Are Glass Grinding and Polishing Costs Taking A Huge Bite Out of Your Profits?

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The Chemwest Particle Removal System Is the Clear Solution

Reduce Escalating Energy Costs

  • Eliminate the need to run large centrifuge motors 24 hours/day just to keep your fluids clean

Reduce Maintenance Costs

  • Free-up maintenance staff to focus their attention on other responsibilities
  • Use gravity to do the work with a system that nearly runs on its own

Improve Cutting and Grinding Cleanliness and Effectiveness

  • Remove >99.9% of suspended solids in your cutting/grinding fluid

Reduce Throughput Time, Extend the Life of Grinding Wheels

  • The cutting/grinding fluid adds lubricity, improving feed rates for most cutting and polishing operations and extending diamond wheel life

Improve Competitiveness and Your Bottom Line

  • Run cleaner and more efficiently while extending the life of your consumables. It all adds up…to a healthier bottom line

Call Us Today

We’ll gladly demonstrate just how clear the difference is with the Chemwest Particle Removal System!

(503) 639-64141586 SW 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97224

 

Particle Removal Systems

One and Two Tank Systems Designed and Sized To Meet Footprint Requirements, and Deliver Coolant with Less Than .1% Suspended Solids

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System Advantages

  • Cleanliness of solution exceeds centrifuge
  • Continuous operation even with component failure
  • Minimal energy requirements for system operation
  • Footprint is approximately the size of Centrifuge
  • Low cost of ownership
 

System Operation

system-operationFully Self Contained, Automated System Settling Tank

  • Cutting/grinding fluid is delivered from your cutting and grinding tools to the Settling System, and then channeled to the bottom of the Settling Tank
  • Flocculent is injected into the return stream in the tank on a scheduled basis
  • Flocculent combines with particles resulting in a drop of the solids to the bottom of the tank
 

    system-operation-2Clarifying Tank

  • Solution is channeled from the top of Settling Tank to the bottom of the Clarifying Tank
  • Flocculent continues to combine with particles dropping to the bottom of the tank
  • Clean fluid is removed from the top of the tank and is pumped to the cutting and grinding tools
 

Mixer

  • A pneumatic mixer is turned on for a brief time prior to a dump to “fluff” the solids on the bottom of the tank
  • This suspends the solids in the bottom portion of the tank

Pinch Valves

  • A 3” pinch valve is used to quickly flow solids out of the tank and into the filter bag
  • These valves are ideally suited for abrasive environments

The solids are flowed into the waste hopper and filter bag

  • Excess liquid drains to a sump tank, and then is returned to the settling tank.
  • The 2 Tank Systems utilize a self dumping hopper for quick waste dumping.

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Control Cabinet

  • PLC/Operator Interface
  • Color Touch Screen for Operator control
  • PLC control of I/O
  • VFD Pump control
  • Coolant is monitored for proper level and injected via Dosatron Pump
  • Flocculant injection via Dosatron Pump
  • Control Cabinet provides automated control of fluid level, pumps and coolant concentration

 
 

Supply Pump Skid

  • Dual Supply Pumps for redundant operation
  • Manual Isolation Valves
  • Output Pressure Sensor for VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Control – not shown

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System Advantages

  • Cleanliness of solution exceeds centrifuge
  • Continuous operation even with component failure
  • Minimal energy requirements for system operation
  • Footprint is approximately the size of Centrifuge
  • Low cost of ownership