Oil mist must be captured to protect your staff’s health, create a safe work environment, and extend the lifespan of your machinery and tools.
What Causes Oil Mist?
Oil mist arises when fast-moving tools and hot surfaces come into contact with metalworking fluid, a coolant and/or lubricant used in metalworking processes such as CNC machines. Metalworking fluids help to reduce heat and friction between cutting tools and workpieces, preventing burning and smoking. They also help to improve work piece quality by continuously removing particulates from the tool and the surface of the workpiece.
The main operations* that cause oil mist are:
- Machine tool processes for shaping, such as cutting, drilling, honing, and boring
- Surface treatment using an abrasive, such as wet grinding and polishing
- Forming processes to shape metal and sheet metal components: cold heading, deep drawing, and stamping
- Heat treatment such as material hardening
- Part washers that clean metal components with oil, water, and pressure
- Electrical Discharge Machine to shape metal uses electrical discharge processes
Oil mist can take many forms, including (but not limited to): fumes, smoke, fog, vapor, gases, drops, or aerosols. Depending on the mist produced at your facility, a different filtration approach may be required. Plymovent is proud to offer custom-tailored solutions to best fit your needs.
Introducing the MistEliminator
The MistEliminator is a modular filtration system that reduces the background concentration of oil mist in lathes or CNC machines during metalworking processes. The filter unit and banks are modular and custom-tailored to your facility’s unique needs.
Recirculation ensures that expensively heated or cooled air stays within the workplace. The MistEliminator can be outfitted with additional HEPA filters to help you save on energy and HVAC costs.
- Comply with health and safety standards
- Minimize health risks in the workplace:
- Reduce and limit exposure to hazardous fluids and oil mist
- Safe work environment:
- Reduce fire risks
- Improved productivity
- Increased work morale due to clean air at work
- Shorter operation intervention time due to clean atmosphere in CNC machines
- Reduced maintenance and operational costs
- Increase the lifespan of machinery and tools
- Protect sensitive high-tech equipment
- Clear sight within closed CNC machines
- Energy savings if recirculating