Like everyone else in the manufacturing sector, I’ve struggled with ever-changing regulations. When all the groaning and moaning was over, we always seemed to have worked our way through it. At first, compliance is not cost-effective but the drive to bottom line profitability made us think outside the box and ways to turn a negative into a positive.
Back in my machining days, we were forced to change from petroleum-based coolant to water based coolant. The stuff turned rancid, stunk worse than road kill, and presented a disposal problem. This gave birth to a new industry building in-house filtration systems so that the coolant could be cleaned and used again. These in-house systems were time-consuming to get up and running and they were expensive.
EXAIR recently introduced a product that I wish I had available back then. It is the Chip Trapper . This product not only sucks out the machine sump, but filters the coolant and returns it back into the machine. Cost is modest and the return is high.