Ford Claims High Performance/Economy/ Reduced Maintenance with Lakos Separator

Achieving 3-micron clarity in a soluble-oil coolant filtration system, a Lakos Separator helps eliminate tool wear, re-work and scrap machining on a Ford Motor Company reaming operation. Installed as a polishing filter on the system’s side stream to their reaming equipment, the Lakos Separator removes metal grindings, swarf, and other abrasives. Spokesmen at Ford’s Lima Engine Plant in Ohio claim the Lakos Separator provides “an economical solution to what may have been an expensive system revision and extensive production downtime.”

The coolant for this system is drawn from the main flow line after passing through a media-type vacuum filter. A booster pump then delivers 350 U.S. GPM (79.5 m3/hr), directly to the flanged domed Lakos unit. Separated solids are simply bled continuously from the Lakos Separator onto existing solids evacuation hardware.

Pleased with the improved system performance, spokesmen for Ford Motor Company also complimented Lakos for its engineering assistance, which helped reduce purchasing and installation costs.

 

Others who have used Lakos Separators for similar applications:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY; Dearborn, MI

DELCO-MORAINE; Moraine, OH

GENERAL MOTORS; Ontario, Canada

SPERRY-VICKERS; Omaha, NE

GENERAL TIRE & RUBBER; Mt. Vernon, IL

SAGINAW STEERING GEAR; Athens, AL

TEXAS PIPE COUPLING; Hughes Springs, TX

MITSUBISHI MOTORS; Lonsdale, S.A.

BURGER IRON; Dayton, OH

FISHER BARTON, INC.; Watertown, WI