Filtration System Reduces Scratching, Improves Tool Life
IMTS 2018: The Vortex Dynamic Filter from Nikuni is a waste-free, cyclonic coolant filtration system that achieves filtration through the means of centrifugal force.
The Vortex Dynamic Filter from Nikuni is a waste-free, cyclonic coolant filtration system that achieves filtration through centrifugal force. This reduces the need for disposable paper or cartridge filters.
The system can filter particles as small as 10 microns, which improves cutting precision and production quality by reducing scratching. This also increases tool life and safeguards machining equipment. According to the company, the system reduces tool wear and the need for filter elements while improving surface finish and machine uptime.
This micro-volume coolant delivery system uses ethanol as the cooling medium for non-ferrous workpieces. The ethanol evaporates after it cools the cutting tool, so no residue is left behind on machined workpieces.
This shop provides a case in point of the substantial savings that can be realized with the proper coolant formulation. Rustlick Ultracut Pro, available from ITW Rocol North America, lasted twice as long in the sump than the shop’s previous coolant, leading to significant operating and maintenance cost savings.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.