The Micromag magnetic filter can not only reduce machining costs, it can also improve the quality, accuracy and surface finish of the product being machined.
It is for this reason that car giant Honda turned to Micromag for use on a custom-built reaming and boring machine at its massive Swindon plant (where a quarter of a million vehicles rolled off the production line in 2007!).
The machine, designed and manufactured by Honda's Engineering Division, is used for manufacturing engine valve seats - an engine component where accuracy and quality of surface finish is critical.
Honda Engineers found that micro-particles of metal carried in the machine's coolant could adversely affect the surface finish of the machined valve seat, which in turn could impair engine efficiency.
The engineer in charge of this process, Peter Jones, believed magnetic filtration could provide the answer, finding the ideal solution to his problem in Eclipse Magnetics's Micromag magnetic filter.
Peter enthused, "Micromag's outstanding filtration capability and short investment payback period exactly matched our needs. Since incorporating Micromag into our process, we have found that, in addition to it efficiently removing potentially harmful metal particles, the unit's maintenance friendly characteristics ensures that we now experience minimum machine downtime compared to our previously used filtration system."
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