaining chips are removed and the coolant is filtered to less than 10 ppm at 10 micron. The clean coolant is then pumped through a heat exchanger to maintain a constant temperature of 72 F, and back to the machine tools at 75 psig.
For the Duratec 35 engine headline, Filtra-Systems supplied simultaneous engineering, design, manufacturing, integration and delivery of the complete Hydro-Vac vacuum filter system shown.
"This system was chosen for its innovative design, simple operation and low life cycle cost"
Filtra-Systems is a global leader in industrial water filtration technology because we are intimately involved in every stage of our product's life, from conception to support. The application profiled is a great example of how Filtra-Systems designs and builds complete filtration & separation systems, including:
- Filtration Equipment
- Return Piping
The headline of this system is made up of 56 individual CNC machines. The coolant and aluminum chips are flushed from each machine into a floor mounted pump station located at each machine. The pump station includes a Chopper Pump which chops the chips and pumps the coolant into an overhead piping header where the chips and coolant flow back to the filter system.
The complete system was designed for installation on the plant floor, as shown on this page, and the entire system was fully assembled, wired, and functionally tested on Filtra-Systems' manufacturing floor before being shipped to Ford Motor Company. Filtra-Systems designs and manufactures all of the fluid transfer technologies necessary for a plant floor installation of your central coolant filtration system.
If you would like to know more about our filtration technology, or how we have helped our customers, please call us at (248)-427-9090 or contact us via our website. We look forward to helping your company achieve its goals.