Quaker Houghton in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a producer of industrial process fluids, has entered into an exclusive joint venture with Grindaix GmbH, a German-based, high-tech provider of coolant control and delivery systems.
Grindaix’s solutions apply to a wide range of machining processes, including grinding applications. The technology helps customers precisely measure and optimize parameters such as coolant flow, velocity, temperature, nozzle angles, and pressures; significantly increasing the success of coolant application.
“This partnership is an excellent strategic fit with broad application. We see several advantages for our customers investing in system automation and optimization trends evolving from Industry 4.0,” said Joe Berquist, SVP & chief strategy officer for Quaker Houghton.
He added that Grindaix’s advanced capabilities include a data-based approach to coolant system operation that is combined with Quaker Houghton’s advanced product chemistry for an optimal package for its customers. “We call this powerful combination 'Fluid Intelligence',” he said
For Quaker Houghton’s full offering visit: https://home.quakerhoughton.com
For Grindaix’s full offering visit: https://grindaix.de/en/
Related Glossary Terms
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.