CASE STUDY − MACHINING & GRINDING
A fast-growing global engineering organization in India was seeking a new coolant for the manufacturing of steel dummy axles for heavy commercial vehicles. The plant had a battery of turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers and grinding machines.
To improve the manufacturer′s operations, Quaker recommended changing to QUAKERCOOL ® 7101 AFH, which would not only offer better technology but also increase cost savings. By changing to this coolant, the manufacturer:
- Reduced its threading operation costs by 18% annually (Rs 39,000)
- Reduced turning operation costs by 11% annually (Rs 15,000)
- Eliminated odor problems
- Made visible improvements to working condition
Quaker introduced QUAKERCOOL ® 7101 AFH into a 200-liter tank that supplied nine dummy axle machines, including radial drilling machines, grinding machines and turning machines. After a trial period of two months, Quaker was able to show − on an annualized basis − 38% savings in threading tool cost and 2% savings in oil cost, as well as 53% savings in turning tool cost. In addition, Quaker′s coolant significantly improved tool performance, more than doubling threading tool life on an annual basis.