Improve Manufacturing Performance with Magnetic Filtration Solutions

By using our unique filtration technology, many manufacturers are able to achieve an improved standard of production finish, as well as reduce process costs and their environmental footprint. Due to the high strength of neodymium magnets, magnetic filtration is capable of removing even the finest particles ferrous contamination from process fluids, such as coolants, cutting fluids, oils, wash solutions.

This effective filtration solution helps businesses to save on consumables and enhance production, whilst ensuring the finished product complies with quality inspection. In addition, make a positive contribution to the environment  by minimising waste and fluid disposal.  Read more about the benefits of magnetic coolant filters. 

Magnetic filtration for Automotive Industry

The Automotive Industry

Magnetic filtration is widely used in the automotive industry within OEMs and tier 1 and 2 suppliers. Particle contamination in powertrain systems is a major cause of surface degradation of components. This easily leads to premature damage of powertrain systems or cascading systems failure. During each stage of the manufacturing process, parts and components must meet a strict cleanliness specification.

The automotive industry significantly benefits from magnetic filtration. It offers a number of advantages, including:

  • High-precision finish
  • Reduced downtime by 24/7 operation
  • 100% effective with cast iron particles
  • Flow rates up to 10,000 litres: multi-use to increase

Keep fluid clean at all stages of the production process

At Eclipse Magnetics, we help the automotive industry keep fluid clean at all stages of the production process, from precision CNC machining to parts washing to assembly. Our advanced magnetic filtration systems can be used in a variety of applications in the automotive industry, such as: ring and pinion gear lapping, turbocharger balancing machines, crank shaft gun drilling, valve face grinding, cam shaft grinding, cylinder liner honing, engine liner grinding, gear cutting and finishing. Our magnetic filtration products have helped solve challenges for leading companies across the world, including: Ford, Honda, Yamaha, BMW, Delphi, Bombardier, Isuzu, Scania, Borg Warner.

Bearings Manufacturing - Magnetic filtration

Bearings Manufacturing

Magnetic coolant filtration is used by some of the world's largest bearing manufacturing to ensure sub-micron accuracy in the production of bearing components.

In particular bearings manufacturing, significantly benefits from magnetic filtration. It offers a number of advantages, including:

  • High-precision product finish, concentricity and consistency
  • Reduced downtime
  • Sub-micron filtration
  • Ideal for high-volume processes
  • Can be retrofitted to existing lines
  • Rapid return on investment

Magnetic filtration is effective at several different stages of the bearing manufacturing process.

The filter is successful in catching all of the ferrous contamination, which significantly improves surface finish for bearing components. The use of magnetic filtration can be applied in the following applications: hub honing, ball grinding, super-finish and polishing, raceway grinding, wash system.

Magnetic filtration for Steel Processing operations

Steel Processing

Magnetic filtration can improve efficiency in most steel processing operations such as steel production, both hot and cold. 

Advantages of magnetic filtration for steel processing:

  • Automated cleaning, ideal for heavy contamination
  • Improved surface finish
  • Reduced downtime
  • Suitable for arduous environments
  • 24/7 operation

The following steel processing applications can benefit from our magnetic filtration: steel rolling mills, sawing machines, steel pipe cutting, CNC machining, tube threading equipment, steel quenching tanks, surface treatment processes, spray bars, Roller lubrication, final wash process, deep hole drilling.

magnetic filtration for wash system

Wash Systems

It's vital that wash solutions are kept free from ferrous particles. Many wash systems have benefited from installation of magnetic filtration, which ensures the finished product is clean and complies with quality inspection.

Advantages of magnetic filtration for wash systems:

  • Flow rates up to 5000 litres per minute
  • Filters do not degrade in wash solutions
  • Removes ferrous deposits from finished product
  • Reduces reject rates

The following wash system applications can benefit from our magnetic filtration: rotary wash systems, transfer wash stations, degreasing equipment, multi-stage washers, spray wash stations.

Magnetic filtration for machine tools

Machine Tool OEMs

Magnetic filtration enhances performance on a variety of machine tools and offers a competitive edge to machine tool manufacturers, particularly when servicing high-precision applications.

Advantages of magnetic filtration for steel processing:

  • Can be retrofitted to enhance existing filtration systems
  • Reduces machine maintenance/downtime
  • Flow rates 70 to 10,000 litres per minute
  • 100% effective with low magnetic materials
  • Increases the equipment value, provides a solution for the customer

Magnetic filtration can be beneficial in the following machine tool applications: VMC, HMC, and CNC machines, Multi-axis vertical turning centres, Grinding, Honing, Lapping, Deep hole/gun drilling, EDM machines.

Magnetic filtration for tool cutting applications

Tool cutting

High-intensity magnetic filtration is the only option available to guarantee a high precision finish on tool cutting operations. 

Advantages of magnetic filtration for tool cutting processes:

  • Enables manufacture of “mirror” finish tools
  • Enables tolerances of <1 micron
  • Can increase the value of tools by 300% with extended fluid life
  • 100% effective with low magnetic materials e.g. tungsten carbide materials
  • Reduces wear on grinding wheels. Ensures clear grinding contact

Magnetic filtration can be beneficial in the following tool cutting applications: Multi axes CNC machines, Tungsten carbide drills and endmills, Radius grinding, Wood working tool superfinish, “Mirror” finish plastic cutters.

"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