Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Let the Good Parts Roll

Through less downtime replacing fluid, less wear and fewer tool replacements, this breakthrough fluid formulation helps machines produce more parts and generate higher revenue over the life of the equipment.
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Articles

Save Thousands with a Simple $30 Test

Successful lubricant testing is done periodically to monitor the overall trend of the lubricant quality and watch for breach of a threshold, a definitive increase in wear particles, changes in viscosity, or other types of contamination or quality breakdown. Until that threshold is reached, oil may only need to be topped off or filtered.
Most shops don’t think about machinery fluids and lubricants until they have a problem. Then the machine tool goes down, production is lost, parts fail . . . here’s how a little maintenance can go a long way.

Why Aren’t More Manufacturers Using Minimum Quantity Lubrication?

Metal chips produced during MQL machining are nearly dry and much cleaner than conventional approaches.  Near-dry chips are easier to recycle and more valuable as a recycled material.
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?

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.


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

Pratt & Whitney Approves Houghton Metalworking Fluid

Hocut 4940 can be used in producing aircraft engines and military power units under reference PMC 9151.

Houghton Promotes Executive

Kevin Smith, Houghton International Has been promoted to the positions of senior vice president, Houghton International and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Global Automotive Aerospace.
Kevin Smith assumes responsibility for general management of their EMEA region and global leadership of their transportation industry segments.

Milacron Metalworking Fluid Approved by Bombardier

CIMPERIAL 861 can also be used for grinding and is formulated to deliver extended sump life. The fluid is designed to increase tool life and provide superior lubricity while remaining low foaming for today’s demanding high pressure applications. In addition, it has low chemical odor and is mild to the skin.
Their CIMPERIAL 861 is cleared for heavy-duty machining of non-ferrous and ferrous metals, including 6000 and 7000 series aluminum, stainless steels, titanium and other exotic alloys.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

Protecting Production

A 10 ton S Series Koolant Kooler chiller from Dimplex Thermal Solutions is ideal for protecting resistance welding systems, laser cutting systems, EDM operations, machine tools and spindles, induction heating systems and more by removing heat from the process fluid, transferring the heat to ambient air or water, and returning cool fluid to the process to begin the cycle again.
Koolant Koolers and Riedel industrial chiller cooling systems from Dimplex Thermal Solutions are ideal for laser cutting systems, machine tools, plating, die casting and other manufacturing operations where a liquid needs to be cooled.

Stand and Deliver

The Controller: WD-40 Trigger Pro allows more control of the rate and amount you spray through its non-aerosol can.
With delivery systems that include pinpoint stream, flexible reach, precise control, wide spray and soak, the Power of Five from WD-40 is a must-have in your maintenance shop.

Coolant Recycling Systems Help Machine Shops Slash Expenses

Eriez HydroFlow Coolant Recycling System.
The HydroFlow system from Eriez can reduce fluid purchases and disposal costs up to 50 percent.