Business Partners Meet After 15 Years

Harry Miller Corp President, Bruce Entwisle, and Angela Allen have been working together since 2002.  

On November 2nd, 2017 — 15 years after beginning their working relationship — they met for the first time, face-to-face.

“It was great to finally meet the people I talk to every week,” said Allen. “We have a long-term remote working relationship with several clients, but none for quite as many years as Harry Miller Corp. I am thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with the fine individuals at Harry Miller Corp for such a long time. They feel like family.”

“After a great working relationship over 15 years, it was fantastic to finally put a face to the name,” said Entwistle. “I’ve seen pictures before, but it’s not the same.”

Angela and Steve Knight own Cool Jazz Web Design Studio. They work with Harry Miller Corp leadership and staff to develop, maintain and update the company’s website and digital presence on the web. 

“It was a real pleasure to meet the Harry Miller team at their Philadelphia headquarters,” said Knight. “A special thank you to president Bruce Entwisle and Vice-President Nick Ariano for the personal tour of their facilities.”

Bruce Entwisle (Harry Miller Corp), Nick Ariano (Harry Miller Corp), Steve Knight (Cool Jazz Web Design Studio)

Bruce Entwisle (Harry Miller Corp), Angela Allen (Cool Jazz Web Design Studio), Nick Ariano (Harry Miller Corp)

 

 

What is a Micro-Emulsion Coolant?

Micro-Emulsion Coolants

Micro-Emulsion CoolantsWhat is a Micro-Emulsion?

Micro-emulsions are clear, thermodynamically stable, isotropic mixtures of oil, water and surfacant (which lowers the surface tension between two liquids or a liquid and a solid). Most of the particles in the micro-emulsion are between 10 and 50 nanometers in diameter.

The term was coined in 1943 by two Cambridge University chemistry professors. The microemulsion systems are also called solubilized oil, transparent emulsions or micellar solutions.

Micro-emulsions are usually the result of:

  • Oil dispursed in water (globular)
  • Water dispursed in oil (globular)
  • Biocontinuous (interconnected)

These Micro-emulsion mixtures may also contain cosurfactants (which make surfacants more effective). Cosurfactants increase the oil solubility of microemulsions. Cosurfactants can also change the temperature range or the salinity range of microemulsion formations, to improve their use in certain applications.

Micro-emulsion Coolants

Micro-emulsions can provide the best of both worlds (synthetic coolant and soluble oil) as a coolant. They provide all the cooling properties of a synthetic plus the lubrication properties of a soluble oil. This makes them the best choice for medium to heavy duty machining operations on stainless steel.

Benefits of Micro-emulsion Coolants

In particular, micro-emulsion coolants provide:

  • Excellent cooling at the tool-workpiece interface
  • Can be used for multi-metal operations including carbon steels, yellow metal, aluminum and stainless steel
  • Can be formulated with Extreme Pressure lubrication additives
  • Superior hard water stability
  • Improved bio-resistance
  • Improved metal removal properties and chip carry out
  • Excellent tramp oil rejection
  • Able to be formulated for light, medium or heavy duty operations
  • Easier to remove soils from work piece after operation
  • Lower surface tension allows for better wetting and even films during machining

Our Micro-emulsion Coolant Products

Harry Miller Corp offers micro-emulsion coolants in the Kleerkut products series. Kleerkut 2900, Kleerkut 4960, most of the Kleerkut 4900* series, and the Kleerkut 5900 series are all micro-emulsion coolants.

If you would like to learn more about the micro-emulsion coolants and other products we offer, contact us today.

(*the exceptions being Kleerkut 4900-TLF and Kleerkut 4900–LFS)

Trucker Needed Now

Tanker Trucker Needed - job opportunity

Tanker Trucker Needed - job opportunityIf you are a licensed and insured tanker truck owner, we need you! We have an immediate need for a trucker to haul 20-30 chemical loads per year, and three loads are available immediately!

For more information call Thomas Shanley, Operations Manager, Harry Miller Corp in Philadelphia, PA at 215-324-4000 (extension 230).

Quality Standard Audit Complete

Quality Standards ISO 9001:2015

Quality Standards ISO 9001:2015Yesterday, the auditor for SAI Global, an international registrar for international quality standards in manufacturing, completed the 3-day audit of Harry Miller Corp’s manufacturing processes.

We are proud to announce that the auditor is recommending that our company qualify for the new standard, ISO 9001-2015, and our new certificate should arrive in 3-5 weeks.

Congratulations to the employees of Harry Miller Corp that continue to work diligently to ensure that our company produces the highest quality products for our customers, and the recognition of achieving this standard!

Coming Soon: Our Mobile App

Harry Miller Corp Develops Mobile App for Industrial Metalworking Chemicals

Harry Miller Corp Develops Mobile App for Industrial Metalworking ChemicalsYou already know that we put you and your needs first when it comes to industrial chemicals for your metalworking needs. Now, we are working on an easier, more convenient way for you to order or re-order, ask questions and connect with us — directly from your smartphone!

Mobile App Under Development

Our Harry Miller Corp mobile app is currently in development. Within the next few weeks, we will release our mobile app on both iOS (Apple) and Android platforms.

How To Use Our Upcoming App

Whether you need expert recommendations for better acid inhibitors for your pickling line, the best way to keep parts rust-free and looking new during overseas shipment or long-term storage, the most effective straight oil for your cutting and grinding operation or you want to re-order your favorite coolants or cleaning solutions, you will soon be able to do so with just a few taps on your phone. 

We are also happy to create custom blends for your particular production process — just contact us to discuss your needs.

What To Do While Waiting

Right now, you can reach us by calling 215.324.4000 or by contacting us through this website or through email. Soon, we will be adding our mobile app to your ordering, query and contact options. 

Thank you for the confidence you have in our products and the loyalty you have shown to our company. We constantly strive to provide the best products, superior service and innovative tools to make your job easier and your company more profitable.

How to Get the Harry Miller Corp App

If you would like to be one of the first get the app when it’s released, just let us know. We will be doing a small initial release before offering it to all our clients. Use our contact form to request early (beta) access.

We look forward to offering this new, more convenient way for us to meet your needs. We will be make an announcement when the beta of our mobile app is released and another when the final mobile app is available for you to download. 

Our Harry Miller Family Expands

Welcome to a new baby

Welcome to a new babyAll of us at Harry Miller Corp would like to congratulate Mei Koe and her husband, Hienjaya Tanigdy, on the arrival of their son.

Merry Christmas!

HMC-Christmas-2016

HMC-Christmas-2016

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We wanted to share a few of the moments from our company Christmas Party this year and to let you know how much we look forward to working with you in 2017.

Mei’s Baby Shower

baby shower for Mei

baby shower for MeiThe Harry Miller Corp family is expected to get a tiny bit larger around January 19th of next year. In the meantime, we would all like to wish Mei Koe and her husband all the best as they prepare for the new arrival.  

Here are a few photos from our recent celebration to welcome her son:

 

Chemistry in the City of Brotherly Love

The following presentation was given during a symposium on the “Chemistry of the City of Brotherly Love” hosted by the Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society.

ACS: Chemistry in the City of Brotherly Love

Abstract: From Textiles to Metals: Manufacturing in Philadelphia
By: Stephanie Zublick, Senior Development Chemist, Harry Miller Corporation

Philadelphia has a rich history in manufacturing and in the use of chemistry in those endeavors. From the 1880’s to the 1940’s, textile manufacturing was at its peak with nearly 700 independent textile manufacturers. Products included wools, cotton, ropes, synthetic materials, ribbons, silks, military specialty fabrics, and yarns to name a few. With this industry, many different types of chemicals were developed to aid in the processing and creation of these textiles.

Many of the textile manufacturers in Philadelphia purchased their processing chemicals directly from Philadelphia based chemical manufacturers such as Harry Miller Corporation. Chemicals for this manufacturing included lubricants for carding and combing, sizing compounds for wool blends, dye assists for coloring and fabric cleaners.

In the 1950’s, Philadelphia saw a sharp decline in textile manufacturing as the industry moved south and eventually overseas. This sharply decreased the demand for the specialty chemicals required for these processes in Philadelphia.

With the advent of the US’s participation in World War II, Philadelphia chemical manufacturers saw a boom in the steel mill and metal working industries and the need for specialty chemicals for metal parts such as rust preventatives and lubricants. In the 1950’s, change in mass production processes occurred e.g. automobiles, appliances, electronic devices, radio, and aviation to name a few. Specialty chemicals were now in high demand. These chemicals include lubricants, cleaners, acid inhibitors for steel mills and drawing compounds for metal deformation, all of which are made locally in Philadelphia. Chemistry has a strong history in Philadelphia.

NOTE: This presentation will also be given during the Philadelphia STLE’s George Arbocus Education Seminar on April 20, 2017.

New Heavy Duty Cutting Oil – Medium and Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffin Free

Medium and Long-Chain Chlorinated and Paraffin-free Cutting Oil

No Medium and Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins in this Cutting OilFree of Medium or Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins

Are you trying to avoid long-chain chlorinated paraffins? PE-40-VLC is the newest addition to the Harry Miller line of heavy duty cutting oils. This newest offering is a lower viscosity version of PE-50 which is free of medium or long-chain chlorinated paraffins, which are currently under scrutiny by the EPA. PE-40-VLC has excellent lubrication properties by utilizing the newest synthetic additives; making it the ideal choice for forming operations or cutting heavy gauge carbon steel, stainless steel and alloy steel.

Outstanding Qualities

  • Excellent lubrication to prevent marring and scratching
  • Anti-wear protection to dies for long tool life
  • Good for multi-stage operations
  • Non-staining to steel and yellow metals
  • Good corrosion protection
  • Easily removed with alkaline cleaners
  • Contains no short, medium or long-chain chlorinated paraffins
  • Pleasant odor

Customer field trials are showing great success! If you would like to try this new product in your operation to avoid long and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, contact us today!