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Jorgensen Conveyors’ wedgewire drag flight scraper conveyor is designed to efficiently remove chips and fines. A range of openings are available, based on the machine tool’s coolant flow rate and the size of chips and fine particles in the application.
As coolant passes through the wedgewire to return to the machine’s clean coolant supply tank, most of the chips and fines are effectively separated from the coolant and either fall directly to the bottom of the conveyor or are brushed off the top of the filter cell. Then, they are scraped off the bottom and discharged out of the conveyor into a chip waste receptacle.
According to the company, nominal filtration in the range of 150 to 400 microns can be achieved with this system. Machine downtime to clean out chips built up in the coolant supply tank is reduced because chip migration from the conveyor is minimized, the company says. The system is designed to extend both coolant life and life of downstream consumables, such as bag filters and cutting tools.