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Chip Trapper™

Filter the chips out of your used coolant and cutting oils!
Vacuums in the liquid with solids, pumps out only the liquid!

Chips can accumulate in the sump, restricting coolant flow.

What Is The Chip Trapper and How Does It Work?

The patented* Chip Trapper™ offers a fast, easy way to clean chips, swarf, and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids. The Chip Trapper vacuums the coolant or liquid that is filled with debris and traps all the solids in a reusable filter bag. Only the liquid pumps back out. It is ideal for use on machines with sumps, parts washers, tanks and storage containers of contaminated liquids.

The Chip Trapper uses EXAIR’s compressed air powered Reversible Drum Vac (included) that can fill or empty a 55-gallon drum in less than two minutes. Simply set the Reversible Drum Vac pump and directional flow control valve on top of the drum to “fill” for it to quickly vacuum the liquid with solids. Once the sump, pit or tank is empty, set the pump and directional valve to “empty” for it to pump out clean coolant/liquid. All the chips and other solids are trapped inside the reusable filter bag of the Chip Trapper.

A sudden lack of coolant flow in a machining operation will likely damage the part and expensive tooling. Machine tools commonly discharge some chips and shavings into the coolant sump. As the chips accumulate and mound up, the coolant flow used to flood the part and tooling becomes restricted. Some high-pressure coolant systems sound an audible alarm and abruptly shut down the machine when low coolant flow occurs. This results in downtime to fix the problem and clear the alarm. That isn’t the case with standard machines where immediate damage can occur if the operator fails to spot the lack of coolant. Regular cleaning of the coolant sump with the Chip Trapper can quickly eliminate this very costly problem.

†Patent #8153001 & #8268179

How the Chip Trapper Works

The vacuum hose (1) is attached to the barbed connection of the Chip Trapper (2). The directional flow control valve on top of the drum (3) and knob on the pump (4) are set to the “fill” position.

The air supply valve is opened to permit compressed air at 80-100 PSIG (5.5 – 6.9 BAR) to flow through the pump which pulls the liquid through the hose, then into the reusable filter bag (5).

When all liquid is in the drum, the air supply is turned off. The filtered liquid can then be pumped out by setting the directional flow control valve on top of the drum and the knob on the pump to the “empty” position. Once the air supply valve is opened, the air pushes the liquid back through the hose while all solids remain in the reusable filter bag.

Built To Last

The stainless steel pump has no motors or impellers to clog or wear out and there is no electricity or shock hazard! Safe operation is assured with a built-in pressure/vacuum relief and an automatic safety shutoff valve that prevents spills or overfilling.

Warning : Do not use with any material with a low flash point or with flammable liquids such as fuel oil, alcohol, mineral spirits, gasoline or kerosene.

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Performance

Description Air Consumption Lift Water Flow Rate Sound Level
80 PSIG 5.5 BAR
  SCFM SLPM “H2O mm Hg GPM LPM dBA
Chip Trapper 19 538 96 179 30 114 86

The bags included with the system provide 5-micron filtration.

Applications

  • CNC’s
  • Lathes
  • Saws
  • Mills
  • Drills
  • Parts washers
  • Pits
  • Tanks
  • Containers
  • Grinders

Advantages

  • Removes unwanted solids from liquid
  • Recycles coolants
  • No moving parts
  • No motors to clog or wear out
  • Self-priming stainless steel pump
  • Safe—no electricity
  • Built-in pressure/vacuum relief
  • Drum is included
  • Spill-free—auto safety shutoff
  • Quiet

Chips can accumulate in the sump, restricting coolant flow.

The 5-micron filter bag traps all the chips so no solids get pumped back out of the drum.

The Chip Trapper pumps the coolant back into the sump free of chips and debris.

The Chip Trapper includes the pump assembly with directional flow valve, a 55-gallon drum, 3.05m (10-foot) chemical resistant hose, 6.1m (20-foot) compressed air hose, aluminium chip wand, (2) reusable 5-micron filter bags and drum dolly.

Models

Chip Trapper Systems
Model Description
BP6198 55 Gallon Chip Trapper
includes the Reversible Drum Vac pump assembly, directional flow valve, 55 gallon drum, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, 3.05m (10-foot) flexible vacuum hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), 6.1m (20-foot) compressed air hose, chip wand, (2) filter bags and drum dolly.
BP6198-30 30 Gallon Chip Trapper
includes the Reversible Drum Vac pump assembly, directional flow valve, 30 gallon drum, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, 3.05m (10-foot) flexible vacuum hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), 6.1m (20-foot) compressed air hose, chip wand, (2) filter bags and drum dolly.
BP6198-110 110 Gallon Chip Trapper
includes the Reversible Drum Vac pump assembly, directional flow valve, 110 gallon drum, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, 3.05m (10-foot) flexible vacuum hose (38mm/1-1/2″ ID), 6.1m (20-foot) compressed air hose, chip wand, (2) filter bags and drum dolly.
BP6091 Reversible Drum Vac Only – included in all systems listed above
Chip Trapper Filter Bags & Spill Recovery Kit
Model Description
901060-1 Replacement filter bag, 1 micron
901060 Replacement filter bag, 5 micron
901060-25 Replacement filter bag, 25 micron
901060-50 Replacement filter bag, 50 micron
901060-100 Replacement filter bag, 100 micron
901060-200 Replacement filter bag, 200 micron
901060-SP Filter Bag Sample Pack
includes one each 1, 25, 50, 100 and 200 micron bags
6901 Spill Recovery Kit
includes one-piece 54″ (1372mm) ABS wand and 14″ (356mm) double-blade squeegee tool

Accessories

Filters, Regulators, Valves & More

With proper filtration of dirt, moisture and oil from the compressed air supply, EXAIR compressed air products will operate for years with no maintenance required. Use a 5 micron or smaller filter separator on the compressed air supply. To prevent problems associated with oil, use a 0.03 micron or smaller oil removal filter on the compressed air supply. Pressure regulators permit easy selection of the operating pressure, providing infinite control of flow, force and air consumption.

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