Hydrocyclone filters are an economic and environmentally conscious option with no disposable filter media. Contaminated CNC coolant enters the cyclonic filter at a high velocity through the inlet opening. The velocity of the liquid increases as it swirls downward inside the conical separating chamber. Then, solid contaminants are thrown against the walls of the chamber and forced to the bottom by centrifugal force. These solids are then discharged through a nozzle at the bottom of the cyclone filter. As the whirling cleaned liquid approaches the bottom, it is unable to exit the restricted discharge nozzle. As a result, it reverses direction, forms an inner vortex and seeks the clean liquid outlet at the top of the filter.
Hydrocyclone filters come in a variety of sizes to fit the volume and desired coolant clarity. Cyclonic filtration efficiently separates chips from coolant in FlexFiltration systems or other integrated conveyor/filtration solutions.