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BUE and the value of coolant filtration

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Filtration solutions play critical role in plant machinery lifespan and productivity

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Metals shine bright at FILTECH 2022

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Figure 1. Difference in Clean Tool Edge and a Tool with Built-Up Edge (BUE)

The objective of this article is to explain the term “BUE” and, more importantly, at the same time show the value of coolant filtration and what filtration does to prevent the BUE problem. BUE is the acronym for “Built UP EDGE” on the cutting surface of the cutting tool. In the absence of cleaning the …

Hydraulic bending machine. Photo courtesy Pall Corporation

Large-scale industrial manufacturing relies on heavy machinery and automation to meet its demanding 24/7 productivity and delivery targets. All too often, vital parts of an operation can be brought to a halt by unscheduled equipment repairs or replacements due to a component failure. And in a world where environmental issues are at the forefront, industry …

The SinterPore range of materials is produced by DDD company Porous Metal Filters. Photo courtesy of Porous Metal Filters

With benefits including precisely tailored flow rates and accuracy – wire diameters and mesh apertures can be customized to perfectly match targeted contaminants – woven metallic filter fabrics continue to be essential for many demanding filtration operations. In addition, metal mesh filters – primarily made from stainless steel – can withstand a wide range of …

Thomas Grimm-Bosbach

Founded more than 100 years ago, John Crane is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to the process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products, including filtration systems, mechanical seals and systems, couplings, and predictive digital monitoring technologies. All accomplished through a global network of more …

In a hydraulic system, there may be a number of components involved

Hydraulic filters, sometimes referred to as strainers, are part of the hydraulic system and function simply to remove foreign contaminants from the system. There are four basic types of hydraulic filter media: traditional cellulose, synthetic, wire mesh and hygroscopic (water absorbing) medias. Standard filter elements have several pleated support and filtration layers. An ideal hydraulic …