Big Brute Swarfman recovers expensive CNC coolant

Big Brute Swarfman recovers expensive CNC coolant

Recovering coolant from 5-axis CNC machines with the Big Brute Swarfman Industrial Vacuum Cleaner

Story from the Big Brute Industrial Vacuum Cleaner distributor in Ireland, UK.

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Blue Eagle Precision Engineering in Ireland, manufacture components used by some of the biggest names in aero space, pharmaceutical and motor sport industries.

Wayne Clarke, Quality Engineer at BE Precision, came to us with a specific problem they wanted help with. The 5 axis CNC milling machines they use require a very expensive coolant to be used. This coolant was mixed with swarf when it was collected by their existing industrial vacuum and therefore had to be dumped.

Wayne wanted an industrial vacuum cleaner that was capable of separating the swarf from the coolant so that the coolant could be re-used again.

We recommended the Big Brute Swarfman Industrial Vacuum Cleaner with the internal solids/liquids separator to separate the 2 media (swarf and coolant) and the Floor, Wall & Ceiling Wet Tool Kit with 10m of Big Brute suction hose. We also recommended the high lift forklift upgrade to drain. This allows the Big Brute Swarfman to be lifted above the skip using a forklift and then to release the coolant only into a skip for re-use.

Wayne was delighted with how the Big Brute Swarfman Industrial Vacuum Cleaner performed. It quickly lifts the coolant and swarf and separates them.

“Being able to re-use the coolant will save the company a lot of money. It reduces production costs and also the cost of disposal of waste material,” Wayne told us.

To find out how a Big Brute Industrial Vacuum Cleaner can separate your CNC machine swarf and coolant, please contact us Australia wide on 1300 441 281 or email