Ducted Air Cleaner for Wet & Dry Grinding in Metal Fab Shop
A metal fabrication shop was in need of a dust collection system for a number of grinders.
The Requirement: Design a system that could capture dust from a number of small grinders, as well as dust and mist from a large Blanchard Grinder. Due to a lot of machines in a small space, the customer asked that we come up with a solution that had a small footprint.
The Solution: Gulftech designed a ducted ceiling mounted dust collection system with a separate module for the wet process and one for the dry process. The ceiling mounted solution ensured a small footprint and the least amount of ductwork to reach each workstation. The Blanchard grinder required a custom, hanging hood with a swing-arm so that large parts could be set onto the grinder and then the mist capture hood would swing back in place to capture the mist. The hood was equipped with vinyl strip curtains to control and contain the mist thrown up by the large grinding wheel.
The Result: The customer had an effective dust collection system with a small footprint that reduced the nuisance dust in the plant, creating a cleaner workspace!
Ducted Air Cleaner for High Speed CNC Smoke in Precision Metal Fabrication
The Requirement: A precision metal parts manufacturer with several CNC machines was facing an issue with smoke produced from the high speed CNC machining process. They needed a solution with a minimal footprint capable of handling large amounts of smoke.
The Solution: Gulftech designed a ducted air cleaner mounted from the ceiling for capturing the heavy smoke from the high speed CNC process. Due to the volume of smoke produced and the high speed coolant spray, Gulftech installed mist recyclers on each machine to reduce the amount of coolant pulled in the air cleaner from the machine. The mist recycler had the added benefit of increasing filter life of the air cleaners as well. The ducted air cleaner offered a 3-stage filtration system with HEPA final filter to capture the super fine smoke particles.
The Result: The new air cleaners captured 99.95% of the smoke produced by the high speed CNC machines, resulting in a much cleaner facility for the employees.
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