How to apply MQL to your CNC Machining Center.

Watch how we have applied Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) to a high production vertical machining center. Many benefits are to be realized by replacing your flood coolant with an MQL further more this does not have to be an expensive exercise. This short video shows a two nozzle Unist Coolubricator applying micro oil droplets to the tool and cutting areas externally.
Don’t let the competition have the cutting edge on your machining operations, stop wasting money and call John Barker today to discuss how we can make MQL work for you.
Nowadays, many manufacturers are under pressure to “go green”. Unist Coolube® is one of the most advanced metalworking fluids available today. Implementing Minimum Quantity Lubrication (M.Q.L.), a no-waste dispensing system, with Unist Coolube® is an easy step to limit the environmental footprint of your manufacturing operation.

MQL is the process of applying minute amounts of high-quality metalworking fluid lubricant directly to the cutting tool or work piece interface instead of using traditional flood coolants. It minimises your environmental impact by significantly reducing fluid usage and eliminating the need for coolant treatment and disposal.

These benefits are multiplied further when using 100% biodegradable Coolube® lubricants, *that is*, metalworking fluids which are formulated from renewable plant-based oils. When considering these facts, along with the performance benefits of Coolube® and MQL, it becomes obvious that this is the most advanced and responsible answer to running metal cutting and metal forming equipment.

Using the right lubricant is very important in MQL applications. The perfect lubricant will adhere to the surface of the tool and provide a thin, low friction barrier between the cutting tool and work piece. Studies have shown that Coolube® has superior properties, which make it an ideal lubricant.
Coolube’s® polar properties create a strong consistent bond between Coolube® and metallic surfaces. This creates an even, strong, and durable layer of lubrication. Coolube® reduces friction 50% better than typical mineral oils preventing heat build-up and resulting in longer tool life and a superior cut finish.

At Unist, we’ve been manufacturing green products long before the hype. Since 1957 to be exact.
With our recent USDA BioPreferred Program certification, everyone can see just how green our lubricant products are. These are the same non-toxic, environmentally friendly, green products we’ve been touting for years.
Nothing has changed but the USDA’s certification of our bio-based content through independent laboratory testing.

Unist Coolube® 2210 and 2210EP are both USDA BioPreferred products and are tested and certified biobased products. Coolube® 2210 is certified biobased with a renewable, biobased content of 93%. Coolube® 2210EP is a certified lubricant with a biobased content of 92%.This reinforces what we’ve know about Coolube all along:
it’s made from natural and renewable plant-based materials.

They’re still the same great lubricants that thousands of metalworkers have come to love and rely on
for improved cut quality and tool life. They just have new USDA feathers in their caps!

  1. In short, the benefits of Unist Coolube® with MQL are:
    1. Significantly increases blade and tool life.
    2. A cost effective conversion for all machine types.
    3. No waste – kind to the environment and no wasting money either More economical in the long run – using Coolube® preserves machine parts for longer and prevents rusting
    4. Clean – no more messy slip hazards from excess coolant oozing down machines and walk ways
    5. The MQL system dispenses precisely the amount of Coolube® needed. No more, and no less.
    6. Better for machine operators – no more dermatitis caused by skin contact with coolants.
    7. Coolube does not oxidise or go sticky.
Filed under: CNC Machining

Unist makes sawing fast and efficient as seen on Hydmech’s new CSNC 80!

Development of very thin carbide tip and cermet tipped saw blades have attracted industries to use them for mass metal sawing applications as material cutting wastage or kerf loss is very similar to that of band saw machines.

With the technological development of the blade, micro mist spray oil and high accuracy gear boxes, the life of the blade has been extended lowering overall cost per cut.

Many industries have started using carbide sawing machines with much success because of AC servo operation, the maintenance shutdown is less and machines are very reliable for 24 hours working.

Filed under: Circular Saws, News

Coolube, a Certified Bio-based Lubricant.

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Biobased Lubricant for Green Machining

What is a bio based product?

Bio based products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. These products provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products and include a diverse range of offerings such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers, and bio plastics. For the purposes of the Bio Preferred program, bio based products do not include food, animal feed or bio fuels.

Definition of Biodegradability. 

Coolube 2210 and 2210EP is readily biodegradable according to CEC L-33-A-93 (>80% in 21 days).- storage stability:  Stable product under ordinary conditions. – oxidation stability:  does not oxidize under ordinary conditions

It seems that many products in today’s market claim to help you “Go Green.” With so many claiming “greeness”, it’s hard to know what that truly means from product to product. At Unist, we’ve been manufacturing green products long before the hype. Since 1957 to be exact.

With our recent USDA BioPreferred Program certification, everyone can see just how green our lubricant products are. These are the same non-toxic, environmentally friendly, green products we’ve been touting for years. Nothing has changed but the USDA’s certification of our bio-based content through independent laboratory testing.

usdaLogoUnist Coolube® 2210 and 2210EP are both USDA BioPreferred products and are tested and certified biobased products. Coolube® 2210 is certified biobased with a renewable, biobased content of 93%. Coolube® 2210EP is a certified lubricant with a biobased content of 92%.This reinforces what we’ve know about Coolube all along: it’s made from natural and renewable plant-based materials. They’re still the same great lubricants that thousands of metalworkers have come to love and rely on for improved cut quality and tool life. They just have new USDA feathers in their caps!

 


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USDA BioPreferred program (content courtesy of USDA BioPreferred website)

The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred® program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The program is expected to promote economic development, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities. To the extent that the BioPreferred program achieves its purpose, the increased purchase of biobased products will also be expected to reduce petroleum consumption, increase the use of renewable resources, better manage the carbon cycle, and may contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.

BioPreferred® program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program.

BioPreferred includes: a preferred procurement program for Federal agencies and their contractors, and a voluntary labeling program for the broad scale consumer marketing of biobased products. Under the procurement program, BioPreferred designates categories of biobased products that are required for purchase by Federal agencies and their contractors. As a part of this process, the minimum biobased content is specified. Going forward, biobased intermediate ingredients and feedstocks will be included in the designation process.

Under the voluntary labeling program, biobased products that meet the BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer.

 

Filed under: News

How to saw solid carbon steels up to 400mm diameter

Here we show how we can simply modify an existing band saw that had been traditionally using flood coolant and transform it into a MQL (Minimal Quantity Lubrication) application. This modification is inexpensive to implement and can be fitted up quite easily, the transformation is remarkable, watch the short video to see how we do it.

There are many benefits to be gained by employing the Unist “Near Dry Sawing” system. Read about the top ten benefits of NDS.

Also at the same time check out the benefits of using Coolube over other cheaper products that are on the market.

Filed under: Band Sawing, News

Accurate & Repeatable Fluid Mixing

Fluid mixing technology

This Uni-Blend™ System is designed to accurately mix water with concentrated fluids in any ratio from 1:1 to 50:1 and deliver the mixture under pressure to a customer-supplied piping network. The Uni-Blend™ System automatically mixes batches and maintains a reserve supply of up to 50 gallons per ratio. Up to three batches of differing ratios can be maintained in separate tanks. The Uni-Blend™ System is the only fully programmable industrial fluid mixing system available on the market and is built for years of service in tough, industrial environments
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Filed under: News