Stemming The Flood: Unist customer eliminates coolant and gains efficiency!
Messes surrounding the use of flood coolant for metal cutting can be frustrating to manage. Aside from putting down a floor drying agent to absorb the coolant, changing pairs of gloves and wiping off cut material, there’s the chore of lugging around jugs to top off coolant reservoirs. Switching to a mist-based lubrication system not only eliminates those shop headaches but also prolongs blade life and saves manufacturers money. Therma-Tron-X Inc., Sturgeon Bay,Wis., switched each of its four band saws and one cold saw to the Saw Blade Lube System, a minimum quantity lubrication solution from Unist Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.