Measurement & Fluids

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A Separator Solves The Tramp Oil Problem

With their strong attention to routine housekeeping, it's not surprising that this shop carefully researched all methods for removing tramp oil from coolant in machine sumps. If tramp oil is allowed to build up in the coolant, the resulting shop odo...

Eliminating Contaminants In Coolant Management System

Just over 2 years ago the owners of Wanner Engineering made the investment decision to purchase highly automated machining systems with special cooling systems.

Improving Quality, Productivity And Tool Life With High Performance Chip Handling

Continuous improvement--most of the time it is painstakingly slow...squeezing out small-tolerance refinements, fractions of more parts per hour or minor ergonomic enhancements. Rare are those instances where the improvements are significant, and the...

Coolants Often Key To Today's CNC Grinder Performance

Coolants in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining centers often perform under demanding conditions involving high speeds, hard metals and close tolerances. Without their special abilities to provide lubricity, maintain viscosity, and transfer h...

Handling Chips In Hog Heaven

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company is concentrating on increasing productivity to meet the growing demand for its product line. Among the contant improvements to their manufacturing processes is an overhead system that transports chips and coolant fr...

Oil Skimmer Provides A Smoke-Free Environment And Extends Coolant Life

When Tom Zovko, owner of Z and Z Manufacturing, a producer of hydraulic fittings and special screw machine products, couldn't see across his 15,000 square-foot machine shop, he knew he had a problem.

Gear Manufacturer Expands Business Through Neo-Synthetic Coolant

his company continually strives for perfection and, in fact, has won several awards for exceptional performance in production gearing. Its prototype gears launched Xerox copiers and helped the moon buggy navigate the surface of the moon.

Research Center Solves Coolant Odor Problem And Improves Recyclability

Recently, the shop personnel at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California, complained of a pungent odor problem with the coolant being used. To solve this problem, the Center's engineering group developed a coolant management program...

Grinding Wheel Manufacturer Saves Hours In Tank Cleaning With Filter

This company has been a manufacturer of diamond and CBN wheels for 50 years. Consistent quality, durability, and dimensional accuracy are essential.

Michigan Manufacturer Accesses Coolant In Impossible Machines

John Stein, head of maintenance for Clark Manufacturing (Traverse City, Michigan) takes a foresighted approach to problems. He solves them before the happen. One of the toughest challenges he faced in keeping his coolant tanks clean was how to acce...

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