Autofiltrex Magnetic Filter | Eclipse Magnetics

Autofiltrex Magnetic Filter

Automated Machine Tool Filtration System with Waste Reclaim Unit.

  • Gives cleaner fluid delivery to CNC or metal cutting machinery
  • Reduced expenditure on media filters
  • Fully automated cleaning, ideal for 24/7 unmanned operation
  • Minimises waste disposal of consumables such as bags and cartridges
  • Increased fluid life - cleaner fluids last longer
  • Built-in waste reclaim and fluid recovery system

Overview - Autofiltrex Magnetic Filter

Autofiltrex - automated clean 24/7 filter with integral fluid and waste reclaim unit

The Autofiltrex magnetic filter or coolant separator is the latest  in market-leading magnetic filtration technology. , ensuring a 24/7 clean  machine tool fluids.  With an integral waste reclaim and fluid recovery system it operates with minimal user intervention.  Ideal for CNC filtration, grinding, honing, lapping, wash solution and steel quenching filtration applications, it's  fine particle extraction performance provides huge cost savings in fluids and filter consumables.

The high performance magnetic cores extract even the finest of ferrous particles without stripping any essential additives from the cutting fluid or solutions. Read about some of our successful filter or separator installations. 

How Autofiltrex Works 

Autofiltrex works by taking dirty fluid from the holding tank and delivering clean polished fluid to the tool/workpiece contact point. As fluid flows through the Autofiltrex cylinder, high-intensity magnetic circuits extract fine ferrous contamination particles. When the magnets reach saturation point, a timed automated purging process lifts the magnetic cores from the housing thereby releasing contamination.

This is simultaneously diverted via a 3-way valve to the reclaim unit (or when using AF1 to a purge or holding tank.  The dirty coolant or cutting fluid is thereby exposed to a magnetic reclaim  which separates the ferrous contamination into a recyclable waste and returns any surplus clean fluid back the tank.  The unit can be set to purge at timed intervals or be manually executed. * AF1 unit is not supplied with a reclaim unit.

For higher volume automated filtration see Automag Skid

Model Variations

Product NumberMax flow rate (litres/min)Number of magnetic rods

"We were delighted with the service provided by Eclipse Magnetics; from the initial site survey through to delivery."

Adrian Seeley, Production Supervisor at AB MAURI UK & Ireland

"I cannot begin to tell you how much it has helped our operation, the magnetic filtration unit has been a real problem solver it has surpassed all our expectations. Its cured a 30 year plague!"

Maintenance Manager at EXL Tube (Steel Ventures)

"This technology is economical, reliable and efficient. I believe that magnetic filtration technology is the future."

John Smith, MMTCI

"Magnetic filtration has dramatically cleaned up our fluids and improved the surface finish we can offer. It extracts around 50Kg per day of ferrous waste."

Facilities Manager, Milacron Machines (Sub-Contract Machining)

"We chose Eclipse Magnetics to supply our housed grid because they are a respected and well-established brand. They offered us a very competitive price, and the process of ordering and installation was straightforward and reliable."

Pat Richards, Chief Engineer at Simpsons Malt

“We are delighted with the Automag installation; it’s solved all the problems we were having previously with downtime and maintenance costs. The filter means that we are able to use recycled water, which is saving us £1000 per week!”

Kenneth McRae, Principle Engineer at Vallourec

"Here at Qualflow, we base our business on a philosophy of make the product simple to use, reliable and cost-effective. Eclipse Magnetics’ neodymium magnets offer the strongest magnetic performance, and are nickel plated, making them a cost effective.."

Justin Lawler Ph.D. MBA, Chief Technology Officer at Qualflow Systems Ltd

"The Ultralift Plus magnetic lifter from Eclipse Magnetics is the perfect solution for the pick-up and transportation of the ultrasonic calibration blocks in our facility"

John Crossley, NDT Technology Lead at the Nuclear AMRC

"The result is an aesthetically pleasing system, which is effective in trapping metal contaminants and is easy to clean..."

Ian Aunger at Roquette