How does a Source Capture Mist Collector work?

If you work in an environment with CNC machines, then a CNC oil mist collector is a vital piece of equipment for your safety. This machine filters the air in your shop, removing hazardous and harmful oil mist so you can continue to work safely and productively without interruption.

While a CNC mist collector is crucial for creating a safe CNC shop by removing oil mist from your CNC machines and grinding and milling processes, they can also be useful components for filtering and collecting coolant mist and water mist.

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How It Works

The process a CNC oil mist collector goes through is simple and efficient and can be broken down into a few steps:

  • Step 1: First, the oil mist goes into the mist pre-filter. From there the collected oil, water, or coolant can drain back into the machinery to be reused.
  • Step 2: Next, a carbon pre-filter captures and filters out large particles.
  • Step 3: In the third step, the air enters the main filter to capture smaller, finer particles.
  • Step 4: Now that the air has been filtered, it is discharged out of the mist collector and released back into the work area.

If you're looking for a CNC oil mist collector for your shop, explore the range of options offered by G4 Specialties and order yours today. You can also call us at (219) 384-0186 to learn more.

Hazards of Oil Mist

Due to repeated exposure and prolonged setting, oil mist can be extremely toxic to the users health. such as eye and skin irritation. shortness of breath. vomiting. fever. rapid heartbeat, headaches. fatigue and burning sensation in mouth. throat or stomach. Not only does oil mist affect the health of the operator, but it can also disrupt the production, create slippery floors and oil-coated walls that can create safety hazards and increased maintenance.

In today's metalworking operations it is not uncommon to see machinery that is controlled by extremely vulnerable electronics and circuit boards. Exposure to more than normal amounts of oil to these sensitive electronics often lower the quality of production and in some cases can cause disruptions.

Oil Mist Regulations

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and ACGIH (Association Advancing Occupational and Environmental Health) all restrict the amount of oil mist employees are exposed to- The chart below details each organization's limit to oil mist exposure. If employers do not follow OSHA guidelines, OSHA can write citations which may result in fines.

Benefits of a Mist Collector

  • Significant reduction in oil mist in the shop
  • Keeps the oil mist off the expensive machinery
  • Efficient use of coolant with the recycling of the fluid back into the CNC machine
  • Simple and inexpensive maintenance
  • Easily integrated into existing CNC machines
  • Adhere to regulations set by OSHA. NIOSH. ACGIH