Iron out the BlemishesGrinding is a surface generation process that is used to shape and finish metals and other similar materials. The process involves the use of an abrasive product, typically a rotating wheel, against the work surface. The grinding wheel is made up of abrasive grains that are held together in a binder. These grains act as a cutting tool and remove tiny chips of material to provide a polished finish.
During the process of grinding, fine particles of dust are generated. This dust, which contains crystalline silica, can be life-threatening if not properly controlled. If inhaled, silica particles can scar the lungs, causing irreversible, permanent damage.
An automotive manufacturer was looking to replace their current wet dust collector. The unit, which had been functioning for more than 20 years, was having difficulties keeping up with their increased generation of dust, causing increased maintenance requirements and potential health hazards for their employees. AAF recommended upgrading their current system to the RotoClone® N, which was designed for continuous operation with minimal service.
ChallengeFine particles of dust are generated during the process of grinding. This dust, which contains crystalline silica, can be life-threatening if not properly controlled. If inhaled, silica particles can scar the lungs, causing irreversible damage. The customer wanted to prevent and control the release of dust into the air, while minimizing maintenance