ASTRO-GRIND A

ASTRO-GRIND A is an oil free, nitrite free, water extendable synthetic grinding fluid concentrate containing wetting agents for superior cooling and corrosion inhibitors for in-process rust protection of machine tools and metal parts. This product offers excellent performance in most grinding operations on cast iron, steels, and most non-ferrous metals except magnesium.

Product Data Sheet

Applications

ASTRO-GRIND A can be used for most grinding applications, including centerless, ID, OD, and Blanchard grinding. It can also be used for light machining operations and makes an excellent misting fluid for various machining and grinding processes.

Features & Benefits

  • Excellent Cooling Function
  • Mild Pleasant Odor
  • Excellent Corrosion Inhibition
  • Long Sump Life
  • Allows Swarf to Settle Out
  • Economical
  • Oil Free - Minimal Disposal Costs
  • Non-Foaming

Recommended Concentrations

Mixing

Concentration 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%
Ratio 1:25 1:20 1:17 1:14 1:12 1:11 1:10
Refractometer 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4

Typical Properties

Appearance-ConcentrateClear light amber liquid
Appearance- DilutionTransparent light amber
Residual FilmSoft, soluble
pH @ 20:19.6 ± 0.2
Specific Gravity @ 60°F1.02 ± 0.03
Lbs/Gallon8.5 ± 0.1
Flash point, PMCCNone