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The Mechanics of Metalworking Fluids

We usually don’t think of coolant maintenance as mechanical, but this is the most important aspect, which keeps the the chemistry and biology in proper order. There is a direct link between what we do (or don’t do) at the mechanical level to what goes on at the microscopic level. By mechanics we are specifically

By |2022-05-04T19:42:53+00:00May 4th, 2022|Coolant Maintenance|

Metalworking Fluid Maintenance

Most machine shop operators think of metalworking fluids (MWF, or coolant) as a necessary nuisance, something that blows chips off the part. In fact, the most important jobs for all MWF are keeping the tool cool so it lasts longer, and lubricating the tool edge so that it makes a faster and cleaner cut. Today's

By |2022-04-08T19:03:52+00:00April 8th, 2022|Coolant Maintenance|

Products Impacted by Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets are an essential component of product stewardship, occupational safety, and health. Over the last decade, OSHA modified the guidelines governing SDS (formerly MSDS), with the most recent update occurring in 2015.  What is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?  According to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements, safety data sheets are

By |2022-03-23T14:06:14+00:00March 1st, 2022|uncategorize|

Coolant Performance Criteria

Choosing a coolant can be an arduous process, as many users know. When in the process of selecting a coolant, it is best to ask the manufacturer or their representative as many questions as possible, up front, so your time and money are not wasted. The following is a list of  coolant performance criteria that

By |2022-03-03T16:27:26+00:00February 4th, 2022|Coolant Maintenance|

Guest Blog: Brix Calculator Time = $

There are many factors involved in selecting the fluids for your metalworking application. The right chemistry of the fluid, water quality, tooling, delivery pressure of the fluid, the alloy you are machining are just a few. Whether you choose Synthetic, Semi-Synthetic or Soluble Oil, concentration is the key. After making your product selection and run

By |2022-03-02T22:05:37+00:00January 26th, 2022|Coolant Maintenance|

pH Strips Monitor Coolant Chemical Condition

pH Strips Monitor Coolant Chemical Condition Why rely on your coolant guy to keep your metalworking fluid in its top chemical condition when it is so easy to do yourself, and prevent coolant problems? Each coolant has its own chemical range, but all are between 8-10 pH. By monitoring each sump at least weekly, you

By |2022-03-03T16:28:04+00:00August 6th, 2021|Coolant Maintenance|

Odor Control Tablets

Odor Control Tablets Cures Sump Hangover Even with preventative coolant maintenance, some sumps still smell, especially after the weekend. The best short term solution is the Odor Control Tablet, which safely re-balances the coolant’s pH-thus reducing the foul smell. Should your tank configuration not lend itself to proper aeration or the coolant batch is rather

By |2022-03-03T17:05:43+00:00August 6th, 2021|Coolant Maintenance|

Brix Refractometers

Brix Refractometers Measure Concentration Coolant’s primary purpose is to lubricate and cool the work surface and tooling. Each coolant works best for a given application at a recommended concentration of it to water. Monitor the initial coolant charge, then each day, as evaporation increases concentration at the sump level. Maintaining the recommended concentration is essential

By |2022-03-03T17:06:11+00:00August 6th, 2021|Coolant Maintenance|

Venturi Coolant Mixers

Venturi Coolant Mixers for Mixing of Metalworking Fluids Proper fluid mixing provides superior emulsions resulting in consistent concentration values. Maintaining consistent concentration values extends sump and tool life while improving machined surfaces. It also provides a savings for raw material usage. Learn about mixing metalworking fluids on our coolant mixology page. Machinist Mixer with Lifetime

By |2022-03-03T17:06:36+00:00August 6th, 2021|Metalworking Fluids Mixing|

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