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.



Metalcutting Fluid Lowers Costs in Machining, Grinding Applications

By: Jedd Cole
Houghton International’s Hocut 4440 semi-synthetic metal removal fluid platform is based on a new technology for machining and grinding said to provide performance as well as environmental benefits.

Clarcor SMH SmogHog

Mist Collector’s Coalescing Filter Provides Efficient Particle Removal

By: Jedd Cole
Clarcor Industrial Air introduces its SMH SmogHog media mist collector, which uses a three-stage filtration process that progressively reduces the mist concentration for particle removal efficiency of more than 99 percent.

Reduce Costs

A Foundation for Minimum Quantity Lubrication

By: Chris Felix
MQL can provide significant savings and improved performance in the right applications. Here are some important considerations when looking at this technology.

Condacut DP 415 Offers Alternative to Chlorinated Cutting Oils

By: Lori Beckman
The formulation provides positive characteristics for all types of machining applications, but was specifically designed for the high performance, screw machining process.

Dosatron

Water-Driven Coolant Mixer Maintains Consistent Concentration

By: Jedd Cole
Dosatron offers its water-driven proportional coolant mixer for consistent, automated coolant mixing.


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