27 June 2012
Floyd Production Equipment technology offers clean, dry swarf and filtered cutting oil
Floyd Automatic Tooling has established its 'Floyd Production Equipment' business unit to focus on the supply of technology for the micro filtration of mineral oils, as well as industrial centrifuges for removing oil from swarf and waste materials.
The industrial centrifuge systems will be supplied by French manufacturer Henri Petit-Jean, while filtration technology is from Promatec.
Henri Petit-Jean's multi-purpose ECO range centrifuges are ideal for de-oiling swarf, component drying, washing and rinsing. The range is available in six different model variations, from the ECO 300, with a bowl diameter of 440 mm and a depth of 540 mm, to the ECO700, with respective dimensions of 770 and 960 mm.
The ECO series has a fluid capacity from 12 to 172 litres, with a maximum load weight from 20 to 250 kg. To meet the specific needs of the end user, the ECO series offers a variety of options that include variable speed, temperature regulation and indicators, basket handling system, automatic lid open/close and bespoke baskets to suite the exact requirements of the customer.
By removing oil from the swarf, the benefit is two-fold. First, customers will get a better price for their swarf from the scrap dealer, as it will be significantly cleaner, thus increasing the value of the waste materials. Second, with a moisture level of 2% after spinning, the re-claimed oil can be returned to the machine tool. This significantly reduces the loss of oil from the machine tool and the costs involved with losing expensive cutting fluids.
Promatec filtration stations offer micro-filtration of mineral oils and oil-based cutting fluids. The FBD series of pre-coated filtration units from Promatec enable customers to achieve a very high level of filtration. This improves component quality, tool life and eliminates the risk of skin related diseases in the workplace that are caused by poor oil quality. With a capacity range from 1 m3/h to 400 m3/h, customers can select manual, semi-automatic or a fully automatic systems.
The Promatec system is as suitable for small machine shops as it is for mass production lines. With six stations, the Promatec unit fills the filter, then coats the filtration candles with woodflour. The woodflour and oil mix passes from the coating tank to the filtration tank. The oil is then passed through to a coating tank where the dirty liquid is pumped from the dirty liquid tank to the filter.
When the oil reaches the top of this tank, it overflows to the clean fluid tank. At this stage, the dirty oil and woodflour is separated from the filtration candles and is evacuated via an automatic emptying valve. The waste is then dried to re-claim as much of the oil as possible, resulting in extremely clean and efficient oil filtration. All stages are fully enclosed in one single unit that processes all stages automatically to give the end user clean oil via an efficient filtration process.
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