Filtermist oil mist filter to feature in FANUC UK virtual open house

Filtermist’s dedicated installation team has recently completed fitting a colour-matched FX4002 oil mist filter to a new model ROBODRILL machining centre, the D21MiB5ADV/10K/CT/PL, which will be the main focus of a virtual open house FANUC UK is hosting from its base at Ansty Business Park on 9th March. 

The event is being run in conjunction with MTD CNC and will live-stream on MTD’s LinkedIn channel from 12.30-1.30. Find out more and register your interest by following this link.

Filtermist’s Divisional Sales Director for oil mist, Craig Woodward, comments; “Filtermist and some of our global distributors have worked with FANUC for a few years now, but this is the first time we’ve installed a unit in FANUC’s distinctive yellow to a machine in the company’s UK showroom.

“FANUC states on all of its Robodrills that customers should prepare a mist or dust collector for each machine to prevent machine troubles when top cover is installed. Showcasing how our oil mist filters complement the machine as part of this virtual event is testimony to the value FANUC places on ensuring its customers are protected from harmful airborne oil mist particles.”

The FX4002 was directly mounted to the top of the machine and installed with an F Monitor 2 which allows machine operators to easily identify if there is an issue with the extraction system, or if a routine service is due. The parameters on the monitor are set using a Bluetooth app making it simple to implement adjustments if necessary. The F Monitor 2 & 2+ were launched at EMO in 2019 and are now sold with all Filtermist units in the UK.

“Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations require employees to report any issues with an LEV system forthwith,” continues Craig. “The F Monitor 2 makes this really easy as it uses a traffic light system to instantly alert operators if a service is due, or if there might be a blockage in the ducting.”

This virtual event will be a first for FANUC UK, a company known for its innovative approach to automation.

“In the absence of physical events in the current circumstances, more and more companies are turning to digital platforms to introduce their latest innovations to customers. We are delighted that FANUC UK has chosen Filtermist as its oil mist extraction partner of choice,” concludes Craig.

Filtermist works closely with many of the UK’s leading machine tool manufacturers to ensure end-users are protected from exposure to airborne oil mist particles. It also plays a key role in helping to raise awareness of the importance of implementing effective control measures to reduce exposure to metalworking fluid particles through its work with various trade associations and SHEP - a collaboration between the HSE and the engineering industry.

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