Cleaning residual Coolube from parts In most cases there should be little if any Coolube left on the part. If the part has much oil on it, it may be an indication that means the MQL spray needs adjusting. But in the cases where over spray is unavoidable, or there can be no oil on […]
Has MQL proven to extend tool life as well as the top rated water soluble flood coolants, in turning operations with carbide inserts on steel?
Yes, MQL can work well in turning applications. However there are some special considerations that need to be addressed. Since the cuttingedge of the tool is continuously in the cut, nozzle position is critical and more difficult. Carbide tools can work well, but it is largely determined by the relative size of the parts and the length of […]
Machining with minimum quantity lubrication has been shown to produce fewer emissions than flood cooling. It is, in fact, a low-emission process. Unfortunately, when starting with MQL, many shops think that more is better so they blast as far too much air through the MQLnozzles and literally create a fog or mist of lubricant in the air. This is not MQL! A […]
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 heat away from the interface of the cutting tool and the work piece. […]
Our Uni-Roller® systems deliver return on investment in less than six months. That’s what many of our customers report. By applying the proper amount of fluid, Uni-Roller® uses 50 to 90% less lubricant. Plus it decreases the mess, the parts cleaning, fluid recycling and costs associated with in-die spray systems, rag technology and externally lubricated rollers.
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Usually 9 months, although it depends on the application and the condition of the metal (burrs on the edges will damage the covers and shorten their lifespan)
It depends on the lubricant in some cases, but a general guideline is that Uni-Roller® type C units can run up to 100 ft/min and Uni-Roller® type S units can run up to 500 ft/min.