American Machinist

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When PROMAX Tool Co., an end-mill manufacturer from Rancho Cordova, Calif., expanded operations to a 25,000 [ft.sup.2] facility, it saw an opportunity to increase productivity by adding new technology. One area that needed improvement was its centrifuge-filtration system that left oil running black and required the plant to regularly shut down machines for cleaning and maintenance.

PROMAX wanted a new system that would reduce downtime, minimize maintenance costs, and increase longevity on its machines. So it chose an edge-filtration system from Transor Filter. The new filtration not only increased the machine uptime but lead to a $45,000 increase in productivity for the first 12 months. …

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