Bohle’s green Sedimentor waste-water system has been short-listed in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year category at G19.
Suitable for use with a wide assortment of grinding, drilling and sawing glass equipment, sedimentors from Bohle use a sophisticated and automated multi-stage process to remove contaminants from coolants and water. This includes filtering of glass particles of < 5 µm or less but doing so using far less energy, creating a closed-loop and ultra-green cooling system.
Paul Miller, sales manager at Bohle, said: “We’re delighted to have made the G-Awards finals for the second time. Sedimentors deliver better edge quality, extend the life of your tooling and can give you back a day’s production a week – doing all of that while massively reducing the impact of your business on the environment and reducing waste-water disposal costs.
“They make your business more efficient – but just as importantly, infinitely more sustainable.”
According to Bohle, clean water, especially with added coolant increases the performance of machinery by up to 20% and the service life of tools by up to 30% – but it can all too easily become contaminated with particles from drilling, polishing and grinding. This carries a potentially far higher price tag in lost man hours, falling product quality, in addition to reduced service life of equipment. It also carries potentially unlimited fines for those companies who are found to be disposing of waste-water, irresponsibly.
Paul continued: “Sustainability should be part of doing business. It’s good for the environment and pays for itself – and rightly, if you’re caught polluting, you’re going to face some pretty hefty fines.
“This doesn’t make sense when reducing your environmental impact delivers so many additional benefits to your business – or when there are grants available to help fund 50% of the purchase costs.
“On top of that, a sedimentor can cut costs of waste-water disposal and downtime by 10% and pay for itself in as little as a year. That’s a massive win for anyone processing glass,” he concluded.