Nikuni VDF vortex dynamic filters remove both ferrous and non-ferrous particles from CNC coolant
Nikuni VDF vortex dynamic filters will remove up to 99% of non-ferrous particles down to 25 microns, and 90% of similar particles down to 5 microns in one pass from machine tool coolant. The Nikuni VDF does not contain any moving parts or an element.
Technology developed and applied…
The Nikuni VDF vortex dynamic filters are hydrocyclones specifically designed to enhance the performance of machine tool coolants. This is achieved by removing a large percentage of any metallic particles present in the flow of coolant to the tool head.
Nikuni VDF vortex dynamic filters are available in stainless steel and nylon. Flow rates available range from 20 lpm to 300 lpm
Typical VDF single pass removal performance on aluminium is:
99% of all metallic particles down to 25µm
98% of all metallic particles down to 15µm
95% of all metallic particles down to 10µm
90% of all metallic particles down to 5µm
65% of all metallic particles down to 3µm
Benefits of fitting a VDF hydrocyclone are:
Cleaner coolant and a longer life-cycle
Reduced tool wear
Superior surface finish
Shorter cycle times
No filter elements to block
No filter elements to change
More machine tool up-time and less downtime
Nominal flow capacity; body material: SCS13
1,000 lpm (under development)
Body material: resin (nylon PA6)
Coolant contamination (metallic particles) can be returned to a separate contaminated fluid tank or consolidated in purpose designed sludge pod and dumped at regular intervals. Fully automated air operated sludge pod dump valves are available.
The Nikuni VDF is ideal for building into machine tools and many other items as part of original equipment using water or oil, ensuring that systems can be cleaned by this media-free technology.
See A&M/Nikuni C-CAT application pages for further details and an example of a simple standalone arrangement of the Nikuni VDF hydrocyclones.
Nikuni C-CAT 獨立遠心式固液分離機
The Nikuni C-CAT standalone hydrocyclone separator
The Nikuni C-CAT is a standalone maintenance-free filtration system incorporating the VDF hydrocyclone. It is fitted with its own solids tolerant pump, frame-mounted and can be either dedicated to one machine or used mobile around the plant or work-space.
Technology developed and applied…
The Nikuni C-CAT filtration system was developed for use with machine tools to provide a simple maintenance-free solution to clean metallic contamination from water-based coolants. It incorporates a Nikuni VDF hydrocyclone and can be retrofitted to many existing machines without major modification to the coolant system tank.
Typical Nikuni C-CAT single-pass metallic particle removal performance on aluminium in water-based coolants is: • 99% of all metallic particles down to 25µm • 98% of all metallic particles down to 15µm • 95% of all metallic particles down to 10µm • 90% of all metallic particles down to 5µm • 65% of all metallic particles down to 3µm
The benefits of installing a C-CAT include: • Cleaner coolant and a longer life-cycle • Reduced tool wear • Superior surface finish • Shorter cycle times • No filter elements to block • No filter elements to change • More machine tool up-time and less downtime
The C-CAT can be used with either water-based or oil-based coolants. When used with oil-based coolants the higher viscosity of the oil-based coolant may require a higher than normal working pressure.
C-CAT flexibility: A C-CAT can be used as: • Primary filtration • Secondary filtration • As a back-up to existing filtration systems • To extend the life-cycle of existing replaceable media • As a standalone with adjustable feet • As a mobile unit with castors (options on castor tyre available)
C-CAT sludge pod A Nikuni C-CAT can also be supplied with a sludge pod, in order to accumulate and consolidate separated materials into a drier waste with little coolant.
C-CAT sludge pod benefits: • Reduces the volume of coolant in circulation • Saves coolant • Saves energy • Reduces operational costs • Manual or automatic operation (air-operated dump valve)
C-CAT is available as either a kit of parts for self-assembly or a fully assembled package. C-CAT options include: • Sludge pod in SCS13 stainless steel • Sludge pod in acrylic (used to observe separation activity) • Manual dump valve • Air operated dump valve • Motor controls • Motor controls with integrated dump valve timer control • Waste container
C-CAT assembled package includes: • Nikuni VDF hydrocyclone • Coated or painted mild steel frame • Solids tolerant pump • Hoses and fittings • Pressure gauge • Sludge pod • Sludge pod valve (manual or automatic) • Pressure gauge