Unist products have had some great results throughout the industry. Don't take our word for it . . . here's what some of our customers have to say:
"We recently converted two of our Hemsaw bandsaws to use the Unist Saw Blade Lube System. At first we were skeptical that they would be able to deliver the same performance as the coolant we ran previously. It's been a real shift in mindset for our operators that 'less is more' with the Unist systems. We're happy to report that we've been able to get the same or better blade life and productivity out of the Saw Blade Lube Systems while eliminating the maintenance problems we had with flood coolant. Cleanup is much easier around the saws and the shavings are nice and dry. Before the (Unist) systems, we spent a lot of money on gloves to protect us from the coolant and we've been able to eliminate that cost. We have six saws total and plan to convert the remaining four to Unist and are recommending them to our second facility. "-Denver Nelms, Vice President: RHW Metals
"With the Unist coolant, you can clean the saw with a vacuum cleaner. Nothing gets impacted. It's a dry chip. It's nice. The guys like it because before they'd have to wear leather aprons so they wouldn't get this flood coolant all over their clothes."
"The fact that we no longer have this pile of floor dry around every saw and no coolant dripping around the shop is a small thing, but it adds up for an overall neater appearance."
"One of the things that throws people off initially is the price of the lubricant, but on all these tools we run, I order a gallon about twice a year."
"I wish there were more companies like Unist to work with. They're the best. Everything they do is accurate and clearly understood."
(excerpts from Modern Metals Magazine's article 'Stemming the Flood' - Modern Metals, October 2012)-Rick Rankin, Facilities Leadman: Therma-Tron-X, Inc.
"As a manufacture of CNC router machines supplying a wide variety of industries, we have tried a number of lubricating units. We have found the Unist lubricating system to be more easily integrated into the machine design and the support provided by Unist is very good. The units have proved to be very reliable in the field and they are well suited for continuous industrial use."-Noel Archie, Tech Coordinator: AXYZ Automation
"Before we started using Coolube 2210 we were going through one gallon a week of the AccuLube, since we have been using your product we are going through one gallon every month. The life of our drills have also increased. Before the Coolube 2210 we were using seven drills per shift, currently we are using two drills per shift. Overall we are very pleased with the performance of your product."-Steve Raley, Production/Process Engineer: Buck Knives
"We have had these sprayers in house now for one year we started with one, we now have four. These units have helped us increase our tool life on our Spring Generator machines by up to 60%. They have greatly reduced the heat build up in the forming process of our springs and have allowed us to reduce the number of tool changes on a run, which has allowed us to reduce our cost. The pay back on the capital expense for all four machines was less then three months. We have a total of 13 machines that we are looking at installing more of these units on as we upgrade them. When we added the units to the process we did not have to change or add any steps in our process. Parts were inspected at an outside lab to ensure they still met our specification. We passed all test with better marks then with out the units."-Dale R. Meyer, Manager Metal Fabrication & Assembly: Cherry Electrical Products
"Previous to 1996 Dietrich Industries was using a number of lubrication devices on their roll forming lines. Since then we have standardized on the Unist system, primarily due to the fact that they are much more efficient in the application of lubricant. We have less run out of lubricant on the finished product and no over spray similar to the spray units that we had used in the past, providing our locations with a much cleaner environment. In addition to reducing the overall cost of lubricant we have eliminated the need for compressed air blow off nozzles on our equipment, thus reducing the cost of electrical power and reduction of noise in all of our 28 locations across the USA. We are also satisfied that the product is being metered and distributed properly to the forming rolls to reduce friction, thus prolonging the life of our tooling. In the lubrication of flat coil stock previous to the forming operation, I can truly say that we picked the right lubrication system for our equipment."-Randall A. Torok, Director of Purchasing: Dietrich Industries, Inc.
"In February of 1999, We purchased our first uni-MAX Serv-O-Sprayer. We purchased the unit in hopes it would help solve a problem. We were having to run parts in a basket to let the oil drain before packaging, and reduce the amount of oil on the floor around the tapper. We started using the uni-MAX serv-o-sprayer in March of that year. The parts were much cleaner and we found that we were using much less lubricant and the taps were lasting longer. We were also able to increase our production by eliminating the need to drain the parts before packing. We updated our second tapper in February of 2000 with the same results as the first one.
In September of 2000 we quoted a job that had in die tapping. We chose to try the uni-MAX Serv-O-Sprayer instead of flooding the tooling with lubricant. We tap 8 holes in a progressive die at 60 SPM. We are getting excellent tap life with this system. We also have a forming problem with a progressive die that runs .250 thick material. We had a problem keeping lube on one form station that was causing us a lot of maintenance time. We installed a uni-MAX Serv-O-Sprayer and shot a few drops or lubricant on the strip at the bend station solving the maintenance problem. "-Terry Teague, Production Manager: M.S. Willett, Inc.