1. Unist MQL Systems

What should be the initial settings on my Coolubricator?

As a general rule of thumb, MQL applies between 5 to 80 mL/hour (0.2 to 2.5 oz./hour) on tools less than 40 mm (1.57”) in diameter. The amount is dependent on the specific cutting conditions, but fortunately there is usually a lot of latitude on what will work. To make it easy to adjust the […]

How do I convert ‘drops’ to milliliters or ounces?

Use the following chart to convert between drops, milliliters or ounces: Fluid Output Conversion Chart mL/hr oz/hr drop/hr mL/min oz/min drop/min 2 0.07 60.00 0.03 0.00 1.00 3 0.10 90.00 0.05 0.00 1.50 4 0.14 120.00 0.07 0.00 2.00 5 0.17 150.00 0.08 0.00 2.50 6 0.20 180.00 0.10 0.00 3.00 7 0.24 210.00 0.12 […]

What is the right amount of air pressure/PSI that I need for my lubricator?

As a general rule of thumb, MQL applies between 5 to 80 mL/hour (0.2 to 2.5 oz./hour) on tools less than 40 mm (1.57”) in diameter. The amount is dependent on the specific cutting conditions, but fortunately there is usually a lot of latitude on what will work. To make it easy to adjust the output of a Coolubricator, […]

1.1.2 How can I tell which Unist pump I have?

There are several styles of Unist positive displacement pumps. The pump you have depends on several things including what type of fluid you are pumping and whether or not your pump is ‘stacked’ with other pumps. If your pump is one of several in a stack, its position in the stack determines its style. Consult […]

1.1.1 How do I choose the best nozzle for my saw?

Saw nozzle options Click here for more info Bat Nozzle The Bat Nozzle was designed to easily fit on a wide variety of circular saws, vertical band saws, and horizontal band saws. The nozzle includes a 1.75” [44.5 mm] square mounting flange that can be attached to the blade guard. A 1” [25.4mm] diameter hole drilled through the […]

1.3 Is MQL the same as traditional flood coolant?

Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) is not the same as traditional flood coolant.  In fact, it is very different.  Many people new to MQL are used to a flood coolant mindset and have trouble making the distinctions: MQL does not use a coolant. Traditional flood coolant uses a circulated liquid designed for heat transmission to carry […]

1.2 For misting lubricants, what is the ratio of lubricant to water?

There is no mixing required when using our Coolube® lubricant. Coolube® is applied in aerosol form using an MQL applicator such as our Quantum™ system, Revolution™ system, Coolubricator™ Unist MQL System capable of delivering a constant and precisely metered atomized spray of lubricant or Serv-O-Spray™ Unist MQL System capable of delivering an intermittent and precisely […]

1.1 What is the difference between MQL and ‘mist lubrication?’

MQL is an acronym for Minimum Quantity Lubrication and refers to the application of minimum quantities of a lubricant aerosol to the interface of the cutting tool and the work piece. This controls cutting temperature by reducing the friction. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, and the MQL aerosol can be described as a […]