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.
Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.
Successful coolant filtration requires three components (1) particulate removal, (2) tramp-oil removal, and (3) coolant concentration control. The Guardian™ Coolant Recycling System incorporates all three elements—not just pieces—for maximum coolant life. This combination makes it the most efficient option for centralized recycling of metalworking cutting fluids. If your current process is labor intensive, requires a lot of downtime for sump maintenance, or lacks the capacity to handle all the fluid, its time for a change. In this video, see how the PRAB Guardian recycles your spent cutting fluids to significantly decrease coolant spend and eliminate tramp-oil issues.
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