Oil and emulsion mist eliminators for the industry

ScandFilter: New generation offers greater flexibility and a lower total cost of ownership

MANN+HUMMEL is introducing a new generation of mechanical oil mist and oil smoke eliminators with EC motors for the mechanical engineering industry. The new generation reduces energy costs in comparison to existing solutions on the market. The modular design of the new generation makes it especially flexible, easy to service and available for nominal flow rates up to or even higher than 100,000 m3/h.

Ludwigsburg/Sprockhövel, February 02, 2018. MANN+HUMMEL is introducing a new generation of mechanical oil mist and oil smoke eliminators for the mechanical engineering industry. The new generation is characterized by EC motors with resistance control which considerably reduces energy costs and minimizes noise emissions. In contrast to electrostatic separators which have to be serviced several times per year, the extraction systems from MANN+HUMMEL run for up to two years without the need for maintenance. In addition, a further improvement on the previous version is that all of the filtration stages are accessible via just one door, which enables easy maintenance. These advantages of the MANN+HUMMEL solution reduce the total cost of ownership for operators in comparison to other systems available on the market.

The modular design of the product makes it very flexible, with the possibility to combine a single oil eliminator with a machining center or the possibility to link several oil eliminators to a central oil separator. Using a single unit MANN+HUMMEL covers nominal flow rates up to 6,000 m3/h and using multiple units linked to a central system flow rates up to or even higher than 100,000 m3/h can be covered. Customers are able to benefit from MANN+HUMMEL's extensive range of standard products or alternatively select customized solutions.

MANN+HUMMEL mechanical separators are fitted as standard with three filtration stages, with two stages consisting of coalescence separators and a third stage comprising a HEPA filter. These filtration stages separate up to 99.95% of the aerosols. Depending on the application, further filtration stages can be fitted upstream or downstream. For example, a demister stage can be fitted upstream to retain metal shavings, or an activated carbon stage can be fitted downstream to remove undesired odors.

Using the extensive MANN+HUMMEL range of filters, the extraction systems can also be specially adapted to customer applications while taking minimum quantity lubrication into account.

The oil and emulsion mist eliminators for the mechanical engineering industry protect the health of employees working in the production process. The cooling lubricants used in the processes of grinding, turning and milling result in oil and emulsion mist. In contrast to existing solutions on the market which work with electrostatic or centrifugal separators, MANN+HUMMEL mechanical oil mist eliminators are easy to service and separate fine particles with a size of PM1 which are particularly harmful to health. These fine particles can trigger dermatitis, work-related asthma and other lung diseases.

Sabine Wagner
Marketing Specialist Lifescience & Environment