Chip Trapper™ – Filter the chips out of your used coolant and cutting oils!

Vacuums in the liquid with solids, pumps out only the liquid!

Chip Trapper

The patented* Chip Trapper™ offers a fast, easy way to clean chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids. The Chip Trapper vacuums the coolant or liquid that is filled with debris and traps all the solids in a reusable filter bag. Only the liquid pumps back out. It is ideal for use on machines with sumps, parts washers, tanks and storage containers of contaminated liquids.

The Chip Trapper uses EXAIR’s compressed air powered Reversible Drum Vac (included) that can fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in less than two minutes. Simply set the Reversible Drum Vac pump and directional flow control valve on top of the drum to “fill” for it to quickly vacuum the liquid with solids. Once the sump, pit or tank is empty, set the pump and directional valve to “empty” for it to pump out clean coolant/liquid. All the chips and other solids are trapped inside the reusable filter bag of the Chip Trapper.

*US-Patent #8153001 and 8268179

How The Chip Trapper Works?

The vacuum hose (1) is attached to the barbed connection of the Chip Trapper (2). The directional flow control valve on top of the durm (3) and know on the pump (4) are set to the “fill” position. The air supply valve is opened to permit compressed air at 80-100 PSIG (5.5 – 6.9 BAR) to flow through the pump which pulls the liquid through the hose, then into the reusable filter bag (5). When all liquid is in the drum, the air supply is turned off. The filtered liquid can then be pumped out by setting the directional flow control valve on top of the drum and knob on the pump to the “empty” position. Once the air supply valve is opened, the air pushes the liquid back through the hose while all solids remain in the reusable filter bag.

How the Chip Trapper works
Chip Trapper

Chips can accumulate in the sump, restricting coolant flow.

Chip Trapper

The 5 micron filter bag traps all the chips so no solids get pumped back out of the drum.

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The Chip Trapper pumps the coolant back into the sump – free of chips and debris.

Pressure Supply Air Consumption Water Flow Rate
Model PSIG Bar SCFM SLPM GPM LPM
6198 80 5.5 19 538 30 114

The filter bag provides 5 micron filtration.

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Model Description
6198 Chip Trapper includes the Reversible Drum Vac pump assembly, directional flow valve, 55 gallon drum, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, 10′ (3m) flexible vacuum hose (1-1/2″/38mm I.D.), 20′ (6.1m) compressed air hose, chip wand, (2) filter bags and drum dolly.
6198-30 30 Gallon Chip Trapper System – same as Model 6198 except includes a 30 gallon drum
6198-110 110 Gallon Chip Trapper System – same as Model 6198 except includes a 110 gallon drum
6091 Reversible Drum Vac Only – included in all systems listed above
Model Description
901060 Replacement filter bag, 5 micron
901060-1 Replacement filter bag, 1 micron
901060-25/-50/-100/-200 Replacement filter bag 25 to 200 micron is available
6901 Spill Recovery Kit includes a one-piece 54″ (1372mm) ABS wand and 14″ (356mm) double blade squeegee tool
1. Control Valve Cleanout Video
2. Function demo of Chip Trapper
3. Replacing the Chip Trapper filter bag