Optimize Minimum Quantity Lubrication Control Through a CNC Program
Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) on a lathe offers many benefits when implemented properly. MQL becomes more of an asset when lubricant and air delivery can be controlled from a CNC program.
Having as much control as possible over machining processes is what most machinists strive for. The amount and application of coolant delivered during the chip-making process on a lathe should be no exception. For direct control over minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) output, Unist Inc. offers an MQL system that communicates directly with a machine’s computer numerical control (CNC) to enable operators to specify lubrication parameters by inputting codes in a part program. The company’s Quantum digitally controlled lubricator is designed to optimize MQL flow rates for each machining operation on a single machine tool because flow rates are visible and editable. Therefore, operators can fine-tune each operation for the best results.