Why should you choose Nilfisk for your metalworking facility?
With more than 100 years' experience, Nilfisk is one of the leading global manufacturers of cleaning machines. We have extensive knowledge of the specific needs of the metal sector. Discover the benefits of Nilfisk products and improve the efficiency of your company.
One of the biggest problems in metal production is keeping the environment and machinery clean. Nilfisk cooperates daily with mechanical companies around the world to provide highly reliable professional solutions.
Discover a solution that can immediately improve your daily operations.
Benefits & Advantages
Vacuuming shavings and oil
The industrial vacuum cleaner is the most appropriate tool for removing metal shavings from machine tools after each work cycle. Doing so keeps machinery in perfect condition, reduces downtime and guarantees maximum product quality.
Separating shavings from oil
The industrial vacuum cleaners in our OIL series can vacuum up cutting oil and emulsion along with shavings. The solid and liquid components are separated via “macro-filtration”, allowing the emulsion to be reused. Regular use of vacuums from the OIL series helps maintain the machine tools and saves money.
Every mechanical production company needs to constantly vacuum up oil, emulsions, chemical solutions and water. Vacuuming of liquids represents a saving if the emulsion is to be filtered and reused, but also because the time dedicated to cleaning and maintaining the machinery and the surrounding areas is reduced. For such operations, Nilfisk has produced model VHO 200 which allows liquid to be expelled at pressure, facilitating storage of liquids in drums or sits disposal in the appropriate manner. VHO 200 also performs suction and microfiltration of solids and liquids.
Suction of brass and precious metals shavings
Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Solutions offers the ideal solution for vacuuming precious metals in order to recover every single shaving or speck of metal while it is being machined. Companies using Nilfisk vacuums are able to recover every single particle of metal thanks to dedicated filters. The investment in the vacuum is quickly recovered.
Vacuuming grinding sludge
Vacuuming grinding sludge is quick and easy with Nilfisk. The powerful vacuum suction offered by the three-phase models allows vacuuming of the heaviest sludge; the tubes used have no resistance, allowing all the suction power to be used. By using the specific sludge filter kit you can easily separate vacuumed sludge from the liquids. Filtration grade of 50/100 or 300 micron (for the OIL series of industrial vacuums).
Floor cleaning for heavy duty applications
Soils ranging from ordinary dust and dirt to oil and debris are commonplace on factory floors, requiring an industrial-strength floor cleaning solution. Nilfisk’s rugged floor cleaning equipment tackles these challenges with ease, cleaning thoroughly. The machines are easy to maintain and increase productivity. Get a clean and safe floor and save time and effort.
Cleaning activity in transport production is highly diverse.
Production environments mainly need cleaning and maintenance of CNC machines (see metalworking section). In assembly departments, it is necessary to keep the floor constantly clean to ensure maximum operator safety. For the maintenance of vehicles, from cars to ships, cleaning is the central activity.
Nilfisk is your partner in every phase of cleaning for transport production.
Vacuuming graphite or resin powder
Nilfisk has dedicated solutions for plants producing refractory materials, in particular moulds containing graphite. Industrial vacuums continuously vacuum the high quantity of powders and waste material produced inside the milling cutters. Using a Nilfisk industrial vacuum guarantees high product quality, since products are not contaminated by production waste. Nilfisk cleaning also ensures perfect maintenance of the milling cutter and a healthy, dust-free environment.
Vacuuming plastic, magnesium, aluminum, lithium and sodium powders
Incendiary materials like plastic, magnesium, aluminum, lithium and sodium represent a danger as they can burn or explode if ignited. Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Solutions provide both electric and compressed-air vacuums which are ATEX certified, able to operate in the presence of these materials without sparks. The vacuums can be used in ATEX zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.
Cleaning transport production area floors
The floor of vehicle production areas require constant cleaning. Oil and thinners on the floor must be removed before they can cause accidents; dusty soil can be moved around by the ventilation systems and makes the environment dangerous. Nilfisk scrubber dryers are popular because they are fast and effective in making the environment safer and cleaner.
Collect dust in laser cutting
Laster cutting operations generate a fine dust that is fume-like and dangerous for workers. On small and medium laser machines, the Nilfisk white line works continuously. Its small footprint will allow it to be easily integrated into the machine. The vacuums can be equipped with an optional active downstream carbon filter that will eliminate any odours generated by this operation. Centralised de-dusting systems can also be used on larger laser cutting machines.
Suction of paint powder
A necessary part of ordinary and extraordinary aircraft and ship maintenance is the removal of the paint from the walls of the vessel. In order to ensure maximum operational efficiency and good maintenance, the paint dust has to be collected at the source for two main reasons:
That's why Nilfisk ATEX certified vacuum cleaners are used by major aeronautics and ship manufacturers around the world.
High power vacuums, ride-on scrubber dryers and ride-on sweepers are irreplaceable tools in heavy industry operations where material recovery is important for safety and for cost control.
Nilfisk machines are low-maintenance and easy to use, and their extraordinary performance means they rapidly pay for themselves.
Steel tube production
Using an industrial vacuum cleaner reduces machine downtime during production and avoids wear on tools. Direct use of an industrial vacuum will reduce general cleaning by approximately 70%. Steel tubes need to cool down after production, which produces a steel slag that needs to be removed prior to the nextstage of production.
Heavy duty cleaning of large areas inside and outside the foundries
The Nilfisk combination machines series easily removes all kind of dust with high brush pressure. A cleaner environment quickly improves safety and productivity.
Collecting chips from steel plates
In steel production, a large steel saw automatically saws steel plates. To keep the production clean and operation at peak quality, the sawdust must be removed. Removing large quantities of metal chips, keeps production running continuously.