Chip and Fluid Management Equipment
PRAB offers a broad range of chip and fluid handling equipment to fit all metal processing applications. Starting with our full line of conveyors, PRAB equipment quickly and automatically removes scrap metal at the point of production. Removal of scrap and fluids away from your process allows for optimum production cycles and longer run times.
If working with shavings, grindings, and turnings, PRAB engineers can work with you to put together a comprehensive chip handling system. Our Horizontal or Vertical Axis Crushers take large bushy wads of scrap and turn them into shovel-grade chips. PRAB engineers may recommend a wringer or briquetter to remove fluid from your metal. Processing metal in this manner offers you greater return for your scrap, less floor space required for moving and storing, and a cleaner, safer work environment. In addition, our engineers will work with you to recycle and reuse the spent coolant. Our complete line of coolant filtration units allows for solid/liquid separation and liquid/liquid separation, with finite filtration down to 1 micron clarity where needed. Contact a PRAB engineer today to learn more about how our complete chip and fluid management systems can save you money, improve your production, and meet your environmental and safety goals.
Chip Processing Systems
A complete chip processing system not only automates waste management, it improves productivity, reduces harmful exposure of workers to injury, and reduces environmental and business risk.
Modular Chip Processing Systems
Large volume, complete chip processing in pre-wired, modular sections for installation in weeks.
PRAB's Dualpak briquetter by Neff Press increases the value of your aluminum, steel, cast iron, copper, brass, titanium, magnesium and other metal chips, turnings and swarf by compressing it into solid briquettes.
Vertical Axis Crushers
This heavy-duty machine reduces tons of bushy wads of turnings into flowable chips on a continuous basis. Wet chips and turnings are introduced into the crusher by using a plant wide conveyor system or an automated dump feed system with standard barrels or chip carts.
Horizontal Axis Crushers
The horizontal axis crusher processes low volumes up to 300 lbs/hr (177 kg/hr), reduces up to 12 times the volume of scrap and increases CNC production. Now you can process low volumes of stringy and bulky turnings at your machining center.
PRAB's heavy-duty wringers use 700 Gs of force to reclaim up to 98 percent of valuable coolant and cutting oils from aluminum, brass, cast iron, steel, stainless steel and other metal chips.
Horizontal Screw Presses
Disposing hazardous grinding swarf or filter cake can be difficult and expensive. PRAB's horizontal screw press processes material that is 40 to 50 percent wet with coolant or cutting oils to remove up to 85 percent of fluid.
Carts, Silos and Automatic Dumpers
Move your dry or wet metal chips and turnings where you want. Automatic dumpers are designed to accept chip carts or drums, elevate and invert them over a receiving hopper to feed chip a processing system. Store your processed chips in metal silos. Designed for secure, controlled loading of truck trailers and railroad cars.
Tramp Metal Separators
PRAB offers a complete line of tramp metal separators. Separators serve as key components in any chip processing system. They remove bar-ends, broken tooling and other solids from chip flow protecting processing equipment from damage.
Conveyor & Filtration Systems
PRAB's Enviro 1200 is a highly efficient, low-maintenance solution for improving machining productivity at the source by removing chips and filtering fluids with a single, integrated system.
Metal Turning Shredders
PRAB's horizontal, two-roll industrial metal shredders are efficient solutions for breaking up bushy wads of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The quiet, energy-saving dual shafts operate by ripping and tearing turnings into manageable, shovel-grade chips for further processing.
Steel Belt Conveyors
More versatile than other types of conveyors, the steel belt conveyor can be used to handle any type of metal scrap from bushy material to chips and turnings, wet or dry, in any volume and in a wide variety of conveyor paths.
Positively transfer wet or dry ferrous chips, stamping slugs, turnings or parts without carryover. Permanent ceramic magnets are located under the stainless steel slider bed which moves the material.
This workhorse transfers all types of metal chips, fines and turnings, wet or dry bushy wads and tramp metal solids with time and energy saving efficiency. Its liquid-tight trough construction is ideal for high-volume coolant flow applications.
The pneumatic conveyor systems offer operation and installation flexibility. Systems are designed to pick up directly from CNC machining centers and transfer wet or dry material to a central chip processing systems or load out containers.