Cold forming, or cold heading, is a continuous manufacturing process used to modify metal wire at or below room temperature to develop fittings and fasteners. Cold forming can be utilized to remove small amounts of metal and to reduce and expand the length and diameter of coiled wire.
Cold heading machines are known to operate quickly and remove more material when larger stock is being processed creating heavier oil smoke and mist.
The volume of smoke and mist produced by cold forming machines will vary based on the diameter of the stock, the speed, what metal is being used, and what process is being performed.
Oil lubrication is used to prevent die wearing in cold heading processes. When the lubricant is applied, heat vaporizes resulting in oil smoke and oil mist, based on the type of lubrication being used, oil smoke and mist may be sticky.
Several techniques can be utilized in the cold heading process. The type of technique an operator uses is based on the metal being altered and the shape that needs to be produced. The oil smoke and mist that is produced during these cold forming techniques are made up of very small particulate that presents serious health and safety risks if not properly controlled.
ScandMist collectors are equipped with a closed-loop motor and fan speed control. The EC motors are designed to deliver max performance from low energy demand.
ScandMist units also feature multiple layers of pleated media that don't absorb oil, allowing coolant and oil to coalesce until droplets are substantial enough to drain. This technology enables a capturing ability of particulate as small as @ 0,3 µm.