Any form of pollution in the shop environment is potentially dangerous to personnel. For the sake of employee safety and job satisfaction, these issues should be dealt with head-on. Oil/coolant mist is a common concern in shops and creates slippery surfaces that increase accident rates. Mist deposits can create a serious fire risk by allowing fires to spread quickly.
To reduce the risks involved with these hazards, products such as the Royal Filtermist (from Royal Products) are available to collect mist and smoke generated by all types of machinery. The Filtermist FX series offers the company’s latest product enhancements. The series is available in four sizes, ranging from 275 to 1,200 cfm, and can be mounted in a variety of ways, including directly to the top of a machine tool, on a stand, or suspended from a factory ceiling. It is designed for minimal maintenance and operating costs.
By maintaining control of air quality, shops can improve employee morale and reduce costs. Read more about the Royal Filtermist, including how it works and how it can improve productivity, both directly and indirectly.
Editor PickMist and Smoke Collectors for Metalworking Applications
While many companies are aware of the traditional problems associated with oil mist, few are aware that failure to adequately address mist and smoke issues often results in reduced productivity and increased machine downtime.