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LUBRICATION FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE Success Story: Superior lubrication for enhanced performance

Dec 2, 2021

For manufacturers, reducing unwanted breakdowns and ensuring greater profitability are key priorities – to achieve these goals, choosing superior lubrication solutions along with ensuring quality care can make a remarkable difference.

Industrialization has introduced great variation in the manufacturing process – whether in use of equipment, choice of method or nature of investment. Nonetheless, across sub-sectors of manufacturing, there is pervasive use of precise equipment and specialist tools. Just as investing in the most advanced machinery is important, manufacturers must also ensure good equipment health and perpetuity with minimal damage. Here, the choice of lubrication solution can make a big difference in extending machine life and ensuring quality performance.

With 150 years of experience in lubrication innovation, Mobil™ Lubricants has made rich investments in research and development to formulate the most advanced solutions and services. Mobil also partners closely with businesses and its association with Unicast Autotech Pvt. Ltd. is one such instance of customer counselling.

Association with Unicast Autotech

Unicast Autotech Pvt. Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automobile parts and accessories, based out of Narsapur, Karnataka. The company runs on 39 CNC, turning & milling centres that were being lubricated with a market general soluble cutting fluid. However, contrary to expectations, the equipment was experiencing higher consumption while regularly discharging unwanted foul odour. The increased lubrication requirement was resulting in dipping productivity while the stench caused inconvenience in conducting regular activities on the shop floor.

To seek advice and improve prevailing conditions, Unicast Autotech approached the Field Engineering Services (FES) team at Mobil. The FES team conducted thorough studies and investigations to ascertain the most appropriate solution. Thereafter, based on requirement, consumption pattern, and metallurgy of the machine, the FES team recommended the use of Mobilcut™ 250 – a high performance, versatile, semisynthetic, water-soluble metalworking fluid that can be used on aluminum alloys, steel alloys and other metals for turning, drilling, milling, tapping, reaming and grinding operations.

With the switch, Unicast Autotech witnessed immediate results by registering savings of ₹3,90,000 per annum, oil cost reduction of 8% and tool cost reduction of 7%. It also resulted in improved surface finish and an odour-free shop floor. Besides, the company also experienced a reduction in top-up by 19% and an increase in sump life by four months.

Innovation at Mobil

Solutions by Mobil Lubricants have been developed across years of focused research and innovation. Duly, these products cater to specific industrial needs across a variety of sectors. The Mobilcut™ Series consists of high-performance water miscible metal removal fluids. Formulated with leading edge base oils, additives and emulsifiers, this series of non-chlorinated products provides dependable performance in a wide array of metal removal processes. Low-maintenance and inherently stable, these products are designed for the modern machine shop where long service life, excellent machining performance, health and safety, and environmental concerns are important factors for increased productivity. The Mobilcut 250, a part of the series, is a high performance semi-synthetic fluid formulated to enhance performance when machining aluminum and aluminum alloys and where low staining potential is important on sensitive components. Containing high levels of lubricity agents, it provides high machining performance of carbon, alloy steels and yellow metals. It may also be used on a wide variety of ferrous materials where a more versatile fluid is required.

For manufacturers, reducing unwanted breakdowns and ensuring greater profitability are key priorities. Choosing superior lubrication solutions along with ensuring quality care will aid this goal with assured machine health and continuous long-term performance.

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  • The Mobilcut™ Series consists of high-performance water miscible metal removal fluids

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