Mist collectors: Camfil APC
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) introduced a new line of Handte EM Profi emulsion mist collectors. The company claims the line offers the highest available collection efficiencies, plus the ability to run 24/7 for reduced maintenance, service ease, and lower operating costs. The units are designed to handle the heaviest loads encountered to clean up contaminants generated during milling, drilling, tapping, turning, grinding, and other machining processes that utilize emulsion mist coolants.
The EM Profi collector uses long-life coarse and fine filter demisters followed by a final-stage HEPA filter with combined efficiencies of 99.9% on particles of 0.3 micron and larger. A patented automatic sprayer counteracts emulsion clumping, ensuring that the separators can operate 24/7 almost maintenance-free.
During routine annual maintenance, the unit can be serviced from the ground by a single technician, eliminating extra manpower and lift equipment. Service life between change-outs is up to six years for demister filters and two years for HEPA filters. Large maintenance doors and quick-clamping elements facilitate fast, tool-less filter replacement. Due to these features, Handte EM Profi collectors achieve substantial savings through reduced
downtime, longer change-out cycles, and increased productivity and reliability, according to the company.
Sturdy modular construction is another benefit. Basic modules can handle air volumes from 1,700 to 8,000 cfm, with a wide range of accessories and configurations for optimum flexibility. Modules can be combined to accommodate larger airflow requirements. Small space-saving models are also offered for low airflow applications of 500 to 1,400 cfm.