VAC-U-MAX Exhibits Industrial Hygiene Solutions for Metalworking Applications at IMTS 2018 - Systems Separate Metal Debris from Coolant - Extending Coolant Life

VAC-U-MAX Exhibits Industrial Hygiene Solutions for Metalworking at IMTS 2018 –
September 10-15, 2018 – McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois – Booth 121035

High Volume Recovery of Heavy Metals, Liquids & Reactive Powders • Separation of Metal Debris from
Coolant for Reuse / Recycling • Central Vac Systems for Below Floor Chip Conveying

BELLEVILLE, NJ USA (August 22, 2018) – VAC-U-MAX proudly announces exhibition at IMTS 2018 (International Manufacturing and Technology Show) that will be held September 10-15, 2018 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, Booth 121035. VAC-U-MAX industrial vacuum cleaning solutions include high volume recovery of many materials including liquids, liquids with solid particles such as metal chips and shavings, swarf, steel shot / grit, and other metalworking debris, for applications including emptying machine tool sumps, machine tool beds, oil/water separation, abrasive finishing equipment or applications requiring quick and efficient clean-up of parts washers, rinse tanks, or liquid spills. VAC-U-MAX also specializes in industrial hygiene solutions for reactive and metal powders such as Aluminum, Magnesium Inconel, Stainless Steel, Haynes 282, and Cobalt Chrome and Titanium. CLICK HERE for Complimentary Expo Registration. (Promo Code: VACUMAX)

Equipment on display includes:

Separates Coolant from Metal Chips & Shavings:  VAC-U-MAX 55MW

Industrial vacuum cleaning system designed to clean 100% liquids, or liquids with solid particles such as metal chips or shavings. Operators quickly empty machine tool sumps, machining beds, oil/water separators, parts washers, rinse tanks, and efficiently clean-up liquid spills. Solid particles are separated from collected liquid with a VAC-U-MAX Chip Basket and liner. System cleans up to 1-2 gallons per second (60-120 GPM) and with the turn of a lever the 55MW pumps out the liquid contents in the drum through a discharge hose, and into a central filtration system for coolant/oils or approved floor drain. Separating coolant and chips in one step enables less down time, improves scrap handling, and recycles coolant - extending coolant life and prevents chips/swarf from clogging machine tool filtration systems.

High Volume, Continuous-Duty Industrial Vacuum Cleaner: VAC-U-MAX MDL 1020MFS

Industrial Vacuum Cleaning System designed specifically for high volume recovery (up to 5 tons per hour) of even the heaviest materials. System features a powerful positive displacement pump and is available in either 10 or 15 HP. As a continuous-duty vacuum producer, system meets even the toughest clean-up challenges, and comes equipped with a secondary cartridge filter, vacuum relief valve, and 40-gallon collection container. Unit is easily maneuvered by a single operator. Noise levels are below OSHA standard. Excellent choice for steel shot/grit, cast iron chips, and waterjet sludge, etc.

Liquid Recovery Transfer Tank Kit - Two Gallons per Second with Wet/Dry Options: VAC-U-MAX Model TK

VAC-U-MAX Model TK is ideal for applications requiring high volume liquid recovery, with wet and dry options available as application dictates. Unique design fills 99% of closed top drums at rates of up to 2 gallons per second. Unit features a single venturi, producing maximum suction and air-flow with minimum air consumption. The Model TK offers quiet operation with no motor noise and air exhaust muffled for sound levels within OSHA requirements. Transfer Tank Kit is available in carbon steel powder coat or stainless-steel bead blast finish. Typical applications include: parts washers, machine tool sumps, drum to drum transfer, sludge removal from finishing tanks, ink wells on printing presses, liquid spill cleaning including flammable liquids, hazardous liquids, spill kits, hydraulic fluids, transformer oil and wet dust collector sumps.

Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems Designed for Depositing Metal Chips / Shavings on Below-Floor Mechanical Chip Conveyors 

Central vacuum cleaning systems designed with high-powered vacuum pumps and VAC-U-MAX’s unique Tube Hopper that collects and deposits chips onto existing below-floor mechanical chip conveyors. System is used to manually clean the inside of the machine tool and large parts that are being machined which have a lot of nooks and crannies for chips and coolant to build up inside.

The Tube Hopper discharges the collected chips onto the mechanical chip conveyor which runs beneath the floor level. System is ideal for applications requiring the cleaning of all types of metal debris including cast iron, steel, aluminum and composite chips, wet or dry, and other abrasive materials with coolant. Unit offers mildew-resistant filters that provide clog-free collection of all chips that fit through the hose, reducing cleaning times and increasing uptime for expensive machine tools.

VAC-U-MAX Tube Hopper deposits collected chips onto existing below-floor mechanical chip conveyor. The vacuum system is used to manually clean the inside of the machine tool and large parts that are being machined---they have lots of nooks and crannies for chips and coolant to build up inside. The Tube Hopper discharges the collected chips onto the chip conveyor which runs beneath the floor level. For more information about VAC-U-MAX’s full range of portable and central industrial vacuum cleaning systems, please visit or email  

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