Autofiltrex Magnetic Filter
Automated magnetic filtration system with waste/fluid reclaim
Company Name: Collision Goll
Location: Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)
Eclipse Product Installed: Micromag MM20
Industry: Customised Machined Products
Process Type: Machine Shop (20 different machines)
Machine Type: Parts Drilling
Collision Goll are a leading manufacturer of customised machined products from steel bar stock. Much of the work is done on a sub-contract basis. Precision standards are very high and much of the work is done drilling parts with drills only a few thousandths of an inch. The site was using a settlement tank and 50 micron filter cartridges to remove ferrous contamination.
The main problem was tool life. Fine ferrous contamination in the lubricant was being circulated and causing damage to the drills, as a result this led to inaccurate drilling performance and frequent drill replacement. The layout of the workshop prevents installation of a central filtration system.
Initially the company fitted Micromag to one machine as a trial. The results were so good that within 1 week the customer bought 4 more Micromags and now plans to fit out the whole site. The Plant Manager estimated that the purchase of drill bodies was reduced by 75%.
.Glenn Healey Plant Manager “My drill supplier was in and was wondering why the number of drill bodies I’ve been buying has dropped dramatically. I showed him the filters and he was amazed. I would estimate I have reduced the amount of drill bodies I purchase, due to crashing by plugged up oil thru holes, by 100% and dropped my overall purchase by 75% because they can be used over and over again”.
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