Metal chips are mechanically separated particles which occur during drilling, milling, sawing etc. in the metal processing sector. The shape of the chips depends mainly on the material and the cutting conditions. The individual shapes of the chips are classified according to their external shape, bulk density, possible hazards for the operator and possible damage to tools, work pieces and machines.
Hazards from metal chips and metal dust
The materials, tools, cutting speed and cutting fluid used influence the formation of chips. In general, metal chips do not pose a health risk to the operator. They are easy to remove and have a high bulk density. Nevertheless, their extraction is necessary to avoid damage to tools, to keep the working environment clean and to protect the machines.
Challenges in extracting metal dusts
Metal dusts and aerosols also occur during mechanical processes. These particles have an adverse effect not only on sensitive devices but also on your employees’ health. Learn more on the product pages. Another challenge when extracting metal chips is collecting, conveying and delivering the bulk material. Material recovery rounds off the process: this protects the environment and saves on resources and costs.
From local extraction systems and extraction hoods to modular and centralised extraction and filtering systems, Novus offers a comprehensive product range to deal with metal chips. Our experts will analyse your specific requirements then join you in deciding which system fits best.
Modular dust extraction
The Air-S-Line is part of the Air-Line family and has been developed with a focus on a modular design and the efficient extraction of moist and sticky dusts. Read more about its construction and functioning on the product page.
Dry dust extraction
The Air-P-Line is part of the Air-Line family and has been specially developed for the centralised extraction of dry and free-flowing dusts. Read more about its construction and functioning on the product page.
NOVUS offers a comprehensive product portfolio ranging from plug & play devices to customer-specific centralised or decentralised extraction systems, from best selling line to custom units and attachments.
Metal chips and dusts occur during drilling, sawing and milling in metalworking and turning shops, vehicle construction, continuous casting and extrusion facilities, with semi-finished products and in other industries. Their extraction is therefore essential in the following sectors of industry.
Metal chip extraction should fit the requirements of the respective industry and the amount of the materials to be extracted. Our national and international sales team is pleased to advise you individually and to answer your questions. To receive more information on our products or our services, simply click on the respective link.