IMPACT

LUBRICANT TESTING:

Need to run lubricant or alternate substrate testing but can’t interrupt production or spare the personnel and resources? IRMCO iTOOL can:

  • Allow you to evaluate multiple, competitive lubricants in a controlled, statistically valid protocol.
  • Enables you to screen lubricants on different substrates to better predict and eliminate potential process issues related to substrate changes in projects like “light-weighting”.
  • Measure comparative tool and part temperature to better illustrate frictional differences between lubricants and/or substrates.
  • Provides the ability for you to collect data on 5 production related factors all through ONE test regime.
  • Plainly compares differences between alternate lubricants of SIMILAR AND DIFFERENT chemical classes.

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PROCESS CONTROL/EFFICIENCY:

Your lubricant is more than just a stamping fluid:

  • It is a contaminant that can greatly impact the quality and appearance of your welding.
  • It can have a dramatic impact on the bath life of your pretreatment chemistry, the amount of heat necessary for cleaning processes and the amount of water consumed in cleaning processes.
  • Your lubricant can impact the speed at which you can pretreat and finish parts.
  • A lubricant can have a major impact on the efficiency and compliance of your waste treatment processes or costs associated with hauling waste from your facility.
  • Lubricant selection is one of the most important facets in minimizing consumption of energy, water and labor.

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SAFETY:

Have you ever walked into a building and are immediately aware of a chemical odor?

  • Your lubricant not only contacts your metal substrates and dies – it contacts your operators and management. Your employees and team members are exposed to chemical solutions, residues and mists throughout the work day.
  • Shop floors, tools and work spaces are all exposed to the effects of your choices in chemicals.
  • Slips and falls can occur when lubricants are over applied or misused. Odors and persistent clouds of mist or smoke can impact respiratory health and worker safety.

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SUSTAINABILITY:

Sustainability of your lubricant materials is increasingly important:

  • This not only affects your bottom-line cost per gallon, but also the impact you make on your environment and community.
  • By using raw materials that are more easily replenished and/or bio-based and are more biodegradable and less persistent and toxic – your employees, community and environment are safer.
  • Sustainable raw materials are often less susceptible to foreign economic, political and environmental issues.
  • Using products based on renewable resources – your “Carbon footprint” and that of your community is smaller.