Fluid products and solutions for your metalworking needs

| BlackHawk Team

Metal-cutting professionals know that metalworking fluids are an essential part of the metal working process. Maintaining proper coolant levels saves time and money. Here are a few benefits of using the proper metalworking fluid:

  • Prolong the life of the tool
  • Provide lubrication between tool and work piece
  • Remove chips from the cutting zone
  • Provide better surface integrity
  • Provide cooling for the work piece and tool by minimizing thermal stressing and brittle hardening of the tool bit
  • Prevent corrosion of the work piece and tool
  • Prevent built-up edge

There are four types of coolant solutions. They are used for different metalworking jobs and have strengths and weaknesses:

Neat Oils

Neat oils are not mixed with water and also known as straight oils. It is primarily used to cut high alloys and other difficult-to-cut materials.

  • Strengths include:
  • Excellent lubricity, rust protection and sump life
  • Easy maintenance
  • Weakness include:
  • Poor heat dissipation
  • Increased risk of fire
  • Hard-to-clean work pieces


In most cases metal workers will need to clean metal parts with a cleaning solution designed to remove straight oils and coolants. An excellent example of a straight oil lubricant is BlackHawk Industrial’s Bonderite Acheson 594526 Multan PL 101 that is used for light forming and can also serve as a ship out rust preventative.


 

Soluble Oils

Soluble oils are macro emulsions or micro emulsions containing more than 30 percent oil. Used in all types of jobs, large to small.

  • Strengths include:
  • Combines the lubricating capacity of cutting oils with the cooling ability and low cost of water
  • Effective lubrication
  • Increased cooling
  • Rust protection
  • Resistant to emulsification of greases and sideways oil
  • Weaknesses include:
  • Increased maintenance costs
  • Susceptibility to rust problems


BlackHawk Industrial also offers several semi synthetic fluid options such as TRIM MS585XT/54, featuring a formula that delivers extended sump life and better foam control versus previous generation semisynthetics.

 

Semi-Synthetics

Semi-synthetics are a “hybrid” of both soluble and synthetic fluids, it is comprised of less than 30 percent oil content. Suitable for large cross-sections and cast-iron applications.

  • Strengths include:
  • Allows for microbial control and resistance to rancidity
  • Slows corrosion
  • Offers cooling, and lubrication
  • Provides easy maintenance and long service life
  • Weaknesses include:
  • Allows for the possibility of emulsifying oils and forming residues.
  • Misting, foaming, and dermatitis can be triggered by water hardness
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Full Synthetics

Full synthetics are true solutions that are detergent like and contain no oil. This solution can be applied on a wide range of machining operations and used for large cross sections.

  • Strengths include::
  • Solutions are safer for users and the environment
  • Offers superior heat reduction
  • Good protection against corrosion
  • Longest sump life than other coolant solutions. 
  • Weaknesses include:
  • Machine interior rust is a risk
  • May show signs of misting, foaming, and dermatitis 
  • Other coolant solutions have higher lubrication properties.


TRIMA REGULAR is another Master Fluid Solutions’ product offered by BlackHawk Industrial. It features a synthetic coolant concentrate designed for general machining and grinding of ferrous materials.

Selecting the correct coolant solution for your job can be one of the most important decisions that any professional metal worker has to make and our trained professionals at BlackHawk Industrial are happy to help you with of your solution questions.

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