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3 08, 2023

Hot sauce, beer, and … skimmers!

2023-08-03T17:28:34+00:00August 3rd, 2023|Notes from the President|0 Comments

Greetings, metalworking aficionados! What's the connection between Ohio-crafted hot sauce and beer, and Zebra Skimmers? At first glance, it seems there's no common thread (although when I'm traveling to visit shops I always make sure to find the local breweries.) But let’s delve deeper. Just like hot sauce and beer, coolant—the lifeblood of metalworking—benefits from

1 08, 2023

Navigating CNC Coolant Maintenance: Insights for Peak Manufacturing Performance

2023-07-31T19:50:05+00:00August 1st, 2023|Coolant Maintenance|0 Comments

In the competitive manufacturing arena, industry executives constantly pursue strategies to optimize operations and maintain a competitive edge with peak manufacturing performance. Drawing upon decades of experience in the manufacturing industry, Zebra Skimmers acknowledges the distinctive challenges and opportunities within the sector. We proudly provide cutting-edge CNC coolant accessory solutions tailored to surpass your operational

19 07, 2022

Oxygenator Benefits for Metalworking Fluids

2023-04-26T16:42:26+00:00July 19th, 2022|Coolant Maintenance, Metalworking Fluid Bacteria Control|0 Comments

How an oxygenator benefits your metalworking fluids An oxyegenator benefits your shop in more ways than one. Aeration or oxygenation is the process of injecting air into your metalworking fluids coolant sump. Just as every aquarium has something making bubbles, so should every machine sump. And the reasons are the same. Aerobic bacteria consume

5 07, 2022

Understanding The Mechanics of Metalworking Fluids

2023-06-20T17:16:29+00:00July 5th, 2022|Coolant Maintenance, Metalworking Coolant Types, Metalworking Fluid Bacteria Control, Metalworking Fluids Mixing|0 Comments

We usually don’t think of metalworking fluids for coolant maintenance as mechanical, but this is the most important aspect. Ultimately, it keeps 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

30 06, 2022

4 Easy Ways to Remove Tramp Oil

2023-04-26T16:43:57+00:00June 30th, 2022|Tramp Oil|0 Comments

Remove Tramp Oil With 4 Easy Solutions First of all, what is Tramp Oil? To remove tramp oil, you must first understand what it is. Tramp oil is unwanted oil that has mixed with cutting fluid (also known as coolant, lubricant, or metalworking fluids). It is generated as a byproduct during metalworking operations. This

21 07, 2021

When to change your CNC coolant

2023-04-26T17:09:47+00:00July 21st, 2021|Coolant Maintenance|0 Comments

What factors must you take into consideration when it comes to changing your CNC machine coolant? There are many signs that a fluid is at the end of it's life and you should change your coolant. This is mainly because of emerging health hazards. If one or more of the following changes has happened,

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