Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Save Thousands with a Simple $30 Test

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.
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Articles

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

Clean Harbors Enters Lubricants Business

Their new Kleen Performance Products business unit serves the fast-growing market for high-performing lubricants used to reduce engine emissions.

Walter Bio-Circle Appoints New General Manager

Chester Collier, Walter Bio-Circle North America “I look forward to my new role and new career challenges, especially because there are tremendous opportunities for distribution channels to bring workplace safety and added value to their customers in the metalworking and industrial cleaning industry.” 
As senior vice-president and general manager, Chester Collier is responsible for driving profitable growth and operational excellence.

New Executive Management at Houghton

In the newly created position of senior vice president of Houghton International and president of Global Metals, Marcello Boldrini will assume the global leadership of Houghton specialty product lines for the major metal industries, including steel and aluminum and will report directly to Mike Shannon, the Houghton chief operating officer.
Marcello Boldrini is the new senior vice president of Houghton International and president of Global Metals.


Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids: Products

A New Wave of Metalworking Fluids

The metalworking fluid industry is already playing an essential role in Resource-Efficient Manufacturing (REM), which involves doing more with less and finding viable reuse and recycling technologies to conserve materials, meet stringent environmental targets, and increase operational competitiveness.
The strategy behind REM is introducing new approaches to metalworking fluids that are dramatically reducing resource use.

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.