Because they operate at high production rates, machine tools fitted modern factories and workshops generate a lot of chips (scrap material generated during machining) and consume quantities of oil and other fluids. The processing of these two elements requires specifically developed methods and systems.
Along comes the good functioning of machines, the health of operators and the overall hygiene of the workplace, not to mention the environmental aspect in question.
That is why devices for chip-oil treatments
must meet very high quality standards. Used machines should be just as reliable and therefore checked by specialist teams, such as RDMO.
Some of these machines are designed for the treatment of chips or oils separately, others combine both.
Industrial vacuum cleaner allows recovering oil and/or chips, while separating solids from liquids. The recovered oil can, thus; be recycled easily. Keller, Lumepulse, Sofraper, ULT, Nilfisk, Delfin, Exair, Dustcontrol, Comac SPA, Emmegi Group, and Tronzadoras are among the leading manufacturers of vacuum cleaners.
The category also comprises the chip breaker
: it is a device used to break the chips. The chips enter through the input tray and are driven by a worm screw to a fixed knife. The combined action of the worm screw and knife allows splitting the chips. Mayfran International, Steimel, Retsch, Hosokawa Alpine, Brabender, WittmannBattenfeld, Illig, Metso, Pieralisi, Sandvik, Conair, Dreher Heinrich, Nederman, Atlas Copco, Everdigm, IKA, Guidetti and Fritsch are among the major manufacturers of this type of machine.
The drying machine
is based on the principle of centrifugal force to separate liquid from solid elements. The damp chips are centrifuged and dried by blowing, before being discharged to a bin, while liquids are recovered and conducted to a tank. Aryma, Frappaz, Sara, Steimel, PRAB, and Nederman are known companies in this field.
The filtering central (Captair, HKS Technology, Knoll, Luwa ...), the chip central and sieve (Schenck, Retsch, Metso, Hosokawa Alpine, Huber Technology ...) make up the family of chip-oil treatment machines.