Looking after your coolant, employees, and your machine tools can really improve your bottom line. Getting your coolant to last longer not only saves you money in terms of purchasing, but can also save you in other areas.
When using coolant, whether in cutting tools, lathes or drilling machines; fines, swarf and dissolved metals can contaminate it, creating bacteria and fungus. This reduces the life of the coolant, which means that you have to replace the coolant more frequently. A Freddy vacuum removes the coolant, at two litres a second, filters it, and returns it for reuse, removing the fines and swarf contaminating it, so your coolant lasts longer.
Using contaminated coolant is bad for your employees too. It can cause problems such as dermatitis, bronchitis and occupational asthma. If your employees contract these problems you could be liable to pay compensation, which can be costly, especially if they are unable to work. Providing suitable protective equipment, and using a Freddy to extract the coolant and remove the contaminants could help to prevent this.
Machine tools also suffer from using contaminated coolant. If your coolant is not clean it can accelerate tool wear, and spoil the finishes. With machine tools costing from hundreds, to hundreds of thousands of pounds, you want to protect your investment. A Freddy vacuum makes sure all contaminants and debris are cleared, even from the most awkward to reach places thanks to its set of tools, and can empty, filter and return litres of coolant within seconds – reducing downtime.
So if you want to protect your coolant, employees and machine tools, why not let a Freddy help you?
For general information on health and safety, visit the Health and Safety Executive’s website where you can download guidance leaflets. More information on the Freddy range of coolant recycling vacuums can be found here. Or call us on 01386 561113 for more information.