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Country Belgium

The challenge

In 2011, an investment was made into a new 5-axle machining system. When the machine was first taken into use, it was found that for certain repetitive actions, a phenomenon occurred that was particularly irksome for the operator working on the new machine.

The problem came about primarily in situations where coolant was being used at high pressure, the consequences of this being that the coolant vapourised to an excessive degree. On opening the cabin, operators would come into direct contact with large quantities of vapourised coolant, causing irritation to the eyes and the respiratory tract. In seeking out help for the problem, Mervers contacted Plymovent, a company specialising in the installation of extraction systems in existing machines.