Grinding Fluid Filtration for High-Volume Swarf

Feb. 16, 2012
Options for magnetic separation, large-capacity cooling for oil or waterr
Filtration units can be customized to specific machine or shop-floor installations. The system can filter oil or water to a high degree of cleanliness, with minimal requirements for operator maintenance. An optional magnetic-separating prefilter and collection unit allow the Rush Machinery grinding-fluid filtration system to handle high-volume swarf applications easily. The high-performance filtration system uses edge filtration technology, making it well suited to grinding, honing and lapping operations.

Rush Machinery customizes production systems for specific machines and shop floor layouts. Single and multiple machine and centralized configurations are available. All pneumatic and electrical controls are housed in conveniently located enclosures. In addition to the magnetic-separating prefilter and collection unit options to remove steel swarf or (or a carbide/steel mixture), the grinding fluid filtration system is available with a selection of large-capacity cooling systems specifically for oil or water.

Balanced clean and dirty fluid tank sizes ensure separation of clean and dirty fluids, even during the automatic regeneration cycle. The system can filter oil or water, resulting in a high degree of filtration (one micron for oils; five microns for water-based fluids) with minimal requirements for operator maintenance. Manufacturers that process with carbide, high-strength steels, stainless steel and other materials, will appreciate that the system allows reclamation of swarf for cost-recovery and recycling.

Single and multiple pump configurations are available for clean fluid delivery, and make the system particularly flexible for individual customers' requirements.

For dirty fluid handling, the system uses seal-less cast iron filter pumps that extend pump life.

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