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Die Casting Lubricants: Delivery Systems and Maintenance


The systems that are used to mix and deliver die lubricant to die cast machines vary between facilities and process, but typically consist of the same general components.

Technical Tips
Transportation - ComponentsTransportation - OEM

DIE SLICK®

Extended Shutdown Plan


The following actions are recommended to help maintain system integrity during extended shutdown periods.

Technical Tips
Aerospace & DefenseMetal FinishingNon-FerrousTransportation - ComponentsTransportation - OEM


Tube and Pipe: Pipe Coating – QUAKERCOAT® 547


Upon surveying the customer’s operations, the Quaker Houghton team determined that the rusting resulted from an uneven coating with an inconsistent adhesion throughout the length of the pipe. The optimized use of QUAKERCOAT® 547 and the prompt and in-depth service and technical support impressed the plant personnel.

Case Studies
Tube & Pipe

QUAKERCOAT®

Tube And Pipe Product Line


Maximum fire resistance, enhanced job site safety, reduced downtime, lower maintenance costs

Product Literature
Tube & Pipe

QUAKERCOOL®

QUAKERCOOL® 770 Vs Competitive Mineral Oil Free Technology


QUAKERCOOL® 770 is a high-performance mineral oil free micro-emulsion ideally suited to all operations demanding premium surface finish quality and consistent lubrication. Best suited for the machining of ferrous metals including stainless steels and other high-nickel, high-chromium ferrous alloys.

Product Literature
Transportation - Components

QUAKERCOOL®

Protecting The Future. Together.


Our value proposition is based on advanced technology and unmatched performance. We take a solution driven approach comprised of world-class products and services to reduce operating costs, improve productivity, increase product quality and strengthen our customers’ competitive advantage.

Product Literature
Transportation - Components

HOUGHTO-PREP™

Keeping Metals Clean Together.


Cleaning compound designed to economically remove quench oils between quenching and tempering operations. It has excellent oil splitting capabilities allowing for the reclaiming of both cleaner and oil and extending bath life. Try our biostable version, CERFA-KLEEN® 178

Product Literature
Transportation - Components

QUAKERCLEAN®

The global leader in drilling system fluid solutions for the offshore industry.


Deepwater drilling companies face challenges today as never before. While under increasing pressure to create a safe work environment and lower environmental impact, drillers must also respond to challenges of reducing costs and providing superior engineering performance. All of this in order to increase productivity and extend equipment life,...

Product Literature
Offshore


The Global Leader In Compliance Colutions For The Mining Industry.


Mining companies today face challenges as never before. Under increasing pressures to create a safe work environment, and lower environmental impact, while also reducing costs, mining operations must be more efficient than ever. At this critical point in time, we are the long-term partner for mining companies seeking to...

Product Literature
Mining


Grease Product Line- Emea


Excellent resistance to water washout, high load carrying capacity, high temperature stability and very good corrosion protection

Product Literature


QUAKERTEK™

QUAKERTEK™ Cs Calcium Sulfonate Complex Greases


The hot strip mill in steel plants encounters some of the most severe conditions as far as lubrication is concerned especially on the work roll and roller table bearings as mention in the tables to the right

Product Literature


QUAKERTEK™

Thickener Compatibility


Material compatibility can vary with mfgs. grade, lubricant grade, applied temp., and strain. Quaker Houghton recommends that design engineers test all synthetic lubricants with any plastic or elastomeric component to ensure compatibility in their application. Consult Quaker Houghton for more information.

Product Literature



Synthetic Base Oil Compatibility


Material compatibility can vary with mfgs. grade, lubricant grade, applied temp., and strain. Quaker Houghton recommends that design engineers test all synthetic lubricants with any plastic or elastomeric component to ensure compatibility in their application. Consult Quaker Houghton for more information.

Product Literature



Engineered For Success


With demands for increasing productivity and reducing part manufacturing costs, while minimizing the impact on the environment, it comes as no surprise that today’s modern day metalworking fluids have to work harder and last longer while continuing to operate under ever-increasing extreme temperatures and pressures.

Product Literature
Equipment


PRAB Test Unit


Quaker Houghton has one standalone PRAB VM-12/SPC Mono-A-Vacuum Filtration System, available for Metal Removal Customer trials. The unit is available for use upon execution of the equipment loan agreement.

Product Literature
Equipment


Alternative Solutions to Mineral Oil-based Hydraulic Fluids


Ronald Knecht (hydraulic fluids expert) and Jon Brown (mining expert) from Quaker Houghton, discuss the pros and cons of alternative mineral oil-based hydraulic fluids that reduce the risk of fire hazards in mining operations.

Case Studies
Mining

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Die Casting: 70% Increase in Parts Produced


The Quaker Houghton team worked closely with the customer to better understand their production process and analyze the structure of the casting. Quaker Houghton recommended DIE SLICK® AD 32 as a solution. This product was chosen because it does not contain wax, and has good film-forming performance at high...

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

DIE SLICK®

Die Casting: Eliminating Porosity and Improving Cleanliness with Plunger Beads


Quaker Houghton recommended POLY SLICK™ 76-P 1.0 – 1.5 mm plunger beads. This solution was chosen because plunger beads create less carbon build-up than traditional plunger lubricants, resulting in cleaner working environments. Also, POLY SLICK™ 76-P demonstrates strong adherence to the plunger tip, extends tip and sleeve life with...

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

POLY SLICK™

Die Casting: 13% Power Consumption Reduction by Converting to a Polyol Ester (HFD-U) Hydraulic Fluid


First, Quaker Houghton helped the manufacturer to understand the advantages of changing from water glycol (HFC) fluids to polyol ester (HFD-U) fluids. These advantages include

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Die Casting: 91% Wear Reduction by using Polyol Ester HFD-U Fields


Quaker Houghton’s QUINTOLUBRIC® polyol ester HFD-U fluids are fire-resistant hydraulic fluids that do not contain water. HFD fluids are usually based on synthetic base stocks or esters that combine reasonable to good fire-resistant properties with excellent lubrication performance. HFD fluids are designed to operate in oil hydraulic equipment.

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Press Hardening: Minimizing the Risk of Fire Hazards


One automotive parts supplier decided to take the necessary actions to stop these events from happening, and engaged different departments within their organization to look for a solution.

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Steel Continuous Casting: 48% Reduction in Total Cost of Ownership by Converting to HFD-U Hydraulic Fluid


To help improve operations, QUINTOLUBRIC® 888-46 was introduced as a potential replacement. First, Quaker Houghton helped the account to understand the advantages of changing from water glycol (HFC) fluids to QUINTOLUBRIC® 888-46 (polyol ester based HFD-U).

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Die Casting: 91% Wear Reduction by using Polyol Ester HFD-U Fields


Quaker Houghton’s QUINTOLUBRIC® polyol ester HFD-U fluids are fire-resistant hydraulic fluids that do not contain water. HFD fluids are usually based on synthetic base stocks or esters that combine reasonable to good fire-resistant properties with excellent lubrication performance. HFD fluids are designed to operate in oil hydraulic equipment.

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Die Casting : 60% Consumption Reduction Die Casting Aluminum


Quaker Houghton reviewed the customers objectives and developed a new invert emulsion plunger lubricant to meet their needs. Quaker Houghton’s invert emulsion technology consists of water based plunger lubricants with oil; the water burns off leaving only the amount of oil needed for optimum lubrication.

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

PLUNGER SLICK®

Die Casting : 400% Plunger Tip Life Increase


The Quaker Houghton team developed a new “talc-based technology” tip lubricant. The team made adjustments with viscosity- base oils and water vs. oil lubrication and developed the new PLUNGER SLICK® 200T oil based plunger lube.

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

PLUNGER SLICK®

Die Casting : 20% Cost Reduction And Improved Cast Transmission Case Quality


Quaker Houghton met with management at one of the supplier’s major automotive casting facilities, and secured a production trial. The objectives were to reduce downtime from polishing and overall produc¬tion cost. Initially, the Quaker Houghton team worked closely with the process control department to better understand their casting production...

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

DIE SLICK®

Die Casting : Solving Powder Paint Adhesion Issues On Aluminum Castings


Quaker Houghton collaborated with not only the customer, but with the paint supplier, paint vendor, and die manufacturer to get to the root cause. An on-site audit of the existing die caster, powder painting process and materials was conducted. Sample cast¬ings were sent to an alternative powder paint source...

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

DIE SLICK®

Aerospace Titanium Machining : 25% Increase in Tool Life


Trials were initially set up for three products: a local boron amine technology coolant, a leading aerospace competitor coolant and HOCUT® 3450. The latter two products were both high ester EP type products with a very high level of lubricity. A total of 6 milling tools were monitored for...

Case Studies
Aerospace & Defense

HOCUT®

Aerospace Fuel System Machining : Improved Surface Finish and Reduced Cycle Time


After a plant survey of machine tools, processes, materials and water conditions, HOCUT® 795 B was proposed supported by independent performance data on similar operations from other aerospace components manufacturers.

Case Studies
Aerospace & Defense

HOCUT®

Aerospace Components Machining : Reduced Cycle Time and Tooling Costs at UK Ejector Seat Manufacturer


HOCUT® 795 B was proposed for machining trials supported by independent performance data on similar operations from other aerospace component manufacturers. HOCUT® 795 B has consistently shown itself to be the best in class coolant for aerospace alloys.

Case Studies
Aerospace & Defense

HOCUT®

Aerospace Titanium Machining : 60% Cost Decrease Of Fluids And Elimination Of Foam


Quaker Houghton proposed HOCUT® 795 B, dedicated to Aerospace parts machining and well established for its long sump life and good stability. The customer began a trial with HOCUT® 795 B on a Mega 5 (MAG) milling tool machine. After 2 years HOCUT® 795 B was still in use,...

Case Studies
Aerospace & Defense

HOCUT®

Drawing And Forming: Scrap Rate Reduction From 19% To 2%


Quaker Houghton introduced QUAKERDRAW® 73 XP in one drawing line. After seven months the manufacturer experienced improved lubrication, resulting in

Case Studies
Transportation - Components

QUAKERDRAW®

Steel Continuous Casting: 48% Reduction In Total Cost Of Ownership By Converting To HFD-U Hydraulic Fluid


To help improve operations, QUINTOLUBRIC® 888-46 was introduced as a potential replacement. First, Quaker Houghton helped the account to understand the advantages of changing from water glycol (HFC) fluids to QUINTOLUBRIC® 888-46 (polyol ester based HFD-U).

Case Studies
Steel

QUINTOLUBRIC®

Finishing Mill Roll Bearings : Reduced Consumption And Improved Lubrication


Verkol Lubricants, a Quaker Houghton Company, assessed the mill’s situation, and introduced QUAKERTEK™ LX 4602- EPE, a lithium complex grease, reducing bearing failures to 5-6 a year. After 8 years of using QUAKERTEK™ LX 4602-EPE, the mill wanted to run a trial with the main purpose of optimizing...

Case Studies
Steel

QUAKERTEK™

Hot Strip Mill Roll Bearings : Reduced Consumption And Improved Lubrication


The mill was currently using a competitor’s Lithium based grease, and Quaker Houghton suggested converting to QUAKERTEK™ CS 4015-EP, a Calcium Sulfonate Complex grease for the trial. The initial fill of the QUAKERTEK™ CS 4015-EP was reduced 15% compared to the lithium based grease.

Case Studies
Steel

QUAKERTEK™

Metal Forming : Odor Elimination And Improved Fluid Maintenance


HOUGHTO-DRAW® 7060, a non-chlorinated, non-sul phurized biostable soluble oil type metal forming lubricant, was recommended. Quaker Houghton worked with maintenance personnel and conducted a trial for the metal spinning operation utilizing approximately 10% HOUGHTO-DRAW® 7060.

Case Studies
Industrial

HOUGHTO-DRAW®

Saw Mill Lubricants: 50% Reduction In Conveyor Lubricant Consumption


Quaker Houghton reviewed the operations at the lumber producer and recommended BIOSAFE CON 46/68 W, a high-performance conveyor oil, based on the following

Case Studies
Industrial

BIOSAFE

Metalworking: $490K Annual Savings Reducing Consumption And Biological Issues Machining Engines And Transmissions


Quaker Houghton’s team of experts in the product development laboratory performed extensive studies in the development of QUAKERAL® 350, a GEN III, secondary amine free product for the customer. QUAKERAL® 350 met all of the customer’s requirements and their 6 systems were converted to the coolant. Quaker Houghton was...

Case Studies
Transportation - OEM

QUAKERAL®

Metal Removal Fluids: 40% Reduction In Neat Oil Consumption


QUAKERCUT® 020 XP is a high performance neat cutting oil based on advanced ester technology from renewable raw materials. It is particularly suited for heavy-duty metalworking operations in ferrous and non ferrous materials. The high polarity gives optimal wetting and lubricating properties ensuring high surface finish quality and improved...

Case Studies
Transportation - OEM

QUAKERCUT®

Metal Removal Fluids: 40% Reduction In Neat Oil Consumption


QUAKERCUT® 020 XP is a high performance neat cutting oil based on advanced ester technology from renewable raw materials. It is particularly suited for heavy-duty metalworking operations in ferrous and non ferrous materials. The high polarity gives optimal wetting and lubricating properties ensuring high surface finish quality and improved...

Case Studies
Transportation - OEM

QUAKERCUT®

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