Uses Of Distilled Water In CNC Equipment

November 2, 2021

Distilled water is water that has practically no minerals in the water anymore. Distilled water, unlike water for daily consumption, is of extraordinary purity. Thus, there are great differences between this and the drinking water that comes out of the tap in our pipes.

While bidistilled water, as its name indicates, has undergone a double distillation process, ions (chlorides, magnesium, calcium and fluorides) have been removed, in addition to also removing metals, ammonium, ammonium salts, oxidizable matter and acid. carbonic.

What is distilled water?

Distilled water is a form of water (H2O) that has been subjected to distillation procedures to remove all its dissolved additives and bring it to a state of maximum purity.

This process can occur in multiple ways, but generally distillation consists of selective vaporization and condensation to separate any solid or liquid phase that is dissolved in water.

It is a form of treated water, clean of microorganisms and possible contaminants dissolved in it.

The water that we normally obtain from the pipes usually has traces of chlorine, used for its treatment and purification, but also physical residues of the material from the pipes or the residual sludge that it may bring with it from its source.

Distilled water is frequently used in laboratories and in manufacturing industries and was also stripped of electrolytes and mineral salts, which are what the human body requires to stay hydrated.

Human consumption of distilled water can be a source of diarrhea and other forms of transitory disease, as they do not provide the hydration that drinking water does.

Characteristics and properties of distilled water

Depending on its degree of distillation, many of the ordinary properties of water (such as its electrical conduction) are reduced when leaving the still, by the elimination of the metal ions dissolved in it. For this reason, in addition to being an insulator, distilled water acts diamagnetically (repels magnetism).

Water Distillation Process

The boiling point of distilled water is much higher than that of ordinary water and its taste and odor properties are radically null (in some cases the water we drink has traces of calcium, chlorine and other elements in minimal proportions).

What is distilled water for?

It is used in the manufacture of cosmetics and analytical reagents. Although there are those who encourage its consumption, based on its purity, distilled water is actually a product for industrial use.

It is used in laboratories, to prepare mixtures that require very high margins of contamination in the water, or that require its insulating and diamagnetic properties.

Distilled water is used in the manufacture of batteries, cosmetics and analytical reagents. It is also used in the glass and crystal industry, and even as a starting point in the production of edible products and beverages.

What is Bidistilled water?

As its name indicates, it is that water that went through a double distillation process. It is obtained by evaporating the initial water to separate it from the salts that are dissolved in it. Once this separation is achieved, the water vapor is condensed to return it to its liquid state. Once all this process has been carried out, the distilled water is subjected to a new heating process, after which all the carbon dioxide that it still contains will be released.

Double distilled water is used primarily as a solvent for parenteral medications. It can be used to prepare hypoosmolar solutions necessary in the treatment of some hyperosmolar syndromes.

The route of administration depends on the route by which the drug is administered, intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) The volume in which it must be dissolved is also a specification related to the drug to be used, taking into account the medical indication. .

The main characteristics of double distilled water are its high level of purity, zero content of carbon dioxide, low electrical conductivity, high dielectric constant and free of ions of magnesium, calcium and other substances.

Applications for double distilled water include feeding dialysis equipment, synthesis and analytical chemistry applications, ozone applications, laboratory reagent preparation and preparation, automotive battery filling, and refrigeration systems.

There is also the tri-distilled water, which is only water that has been processed three times by distillation or some process that makes it chemically pure.

Use in CNC Machining Centers

Machining centers (or machining) are highly automated machines capable of performing different machining operations within a single installation under CNC (Computerized Numerical Control). Thanks to these, the speed of industrial production increases considerably, since human intervention is minimal.

Similarly, it causes greater flexibility and precision of work. Among the most common operations in which they are used, those that require rotary cutting tools stand out.

In the manufacturing industry, they are used for the manufacture of dies, injection molds, parts, etc .; in the automotive for the manufacture of parts and pieces; in electronics for the prototype of printed circuits.

They also have various applications in the jewelry industry, in the engraving, wood, footwear industry and in that related to all kinds of artistic creations.

Thanks to their flexibility and reconfigurability, these machined centers allow an automatic change of tools, the use of conveyor pallets and automatic positioning of the workpiece.

Use of Distilled Water in CNC machines

The cooling system of the CNC machining center can use clean distilled water as the circulating water, as the clean distilled water contains less impurities than ordinary water, so it can greatly avoid clogging in the water channel.

Purified water can also be the circulating water for the cooling system.

Substitution of  water

Cleaning the water tanks and changing the fluid should be done at least once a two-month period. At this point we recommend using distilled water and the maximum temperature of the liquid should not exceed 29 ° C. If the temperature is higher, the equipment must be regulated or stopped until it returns to its optimum temperature.

These recommendations are due to the fact that both the temperature of the water and its quality influence the life time of the laser tube. Now, to clean the water tank we have to turn off the power supply and disconnect the connection tube, then the tank is opened and the pump is removed to clean it, once this is done it is reinstalled in its place and connected the pipe again.

Dr. Loony Davis5
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