Many formulators remove impurities from petroleum by adding solvents. Petro-Canada Lubricants (Mississauga, Ontario) uses severe hydrocracking instead, a two-step process involving very high temperatures and very high pressures that produces base oils that perform similarly to synthetic lubricants. They’re less toxic and less volatile than solvent-refined lubricants.
Low-viscosity Metworx Spindle Oil 2 also has additives to ensure reliable performance and extended service life by counteracting rust and oxidation. Designed for high-speed and precision machine tool spindle bearings, the ultrapure formulation also offers enhanced foam and water separation. Low odor makes for an operator-friendly environment.
Petro-Canada Lubricants, 2310 Lakeshore Road W., Mississauga, Ontario L5J 1K2, 844-388-2665, fax: 905-285-8402, www.lubricants.petro-canada.com.
NIMS Appoints Four New Members to Board of Directors
Annika Langéen, Allen Reid, Paul Myles, and Sara Lozano were installed during the last board meeting of 2020.
Suhner Opens Tool Repair Center
The new North American service center has larger capacity, new equipment, better organization and more staff. It’s key focus is the repair of spindles, multiple spindle heads, slides and live tooling.