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The Importance of Lubricants in Can Making


Since the breakthrough of the two-piece DWIcan, in particular for beverages in the 1970s, there has been tremendous technical developmentof the process.

June 26, 2020


How Formulated Dust Suppressants Function


Dust can create problems that impact operational efficiency, impair visibility, increase accident risk, and have detrimental effects on the health of workers and the environment. To address these issues, companies in different industries use water as a dust suppression, which is a continuous and costly activity. Communities and regulatory agencies are putting pressure on companies to improve their methods of dust suppression because of the many problems dust is likely to generate.

June 8, 2020


Metalworking – Components: Label-Free Coolant Technology Eliminates Dermatitis Machining Aluminum Components


A global supplier of custom die cast parts across various industries was having serious problems with their machining coolant. This U.S. based customer was experiencing foul odors in the sumps while operators were suffering from dermatitis. The competitive product was also leaving residue on the machines and parts described by the operators as a “greasy” film.

April 13, 2020


Mining: Reducing Solenoid Consumption by 80%


Quaker Houghton wanted to show that QUINTOLUBRIC® 814-02 could not only meet these requirements but also reduce costs through increased productivity and reduced downtime and maintenance requirements.


Mining: Eliminating Solenoid Sticking


Quaker Houghton also provided an engineering solution for Bridger’s mixing system, which was producing low mix ratios. Quaker Houghton was able to identify and fix the problem. Even at low mix concentrations, QUINTOLUBRIC® 814-01 did not separate, scum or show signs of bacterial growth.


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.

April 1, 2020


Extended Shutdown Plan


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


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.

March 13, 2020


Tube And Pipe Product Line


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

March 10, 2020


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.

March 2, 2020


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 tempera¬tures.

February 28, 2020


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 excellent boundary lubrication, and reduces cycle times.


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


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.


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.


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).


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.


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

February 27, 2020


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).


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 grease consumption without causing wear problems, and also to


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.


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.


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


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 able to decrease system usage and eliminate downtime. In the past, the filters would rapidly fail due to high microbiological activity in several of the systems. Partial dumps would be required to get these departments running again. No additives have been required to maintain the systems and the customer has been very happy with the cost and process improvements.


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 tool life. Part of the QUAKERCUT® XP series, QUAKERCUT® 020 XP has a proven track record of bringing operational, Health & Safety and environmental benefits to a broad range of customers in the automotive and mechanical industries.


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 tool life. Part of the QUAKERCUT® XP series, QUAKERCUT® 020 XP has a proven track record of bringing operational, Health & Safety and environmental benefits to a broad range of customers in the automotive and mechanical industries.


Welded Tube And Pipe : Over 25% In Maintenance Cost Savings


Quaker Houghton ran a trial with selected QUAKERTEK™ CS 2202-EP calcium sulfonate grease to lubricate 12 bearings (22215/22218/32215/32218 +gear) per stand. The grease achieved the desired targets by decreasing maintenance time and relubrication rate as well as allow¬ing for increased water resistance.


Machining and Grinding: 66% Oil Consumption Reduction


Binol, a Quaker Houghton Company, introduced QUAKERCUT® 010 XP, an extra high performance neat cutting and grinding oil to replace the mineral oil in the systems.

February 26, 2020


Carbide Grinding: Significant Oil Consumption Reduction


Binol, a Quaker Houghton Company, analyzed the customer’s challenges and introduced QUAKERCUT® 010 XP, an extra high performance neat cutting and grinding oil.


Turning Small Precision Components: Productivity Improvement of 40%


Binol, a Quaker Houghton Company, analyzed the cus¬tomer’s challenges and introduced QUAKERCUT® 005 XP, a low viscosity neat cutting and grinding oil to replace the water-based coolants.


Honing Transmission Gear Wheels: 38% Longer Sump Life


Quaker Houghton reviewed the customers concerns and recommended QUAKERCUT® 005 XP, a low viscosity, high performance neat cutting oil. QUAKERCUT® 005 XP was chosen as a solution to reduce the customer’s environmental footprint due to its advanced ester technology from renewable raw materials, biodegradability, high flashpoint for lower fire risk, and no labelling according to the new CLP regulation (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemicals).


Stainless Steel And Copper Machining: Increased Tool Life By 50% At Milling Operation And 100% At Turning Operation


Based on regular visits and technical support together with a local distributor, Quaker Houghton was able to analyze challenges the customer faced and presented QUAKERCOOL® 7360 BFF. QUAKERCOOL® 7360 BFF at 8% concentration was introduced into two CNC machines, one machining stainless steel, and the other machining pure copper. Tool life, surface finish, and top-ups (kept at 2%) were closely monitored over a three month period. During the trial period, no operating issues were noticed and the pH stayed very stable at 9.20-9.30.


Multi-Metal Machining: Improved Operator Acceptance


QUAKERCOOL® 7350 BFF is a high performance micro-emulsion ideally suited to all operations where high surface finish quality and high lubrication is needed. QUAKERCOOL® 7350 BFF is ideal for general purpose machining of most engineering materials and is recommended for light to medium metalworking operations on cast iron, steel and aluminum.


Machining And Grinding: Tool Life Improved By 11-13%


After considering the demanding nature of the various operations and materials involved in the customer’s process, Quaker Houghton presented QUAKERCOOL® 7350 BFF as a solution. This product was chosen based on the following benefits


Machining And Grinding: 30% Reduction In Waste Cost


This Case Study and the solutions gained were achieved through cooperation with L.E.S., a Quaker Houghton distributor in France. Quaker Houghton introduced QUAKERCOOL® 3608 HFF into 25% of the machines, and L.E.S. made regular visits to provide technical support, fluid maintenance and concentration monitoring.

February 25, 2020


Stainless Steel Machining: 100% Increase In Tool Life


QUAKERCOOL® 7350 is a high performance micro-emulsion ideally suited to all operations where high surface finish quality and high lubrication is needed. QUAKERCOOL® 7350 is ideal for general purpose machining of most engineering materials and is recommended for light to medium metalworking operations on cast iron, steel and aluminum.


Automotive Manufacturing : 150% Wheel Life Improvement Grinding Bi-Metal Engine Blocks


Quaker Houghton recommended replacing the competitive coolant with QUAKERCOOL® 8013, a heavy duty metalworking fluid which is known for superior foam control.


Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Machining : Eliminating Boron


Quaker Houghton recommended QUAKERCOOL® 5035 HPT because the customer required a boron free fluid that would machine both aluminum and steel at speeds of up to 300 feet per minute. QUAKERCOOL® 5035 HPT is a high performance, ultra-stable semi-synthetic metalworking coolant designed for medium to heavy duty applications. This recyclable product is also free of chlorine, formalde¬hyde, and nitrites which is beneficial for HSE compliance, improved labeling and operator acceptance.


Non-Ferrous Machining : 30% Consumption Reduction & Superior Biostability


Quaker Houghton reviewed the issues the customer was facing and recommended QUAKERCOOL® 7450. This high-performance microemulsion was chosen because of its versatility to machine both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, is non-foaming, and has superior biostability. The machining capabilities of this product have been proven extensively in Quaker Houghton’s CNC machining center and endorsed by customers who are benefitting from this field proven technology.


Saw Mill Lubricants: 60% Decrease In Overall Consumption


BINOL BAND 20 is a safe and environmentally acceptable, non-emulsifying cleaning oil manufactured from rapeseed oil based synthetic esters designed for cleaning and lubricating applications of band saws, circular saws and molding equipment in sawmills. The product has been tested against different elastomers and paints used by the leading manufacturers.


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