For grinding modern cutting tools, all parameters that are involved in the manufacturing process must be optimally coordinated with each other. Only in this way can drills or milling cutters be produced in large quantities with consistent high quality as expected by the market. An important part of the puzzle is microfiltration technology. The filtration technology must not only ensure very high purity of a variety of lubricants over a long period of time but also must be of a design that is flexible enough to grow easily with production capacity expansion.
Vomat provides high-performance filtration technology - from small stand alone to large industrial central systems - which is designed to meet customer specific requirements and is of modular design. As a result, they can be quickly and easily adapted to changing requirements in the company.
Vomat systems operate in full-flow mode and separate dirty and clean oil 100 percent thanks to a high-performance pre-coat filter design. This results in the utmost purity of the cooling lubricants to NAS 7 or 3-5 μm particle size. In addition, the systems adapt automatically to varying production volumes and initiate the filter backwash cycle depending on the contamination level of each filter element. The back-flushing of each individual filter cartridge instead of the whole filter bank at the same time allows the system to operate with very high energy efficiency while keeping in optimal synchronization with the customer's grinding machines. The Vomat FA standalone models offer filtration capacities of 70 to 960 liters (18 - 254 Gallons) and are extremely compact, much smaller than comparable filtration solutions on the market. This keeps the transport costs low, minimizes building modifications and saves precious production floor space.
Steffen Strobel, technical sales manager with Vomat, states: "Vomat filtration systems grow with the success or needs of our customers. Thus, standard systems can be adapted to increased or changed production requirements by means of additional modules such as digital displays for visualizing the filtration process, frequency-controlled machine supply pumps or internal and external pre-filters as well as a variety of cooling systems. In addition, systems can be designed for individual plant configurations and can be integrated seamlessly into any workflow. This includes large-scale industrial plant-wide central systems with optimal cooling and disposal concepts. Even if there are changes in production requirements, with our help the customer is ensured that his filtration system is adapted to current conditions."