Mustang Coolant Management System
The Mustang Coolant Management System is our smallest unit targeted at machine shops having up to ten machine tools to manage. It's small footprint means it is easy to site but the performance level is every bit as good as it's larger brother the Dinosaurus.
Based on the same principle of lamella separation it's three phase separator package packs a powerful punch when faced with even the most contaminated coolants. Useful for separating any water mix coolant used in metal cutting operations including those used in cast iron operations having a heavy graphite content.
Tramp oil is collected automatically in a dedicated built in container and can be pumped out as often as required. Solid particulate, in the form of sludge, is removed by drag link conveyor. The coolant management system includes: self cleaning 3-phase lamella separator, dirty tank, clean tank, supply pumps, sludge conveyor and an automatic top up/mixer system.
As with all our coolant management systems it is a lean maintenance unit with little day to day input required once set up. Consumables such as paper band and other filters are not required therefore waste collected is only from the process. Every machine tool sump on the system is maintained at optimum level and dilution and single point coolant monitoring at the separator is all that is needed to look after the entire machine shop.
Labour associated with looking after coolants is by default removed from the daily process allowing your machine shop to work more efficiently.
The Mustang Coolant Management System needs three main components a brief overview is below.
The Mustang Coolant Management System serves up to ten cutting machine tools either machining centres or lathes. It can be supplied with a leak detection tank as in the image or if space is an issue the smaller footprint of the singe unit will be a benefit.
Each separator is equipped with an automatic cleaning cycle, topping up/mixer system, drag link conveyor to remove sludge deposits along with supply and circulation pumps. Sludge handling systems can be incorporated as shown, de-watered sludge systems are also available automatically feeding recovered coolant back to the process.
Every coolant management system needs a pipework supply and return network, usually installed overhead. The main pipework can be designed so as to be flexible enough to accommodate future machine shop changes so once installed it never needs to be modified. Machine tools can be connected and disconnected at will when necessary.
We use lightweight 'Mapress' in most of our installations, no hot work is needed. Finish can be left in its standard state as shown or can be painted if required.
Coolant return is handled by our standard return pump module which sits either inside the machine tool sump or if access is an issue it can be installed alongside. An industrial quality float valve takes care of the supply inlet, rising to close off incoming fluid should the return pump fail. Floating tramp oil and small particulate is captured at surface level and pumped away for separation leaving the sump coolant clean.
Since every machine tool is interconnected dilution remains constant as does coolant level. Coolant kept this clean can last for years without the need for constant and costly sump changes with the disposal issues that arise.