The EXAIR Chip Trapper is a great way to clean/recycle your machine coolants resulting in reduced machine wear while decreasing the surface area for microbial growth. The Chip Trapper vacuums coolants or liquid that is filled with debris and traps the solids in a reusable filter bag.
Accumulation of swarf (chips, fines, debris) promote bacterial and fungal growth. The unwanted debris will not only cause damage to your machines but also promotes bacteria growth. Bacteria thrives on wet parts and also live in sludge found settled in machine sumps and/or coolant flumes. Poor housekeeping encourages the growth of bacteria and will add microorganisms to your system.
The Chip Trapper uses a compressed air powered Reversible Drum Vac that can fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in less than two minutes. The Chip Trapper comes in three sizes of 30, 55 and 110 gallon capacities. Once filled you can set the control valve to “empty” to pump the liquid out while containing the solids in a reusable filter bag.
The Chip Trapper is built to last. The stainless steel pump has no motors or impellers to clog or wear out and there is no electricity or shock hazard. There is also a built-in pressure/vacuum relief and automatic safety shutoff valve preventing spills and overflowing. If you have questions regarding our Chip Trapper or would like a quote please contact one of our Application Engineers.