Alfa Laval is spreading its US reach into eight new sales channels in the HVAC and Light Industrial markets. Their contacts begin immediately and reach from Florida to California and many places in between. Please see the attached Press Release. You might know some of these folks already.
This month's Issue of TLT has two good reasons for you to read it. This issue includes a detailed report on the regulatory status of EP additives and alternatives. A summary of the key concepts include: There are no restrictions on the use of MCCP and LCCP chlorinated paraffins though they continue to be under regulatory assessment. A newly commercialized type of vLCCP is available and is not currently under regulatory assessment.
The September edition of TLT is now available to all STLE members. Let's take a second to remind all of you metalworking fluid managers out there that STLE is the organization you need to look into joining. It's the single organization most responsible for proving formal education opportunities to the metalworking fluid community. TLT is their very slick monthly publication that usually has something worth reading about metalworking fluids.
The latest news on the battle with foam comes from QualiChem. In a Rhoades Communication Press Release (9/3/2014), QualiChem announced it has published a White Paper on new-technology no-foam coolants for high-pressure applications. The White Paper, Next Generation No Foam Technology Solves Production Problems, discusses the causes and effects of coolant foaming, and presents a case study in support.
2014 IMTS is coming up at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL USA SEP 8TH-13TH. It's a feast for all your technical hunger. Whatever your interest you'll find a pavilion for it. You can compare machines, capabilities, prices, service, everything you need to know, from elite builders around the world, right here at IMTS. There will be at least two Technical Sessions on Metalworking Fluids:
CIMCOOL Fluid Technology is pleased to introduce InSol™ lubrication. Cimcool reports that this new technology includes unique surfactants and inhibitors to provide excellent multi-metal performance without the use of extreme pressure additives. Since InSol Technology works though controlled water solubility, lubricant performance lasts longer due to low depletion rates. Cimcool claims observation of performance improvements of up to 20% as compared to chlorinated lubricants.
When the whole world wants to get rid of oils and is looking for cleaner options, there are still a few applications which can't be compromised, where oil is the only practical solution. SULFOL LCI is the latest range of neat cutting oils from oelheld. They claim it is "derived from low aromatic, solvent refined base oils and can be used with both ferrous metals.
STLE invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 70th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held May 17-21, 2015 at the Omni Hotel, Dallas Texas. Many paper solicitation chairs (PSC) will be preparing "Call for Abstracts" to highlight specific abstracts topics that the committee is soliciting.
The August edition of TLT is here and it brings some good reading on metalworking fluids. Specifically, as the title states, the article explores the challenges of formulating a good metalworking fluid where the key requirements are especially difficult to balance. The ingredients required to maintain a biostable environment tend to cause staining. Beverage cans have long been the kings of aluminum use.