QUAKERCOOL ® 3608 HFF

CASE STUDY − MACHINING AND GRINDING

 

CHALLENGES


 

A French subcontractor for mechanical parts used in the agricultural industry was looking to:

  • Improve machine performance
  • Reduce overall cost and waste of machining fluids

The manufacturer was using two different products from two different manufacturers. Quaker suggested switching to QUAKERCOOL ® 3608 HFF.

 

THE SOLUTION


 

This Case Study and the solutions gained were achieved through cooperation with L.E.S., a Quaker distributor in France. Quaker introduced QUAKERCOOL ® 3608 HFF into 25% of the machines, and L.E.S. made regular visits to provide technical support, fluid maintenance and concentration monitoring.

  • QUAKERCOOL ® 3608 HFF replaced the competition in 60% of the machines. After 12 months all machines in the plant were converted
  • After one year, Quaker showed a 30% reduction in waste cost, a 15% reduction in coolant consumption, and improved sump life (1 dump/year with Quaker vs. 3 dumps with one of the previous competitors)
  • QUAKERCOOL ® 3608 HFF also provided good cleanliness on tools and machines, and good detergency even on cast iron parts in very hard water