Vortex Oil Mist Filtration System

Edge Technologies’ Vortex AF Series is an extremely effective oil and soluble coolant mist filtration system specifically designed for machine tools performing wet machining operations.

The Vortex AF is the perfect synthesis of advanced centrifugal separation and HEPA air filtration, achieving high air purification efficiency with minimum maintenance and low cost.

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Effectively Removes

  • Oil Mist
  • Fog
  • Aerosols
  • Smoke

Why the Vortex?

  • Highly effective centrifugal impaction filtration
  • 3-stage separation-filtration process
  • 99.97% filtering efficiency as measured by MPPS method using a final stage E12 HEPA filter
  • Minimal maintenance-filter changing
  • Compact design
  • Recycles oil
  • Low power consumption

Vortex Series Features

  • Easy access for 1st-Stage filter removal
  • Choice of mounts: machine, stand, or ceiling
  • 220v 3-phase power
  • Airflow capacities from 475 to 1700 CFM
  • Designed for working envelopes from <215 to 1130 cubic feet
  • Choice of independent or machine power supply

Dimensions

illustration of Vortex dimensional drawing
illustration of Vortex air flow

Vortex Air Flow

1 - 1st-Stage Separation: The oil mist airstream initially collides with the fish scale profile coalescing the mist into larger droplets. Then, through a wind shear effect with the 70-degree, self-draining mesh filter, additional smoke and particles greater than 2 microns (2µm) are captured.

The 1st-Stage Filter is a patented 70-degree conical mesh filter featuring an innovative fish scale profile on the leading edge and a synthetic mesh overlay. A built in handle makes maintenance easy on this washable element.

Oil drain outlet: Precipitated droplets are collected and returned to the coolant tank.

2 - 2nd-Stage Separation: The efficient centrifugal impeller fan located in the 2nd chamber provides highly efficient system airflow at low running noise and continues the separation process.

3 - 3rd-Stage E12 HEPA After-Filter: Finishes the air purification to a 99.97% filtering efficiency by capturing all particles greater than .3 microns (.3µm) before releasing the purified air back into the plant.

Mounting Configurations

illustration of Vortex mounting configurations
Model Dimensions [mm] (See diagram above)
Model A B C D E F G H I J K L
AF-10P 24.2" (615) 14.9" (379) 32.7" (831) 10.3" (236) 11.8" (300) 13.2" (335) 11.1" (283) 1.0" (25) 1.0" (25) 16.7" (426) 14" (355) 16.2" (413)
AF-20P 25.6" (652) 14.9" (379) 33.5" (851) 9.2" (234) 12.6" (320) 13.8" (350) 11.7" (298) 1.0" (25) 1.0" (25) 16.7" (426) 14" (355) 16.2" (413)
AF-30P 30.1" (765) 17" (432) 35.7" (908) 11.8"(299) 15.3" (388) 16.5" (420) 14.5" (368) 1.0" (25) 1.0" (25) 19.4" (492)) 16.1" (408) 16.2" (413)
AF-40PL 31.2" (792) 19.3" (490) 45.4" (1153) 12.4" (316) 15.3" (388) 18.9" (480) 16.8"(428) 1.3"(33.5) 1.3" (33.5) 21.2" (540) 16.9" (430) 24.1" (613)


Technical Data
Model Suitable Cabin Size
(CF Cubic Feet)
Air Flow (PER MIN) Static Pressure Sound Level (db) A Power Supply Power Consumption Weight Inlet Port
AF-10P <215 CF
(<6 CM)
475 CF
(13.5 CM)
.152 PSI
(1.05 kPa)
68 220V / 60Hz .27 HP
(0.2 kW)
93 lb
(42.1 kg)
6”
(150 mm)
AF-20P <425 CF
(<12 CM)
725 CF
(20.5 CM)
.200 PSI
(1.38 kPa)
73 220V / 60Hz .53 HP
(0.4 kW)
104 lb
(47.1 kg)
6”
(150 mm)
AF-30P <850 CF
(< 24 CM)
1150 CF
(32.5 CM)
.239 PSI
(1.65 kPa)
74 220V / 60Hz 1.00 HP
(0.75 kW)
143 lb
(64.8 kg)
8”
(200 mm)
AF-40PL < 1130 CF
(< 32 CM)
1700 CF
(48.5 CM)
.282 PSI
(1.95 kPa)
75 220V / 60Hz 1.54 HP
(1.15 kW)
176 lb
(79.8 kg)
10”
(250 mm)