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?
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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.

PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE

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

Airbus Awards Chemetall

The Chemetall representatives are proud to receive the "accredited supplier" award as part of the Airbus SQIP program. Present at the awards ceremony were (l-r) Ronald Hendriks, Quality Manager EMEA, Airbus SQIP Coordinator; Hendrik Becker, Global Segment Manager Aerospace; Christoph Hantschel, Global Product Manager Aircraft Sealants. (c) Airbus S.A.S, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Airbus (PRNewsFoto/Albemarle Corporation)
Achieving "accredited supplier" status is the highest honor a supplier can receive.

Bombardier Approves QualiChem Cutting Fluid

This same water-based cutting fluid has also been approved by Boeing to the BAC 5008 specification PSD 6-128. 

Praxair Becomes Distributor for LubeCorp

The industrial gases supplier now offers GreenCut Plasma to treat water tables in CNC plasma arc cutting systems.

 

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.