Considering the world oil market and the upward pressure in prices across the entire supply chain, it is important to review and utilize cost control and cost-saving methods wherever possible in our metalworking coolant management practices and purchasing.
Lubricants are a critical component to any machine, engine, or tool. How you manage and store the lubricants is as important, if not more so than the actual lubricant selection. In controlled situations, higher quality lubricants will consistently outperform their inferior counterparts.
Removing Tramp Oil from your CNC sumps is a key to good maintenance practices, and prolongs coolant life, performance and coolant quality. Our friends at Zebraskimmers.com have some great products we have seen in the field many times. Zebra has…
Our goals are to have the products you need when you order and to keep prices competitive in our changing market. We are committed to providing service and support to our end user customers and distributors. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us!
If you are using water-based metalworking fluids (coolants), there is a cost- effective method to extend fluid life and ensure its peak performance. Microbial dip slides are the first line of defense against the dreaded microbial issues that plague many manufacturers and machine shop fluid systems.
In past blog posts and email newsletters, we have written about the importance of monitoring Coolant Concentration. The following video is a commercial for Atago, a company that manufactures refractometers.
Rust is a problem, especially in the summer environment. Rust Preventatives like our ASTRO-KOTE C is a synthetic water-based rust inhibitor for in-plant rust protection on steel alloys
Synthetic Coolants are a class of metalworking coolants that do NOT contain oil. Formulations include additives to provide lubricity, prevent rusting, control foam, and control or prevent microbial growth.
Monroe Fluid Technology has two ‘workhorse’ water soluble oil concentrates, designed specifically for the demands of heavy duty machining applications. Where a chlorinated additive is specified, our Astro- Sol C HD is recommended. In circumstances where a chlorinated additive may not be suitable, we offer Astro-Sol A-XBP. Both are low foaming products, suitable for virtually all metals and applications, and are designed to resist bio-degradation.
Keeping your equipment clean is not just for appearance’s sake. Dirt and dust love to cling to oils, greases, hydraulic fluid, and those mixtures can act like sandpaper, which can cause machine failures. We can help you deal with it.