Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Why Aren’t More Manufacturers Using Minimum Quantity Lubrication?

While the idea of sustainability is becoming better defined and understood, many manufacturers are still not taking the necessary steps to implement newer proven technologies that foster sustainability. Why?
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Articles

How to Clean Up Cast Iron Machining

The back wall and back ways of the milling machine enclosure were cleaned beforehand to observe residue levels as the test proceeded. Some residue was left in place for comparison (right-hand photo). After two weeks of operation, surfaces remained free of residue. (first view)
This case study explains how Chemtool formulated a novel metalworking fluid with Dow Chemical to clean up the cast iron machining operations of a Midwest machine shop.


Edward Zitney, Jr.SKF Machine Tool Services “A typical vertical machining center features a main housing to fit the spindle cartridge. This housing should be scrutinized regularly for signs of trouble. The inner diameter should be clean without signs of scoring or serious wear and the faces should not exhibit damage, nicks, or dings. Also, the main housing to the machine should always be properly aligned; otherwise, spindle problems attributed to misalignment could develop.”
Even though a machine tool spindle is a high-precision machine component, more often than not it is handled carelessly, forced to perform well beyond design limitations, or otherwise abused to the breaking point. Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services shows how proper care and maintenance can make all the difference in both its operation and longevity in service.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Industry News

Tri-Hawk to Install Lube System for Press Lines

Pro-Mix blenders mix, pressurize and distribute a lubricant mixture that is delivered via a Spra-Rite applicator solution consisting of manifolds and nozzles. The manifolds feature independently controlled ejector valves with settings for skip cycle counting, delay spray, and volume control for very precise positioning and application of the lubricant to the workpiece. These systems are equipped with Industrial Innovations Z-series nozzles, which are 99.5 percent drip-free.
A Pro-Mix V proportional mixing system with piping, nozzles and manifolds from Industrial Innovations will deliver lubrication directly to four Aida press lines.

DuBois Chemicals Acquires American Finishing Resources

This deal combines paint pre-treatment expertise with coating line fixtures, material handling and coating removal solutions that reduce total cost and provide quality improvements.

LubeCorp Moving Away From Grease Business

LubeCorp has discontinued CalSul EP2 grease. Calcium sulfonate-based grease can be used as a substitute.
The company has discontinued CalSul EP2 grease and will focus on its line of metalworking fluids, hydraulic fluids, and fuel conditioners.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

Sump Cleaner Separates Metalworking Fluids

The innovative new discharge filter easily couples to its sump cleaner’s existing discharge port for second-stage filtering. It comes with nominally rated 10 µ and 25 µ filter bags for finer filtering and can be easily attached with no special tools needed. And it can be easily removed when it’s not needed. 
CECOR Sump Shark sump cleaners separate metalworking fluids from the solids being vacuumed so the fluids can be recycled.

Coolants, Lubricants, Metalworking Fluids

Some of the newest metalworking fluids provide up to four to five times longer sump life, up to 40 percent improved tool life, increased productivity, excellent rancidity control and greatly reduced concentrate usage that is operator friendly. (photo courtesy of CIMCOOL)
Take a look at some of the coolant, lubricant, and metalworking fluid technology being used by shops to increase their metalworking productivity, keep their machine tools clean, and reduce their cost of operations.

Cost-Effective Analysis Of Wear Metals In Oils

The GENESIS system swiftly, accurately, and cost-effectively assesses component wear trends by analyzing lubricating oils for the presence of metals and contaminants that may accelerate wear. This early detection allows users to prevent equipment failures and helps optimize maintenance programs.
SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced a condition monitoring system, based on its SPECTRO GENESIS inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES), that sets new price, performance and productivity standards for condition monitoring laboratories and oil blenders.