Improve the Shopfloor Environment
Any form of pollution in the shop environment is potentially dangerous to personnel. For the sake of employee safety and job satisfaction, these issues should be dealt with head-on. Oil/coolant mist is a common concern in shops and creates slippery surfaces that increase accident rates. Mist deposits can create a serious fire risk by allowing fires to spread quickly.
To reduce the risks involved with these hazards, products such as the Royal Filtermist (from Royal Products) are available to collect mist and smoke generated by all types of machinery. The Filtermist FX series offers the company’s latest product enhancements. The series is available in four sizes, ranging from 275 to 1,200 cfm, and can be mounted in a variety of ways, including directly to the top of a machine tool, on a stand, or suspended from a factory ceiling. It is designed for minimal maintenance and operating costs.
By maintaining control of air quality, shops can improve employee morale and reduce costs. Read more about the Royal Filtermist, including how it works and how it can improve productivity, both directly and indirectly.
Manufacturers spend millions of dollars on liquid coolants each year to help machine tools cut metal more efficiently. In many cases, however, the effect of this coolant could be greatly enhanced—in some applications by 100 percent or more—by using a high-pressure coolant delivery system.
Directing high pressure coolant under the chip in turning applications can improve cutting rates, tool life and surface finish.
By definition, corrosion is the partial or complete wearing away, dissolving or softening of any metal substance by chemical action. The term 'rust' is often misapplied or misused, as it applies only to iron and steel. The term 'corrosion,' however, is all inclusive, in that it not only applies to ferrous metals but also to non-ferrous metals. The following discusses the causes of corrosion and possible corrective actions.