Top three benefits of controlling oil mistDecember 30, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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If you work in a machining environment, oil mist is likely an issue for you. These small, airborne droplets of oil, which cannot be extracted by standard ventilation, are caused by high-speed rotating parts, coolant under pressure impacting with surfaces, flushing nozzles, heat generated by machining, and lubricant spray or misting systems.
The droplets can cause slippery floors, fire hazards and faults in electrical control panels, in addition to health risks. Therefore, controlling these hazards can result in many benefits.
AMT Machine Tools, the Etobicoke, Ont.-based company that offers an extensive inventory of Filtermist oil mist collectors, highlights the top three benefits below:
Controlling oil mist results in reduced health risks because any form of pollution is potentially dangerous to the lungs, eyes and skin. It also provides reduced accident risks by decreasing the chances of slippery surfaces, and reduced fire hazards because oil deposits on machines and walls create a serious fire risk by allowing fires to spread quickly.
2. Cost savings
With Filtermist, oil mist is recycled and returned to the machine instead of vented into the atmosphere, resulting in coolant cost savings. In addition, Filtermist returns clean air to the factory so that natural ventilation (i.e., opening windows and doors) is not necessary, increasing heating savings. The reduction of oil mist in the factory also results in fewer oil deposits on work surfaces, which now need less cleaning. The Filtermist reduces the temperature in the cabinet by approximately 10 degrees C, which ensures cooling of the workpieces, reducing scrap rates.
3. Increased productivity
A polluted factory environment causes higher employee sick rates, a lower morale and a less motivated workforce. Controlling oil mist can help reduce this. In addition, since oil mist enters electrical control panels, causing faults, controlling it results in less machine downtime. Another bonus: Higher machining speeds create larger amounts of oil mist; therefore, efficient elimination of oil mist overcomes this obstacle and allows you to continue to enjoy higher speeds and feeds.
For more information, contact AMT Machine Tools.