Coolant offers High Performance, Low Environmental Impact for Metalworking Industry
Released: Friday, June 17, 2005
Harry Miller Corp. (www.HarryMillerCorp.com) announces Kleerkut 4900, a semi-synthetic coolant specially designed for industrial machining and grinding of high-temperature alloys, stainless steel and titanium. Kleerkut 4900 minimizes environmental impact in three ways: increasing the longevity of the coolant through bacterial resistance, reducing the need for additional chemical additives, and lowering the volume of industrial chemical waste.
One early adopter says coolant costs have been significantly reduced since the introduction of Kleerkut 4900 into their factory. Operators in this facility report that they appreciate the cleanliness of their workplace and the pleasant smell of the Kleerkut 4900. This product is now used in every machine in the plant and, in conjunction with an on-site reclamation unit, there is zero waste discharge.
Mike Naftzinger, Operations Manager of Shalmet Corp., reports that the product promotes carbide tool life in Shalmet’s stainless steel processing operation which machines and grinds a variety of high-temperature alloys and 300-400 grade stainless steel. He said, “My department uses Kleerkut 4900 in the wire shavers and centerless grinders. The product has solved a number of problems I was experiencing in the shop. First of all, we have had it in our centerless grinders since September, and haven’t once had to add biocide for bacterial control. Our previous coolant was consuming as much as five gallons every other week, and our operators were continually complaining about the odor. Secondly, the coolant provides a very dry “cake” on our filter paper, which is easier from a waste-treatment perspective, as well as the fact we know particulate is not carrying back to the header and causing scratches on our bars.”
Harry Miller Corp.’s Vice President and Technical Director, Nick Ariano, states that Kleerkut 4900 is a semi-synthetic metalworking lubricant that can be utilized in turning, milling, grinding, shaving and straightening operations. It provides lubrication for all steel grades, including stainless, hardened alloys, titanium alloys, and cast iron. Kleerkut 4900 can be used on aluminum or other non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass or bronze. Ariano said, “Kleerkut 4900 exhibits superior lubrication and die life in high speed turning or cutting processes. It is a low foaming lubricant, offers exceptional resistance to microbial degradation and is compatible with central systems utilizing filtration.”
According to Harry Miller Corp.’s President, Bruce Entwisle, “Our laboratory development team and field representatives work with our clients to provide solutions for any manufacturing difficulties they may have. Kleerkut is another example of our mission to develop the best custom chemicals to serve the specific needs of each of our clients in the metalworking industry. Kleerkut 4900 utilizes the latest technologies in corrosion resistance and combines them with specialty esters to promote good tool wear, resist misting, eliminate excessive additives, and reduce overall waste.”
The Harry Miller Corp. (www.HarryMillerCorp.com), established in 1936 to meet the chemical needs of a growing industrial sector, has specialized in finishing solutions for the steel and metalworking industries since World War II. Today, Harry Miller Corp. continues to expand the product line and develop specialty and custom chemicals to meet the challenges of the ever-changing landscape in industrial metalworking technology. Harry Miller Corp products are available through distributors, sales agents and licensees worldwide.
Bruce K. Entwisle, President
Harry Miller Corp.
4309 N. Lawrence St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140