Operating any machine shop means learning how to incorporate automated systems to assist with maintaining the quality of coolant used with the individual machine tools. Doing this not only keeps the cost of new coolant low and also dramatically lowers the cost of waste disposal of the liquid, but it also optimizes the performance of the machine, and the precision machined parts they produce.
Benefits of the Full System
Using a coolant return system in a shop is ideal when there are multiple machine tools with their own coolant reservoirs. These systems are designed to cycle through the coolant, removing tramp oil and suspended solids from the coolant currently in use.
At the same time, the coolant return system is also configured to mix the coolant and water to ensure the correct levels of fluid are always available in the system. With accurate mixing of the concentrate and the water combined with the recycling of the existing coolant, this is an efficient and effective system.
These centralized types of coolant return system designs are sized to meet the needs of the specific machine shop. Most of the standard systems can cycle through up to 900 gallons of coolant per hour, and they can be operated 24-hours per day.
These systems do require the use of a portable sump cleaner system to fully clean equipment reservoirs and sumps. As the heavy chips, swarf and the thick solid sludge settle out in the reservoir or sump, they cannot be effectively removed with the centralize coolant separator. With continued use of the separator, the need for sump and reservoir cleaning is minimized.
Easy to install and configure for any shop, these coolant systems offer a top ROI. In most shops, these systems pay for themselves in less than a year in saving in coolant and disposal costs.