Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids
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Keep operations running smoothly and extend tool life with improved fluid maintenance programs.
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With machine shops running at or near full capacity, unscheduled downtime due to machinery and equipment breakdowns can cost time and money – but routine maintenance can keep facilities moving.
According to Blaser Swisslube Inc. (Goshen, New York), choosing the right metalworking fluid for an application can have wide-ranging and positive effects on tool life, cycle time and workpiece quality.
Sensors monitor and measure fluid concentration and temperature, two major factors impacting performance.
IRMCO Advanced Metalforming Lubricant Technologies’ iNSIGHT enables metal stampers to track the rate of chemical consumption by part and process and compare the data to tool life to pinpoint the actual cost per part for each process in a facility.
Formulators spend significant resources to develop coolant that optimizes a machining process based on what materials, machine, and tooling a manufacturer is using. Don’t miss out on the product’s strategic value by being pennywise and pound-foolish.
Cutting tools account for 3% to 5% of manufacturing costs, so anything that extends their life will improve profitability. By minimizing waste and freeing employees to perform higher-value work, automated fluid recycling systems pay for themselves in less than a year.
Zeller + Gmelin’s Zubora 30 FD provides excellent drainage with minimal copper release, making the cooling lubricant ideal for machining sensitive copper and aluminum alloys.
WD-40’s Specialist line of more than 20 rust-management solutions includes Gel Lube. The no-drip formula is designed to stick to moving metal surfaces such as gears, bearings, cables, chains, and rollers.
A thousand times more accurate than a typical handheld refractometer, Quaker Houghton’s self-contained continuous concentration monitor is an easy-to-use, low-maintenance way to maintain appropriate metalworking fluid levels.
This article from Pfannenberg Inc. explains the hazards that can be involved with cooling units that use water or water/glycol mixtures. But an air-cooled liquid chiller removes concentrated heat from process equipment without the condensation risks, while also solving a variety of other issues.
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