DinoFilter Coolant Management systems consists of one or several filter cassettes which are located in the central units.
Contaminated fluid returned from the process enters the filter tank where it is passed through the filter mesh on each cassette. Solid particulate, which cannot pass through, builds into a filter cake on the outside of the filter mesh. Clean fluid is pumped to the clean tank where it is returned to process.
Each cassette is automatically closed down at intervals to allow the filter cake to be removed where it is discharged from the central plant by scraper. The filter mesh is constructed from acid proof stainless steel to provide for a long service life. Each cassette operates independently of the others meaning that should it be necessary to remove one for any reason the production process can continue unaffected.
This makes the DinoFilter a perfect fit for full flow systems where the entire production process is reliant on 100 % up-time.
The number of filter cassettes in each DinoFilter is dependent upon the flow rate required in the process.
Benefits post installation:
Every system needs three main components a brief overview is below.
Each DinoFilter coolant management system is sized according to the number of machine tools to be connected. Overall flow rate required will determine the size of each cassette and how many will be needed.
Each cassette is equipped with an automatic cleaning cycle controlled by PLC as are the other functions of the DinoFilter system. Sludge handling systems can be incorporated as shown, de-watered sludge systems are also available automatically feeding recovered coolant back to the process. The DinoFilter is ideal for full flow systems where up time has to be 100% owing to individual maintenance on one cassette having no effect on filtration or production.
Overhead pipework system delivers and returns coolant automatically eliminating the need to continually top up and monitor machine tool levels and dilutions. Pipework design can allow total flexibility so that when machine tools need to me moved or replaced its a simple matter of disconnection and reconnection without the need for pipework modification. Our installation teams use light weight 'Mapress' which requires no hot work and produces a very professional finish.
As the DynoFilter is well suited to process's where high levels of sludge are encountered, for example grinding systems, usually they are installed 'full flow'. Therefore the DynoFilter output has to match the entire flow rate needs of a machine shop. This means that each machine tool will need a Vortex Return Tank to pump coolant back to the DynoFilter. Usually existing individual sump systems, consisting of consumable media or hydro-cyclone systems, are removed and replaced with a single return tank to collect contaminated fluid from the process. Where high pressure delivery systems are needed these can be provided at each machine tool as part of the mew installation.
The DinoFilter Coolant Management System has many applications non more effective than in grinding. Waste from the grinding process is carried with the coolant to the central separator, a mixture of wheel debris and metal particles from the process. The separated waste is discharged automatically by the DinoFilter conveyor.
The waste is ejected as a filter cake and depending on the grinding process will appear as in the images. We usually install a de-watering system, a modified skip, to allow coolant to be returned too the process. This will give two benefits in that less coolant is wasted and the reulting waste steam is easier to deal with and dispose of.