Tata is a market leader and pioneer in making commercial vehicles, like trucks, for ages. In 1998, they decided to enter the passenger car market with their Indica car. For their car production, the plant in Pune, India was investing in high-performance technologies for aluminum machining. Thus, they were looking for competent partners. Their main requirement was a high-performance material removal and also using a very good coolant system. After thorough research, Tata decided to start a partnership with Blaser Swisslube – this defined the beginning of Blaser Swisslube India, followed by the founding of a subsidiary, Blaser Swisslube India in 2001.
At the beginning of this partnership, Hans Niederhaueser (now Retd Sales Manager) from Blaser Swisslube Switzerland, came to India to personally fill the central system. “I still remember how it all started. I flew to India in May 1998 to fill the central system with 80,000 litres of our Blasocut 4000 Strong. I am very happy to see that the emulsion is still stable and running smoothly for 20 years now. By avoiding a huge quantity of coolant disposal from the last two decades, the contribution to the greener planet is priceless,” says Niederhaueser
The Blasocut Bio-Concept for a greener planet
Blasocut 4000 Strong is a coolant out of the Blasocut line. The Blasocut products have an excellent human and environmental compatibility. The technology has been able to contribute to the robust process of machining, high productivity and better machining quality. In today’s manufacturing world, it has become a global requirement for all manufacturing industries to contribute towards a green planet. There is a high level of awareness about the ill-effects brought in by many factors of industrialisation. Therefore, sustainable technologies such as, the Blaser Swisslube Bio-Concept, work in perfect harmony with the nature. With the Blasocut Bio-Concept, emulsions need no tank side addition of bactericides. They stay inherently biologically stable. These emulsions have a unique way of maintaining the long-term bio-stability of metalworking fluid emulsions. The Bio-Concept uses an age-old law of nature, whereby bacteria normally colonise aqueous media immediately. To keep the emulsions stable, it deliberately fosters this by creating ideal conditions for harmless primary bacteria. These bacteria, also present in drinking water, build up a naturally stable biotope, where undesirable bacteria have no chance of propagating.
The goal of a happy customer
Blaser’s primary aim, ultimately, is a happy customer. At Tata Motors in Pune, the emulsion Blasocut 4000 Strong is still running great. The Tata Motors’ passenger vehicles plant in Pune is also one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in India; it has introduced many popular models, like Indica, Indigo, Marina, Vista Manza, Zest, Bolt and Nexon. “Our specialists are checking and monitoring the emulsion on a regular basis to control the vital parameters, like pH, emulsion concentration and many more,” says Punit Gupta, Managing Director, Blaser Swisslube India and goes on, “we offer each customer a tailored monitoring plan for their central systems. Customers, like Tata, not only wanted a cutting fluid, but were also looking for a competent and dependable partner to help organise and optimise their machine processes. With our committed team, we provided this partnership. The partnership with Tata, for instance, contributed to the robust process of machining, high productivity and better machining quality. The collaboration of 20 years is a result of trust and strong commitment from both sides, to deliver the best to the industry, environment and safety.”
The people at Blaser are certainly always very excited to work with customers in exploring the possibility to exploit the full potential of machines and tools in the manufacturing process. Productivity, economic efficiency and machining quality are factors that critically depend on the choice and the quality of the metalworking fluid. With them as a partner, one will get the liquid tool – the right coolant for one’s application, correctly used and monitored with on-site support by the company’s specialists.
Courtesy - Blaser Swisslube