World renowned Kohler Co., headquartered in Wisconsin, has been in business for over 130 years, and is a leader in plumbing products, engines and generators, furniture and accessories, and cabinetry and tile.
Over a several month period, Kohler held a Kaizen Event……a focused, intense, short term project to improve the capture and removal of airborne pollutants created by their machining processes.
Testing was done in and around a Brown & Sharpe machine, initially without an air cleaner attached. Testing was then repeated in each location, with five different air cleaning systems.
Results of the readings taken by the Kohler team follow.
Summarily, each air cleaner underwent several tests. The Extract-All E-1400, manufactured by Air Impurities Removal (A.I.R.) Systems, Inc., provided the best results in almost 100% of the test readings.
Subsequently, Kohler replaced numerous existing air cleaners in their machining areas with A.I.R. Systems, Inc.’s Extract-All E-1400 Oil Mist Collector systems. In addition, E-1400’s are specified when new machine tools are installed at Kohler. As a result, they are experiencing cleaner and healthier work environments in their manufacturing facilities.