Using the wrong fluids for the job is like never changing the oil in your truck. Possible? Sure. A good idea? No. It’s expensive, painful and there will be downtime. Using the right cutting fluid for your machine shop can extend your equipment life, avoid workaround hassles, and keep microbes under control.
Is your shop in need of a new hydraulic fluid? Have you decided that it’s time to upgrade to something with fire resistance and better performance than your traditional oil? If so, Quaker Houghton’s QUINTOLUBRIC® 888 series may be the right fit for you.
As temperatures and relative humidity increase throughout the country, corrosion increases right alongside them. While rust often doesn’t make an appearance until the warmer months, it is important to be aware of these issues all year round. Once the corrosion process starts, it doesn’t truly stop, so the best way to tackle rust is to prevent it in the first place!
No matter what your machining process may be, you’re likely using a variety of metalworking fluids to increase tool life and preserve your machined parts. But when is the last time you reviewed your fluid selection? Using the ideal cutting fluid for your application can drastically extend your machines’ operation. In combination with the proper cleaners and rust preventives,the parts you produce will remain preserved for as long as needed. Quaker Houghton offers the full package of metalworking fluids and can help you make the right choice based on your needs.
If you frequently operate metalworking equipment, you are likely no stranger to contact dermatitis. Dermatitis, or eczema, typically presents itself as an uncomfortable, red, itchy rash. It is caused by many types of chemicals, including oils, solvents, greases, and cleaners.