What Would Happen If There Weren't Metalworking Fluids?
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What Would Happen If There Weren't Metalworking Fluids?

01/15/2019

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Industrial lubricants play a vital role in the world of machining. They're what keep your machines working efficiently and your manufacturing processes from prematurely breaking down.


In fact, 70% of manufacturing companies' unplanned equipment shutdowns over a three-year period were caused by incorrect lubricant selection. If just choosing the wrong metalworking fluid can cause your equipment to shut down, what would happen if you didn't use industrials lubricants at all?


Don't worry. You don't need to experiment on your own equipment. We've compiled some of the worst-case scenarios that could happen if you didn't use industrial lubricants for even a day.



  1. Your equipment would overheat. One of the biggest reasons why your equipment shuts down when you use the wrong lubricant is because of overheating. The lubricant can't properly cool down the machine, which causes it to overheat and break down. Without lubricant at all, you can be sure your machines would break down a lot faster.

  2. You'd hear horrible sounds. Lubricants provide lubrication. It's in the name. Without lubrication, your equipment won't just break down faster but it won't even operate smoothly. The result is the sound of nails on a chalkboard.

  3. Your machines would corrode. Metalworking fluids play a major role in corrosion control. Without industrial lubricants, you can guess your equipment would corrode quickly. This not only leads to equipment shutdowns but also causes your equipment to age prematurely.

  4. You would have a harder time with chip removal. Metalworking fluids are also called cutting fluids because they help to remove chips from the work area. What's more, if you choose the right lubricant, you can also enhance the surface properties of your equipment and prevent rust. This helps to save money on waste treatment. Without metalworking fluids to remove chips, you can expect they'd build up in your equipment and enhance the development of rust. You'd also need to pay more for waste treatment.


In the market for wholesale industrial lubricants?


There's a reason the metalworking fluids market value is expected to reach $9.74 billion by 2020. It's because they're necessary for cooling and corrosion control.


If you're looking for wholesale oil solutions and industrial supplies for your workplace, Santie Wholesale Oil Company has the construction lubricants and corrosion preventatives you're looking for. To learn more about our industrial lubricants, contact Santie Wholesale Oil Company today.

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