Whilst oil mist separators do a great job of removing the coolant mist from the working area of CNC machine tools they often run at full capacity, regardless of the current requirements. This results in high consumption of both energy and coolants.
Well known industrial air cleaning manufacturer Reven, now offers a solution to this problem with a new digital power controller, the XSC (X-Cyclone Speed Control).
Sensor technology measures the machining environment of the machine tool whilst the intelligent control unit adjusts the suction power continuously via ventilation valves and an optional frequency converter with a micro computer and algorithms.
Power consumption can be halved and thanks to a patented Venturi ventilation and condensation system, the separation efficiency can be increased up to 50%. Furthermore the XSC system extends the maintenance intervals for filter cleaning and also the filter service life.
A pressure and flow sensor also detects the door state of the machine. If the door is opened, the suction power rises and ensures a stable vacuum in the work area of the machine tool. This prevents coolants particles from leaving the machine.
The XSC control can be retrofitted with all encapsulated machine tools; Controllers and sensors are installed within a few hours, and thanks to the modern frequency
inverter, the operating condition of the oil mist separator can be transferred online to an existing building control system.
“Anything that can be done to reduce costs for CNC machine tool operators is welcome news. The new XSC digital power controller will help lower energy consumption and reduce coolant usage whilst providing a cleaner workplace,” said Dimac Managing Director Paul Fowler.
The Reven XSC is Industry 4.0 compliant adhering to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. This allows the unit to provide for real time updates, feedback and if required process control modification.
German based Reven was founded in 1905. From as early as the company’s foundation phase it took up the construction of extraction apparatus and systems for production facilities and workshops.
Reven has now been specialising in industrial air cleaning for decades and the company’s knowledge in the field of air cleaning has grown continuously. This expertise is reflected in numerous internationally protected patents, design protection rights and unique technologies.
Designed, constructed and manufactured in Germany all Reven oil mist separators features a stainless steel enclosure that is 100% rustproof, providing a considerably longer service life. A lifetime guarantee is offered on the corrosion resistance of the enclosure.
Dimac Tooling is Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools. The
company also manufactures soft and hard jaws in their own CNC equipped machine shop in Dandenong, Victoria.
“Like all the products we sell, the Reven XSC has the full back up and support of Dimac technical personnel to ensure the product is installed correctly and operates at optimum performance,” Mr Fowler concluded.
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