IRMCO ANNOUNCES 1ST EVER OIL FREE LUBRICANT FOR USE ON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRO GALVANIZED AND GALVANNEALED METALS
IRMCO Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, IL, a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants is pleased to announce the formulation of the first ever synthetic stamping lubricant for automotive electro galvanized and galvannealed metals. Traditional oil, pigmented and fatty-based products and the mess they create are no longer required to be used on Zinc coated sheet metal.
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Water Quality: Lubricant Residue
Water hardness can dramatically alter the residues left behind by stamping lubricants on stamped parts.
The Benefits of Air Knives: Reduce Downstream Process Chemicals
The benefit of drier parts "post-process" is obvious: staining and corrosion potential are reduced while handling, inspection and subsequent processing are all improved.
The Benefits of Air Knives: Reduce Staining & Rust
Using air knives to remove excess fluid from part surfaces can dramatically reduce or eliminate white and/or black staining and corrosion of zinc-coated steel.
The Benefits of Air Knives: Reduction of V.O.C
Air knives eliminates or dramatically reduces V.O.C in production processes through the use of water-based fluids as they do not contain volatile solvents.
The Benefits of Using Air Knives
Air knives can be used in the current processes to help minimize scrap, improve safety and reduce chemical consumption.
Copper Displacement Cleanliness Test
Proper lubricant selection is not only crucial to part production and tool life, but it can dramatically impact pretreatment and finishing processes as well.
The Challenges of Forming Aluminum
Perhaps the biggest challenge when switching from steel to aluminum substrates in "light -weighting" is selecting an appropriate lubricant in forming aluminum.
The Challenges of Forming AHSS And UHSS
The process commonly referred to as "light-weighting" has driven engineering focus toward the use of aluminum and advanced high strength steel (AHSS) and ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) to offer lighter weight vehicles, without compromising safety.
Recycling Stamping Fluids
In recent years, greater focus has been directed toward production efficiencies. While recycling of metal scrap and packaging materials has been relatively easy to accomplish, recycling stamping fluids raises many issues affecting safety and quality.
Special Considerations in Forming Zinc Coated Steel
While zinc coated steel offers increased corrosion protection over conventional mild steels, these materials present their own unique processing issues.
Welding Through Lubricants
While it is generally recommended by most suppliers of welding process equipment to only weld clean surfaces together, the reality is that most manufacturers try to avoid cleaning stages whenever possible.
GHS: Classification & Labeling of Chemicals
GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals worldwide.
What Does Brix Mean
BRIX is a unit of measurement of refractive index, in the same way Fahrenheit or Celsius is a measurement of temperature. In both circumstances the properties of real world materials were used to devise a continuous scale of measurement.