Sludge Dryer System



ITM holds over 30 patented machine designs

Automatic sludge dryer benefits:

Recovers more coolant than vacuum or centrifuge systems

• Reduces volume of grinding sludge

• Simplifies sludge disposal

• Extends coolant lifecycle

• Operator adjustable drying cycle for use with steel, carbide or ceramic sludge

For more information regarding ITM Automatic Sludge Dryers, please contact us at 386-446-0500.

Integrated with ITM’s Advanced Filtration System (AFS) unit is a proprietary Sludge Dryer System- a stand-alone unit for recycling grinding oil and water soluble coolant. With over 250 sludge dryers in various industries, ITM customers includes Kennametal, Caterpillar, Greenlee, TRW, SMAT, etc. ranging from cutting tool manufacturers to aerospace components manufacturers.

To optimize the performance of coolant filtration systems ITM developed this unit to recover coolant oil out of grinding sludge. It can be added to ITM’s Filtration system or any other existing system. The Sludge Dryer operates 24/7 in unmanned and fully automatic cycles, which is controlled by a reliable Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

To separate the oil from the sludge, the mix of sludge and dirty oil is pumped into the dryer and the oil is pressed out by applying air pressure up to 6 bars. With this procedure almost all of the coolant oil is recovered and returned to the cleaning cycle, while the “cake” of compressed sludge, which is dry to a degree of 99.9%, is automatically dumped into a disposal bin.

ITM Automatic Sludge Dryer System can be used as a single unit or in conjunction with multiple units to accommodate central systems. When multiple units are used, all functions can be controlled by one central control cabinet. For more information on ITM’s integrated and standalone sludge drying system, contact us at 386-446-0500.

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