Service & Equipment Solutions
Utilising our on site Application Specialists, we can recommend tailored equipment solutions from leading manufacturers to maximise your process efficiency
Service & Equipment Solutions
Utilising our on site Application Specialists, we can recommend tailored equipment solutions from leading manufactures to maximise your process efficiency.
Increase productivity through efficiency
When planning machining operations, is your choice of metalworking fluid an afterthought? We explain why product selection should be at the forefront of your strategy before you start production. We also offer advice on how best practice can help you increase productivity and drive down costs.
Certas Energy Lubricants has a proven track record of supplying top quality lubricant brands to a variety of industrial sectors. Utilising our on site Application Specialists, we can recommend tailored equipment solutions from leading manufactures to maximise your process efficiency.
Planning your process
The importance of using the correct fluid for the job is frequently overlooked and typically only questioned when problems arise. Although production runs may be set at acceptable cycle times, the incorrect fluid choice can have a negative impact on tooling life cycle and eventually result in costly failure.
Metalworking fluid selection
Metalworking fluids are complex chemical formulations that are designed to perform multiple functions during the machining process. Modern materials and techniques, innovative tooling and pioneering machine technologies place higher demands on cutting fluids than ever before.
The importance of water quality
Water-mix metalworking fluids are, by definition, designed to be diluted in water, hence water represents the largest proportion of the volume when in use. The quality of water used is therefore
a critical factor in determining successful performance.
Recommended water quality parameters
Water purity should be a top priority to maximise the metalworking fluid life cycle, making long-term economic sense. Options include processes such as reverse osmosis, distillation and deionisation. Testing water quality prior to recommending our products is standard procedure for Certas Energy Application Specialists.
Measuring microbiological activty
Cutting fluid concentrates made up with water are prone to microbiological growth, which is most commonly monitored and measured by dip slide
testing. Dip slides contain a sterile layer of agar on both sides that measures the growth of bacteria, fungi or yeast in terms of colony forming units (cfu/ cm3). After taking the fluid sample, the dip slide should be incubated for two to three days at approximately 30°C.
Service and Equipment Solutions
- Equipment for metalworking fluids
- Maintaining metalworking fluids
- Monitoring metalworking fluids
- Maintaining sump levels
- Tramp oil removal in metalworking fluids
- Swarf contamination in metalworking fluids
- Filtration of metalworking fluids
- Preventing harmful exposure to fluid mist
- Coolant tank cleaning
Industrial Equipment Solutions
Technical Services and Support
Our experienced Application Specialists are on hand to offer you advice and guidance. They help you select the most appropriate metalworking fluid for your application, which balances efficiency and safety. Using the Certas Fluid Command programme can help optimise performance through condition monitoring of the fluid in the machine, and recommend any corrective actions. Our Application Specialists also offer advice on working safely with metalworking fluids and complying fully with local and international health and safety regulations. With their support, you can increase the life of your fluid, optimise performance, minimise unscheduled maintenance and reduce machine downtime.
Technologically advanced soluble and neat products. Offering superior performance and reduced operating costs, with and advanced safety profile and fully compliant with the latest legislation.
Both neat and water mix lubricants for all applications such as bar, rod, wire, tube, strip and profiles. Balanced lubrication and exceptional cleanliness for optimum performance. Long life products and excellent surface finishes.
Technologically advanced products suitable for all
types of mills. Reduced VOC emission and higher flashpoints. High-quality surface finishes.
High-performance products for a multitude of metal forming processes from stamping to heavy duty pressing. The range includes both neat and soluble products including vanishing oils.
An advanced range of neat & soluble quenching fluids, suitable for a wide range of quenching applications. High oxidation stability and long lasting quenching performance.
High-performing anti- corrosion protection fluids for ferrous and non-ferrous metals with an advanced health & safety profile. The innovative technology offers different film protection resulting in excellent water rejection for Indoor & outdoor protection. Easy to apply by brushing or spraying
High-performing range of products for various
applications. Designed for ease of application. Able to operate in harsh environments.
A vast and highly efficient range that include standard and viscosity modified oil based products, to specifically designed ecological acceptable and fire resistant non-mineral oil based products. Designed to deliver power transfer and withstand extremes of environmental conditions such as temperature fluctuations, high pressure, water and debris contamination.