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Understanding the costs atributed to using Coolants

The use of fluids and lubricants to reduce friction and to cool and protect machines and components during cutting and forming presents significant challenges for manufacturers. Environmental concerns have added new chapters to the situation. In the current social and political setting, a great deal of emphasis is placed on environmental stewardship. As government regulation continues to increase, the cost of complying with environmental guidelines impacts overall manufacturing costs.

In an already competitive manufacturing landscape, companies need to identify and bookmark ways to reduce excess costs wherever possible. It’s no mystery that industrial lubrication just may be the low-hanging fruit for achieving considerable cost reduction, as well as to engage in environmental stewardship.

For most manufacturers, the purchase, handling, application, cleaning, maintenance, and disposal of fluids and lubricants can be 10% of total manufacturing costs, conservatively. Upon closer evaluation, many companies may conclude that they actually have nearly 20% of their operational costs bound up in these processes.

In a business climate of thinning margins, it may make sense to perform due diligence on processes with this degree of importance. Yet the time spent on lubrication-related decisions, from the early product design phase to shop floor execution and management, is often cursory, at best.

Changing from Alucobond/Composite panel to Solid Aluminium Sheet

Do you find yourself having to Route 3mm solid Aluminium sheet in preference to Alucobond/Composite panel? If you are experiencing any of the following you need to talk to our John Barker (Managing Director) of Unist Australia.

  • Ragged cutting
  • Burning out cutters
  • Breaking router bits
  • Terrible surface finish
  • Just the inability to get the job done

We understand your problem, you need to lubricate the routing cutter with our 3 nozzle Coolubricator.

For help on this matter call John Barker on 02 8850 2022 or email [email protected].

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The facade industry is moving in part from ACM to Solid Aluminium panels. HVG/Alucobond Architectural are introducing MondoClad, a Pre-finished 3 mm aluminium panel.For more information go to: