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.



Losma DMD magnetic disc depurator

Magnetic Separator Enables Diversified Waste Disposal

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The DMD magnetic disc depurator from Losma features rotating discs to eliminate magnetic particles without using consumable materials.

Cyclo Cool 900 Synthetic Fluids Meet Heavy-Duty Machining Requirements

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
5ME's Cyclo Cool 900 series synthetic metal machining fluids use a near-neutral pH formula developed to meet heavy-duty, high heat machining requirements at a lower cost than semi-synthetics and soluble oils.

Birchwood Technologies Dri-Touch Amber rust blocker

Rust Inhibitor Features Low VOC Content

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Dri-Touch Amber rust blocker from Birchwood Technologies offers low volatile organic content and virtually no odor.

PRAB tramp oil separator

Tramp Oil Separator Decreases Hazardous Waste Volumes

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PRAB’s tramp oil separator removes free-floating and mechanically dispersed tramp oils from coolant and wash water using gravity flow and coalescence.

Eriez CRS fluid-recycling system

Fluid-Management Systems Maximize Recycling Potential

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CRS fluid-recycling systems from Eriez are self-contained coolant- and fluid-management systems capable of recycling water-miscible fluids to maximum potential.


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