When HEC Precision Ltd needed to protect their workers in the machine shop from inhaling airborne oil moist particles, their first port of call was Hyfore Workholding.

Hyfore has been a long-standing supplier to HEC, a London-based precision engineering company that provides a wide range of machining services and finishing solutions from its 10,000sq ft premises.

When it came to discussing HEC’s extraction requirements, Hyfore’s Product Manager, Oli Riley was on-hand to support with specialist advice in helping to improve manufacturing processes and the associated risks. Having identified HEC’s needs, Filtermist’s extraction solutions were the obvious choice. They are widely regarded as the UK market leader for effective oil mist extraction and have consistently provided quality service to Hyfore’s customers.

Oli explains, “We have worked closely with HEC Precision for over five years, so we were the first supplier they thought of when they needed help with the air quality in their machine shop. As part of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), Hyfore has partnered with Filtermist for a number of years – we visited HEC’s site to do an initial audit and then contacted Filtermist to arrange for some sample particle load readings to be taken. These would later act as a benchmark against which we could measure the effectiveness of the extraction fitted.”

Craig Woodward, Filtermist’s Divisional Sales Director for Oil Mist, then visited HEC and used a DustTrak aerosol monitor, detecting particle loadings around all thirteen of the machines on site.

“The solution that we specify varies depending on factors which include the application, the type of coolant being used, the volume of particles being generated and how long the machine is typically running for,” says Craig. “HEC’s plant list includes Mazak 3, 4 and 5 Axis CNC mills and various Doosan Puma lathes so we recommended that they fit a combination of our ultra-compact S800 oil mist filters, as well as larger FX4002 and FX6002 units. All of the oil mist filters were installed with afterfilters and F Monitor 2 monitoring systems which help the machine operators to spot any issues with the extraction immediately.”

Filtermist completed the thirteen installations in May and HEC has seen a significant improvement in the air quality of their machine shop since then, meaning their workers are better protected from the risks associated with inhaling airborne oil mist particles

As your existing supplier, Hyfore can make the procurement of products and services from someone such as Filtermist far simpler. There’s no need to add yet another supplier to your system; simply request a quote and place your order with Hyfore and we’ll arrange the rest!