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Why the Metal Industry Often Uses Coolants for Production

The term ‘coolant’ seems pretty straightforward – it’s something that cools things down. The reality is a little more complex. A coolant has two main uses: lowering temperatures and providing lubrication. These two roles create a perpetual cycle in a sense, especially in the metal industry. Here’s how it works. You might remember from your school science lessons that metal is a good conductor. That means it can get hot or cold quite quickly, usually by drawing heat from the things around it.

So, for example, when you touch a metal spoon, it feels cold on your skin. This is because …

Our Magnetic Filtration Drum Separators Are Maintenance-Free

In some industries, people put off cleaning as long as possible for two reasons. One, it’s a thankless, perpetual task, so you wait until it’s absolutely necessary (even though ironically, the longer you put it off, the more labour is involved). The longer they leave it the more settled compacted solids at the bottom of the tank cause havoc for cleaning and removal.

Two, cleaning often involves shutting down the machine, unless you want to lose crucial body parts. This means halting the production line, missing deadlines, and potentially costing you thousands of dollars in lost time. True capitalists will hold …

Oil Centrifuge Units – Manual or Fully-Automated Self-Cleaning?

When the average person thinks about recycling, they focus on household plastics, cans, and waste paper. It’s a pretty basic activity for them, which largely revolves around trash separation and colour-coded bins. But there’s a larger scale involved, one which is essential to industrial operations, and that’s liquid filtration. In manufacturing plants, thousands of litres of liquid get used every day, so it needs to be reused, repurposed, or safely disposed of – sometimes all three, because wastewater gathers toxins during industrial processes.
There are also oil wastes that need to be filtered. They range from cutting …

Types of Centrifuges – Some General Information

The demand for unique solutions to modern day challenges has led innovators to develop methods of taming natural forces and energy for commercial and domestic purposes. A centrifuge is an example of a solution that is used in the separation of solid components in fluids and liquid filtration. The centrifuge works by spinning objects in a circle on a fixed axis. This spinning action generates two radial forces in the centrifuge namely Centrifugal and Centripetal Force.
Centrifugal Force pushes components outward towards the edge of the circle, while Centripetal works in the opposite direction, pulling components inwards …

The accelerating demand for industrial air filtration technologies Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the need to protect the factory interiors from air pollution. Some of these plants recycle our waste, but they deeply damage their own health in the process. Today we’ll take a broader look at the problem. Regarding air pollution and its relation to filtration, multiple sectors are involved. They include power generation (both fossil fuels and renewable energy), manufacturing, healthcare, metals, and more. The type of air filter used in a firm depends on the type of in-house waste it generates. Air pollution can be in the form …

The accelerating demand for industrial air filtration technologies Part 1

In China, it’s common to see people walking around with disposable dust masks over their mouths and noses. It’s not a style thing – it’s a smog thing. In some places, the situation is so bad that when you’re offered a high-end job, they’ll throw in a penthouse with its own air filter. It’s actually in your contract, so the higher your floor is, the more important you are in your organisational hierarchy, especially if your workplace is paying your rent. Luckily, the air down under is still mostly fresh.

While few parts of the world have reached Chinese air pollution …

Advantages of Clean Coolant Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the benefits of clean coolants for your manufacturing processes. Now we’re going to see how cleaning coolant fluids can affect other areas of your industrial budget. First, it drastically cuts down the number of rejects. Roller grinders are the final stage of quality control. They ensure your finished product is smooth, clean, and unblemished. If the product is tainted in any way, it has to be discarded.
As we mentioned in Part 1, blemishes include scratches, stains, and scorched surfaces. These are all a result of dirty coolant damaging …

Advantages of Clean Coolant Part 1

Coolant is a crucial part of many industrial processes. Without it, machine parts overheat and can stop working altogether, leading to expensive replacement and repairs. In cars, coolant cools the engine parts as it circulates. For industrial use and manufacturing plants, coolants are more frequently made from cutting oil, or from water infused with antifreeze and anti-corrosives.
Other coolant options include freons, halomethanes, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, anhydrous ammonia, and waterless coolants like ethylene glycol and polyalkylene glycol. Cutting fluids are generally made using water-oil emulsions. Coolants might be passed outside the heated metal parts, or they may flow through them, …

What our wastewater filtration solutions offer

Conservation is important to a lot of us, but it’s not always considered as a business principle. Unless it can save money (or make money), many manufacturers and industry players are still not as concerned with the environment as they should be. However, the majority of municipal regulations require wastewater to be treated before it’s released into the sewer. This is because sewer treatment plants are equipped for organic waste disposal. They don’t have the means to break down industrial waste and chemical toxins.

At the same time, filtering wastewater might allow it to be re-used, reducing the overall cost of …

Why the Auto Vertical Clean ic45-av is an acclaimed centrifuge for renewable energy

Environmental conservation is an increasingly ‘IT’ topic, especially since we started implementing our National Energy Guarantee in response to last year’s Paris Climate Agreement. Of course, it’s always been essential to protect our surroundings, but it was expensive too, so businesses had little incentive to comply.

Fortunately, modern technology has developed affordable environmental sustainability. In many cases, it saves money too. Recycling waste products is one way to conserve energy. Waste products can be used to generate biofuel, and modern filtration devices are designed to utilise minimal energy while ensuring maximal efficiency, saving, time, money, and power. Our IC 45-AV …