Fluid cooled machining processes are becoming increasingly costly to the companies that depend on heavy amounts of lubricants to keep equipment operational. MQL process is one that reduces the need for large amounts of lubricants while delivering better results in machining and millwork. Below are a few of the ways that making the switch to MQL process will save you money.
Amount of Lubrication Needed
MQL is designed to offer better performance by using far fewer chemicals in keeping parts lubricated and cool. Although it may be a different type of product used, the quantity is far less and cuts cost dramatically. Lubricating milling equipment can run as high as 15 percent of the overall operational expenses. The cost is steadily climbing when it comes to dealing with the waste lubricants.
Durability of Machining Tools
Machining and milling equipment is a huge investment, no matter how big or small the operation. In fact, smaller businesses often place a higher percentage of funds into equipment. Longevity is paramount and desired by anyone that owns a piece of equipment that can cost more than a single-family home. MQL process provides a longer life to equipment, along with providing a better result in cuts, grinds, and castings.
Cost of Containment and Removal of Old Lubricants
One of the more significant increases in machining and milling costs are to contain, store and get rid of old lubricants following EPA guidelines. The cost of the entire process equates to more than what was charged for the original lubricant. It can make the bottom line figures for the business look dismal. The change to MQL process will solve this issue completely. You will not have a ton of old lubricants sitting around waiting for expensive haul-off.
Tool Specific Setting
The delicate and intricate settings for MQL allow the right amount of lubricant to be aerosol sprayed as needed. Each different task requires a different level of lubricant, but you can custom set the amount needed to avoid waste. Less waste means less money spent on lubricants. Your company will once again start seeing better profits throughout the year.
Contact MQL process experts like MagLube to find out more about a minimum quantity lubrication system today!