- Application : CNC machines
Industry : Manufacturing
System : BlazeCut C Series
- Accessories : BlazeTube, Manual remote actuator, Pressure switch, Beacon/Buzzer, Electro-pneumatic Hi VAC flap
A wide variety of machine tools (CNC, EPD) operate using oil-based metalworking fluids, lubricants and coolants. These fluids are flammable and can have ignition point lower than 200°C, while their fumes pose as an even greater threat of fire or outbreak within the enclosure during machining process. During optimal machining operation the heat generated should be within a safe range, a mistake in programming, damaged or blunt tool, or other mechanical failure can quickly turn into hazardous situation. Even a single spark can turn the moment into a major disaster. It is of high importance to protect these by uninterrupted protection and power independent extinguishing systems.
What we did
In this case we installed BlazeCut systems in a production facility with several machining centres. BlazeCut C Series ILP systems with dual BlazeTube outlet fitting were selected as best option for heat detection and installation of pneumatic actuator. The designed systems for total flooding were 2.5 kg of the FK-5-1-12 suppression agent. Installed detection was in form of BlazeTube covered by protective spiral. Considering frequent irregular vibrations in the facility during operation, heavy duty cylinder brackets were installed. The customer also opted to have a switch for activating a flap to close the ventilation duct, and a sounder/beacon combo signalling unit.