Oil mist, metal dust and fume extraction prowess on show at MACH

The Filtermist team will be reminding MACH visitors (Stand 521 in Hall 19) why Filtermist is the UK’s leading provider of oil mist extraction systems. 

As well as its own world-renowned UK manufactured centrifugal oil mist filters, Filtermist will also be showing filtration units from sister companies Absolent and Diversitech. These will include an A.5 static filter media oil smoke filter from Absolent, and a brand-new ‘Thunderbolt’ electrostatic precipitator (ESP) from Diversitech.

The A.5 is Absolent’s smallest, and smartest, oil smoke filter. The A.line range is specifically designed for CNC machines, swiss machines and grinding machines that are running with high speeds and high coolant pressures. Thanks to Absolent’s superior filter media knowledge and in-house filter cartridge manufacturing capabilities, the A.line range can be adapted to fit the requirements of many different applications.

Meanwhile the Thunderbolt ESP range features double pass technology and is efficient to 99%. The filters can be directly mounted to machine tools thanks to their compact size and built-in fan system. Available in three models offering airflows of up to 2000m³/hr, Thunderbolt is a highly efficient oil, mist and smoke collector - effective on all metalworking fluids, even emulsion.

Filtermist Limited CEO, James Stansfield, comments, “Filtermist has manufactured, marketed, monitored and maintained extraction systems for oil mist, oil smoke, dust and fume for more than 50 years, and as part of Absolent Air Care Group, we have access to a wide range of products, technologies and technical expertise from other Group companies.

“The HSE’s current metalworking fluids inspection programme is once again highlighting the need for effective mist extraction that works to protect UK workers from exposure to harmful airborne particles. Our experienced technical team can advise customers on the best solution for their specific requirements drawing on our applications experience and diverse product portfolio.

“We can support customers with stand-alone filters for individual machines, or design, specify and install large scale extraction systems that exhaust into centralised ducting. No matter what type of mist extraction UK manufacturers need, we can ensure they are compliant with COSHH Regulations.”

For companies that need metal dust extraction, a Dustcheck NonFlam wet dust collector will also be on the stand. Wet collectors, also known as wet scrubbers, are ideal for safely removing metal dusts - especially white metal dusts which can be highly explosive. NonFlam units are designed to handle the heavy loading of larger, mechanically generated dust particles from grinding, linishing and polishing processes. The range offers volumes from 720 – 16,200 m3/hr and is available in either painted mild steel or stainless steel construction. Units can be sited outdoors if space is an issue and can be supplied for use in ATEX zones if required.

“Filtermist has manufactured wet collectors under the Dustcheck brand since we purchased the manufacturing rights from Carter Environmental back in 2019,” continues James. “Since then, demand for this range has continued to grow. We will also be adding a brand-new mobile welding fume unit to the Dustcheck range in time for MACH.”

In addition to the products it offers, Filtermist will also be highlighting its extensive UK wide aftermarket services which include spares and consumables, servicing and maintenance, and COSHH compliant LEV testing for all makes and model of LEV systems.

Please visit us on Stand 521 in Hall 19 to find out how our team can ensure the control measures for airborne oil mist particles, dust and fume in your production facility are compliant with COSHH requirements, or fill out our contact form now.