Coolant Cleaning Module suits smaller metalworking systems.

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Utilizing centrifugal separation, Alfie 500 removes contaminants from metalworking systems. Metalworking coolant cleaning module, dimensioned to handle volumes up to 1,500 gal, is designed to operate at standstill or during production run without interrupting machining process. Mobile, plug-and-play system separates tramp oil as well as metal fines and solid particles down to 1 µm from coolant. All functions are controlled by PLC-based system.

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Alfie 500 - New Metalworking Coolant Cleaning Module

Alfa Laval has recently released the newest model of the Alfie Series, a metalworking coolant cleaning module called the Alfie 500. The Alfie 500 is a mobile, plug-and-play system designed to remove contaminants from smaller metalworking systems. Based on high-speed centrifugal separation, it is dimensioned to handle volumes up to 1500 gallons (5 m³) operating either at standstill or during a production run, without interrupting the machining process.

The Alfie 500 separates tramp oil as well as metal fines and solid particles down to 1µm from the coolant. With top-ups, continuous cleaning extends the coolant lifetime to up to 10 times the life of oil without a centrifuge. This means major savings on fluid and filter disposal and replacement. Clean coolants also extend tool lifetime and provide production runs without breakdowns. Clean coolants also result in more precise machining and fewer rejects.

All functions are controlled by a PLC-based control system. Operating in bypass flow, the compact Alfie 500 can be installed in any metalworking system.

For more information, contact:
David Philipbar
Alfa Laval, Inc.
13 Maple Hill Road
Salt Point, NY 12578
845-635-1705 Phone
804-545-2762 Fax

Alfa Laval in brief
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company's equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce foods and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval's products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval's worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.Alfa Laval is listed on the
Stockholm Exchange and, in 2004, posted annual sales of approximately SEK 15 billion (approximately 166 million Euros). The company has 9400 employees.

Distributed by:
Joyce Fielding Bergh/PR/Media
Alfa Laval Inc.
5400 International Trade Drive
Richmond, VA 23231
Tel: 804 236-1298

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