The Transor system is a patented form of filtration that operates on the principle of edge filtration and provides continuous and absolute one micron filtration. The secret behind the Transor System is the filter media. Rather than using a consumable such as diatomaceous earth or a paper cartridge, the Transor operates with a specially designed filter wafer.
An automated backflushing procedure removes debris from the filter wafers and places it in a biodegradable paper filter bag for easy disposal. This results in an average life expectancy for the filter elements of approximately 15,000 hours and dramatic reduction in volume of waste material. The crystal clear dielectric and virtually maintenance free operation produce an environment that is conducive to predictable and consistent machining. The Transor System can maximize the performance of any machine - new or old.
One of the most important aspects of EDM performance is flushing. Transor stresses the importance of providing dielectric filtered to a continuous and absolute one micron for flushing. Fewer and smaller particles result in a predictable environment where the following EDM benefits can be achieved.
Reduced Machining Time = Faster Cuts
Reduced Pitting = Reduced Polishing
Cleaner and Safer Environment
While EDMing affords incomparable machining benefits, it can be a very messy operation. When factoring in replacement of filter cartridges, oil spills, reservoir cleaning and sludge removal, the cost and time can be significant. The Transor elements are non-consumable; the debris to be disposed of is about 95% electrode/workpiece material. That means much less material to be disposed of. In addition, because the oil is filtered to one micron and cooled by a refrigerant system, the affects of heat and contamination on the dielectric are reduced. The result - a much longer life for the dielectric itself.
Finally, the fully automated features of the Transor maximizes the up-time of your EDM machines and allows operators to spend more time running machines instead of changing filter cartridges.
Significantly reduced disposal volume and expense combine to provide a more efficient and ergonomic environment. The Transor One Micron filtration system makes the difference - where you live and where you work.
The Transor Filtration 3 Step Process
Step 1: Filtering Mode In normal operation, dirty oil from the EDM machine is taken from the Transor dirty oil storage area and introduced into the filter vessel. Oil is forced to the center of each element.
All particles larger than one micron are trapped on the O.D. of the filter element. Clean oil is then deposited into the Transor's clean oil storage area and is delivered to the EDM machine upon demand.
Step 2: Draining Mode Prior to backflushing the elements, the filter vessel is drained into the dirty storage area through the use of compressed air.
Step 3: Backflushing Mode The backflushing mode is fully automated. Compressed air is introduced through the top and center of each element. Dirt and debris are forced out of the filter vessel into the paper lined sludge box, which should be emptied approximately once a month. The entire backflushing procedure takes only six minutes.
Retrofit modules are designed to be used on a single EDM and are easily connected to the existing EDM reservoir. Offered with either manual or automatic backflushing, the retrofit concept is an attractive alternative to a central system when space or layout issues are present.
Transor Filtration Systems can be specified for and operate with all major manufacturers' machines.
When employing the centralized concept, all filling and draining of the machines normally takes place from the Transor System as the existing reservoirs are no longer used. Plumbing lines interface the machine tools and the Transor. PVC pipe provides for gravity drain of dirty liquid while copper pipe delivers clean fluid to the machines upon demand.
All Transor Systems are custom designed to meet each customer's specific needs including the number of machines, type of application and plant layout.