A Slovak company, which is active in Slovak market already since 1999 is offering an aerosol extractor developed by the company that is intended for CNC machines in CNC machining centers.
The extractors are manufactured in three sizes with different dimensioned outputs to suit a wide range of CNC machines operating in the metalworking industry.
a) Extractor MS-S: designed for machines with a working space of less than 1.5 m3
b) Extractor MS-M: designed for machines with a working space from 1.5 m3 to 3 m3
c) Extractor MS-L: designed for machines with a working space greater than 3 m3
Unwanted by-products of the machining process are aerosols containing process fluid particles (oil mist). The particles are formed by the impact of a stream from the nozzle on the surface of the tool, by the action of centrifugal force or evaporation in the places of heat generation and subsequent condensation in the colder zones of the working space. Aerosols enter the human body by inhalation or in contact with the skin. The health risk of the process fluid lies in its chemical composition (content of various toxic substances) and in the presence of microorganisms (bacteria, molds and fungi) depending on the water content. The possible synergy of several contaminants contained in the process fluids may further increase their negative effect on health.
The extractor works in three phases:
1) The aerosol is sucked out of the working space of the metalworking machine and fed to extractor. Inside, the oil mist is propelled by a propeller onto the extractor hood, after which the centrifuged droplets of process fluid run off and can be trapped in a collection vessel or returned to the system
2) The partially cleaned air is driven through the filter 1 inside the extractor
3) The third phase is provided by the external filter 2 with filter class F9 (EN 779) or ePM1 ≥ 80% (ISO 16890).
The equipment supplier has been successfully using this equipment for more than 10 years in its engineering production. In order to expand into new markets, company is looking for commercial agents and distributors in other European countries to represent the products towards both the industrial and retail market, but international cooperation is welcome too.