Efficient, mobile coolant filter for small machine shops

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

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(2000), "Efficient, mobile coolant filter for small machine shops", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt.2000.01852cad.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Efficient, mobile coolant filter for small machine shops

Efficient, mobile coolant filter for small machine shops

Keywords: Coolants, Filter, Master Chemical Europe

The high performance of the new air-powered Master Chemical Bantam Sump Sucker belies its attractive price. The Bantam has been specifically developed for the small machine shop for which a fully automated coolant recycling system is not a viable option. Its high suction rates however are equal to those of the larger Master Chemical's Yellow Bellied Sump Suckers ensuring speedy operation and minimal machine downtime (see Plate 2).

The mobile Bantam efficiently removes the coolant, chips and sludge from the machine sump then filters the chips and sludge from the coolant into a basket with 0.10 cubic metres capacity which is supplied with re-usable filter sleeve. Clean coolant is returned to the machine sump under pressure. For protection against overfill the Bantam's design includes a positive sealing mechanical float.

Plate 2 The new Bantam Sump Sucker from Master Chemical Europe has been specifically developed for the small machine shop for which a fully automated coolant recycling system is not a viable option

The Bantam is powered by a Venturi vacuum generator and is available in 240 litres and 300 litres single tank models and 150/150 litres twin tank units. Also in the nine unit range are 110V and 240V electrically powered Bantams. As well as filtering coolants, the new sump suckers have the dual purpose of general machine shop cleaning.

Measuring a compact 1,220mm x 865mm x 1,325mm, the Bantam Sump Sucker is supplied complete with 3m suction and discharge hoses and a range of cleaning tools, discharge nozzles and quick disconnect fittings. Water flow is 230-300 litres/min into the unit and 120-150 litres/min, out. Compressed air requirements are 1.2-1.6m3/min @ 4.1-6.2 bar, 46-61cfin @ 60-90psi.

For more information contact Ruth Lucas at Master Chemical on + 44(0)1449 721985.