Included within the new site are seven Haas VF2 SS high speed machining centres, one XYZ Mini Mill machine and one Sodi-Tech spark erosion machine, all of which have Filtermist oil mist filters fitted. There is also a Haas VF1D machine in the original factory and an industrial Vixon parts washing machine with Filtermist extraction fitted. Mark Weedon, Daften’s Sales and Commercial Director, said: “When we opened our brand-new building we wanted to keep it looking new and fresh. You see so many foundries and factories where the walls are black because of all the airborne contaminants – ours have stayed as white as the first day we opened which is what we were aiming for. “There are so many benefits to using the filters: it’s a much better working environment for our employees, the insides of the machines are cleaner, and they work more efficiently.
“The filters draw up moisture from the parts washing machine preventing it from dripping off the roof, whilst from a recycling perspective, the coolant used within the other machines is filtered back into each respective machine enabling us to re-use it – providing benefits from both an environmental and cost-savings perspective. “Our customers are also liking what they see – having the filters installed shows the effort we put into our workplace and that’s something customers really value.