Soluble-Oil Lubricants Extend Tooling Life, Reduce Maintenance CostsMarch 1, 2012
To operate cost-effectively and increase operational efficiencies, stamping and drawing companies would benefit from lubricants capable of working in a wide variety of applications and with a host of metal alloys, say engineers at Houghton International, Valley Forge, PA. Toward that end, the company has introduced Houghto-Draw 7060 and Drawsol WM 2800—heavy-duty soluble-oil lubricants designed for the toughest of stamping and drawing operations.
Houghto-Draw 7060 lubricates ferrous and nonferrous alloys, including titanium and Inconel alloys. It is compatible with hard water and runs clean with low foaming, says the company, which minimizes disposal costs and downtime associated with maintenance. Its bio-stable formula reportedly ensures long, odor-free sump life and resists biological attacks to improve maintenance conditions for operators. Additionally, Houghto-Draw 7060 optimizes tool life due to its in-process corrosion protection of machinery and parts.
Drawsol WM 2800 contains highly refined petroleum oils, extreme-pressure agents, fatty lubricants and rust inhibitors to handle most heavy-duty stamping and drawing processes. It also offers good anti-corrosion protection, which helps improve part storage life. The high-viscosity lubricant fits applications that require carry-through to multiple stages; dilute it with water for use on routine press operations, ranging from heavy-gauge drawing to medium stamping.Houghton International: 610/666-4000; www.houghtonintl.com
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