Ignition of the cooling lubricant-air mixture inside the machine tool can lead to intense flame ejection to the area around the machine. Whereas such fire events often result in only light damage, the lack of extinguishing equipment has led to millions of euros of damage and severe injuries to employees in many cases, according to the employers’ liability insurance association. What always happens is longer operational downtime due to damage to the machine tool. The cause for such damage can often be simply a burning chip, spark or a tool that has run hot. Thus the primary objective of every fire protection concept has to be fast fire detection inside the machine and immediate activation of an extinguishing system.
T&B works together with you to draw up customised protection concepts for your production system.
An example of protection for a production system is sketched below.