Oil/Coolant Mist Collector Technologies: What You Need to Know
An important way to keep manufacturing workplaces healthy and safe is to cleanse the air of the mist and smoke from oil-based, synthetic or emulsion type coolants used by CNC machine tools. Oil/coolant mist collectors were developed to achieve this goal. However, not all such devices operate the same way. In fact, there are significant differences in oil/coolant mist collector technologies that impact how well each system operates.
That’s why LNS prepared a white paper that explains the advantages and drawbacks of the three prevailing oil/coolant mist collector designs:
Electrostatic: Originally designed for use in air handling systems for collecting dust and other contaminants. But can they effectively handle the coolant droplets emitted by machine tools?
Centrifugal: Is centrifugal force and certain filtering media sufficient to collect oil/coolant mist and maintain continuously efficient performance?
Multi-stage media: Does using a series of filters insure cleaner air and consistent airflow?
"How Oil/Coolant Mist Collector Technologies Impact Efficiency" answers these and other questions to help you choose the best type of unit for your situation.