Selecting CNC Mist Collector

The TriMist collectors used in industrial metal machining and manufacturing are critical pieces of equipment in the metalworking industry. They clear the air you and your employees breathe and can recover machining fluids for reuse. What is more important than the air you and your other personnel breathe? Uncontrolled coolant mist can result in:

  • Increased employee health risks
  • Sticky machine tools
  • Coated light fixtures
  • Reduced employee moral
  • Slippery floors
  • Clogged HVAC systems
  • Increased fire risks
  • Excessive loss of Coolant
A well designed and functioning mist collector should separate out the large droplets of machining oil or coolant as well as very fine atomized mist and should return clean air to the work area. In addition, it should remove smoke (which is made up of small particles) often found in today’s machine tool operations where heavy cuts and aggressive machining can be the norm. Advancements such as high RPM spindles, continuous operation, aggressive machining and high-pressure coolant pumps create a very finely atomized mist and smoke that some conventional mist collectors simply are not well suited for.

Finding the right high-efficiency mist collector for your application to accomplish these goals is important to ensure employee health and a productive work environment. (read more)

Tri-Mist 1000 With Post Filter Mounted on a Haas VF5SS

Downdraft Tables and Booths Now Available

ADF Downdraft Tables and Downdraft Booths are designed to be rugged, efficient easy to use air filtration systems for a variety of applications including grinding, welding, sanding polishing and more. These tables deliver high performance dust and contamination collection in one complete system. Debris, contamination and fumes are drawn down through the table grate away from the operator and the air is filtered through efficient cleanable and replaceable cartridge filters. The debris drops into a collection drawer for easy clean out. Available in a variety of sizes from 24″ x 36″ up to 36″ x 96″, these units can be supplied with a variety of options including replaceable cartridges, built in lighting, portability package, steel or fiberglass grates, reverse pulse cartridge cleaning and more. (read more)

Short Takes

Routine Maintenance

It is important to perform regular maintenance including cleaning of the mist collector as well as an inspection for worn or broken parts.

We would recommend that this be done ever 3-4 months depending on the duty cycle of the unit. This should include a careful inspection of the electronic cells and re-placement on any broken or worn parts.

Careful attention should be paid to the 9 ionizing wires. Broken wires should be replaced.

Case Studies

Tri-Mist 1000 Install on a Haas VF5SS

Another Tri-Mist Mist Collector installa-tion, this time on a Haas VF5Sss.

The Problem: Excessive amounts of atom-ized coolant mist being generated and dis-charged into the shop atmosphere as a result of a shell milling operation.

The Solution: The installation of a Tri-Mist 1000 triple pass mist collector on the roof of the enclosure using a 3″ riser base. The final air filtration stage was provided by adding a Tri-Mist Hi Efficiency Post Filter. The result is greatly improved air quality in the work area. Alos, by maintaining nega-tive air pressure within the enclosure, the breathing zone is clear when the operator opens the cabinet at the end of the cycle.


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