Root Cause Problem Solving
Increasing pressures to reduce cycle times, improve process efficiencies - and ultimately reduce cost per part - mean that the importance of overcoming the problems created by traditional filtration systems has never been more critical.
As we strive for improved component quality and right- first-time manufacture the need for a stable fluid delivery process with high degrees of reliability, which will lead to increased spindle up-time, is paramount.
Many common problems occurring during machining operations can be attributed to excessive contamination of tramp oils and particulates remaining in the fluid stream and returning to the cut.
Modernising your process with IFDR precision filtration solutions will significantly reduce the risk associated with traditional filtration systems.
The risk of spindle damage increases and reliability reduces with contaminated coolant. Ingress of particulates during ATC’s will cause tool misalignment.
Residual contamination can remain within the fluid stream and ingress the interface between tool and component. Increasing the risk of friction, heat generation and further tool wear.
Blockage of coolant pipes due to build-up of residual contamination will lead to coolant starvation resulting in significant heat generation and tool failure. Failure of taps and drills during deep hole work are common occurrence.
As dimensional tolerances on high precision parts become tighter, the relationship between dimensional tolerances, form tolerances and surface finish quality are more important. Residual contamination within the fluid stream, particularly in high pressure delivery applications increases the risk of impingement, non-conformance and additional downstream work.
- Wash down, sump dig out and tramp oil removal
- Pump wear & consumable media replacement
All caused by contamination recirculating in the fluid.