For many plant and shop managers, it isn’t surprising to have a coolant inventory that’s as diverse as a medicine cabinet. Shops run many different operations that involve machinery performing a myriad of different operations that may involve different materials, processes and circumstances. These varying circumstances often lead to having various formulations and types of coolants on hand as a result.
For manufacturers that are looking to improve the performance and health of their CNC machines, there are several different variables that need to be taken into consideration—specifically the material being machined and the correct lubrication processes.
For machining and manufacturing companies, removing petroleum-based cutting oils, lubricating fluids, and greases from parts may involve washing them with special solvents. This important process consumes large quantities of solvent each year, however, resulting in high consumption rates and environmental disposal costs, as well as environmental impact, such as VOCs released into the atmosphere. To help reduce these expenses and the hazardous waste generated at your facility, a vacuum solvent distillation system can be used to dramatically improve your parts cleaning quality as well as your productivity. Vacuum solvent distillation technology is a better, more cost-effective method that allows you to recycle your solvent by removing oils, helping you slash your solvent replacement costs.
With so many different cutting oils on the market today, we understand that settling on one can be a bit overwhelming. It certainly isn’t as easy as looking at a list, finding the one with the lowest price or coolest packaging, and making your pick; selecting a cutting oil should be a thorough evaluation process. This includes analyzing the issues with your current oil, looking at the machine’s specific operating conditions, evaluating your plant’s lubrication processes, and much more. In order to choose the best cutting oil for your metalworking operations, you must balance important information, selection criteria, and critical requirements without sacrificing the equipment reliability, your machining process efficiency and effectiveness, or product quality.