Measurement & Fluids

Metalworking Fluids
thumb_metalworking_fluids.jpg Metalworking fluids are the oil- and water-based liquids that facilitate turning, milling, drilling and grinding. These fluids are often lumped together under the general term "coolant," though many metalworking fluids do not primarily perform a cooling effect. Rather, the primary value of many metalworking fluids is to provide lubricity that extends cutting performance and tool life, and to assist in clearing chips out of the way of the cut. Metalworking fluid technology has advanced considerably in recent years, to the extent that finding just the right cutting fluid for a particular machining process can dramatically increase efficiency or productivity.

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Long-Lasting Coolant Reduces Costs, Downtime


This shop provides a case in point of the substantial savings that can be realized with the proper coolant formulation. Rustlick Ultracut Pro, available from ITW Rocol North America, lasted twice as long in the sump than the shop’s previous coolant, leading to significant operating and maintenance cost savings.

Take good care of your coolant. Here's how.

Metalworking Fluid Troubleshooting Guide


Here are quick tips for solving the problems with your shop's most significant liquid asset.



Vomat filtration system

Grinding Oil Filtration Suits High-Production Machines

By: Jedd Cole
Vomat’s FA-series fine-filtration systems provide grinding oil quality to purity Class 7 NAS with a particle size of 3 to 5 microns to ensure that coolant remains in good quality for economical production grinding.

Metalworking Fluids

Metalworking Fluids Address Increasing Demands

By: Jon Plawchan
This line of metal removal emulsion technology products offers end users of metalworking fluids a defined selection of choices to suit their specific needs for process efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.

Quaker Chemical Metal Removal Fluids Support Work with Variety of Materials

By: Jedd Cole
Quaker Chemical offers a portfolio of metal removal emulsion technology, comprising the Quakercool 700 and 700 series, intended to serve the metalworking industry’s automotive/heavy equipment manufacturers and components producers that operate with diverse metallurgies.

Metal Removal Fluids Support Work with Variety of Materials

By: Jedd Cole
Quaker Chemical offers a portfolio of metal removal emulsion technology, comprising the Quakercool 700 and 700 series, intended to serve the metalworking industry’s automotive/heavy equipment manufacturers and components producers that operate with diverse metallurgies.

Oelheld Vomat FA grinding lubricant filters

Grinding Lube Filtration System Adaptable to Changing Production Requirements

By: Jedd Cole
Available from Oelheld, Vomat’s FA series of grinding lubricant filters promotes cleaner lubricant, resulting in reduced need for replacement; longer machine uptime; and tool, filter and lubricant cost savings.


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