AccuTec Blades Installs State-of-the-Art Filtration System

03.07.17
Category: Company News

AccuTec Blades is pleased to announce the installation of a state-of-the-art oil filtration system for blade grinding lubricants at its Verona plant. This new system was designed to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

By filtering particle contamination, engine wear is decreased, and oil life, extended. “The new system filters the lubricant to the level required for our precision grinding machines,” explains Randy Herman, Director of Engineering for AccuTec Blades. “By eliminating the need for subsidiary filtration and minimizing equipment wear and tear, we realize greater production economies.”

New oil filtration system installation at AccuTec Blades plant in Verona
System being transported into the plant via a dolly

Installation of the advanced filtration system is the most recent of a number of significant plant upgrades aimed at making equipment maintenance more efficient while saving on costs to meet state and federal disposal requirements. The system removes approximately 850 pounds of grinding residue each day.

New oil filtration system installation at AccuTec Blades plant in Verona
Workers installing the system into the factory

“This new fully-enclosed system creates a cleaner environment for plant personnel, a significant factor in the installation decision,” says Rick Gagliano, AccuTec Blades President and CEO. “The new system also supports our strategic growth plan by providing additional filtered oil capacity. It represents the latest investment in technologies that advance AccuTec’s capabilities and prospects.”

New oil filtration system installation at AccuTec Blades plant in Verona
Oil filtration system on dolly coming into the loading dock

Installation was completed with assistance from AccuTec’s internal maintenance, supply chain, and engineering personnel working with the system manufacturer.