Sump Cleaners

May 29,2021

Related Glossary Terms

  • coolant

    coolant

    Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

  • feed

    feed

    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

Sump Cleaners Include Upgrades to Improve Workplace Conditions, Safety

Eriez® announces new design features have been added to select units in its sump cleaner line to enhance working conditions and better protect operators’ safety. New improvements incorporated in a selection of Eriez sump cleaner models include easy lift chip basket lids, sound reduction mufflers and a catalytic converter option. 

Models in this industry-leading sump cleaner line include the 120 volt electric units which are the most powerful on the market with suction rates up to 85 GPM, as well as air venturi models which use the most efficient powerhead for best suction performance with the least amount of feed air. Eriez Heavy Industries Market Manager Darrell Milton says, “Higher suction rates accelerate coolant evacuation speed, leading to reduced downtime and improved productivity.”

All Eriez sump cleaners 65 gallons and above feature new state-of the-art easy lift chip basket lids. Milton explains, “There is no longer a need to manually lift the lid off the unit and place it on the ground to remove the basket. This means the elimination of lifting and pinch points, reducing potential for injuries to operators.”

LP gas and 3-phase electric Eriez sump cleaner units now have special sound reduction mufflers for quieter operation. “Less machinery noise helps meet compliance requirements and creates a healthier, more efficient working environment,” Milton says.

Another new feature on Eriez LP gas sump cleaner units is the added option for a catalytic converter set-up. “We are committed to making design improvements such as this to help customers reduce pollutants and meet standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies,” Milton explains.