Big Brute Swarfman Recovers Expensive CNC Coolant

June 27, 2015

Blue Eagle Precision Engineering uses the Big Brute Swarfman to recover coolant.

Blue Eagle Precision Engineering in Loughgall, Co Armagh, manufacture components used by some of the biggest names in aero space, pharmaceutical and motor sport industries.

Wayne Clarke, Quality Engineer at BE Precision, came to us with a specific problem they wanted help with. The 5 axis CNC milling machines they use require a very expensive coolant to be used. this coolant was mixed with swarf when it was collected by their existing industrial vacuum and therefore had to be dumped.

Wayne wanted an industrial vacuum that was capable of separating the swarf from the coolant so that the coolant could be re-used.

We recommended the Big Brute Swarfman with the 300mm deep sieve to separate the 2 media and the Floor, Wall & Ceiling Wet Tool Kit with 10m of hose. We also recommended the high lift forklift drain. This allows the Big Brute Swarfman to be lifted above the skip using a forklift and then to release the coolant only into a skip for re-use.

Wayne was delighted with how the Big Brute Swarfman performs. It quickly lifts the coolant and swarf and separates them.

“Being able to re-use the coolant will save the company a lot of money. It reduces production costs and also the cost of disposal of waste material,” Wayne told us.

Recovering coolant from 5-axis CNC machines with the Big Brute Swarfman Industrial Vacuum Cleaner