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)

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!

Aerokut® 500-M – Heavy Duty Cutting Oil

Aerokut® 500-M is a viscous petroleum-based cutting oil specifically compounded for medium to heavy-duty applications. Aerokut® 500-M is fortified with chlorinated and sulfurized extreme pressure additives as well as a special high-performance “moly” lubricant to provide long tool life and good finishes. The high degree of chlorination provides Aerokut® 500-M with the extreme pressure lubrication necessary for use on stainless steel, titanium, and other hard alloys where high temperatures are encountered.

Aerokut® 77 – Cutting Oil and Screw Machine Lubricant

Aerokut® 77 is a petroleum-based cutting oil specially compounded for use as both an internal lubricant for screw machines and as the machining lubricant. Aerokut® 77 is fortified with chlorinated and special sulfurized extreme pressure additives designed to provide both high and low temperature extreme pressure lubrication without any staining of copper based alloys. Aerokut® 77 is ideal for machines which suffer from excessive cross-contamination which would otherwise reduce machine efficiency.

Aerotap®15 – Low Viscosity Cutting Oil

Aerotap®15 is a low-viscosity petroleum-based cutting oil specially compounded for medium to heavy duty applications. Aerotap® 15 is fortified with chlorinated extreme pressure additives to provide long tool life and good finishes The high degree of chlorination provides Aerotap® 15 with the extreme pressure lubrication necessary for use on stainless steel, titanium and other alloys where high temperatures are encountered.

Kleenlube 68 – Higher Viscosity Premium Hydraulic and Way Lubricant

Kleenlube 68 is a premium quality petroleum-based lubricant specially compounded for machine tool slideways and lathes. Kleenlube 68 contains special extreme pressure additives and tackifiers designed to provide easy start-up, smooth travel and stick-slip and chatter elimination. Anti-Wear and inhibitor additives provide enhanced service life and corrosion protection. Kleenlube 68 does not contain chlorinated additives which can complicate waste characterization and disposal. Kleenlube 68 is also specially formulated to resist oxidation and viscosity changes so it can also be used as a hydraulic lubricant in machines that require an economical, versatile oil.

Aerokut® 99-SS – Heavy-Duty, Low-Odor Cutting Oil

Aerokut® 99-SS is a petroleum-based cutting oil specially compounded for medium to heavy-duty applications, including broaching, tapping, threading and shearing difficult-to-machine metals. Aerokut® 99-SS is fortified with chlorinated and sulfurized extreme pressure additives to provide long tool life and good finishes. It has very high anti-weld and lubricity properties, and the low viscosity helps to dissipate heat and flush chips from the work area. The light color, transparent, and low-odor oil improves workpiece visibility.

Aerotap® 16-LC – Low Odor Cutting Oil

Aerotap® 16-LC is a low viscosity petroleum-based cutting oil specially compounded for medium to heavy-duty applications. Aerotap® 16-LC is a light-colored, low-odor version of Aerotap® 15 fortified with chlorinated and sulfurized extreme pressure additives to provide long tool life and good finishes. The added chlorine provides Aerotap® 16-LC with the extreme pressure lubrication necessary for use on stainless steel, titanium, and other hard alloys where high temperatures are encountered.

Aerogrind® 21 – Medium-Viscosity, Sulfur-Free Cutting Oil

Aerogrind® 21 is a medium-viscosity, sulfur-free, petroleum-based cutting oil specially compounded for medium to heavy-duty applications. Aerogrind® 21 is fortified with chlorinated extreme pressure additives to provide long tool life and good finishes. The high degree of chlorine provides Aerogrind® 21 with the extreme pressure lubrication necessary for use on stainless steel, titanium and other hard alloys where high temperatures are encountered.

Kleenlube 32-B – Lower Viscosity Premium Hydraulic and Way Lubricant

Kleenlube 32-B is a premium quality petroleum-based lubricant specially compounded for primary use as a hydraulic lubricant in machines that require an economical and versatile oil. It can also lubricate machine tool slideways and lathes. Kleen Lube 32-B contains special additives designed to provide easy start-up, smooth travel, with stick-slip and chatter elimination. Anti-wear and inhibitor additives provide enhanced service life and corrosion protection. Kleenlube 32-B does not contain chlorinated additives which can complicate waste characterization and disposal. Kleenlube 32-B is also specially formulated to resist oxidation and viscosity changes.