Benefits of Magnetic Coolant Filters | Eclipse Magnetics

Magnetic Filters Give Your Business the Cutting Edge

Magnetic filtration or magnetic coolant separation is a rapid payback investment which offers a wealth of benefits to your process. 

Magnetic CNC Filters Reduce Operating Costs

Cleaner, Longer Lasting Fluids

Magnetic coolant filters remove almost 100% of ferrous particles, and even remove particles smaller than 1 micron. Traditional barrier or media filters typically allow smaller particles to circulate, which affects the fluid effectiveness and means regular expensive fluid changes. Dirty fluids can also act as a breeding ground for bacteria, which degrades the fluid and puts operatives at risk of exposure.

Reduced Expenditure on Consumable Filters

Magnetic filters can either replace, or be used in conjunction with media filters. Either way, it's high performance extraction significantly reduces the consumption of disposable filter media such as paper, bands, cartridges, and socks.

Minimal Fluid Loss

A significant amount of fluid is lost during the disposal of traditional media filters. With magnetic filters however, contamination is removed from the filter as a semi-dry cake, meaning that virtually all the residue fluid can be recovered.

Reduced Waste Disposal

The ferrous waste collected by the magnetic filter can be recycled, thereby eliminating expensive specialist disposal service costs.

Minimal Running Costs

Manually cleaned magnetic filters require no additional power or consumable parts in their day-to-day operation. Automated cleaning versions require small amounts of power but no other consumable parts.

Continuous 24/7 operation

Automated magnetic filters are perfect for large volume continuous processes. Once set up, they can run unmanned and without any need for stoppages or downtime.

Fluid Protection

Other media based fine particle filtration can strip fluids of anti-foaming and anti-bacterial properties. Magnetic filters, on the other hand, enable sub-micron performance without affecting the properties, thereby reducing replacement cycle times.

Rapid Return on Investment

Magnetic filtration can be a driving force in cost reduction or continuous improvement programmes. They offer distinct cost saving benefits resulting in a rapid return on investment, often within weeks.

Magnetic Filters Reduce Environmental Impact

  • Reduced Waste

Magnetic filters make a positive contribution to the environment by reducing the usage of disposable filters such as paper, bags or cartridges. By ensuring industrial fluids such as coolants, oils and wash solutions are clean, their usage is minimised and disposal vastly reduced.  Magnetic system filters are ideal for companies who seek ISO14001 approval.  

  • Waste Can be Recycled

Magnetic CNC filters enable ferrous particles to be separated from the fluid, and the filtration media and can be recycled. This is impossible with media filters because contamination sticks to the filter media and has to be disposed of as a sludge or ferrous mud or cake, often with a hazardous classification or requiring specialist disposal.

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Magnetic Filters Reduce Health and Safety Risks

  • Complies with COSSH & HSE Guidelines

Magnetic coolant or cutting fluid filters make a major contribution to promoting safe handling of metalworking fluids. Cleaner fluids reduce the risk of human contact with metal fines thereby reducing the risk of cuts, abrasions and dermatitis.

  • Reduce Microbial Development

Magnetic filtration does not strip anti-bacterial properties from fluids, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial development. Ferrous contamination in fluids can act as a breeding ground for bacteria, therefore maintaining clean, polished fluids considerably reduces the risk of human contact with such bacteria.

  • Automated Operation & Cleaning

Our automated filtration systems remove the need for operators to come into contact with contaminated fluids.

"We were delighted with the service provided by Eclipse Magnetics; from the initial site survey through to delivery."

Adrian Seeley, Production Supervisor at AB MAURI UK & Ireland

"I cannot begin to tell you how much it has helped our operation, the magnetic filtration unit has been a real problem solver it has surpassed all our expectations. Its cured a 30 year plague!"

Maintenance Manager at EXL Tube (Steel Ventures)

"This technology is economical, reliable and efficient. I believe that magnetic filtration technology is the future."

John Smith, MMTCI

"Magnetic filtration has dramatically cleaned up our fluids and improved the surface finish we can offer. It extracts around 50Kg per day of ferrous waste."

Facilities Manager, Milacron Machines (Sub-Contract Machining)

"We chose Eclipse Magnetics to supply our housed grid because they are a respected and well-established brand. They offered us a very competitive price, and the process of ordering and installation was straightforward and reliable."

Pat Richards, Chief Engineer at Simpsons Malt

“We are delighted with the Automag installation; it’s solved all the problems we were having previously with downtime and maintenance costs. The filter means that we are able to use recycled water, which is saving us £1000 per week!”

Kenneth McRae, Principle Engineer at Vallourec

"Here at Qualflow, we base our business on a philosophy of make the product simple to use, reliable and cost-effective. Eclipse Magnetics’ neodymium magnets offer the strongest magnetic performance, and are nickel plated, making them a cost effective.."

Justin Lawler Ph.D. MBA, Chief Technology Officer at Qualflow Systems Ltd

"The Ultralift Plus magnetic lifter from Eclipse Magnetics is the perfect solution for the pick-up and transportation of the ultrasonic calibration blocks in our facility"

John Crossley, NDT Technology Lead at the Nuclear AMRC

"The result is an aesthetically pleasing system, which is effective in trapping metal contaminants and is easy to clean..."

Ian Aunger at Roquette