Filtermist team to head South in February

Filtermist will be heading down to Farnborough again in February to take part in the 2024 Southern Manufacturing Show

In addition to its market leading oil mist filtration capabilities using its proprietary centrifugal technology, Filtermist (stand H235) will also be showing a brand-new electrostatic precipitator (ESP) from sister company Diversitech. The ‘Thunderbolt’ range includes three models offering airflows of up to 600m³/hr, 1000m³/hr and 2000m³/hr.

Each Thunderbolt features double pass ESP technology and is efficient to 99%. They can be directly mounted to machine tools thanks to the compact size of the units and the built-in fan system. The ionisation voltage has been designed to run at a positive potential, reducing ozone production and making it ideal for indoor applications. Thunderbolt is a highly efficient oil mist and smoke collector - effective on all metalworking fluids.

Filtermist Limited CEO, James Stansfield, comments, “As part of Absolent Air Care Group, Filtermist has access to a wide range of products, technologies and technical expertise from other Group companies. Adding the Thunderbolt range to our portfolio means our UK customers can choose the best technology for their specific requirement.”

The Filtermist stand will also feature a KEVA 45H ATEX rated industrial vacuum cleaner from Kerstar. Manufactured by Filtermist in the UK, the KEVA H range is ideal for use in additive manufacturing applications – the models are all certified as Category 3 equipment (suitable for use in a Dust Zone 22) and include three stages of filtration including a H14 HEPA filter, achieving a filtration efficiency of 99.995%.

“Processes used in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, can create non-conductive combustible plastic powder dust which must be safely removed once the process is complete,” says Kerstar Business Development Manager, Brian Folland. “An ATEX rated industrial vacuum cleaner can undertake tasks such as the safe removal of dust from the production chamber/printer, floor and surrounding areas, as well as from the finished product.”

Filtermist will also be reminding show visitors about the ongoing HSE inspection programme looking at control measures for metalworking fluids (MWFs). HSE Inspectors will be visiting companies that use MWFs until the end of March to check they have suitable LEV systems on all CNC machines, are safely working with metalworking fluids and undertaking health surveillance.

Please visit Filtermist on Stand H235 to find out how our team can ensure the control measures for airborne oil mist particles in your production facility are compliant with COSHH requirements.