Coolant Maintenance Matters
Staying ahead is a persistent challenge in an industry as dynamic and competitive as metalworking manufacturing. This manufacturing landscape requires continuous operational improvement, cost optimization, and ensuring a return on investment that underpins sustainable growth. In this pursuit, one aspect that often goes unnoticed is CNC coolant maintenance.
In this post, we shed light on how maintaining optimal coolant conditions can transform your manufacturing operations. We will also highlight the benefits of implementing an automated CNC coolant system – such as the Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System.
The Impact of Coolant Conditions on Tooling Costs
When considering the cost of running a manufacturing unit, labor costs are usually at the forefront. While crucial, they don’t tell the complete story, particularly when coolant management is taken into account. Automated coolant refill systems not only deliver makeup coolant to CNC machines but also ensure predictable in-sump concentrations.
By individualizing each CNC machine’s makeup percentages based on optimal settings, your preferred coolant performs optimally and delivers on the promise of extended tool life. When your tools last longer, you need to purchase fewer replacements. This results in significant cost savings for you. Think about this: How would a 5-10% decrease in tooling costs affect your bottom line? In industries that work with exotic materials, these savings are monumental.
Moving Beyond Manual Coolant Replenishment
If you’re still manually getting coolant into your CNC machines using buckets, barrels, and hoses, it’s time for an upgrade. The Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System from Zebra Skimmers monitors coolant usage at the machine tool sump and automatically replenishes the coolant before it runs low.
Our system is designed with a centralized pumping station, controller, distribution manifolds, and a small sensor that can be integrated into any machine tool sump. With a modular design, our system can automate shops with up to 24 CNC machines per cell. This way, your goal is to mitigate risk. Add as many groupings as your floor needs to enhance your productivity.
Boost Lights-Out CNC Machining
The Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System is a game-changer for unattended or lights-out operation of machine tools. Why? Because Coolant Maintenance Matters! With our system, high-volume jobs can run overnight without manual intervention, maximizing the productivity of your machine shop.
Historically, the need to replenish coolant in unattended machines has been a barrier to unattended CNC machining. Our system solves this problem by automatically distributing correctly mixed coolant to multiple machine tools. This way effectively eliminates the manual bucket brigade.
Unleash Profitability with Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System
Adopting this system can lead to better utilization of your capital, thus enhancing business profitability. By automating your coolant management, you can potentially add five hours of more production per machine each week. In the context of the tight labor market for skilled CNC machinists, this solution allows these valuable employees to stay focused on their craft and produce more value.
Additionally, our system is built for rugged use. It is designed to offer years of hands-off service. We’re based in the USA to provide technical support from our specialists. Our turnkey solutions are designed for quick implementation, with a short learning curve for effective hands-off coolant management.
Empower Business Growth
As we move forward into an era of increasing complexity and competition in manufacturing, the Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System offers an essential solution for businesses striving to optimize operations and gain a competitive edge.
Robust and Reliable
Our Dazzle system is built on a foundation of robust design and reliable performance. It is designed to handle the rigors of everyday use. This means your manufacturing processes continue to operate smoothly. Your goal is maximizing productivity and ultimately boosting profitability.
Intelligent Data Reporting
Another major advantage of the Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System is the integrated data reporting feature. With real-time data at your fingertips, you can analyze and optimize coolant usage, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions that positively impact your bottom line. This actionable insight helps you not only reduce costs but also improve the performance and longevity of your CNC machines.
Maximize Unattended Operations
As mentioned earlier, the Dazzle system is a game-changer for lights-out CNC machining. This is a growing trend increasingly being adopted by manufacturing businesses. By enabling automatic coolant distribution without human intervention, our system eliminates the need for manual refills. Now your unattended machining is a viable and profitable option. Your spindles continue to spin 24/7, optimizing the utilization of your machines and transforming your manufacturing economics.
Your Next Step
Zebra Skimmers’ Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System is more than just a system—it’s a strategic solution for competitive manufacturing operations. By understanding and addressing the role coolant plays in your operations, you’re investing in superior operational efficiency and cost savings that impact your bottom line.
By focusing on why CNC coolant maintenance matters, you’re addressing a crucial aspect of your manufacturing operations that often goes unnoticed. But, it can dramatically impact costs and productivity. Invest in a solution to this issue. Empower your businesses to save on tooling costs, optimize operations, and maximize ROI.
At Zebra Skimmers, we are more than just a coolant system provider; we are your partner in achieving operational excellence. As a company deeply rooted in the manufacturing industry, we understand the challenges and opportunities you face. Therefore, we stand ready to assist you in implementing solutions that truly make a difference.
Ready to take your manufacturing operations to the next level?
Contact us today to learn more about how coolant maintenance matters and how the Dazzle CNC Coolant Automation System can benefit your business. Let’s redefine what’s possible in the manufacturing industry together.
About Zebra Skimmers:
Our mission has always been simple. It is to provide the metal working industry with the oil skimmers and metalworking fluid management systems they need to complete jobs quickly and efficiently. Innovative and affordable solutions have gained us many accolades. Our continued growth is due in no small part to our excellent customer service… Not to mention our satisfaction guarantees and the performance of our tools.
Among our diverse options of oil skimmers and metal working fluid management systems, you can expect to find:
- Coolant management equipment, which includes coolant mixers, proportioning pumps, and coolant automation systems to mix and deliver fluid solutions at the desired concentrations.
- Industrial oil skimmers, including tramp oil belt skimmers, disk skimmers, tube oil skimmers, and individual sump coalescers for the removal of surface and tramp oils from fluids.
- Aeration or circulation equipment and sump odor control tablets to control fluid odor and machine shop smell
- Industrial fluid monitoring equipment, including brix refractometers to verify fluid solution concentrations, pH test strips and water hardness testing sticks.