ROCOL Lubricants, a division of ITW Polymers & Fluids , has launched a high performance water mix metal cutting fluid, Ultracut Aluma-Plus, as an addition to its range of flood-applied metal cutting coolants.
Ultracut Aluma - Plus has been formulated to provide very long and predictable fluid sump life, to reduce costly downtime and expensive fluid disposal.
Unlike many other metal cutting fluids dedicated to machining aluminium, Ultracut Aluma-Plus can also be used to machine many other ferrous and non ferrous metals and their alloys, making it extremely versatile and therefore allowing the user to rationalise to one metal cutting fluid in many cases.
Rocol claims that Ultracut Aluma-Plus is effective at preventing built up edge (BUE) on tooling, when machining aluminium, as well as extending tool life and promoting excellent surface finish.
Ultracut Aluma Plus has been reported by machine tool operators to be pleasant to use, with little or no odour and, unlike many metal cutting fluids, does not stain most aerospace or industrial aluminium alloys.