EXAIR introduced our first Wet/Dry Vacuum in August. We have simplified the process of converting a vacuum from wet to dry (and dry to wet) materials. This can now be easily switched within 15 seconds due to its patent pending engineering and design. The video below is a quick rundown of just how easy it is to contain any industrial mess with the new compressed air powered vacuum from EXAIR. If you would like to discuss the EasySwitch Vacuum options and kits available from stock, please contact us.
Do you spend too much time cleaning out your CNC machine? Do you find that It is messy and backbreaking work? Do you spend too much money replacing the coolant in your system? If you answered yes to any of these, EXAIR has a product for you; the Chip Trapper System.
EXAIR created this product to reduce the down time and extend the life of your coolant. This device will save you money and time with productivity, coolant, and repairs. In this blog, I will go over some of the features and benefits with the Chip Trapper Systems.
EXAIR offers two types, the Chip Trapper and the High Lift Chip Trapper. They are designed to move fluid into the drum to be filtered, and to allow the clean fluid to be placed back into the sump. The Chip Trapper works great for quick coolant cleaning at the floor level. The High Lift Chip Trapper is ideal for cleaning viscous fluids as well as for reservoirs below the floor level.
Both types use a pneumatic two-way pump to move the fluid. They come in three different drum sizes, 30 Gallon, 55 Gallon, and 110 Gallon. So, you can clean large sump tanks with only one cycle through the cleaning system. They come standard with a 5-micron bag filter that can hold over 5 gallons of material.
EXAIR can also offer filter bags in 5 other micron ranges from 1 micron up to 200 micron. And if you are not sure on the other filtration ranges, EXAIR offers a filter sample pack, model 901060-SP, that includes one of each type.
Take a look at this customer Video as they use the Chip Trapper to do their yearly deep clean and coolant Swap on their CNC Mill! (The Chip Trapper is used starting at the 3:17 mark in the video). This is also a very good video for further education on coolants and equipment.
When your machine is not operating, your productivity is lost. The EXAIR Chip Trapper Systems can be that product for you to get you back up and running is a short period of time, extend your coolant life, and keep the area clean and safe.
For U.S. and Canadian customers, EXAIR offers a 30-day unconditional guarantee to try.
If you want to learn more about the EXAIR Industrial Housekeeping Products, you can contact an Application Engineer. We will be happy to help you.
I recently worked with our Peruvian Distributor to help one of their customers solve an issue they were having with material recovery after a polishing operation. The company manufactures security locks for doors. During the manufacturing, one of the processes involves polishing the parts to a nice finish to ensure proper fit and provide a nice appearance for the finished product. Coolant is used to keep the temperature down during the polishing process. This coolant is then contaminated with leftover bronze debris that the company recycles.
The problem was that the process to filter the leftover bronze from the coolant was done by hand. This process, taking almost one hour to complete, was too time consuming and they were not able to recover 100% of the material. In looking for a better way to perform this process, they came across the EXAIR Chip Trapper.
The Chip Trapper was able to allow them to empty the entire coolant sump in less than 90 seconds. The bronze material contained within the coolant was trapped by the 5 micron filter bag inside of the drum, while the coolant passed through. They could then pump the clean coolant back into the drum and recycle the bronze trapped in the filter bag. Not only were they able to dramatically reduce the time it took to complete the process, but it also resulted in a much more effective method of reclaiming the material. No longer were they stuck with an inferior process and more time could be freed up to be spent on production.
Using either a standard or High Lift Reversible Drum Vac to provide the vacuum source, the Chip Trapper is capable of filling or emptying a 55 gallon drum in less than two minutes. It is able to pick up both the liquid coolant as well as any chips or shavings that are suspended in the coolant. The liquid is forced through a filter bag inside of the drum which contains any solid materials while allowing the coolant to filter out into the drum. Switching the knob on the Reversible Drum Vac and the directional flow valve to empty will allow the clean coolant to be pumped back out of the drum and reused.
After implementing the Chip Trapper in our own shop, we were able to increase the life of the coolant by 6x. In addition to the increased coolant life, a process that used to take up to 2 hours per machine now takes less than 10 minutes. The Chip Trapper quickly and easily pays for itself.
The Chip Trapper is available in either 30, 55, and 110 gallon systems. It’ll also come with (2) 5 micron filter bags, other filter bags are also available ranging from 1 micron up to 200 micron filtration. Using a simple detergent, the filter bags can be washed out, cleaned, and reused multiple times. With no motors or impellers to clog or wear out, as well as no electricity requirement or shock hazard, the Chip Trapper comes with our standard 5-year Built to Last Warranty. Do yourself (and your machine operators) a favor and get a Chip Trapper on order today. They’re in stock, ready to ship and start saving you time and money!
EXAIR‘s line of Industrial Housekeeping Products consist of liquid and dry vacuums that utilize compressed air to operate. They do not have electric motors which most ‘all purpose’ vacuums rely on. In industrial settings with harsh conditions and rugged use, EXAIR’s Industrial Housekeeping Products are ideally suited for the everyday wear and tear.
There are no motors and bearings to wear out and no impellers to clog. The Chip Vac is 50% quieter than a comparable electric vacuum. Safety is a top priority, and the use of the unit on wet floors and spills is not an issue when electricity is not involved.
If you would like to talk about Industrial Housekeeping products or any of the EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Products, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.