Chip management and coolant recycling can play a large role in a shop’s efficiency and productivity. A first-hand beneficiary of such equipment in its own manufacturing operations, Prab sees twice the incentive in continually strengthening its chip system product line.
Visit the Prab booth (E-5664) for a video lineup that highlights company engineers’ understanding of metallurgy, flow dynamics and solid/liquid fluid separation and filtration. These engineers demonstrate the critical design and interworking of the company’s Vertical Axis Crusher scrap metal conditioning and processing equipment in looping product videos.
“The Vertical Axis Crusher is engineered to quickly and effectively modify bushy wads of scrap to manageable shovel grade chips,” says Jack Huver, engineering product manager. “This process is the critical first step in a comprehensive chip processing system. Once the chips are thumbnail size, further processing and handling of chips and coolant is optimized.”
Prab is also showing several models in its new Candle Filter line of coolant filters. “The Candle Filter is a great addition to our overall line,” says Tim Hanna, fluid filtration managing director. “This filter is designed specifically to collect fine particulate, down to 1 micron. This level of granularity makes the Candle Filter ideal for grinding applications.”
Using permanent media technology, the filter media design also enables carbide and other particulate to form a cake on the filter surface. An automatic back flush periodically cleans the filter as needed. A basket on the filter collects grinding cake and oil for recycling.
Engineers and product managers are available in the Prab booth to discuss equipment and application details with show attendees.
IMTS 2016 ran September 12-17 in Chicago, Illinois. Visit our IMTS 2016 Zone to find information on conferences and technology that appeared at the show. Also, be sure to check out IMTSTV for segments about the show and what’s new in the world of manufacturing technology.
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