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.



Eriez HydroFlow coolant recycling system

Coolant Recycling Systems Minimize Fluid Disposal

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
HydroFlow coolant recycling systems from Eriez are designed to recycle any water-miscible fluid.

Hybrid Lubricant Offers Advantages

By: Derek Korn
A urea-based, oil/grease hybrid lubricant can reduce machine maintenance costs and lead to longer coolant life.

Water Miscible Coolants Reduce Foaming and Corrosion

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Oelheld U.S. Inc expands its AquaTec line of water miscible coolants with the introduction of AquaTec OH 3557.

Eriez Hydroflow deep-bed gravity filter

Deep-Bed Gravity Filter Cleans Grinding Coolant

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Eriez HydroFlow’s deep-bed gravity filter offers long lead-in and flow-out of disposable media to eliminate dirty coolant by-pass around media.

Oelheld DiaGrind 535-5 grinding oil

Grinding Oil Limits Misting

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
DiaGrind 535-5 grinding oil from Oelheld is produced from high-purity hydro-crack hydrocarbons with low aromatic content, and is free of chlorine and heavy metals.


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