Cyclonic Filters

Cyclotron's cyclonic filters can filter ferrous, non-ferrous, non-metallic and other particles as small as 7 microns from water-based liquids and light mineral oils. We use long lasting ceramic cyclone nozzles on our systems which will accommodate flow rates ranging from 20 to 240 gpm; no disposable media is used. Our clean coolant supply accommodates pressures up to 1000 psi. Standard components include manifolds, electric controls, tanks, covers, cyclone pumps, and coolant supply pumps.

Additional options
  • Chillers
  • Alternate tanks
  • Magnetic separators
  • Mechanical conveyors
  • Bag filters
  • Cartridge filters
  • Surface grinding
  • ID/OD grinding
  • Centerless grinding
  • Rotary grinding
  • Machining centers
  • Blanchard grinding
  • Tool grinding
  • Roll grinding
  • Creepfeed grinding as a final stage filtration

How it Works

Dirty liquid enters the cyclone separator inlet (A) under pressure on a tangent causing the liquid to spin in a downward rotation with increasing speed (B) causing a primary cyclonic action. The clean liquid forms a secondary cyclone that rises through the center of the primary cyclone and connects to the vortex finder (C) as it exits the cyclone separator outlet (D).

Cyclone diagram

System Operation

Cyclonic system diagram
  1. Dirty coolant line (H) returns the coolant into the pump compartment (B).
  2. The cyclone pump (D) pumps the dirty coolant under 30-40 PSI pressure into the hydro-cyclone (E) where the solid particles are spun out and deposited into the swarf cart (I).
  3. The clean coolant leaves the hydro-cyclone under 5-8 PSI pressure and returns to the grinding wheel (G).
  4. The unused coolant is bypassed into the clean coolant tank (A) via the relief valve (F). Bypassed coolant overflows from the upper tank into the lower tank and is drawn into the pump compartment through the check valve (C).
  5. The small amount of underflow from the cyclones returns to the pump compartment via the overflow pipe (J).