Chip, Coolant Processors Reduce Operational Costs
IMTS 2018: PRAB Inc. will display a variety of chip-processing and coolant-treatment systems.
PRAB Inc. will display a variety of chip-processing and coolant-treatment systems.
The company’s Dualpak briquetter works in series to compress metal chips, loose turnings and swarf into near solid, dry briquettes.
The company’s heavy-duty wringers/centrifuges use more than 600 Gs of force to reclaim as much as 98 percent of the valuable coolant and cutting oils from aluminum, brass, cast iron, steel, stainless steel and other metal chips.
The centralized Guardian coolant recycling system recycles used coolants, reducing waste fluids by 50 to 90 percent and decreasing the costs associated with maintaining them.
The company’s low-profile paper-bed filters are available with or without magnetic separation and are suitable for grinding applications.
The Evaled vacuum evaporation and distillation system treats wastewater in a range of industrial applications, operating as a closed-loop system under vacuum with one inlet, one concentrate discharge stream and one distillate stream.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.
Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use hours when staff is present to deliver work that lands outside its established specialty. To achieve unattended machining, some of the biggest challenges have related to basic details such as chips and coolant.
Bacterial growth in metalworking fluids eventually leads to machine downtime. Furthermore, shop owners and plant managers see an increased cost of purchasing replacement fluids and the disposal of spent fluids.