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Self-Cleaning Conveyor and Filtration System

"The EcoFilter Conveyor from Jorgensen Conveyor and Filtration Solutions is the first competitively priced conveyor and filtration system for entry-level and mid-priced turning and machining centers," said a company spokesperson. "This patent-pending, self-cleaning design works on larger, higher-priced machines as well."

The second generation EcoFilter features a two-stage metal chip removal and coolant filtration design. A hinged steel belt conveyor handles primary removal of large chips. In a secondary process, a flow-through filtration cell separates fines from coolant. Heavy-duty brushes attached to the bottom side of the belt wipe these fines from the surface of the filter cell, where they flow to the bottom of the conveyor via the patent pending CleanCleat. Standard angle cleats on the bottom of the conveyor belt then scrape the separated fine chips back to the top of the belt for discharge.

"The EcoFilter significantly reduces the number of chips that migrate to the coolant tank, which decreases the frequency of tank cleanout and the amount of downtime required for maintenance at the same time that it improves pump, tooling and coolant life," said the spokesperson. "The environmentally friendly EcoFilter design uses no consumables, and its single-drive design reduces energy consumption. For convenience, 'EcoFilter Ready' conveyors are available for field conversion to EcoFilter."

Jorgensen customers report positive results using the EcoFilter Conveyor. In a high-volume operation that machined aluminum parts on a vertical machining center, a large percentage of chips filled the coolant supply tank, necessitating multiple daily clean-outs of tank baskets and screens, and weekly production downtime to clean out the tank. Chip migration into pump inlets fouled machine supply pumps and caused them to fail, forcing the installation of filters on the inlets. When blinded off, these filters caused the pumps to cavitate, producing foam in the coolant. The system frequently backed up and coolant flooded the shop floor.

With Jorgensen's EcoFilter Conveyor in place, the customer realized uninterrupted 24-hour/five days per week production. "The filter cell built into the conveyor has stopped the fines from getting into the tank, and the coolant is no longer foaming up," the customer stated, adding that, "this new EcoFilter Conveyor has by far exceeded my expectations. The most problematic machine tool in our shop is now the most hassle-free."

For more information contact:

Jorgensen Conveyors & Filtration Solutions

10303 N Baehr Road

Mequon, WI 53092

262-242-3089 / 800-325-7705

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