For decades, the rapid progress and technological shifts in metal working have not had any noticeable impact when it comes to the use of coolants (cooling lubricants). With FLUIDLYNX by MOTOREX, the company Hymec is an impressive example of what professional coolant use can look like in the modern world.
Before making the final decision in favour of the automation solution from MOTOREX, the coolant had to be put through its paces. Tibor Veres demands high machining performance from his coolant. “We mainly process specialist materials such as high-strength aluminium and titanium alloys, implant steels and superalloys such as cobalt chrome.” Process security and human friendliness are the most important aspects for Veres. The health of employees is his top priority. Following an intensive test phase lasting several months, the decision was made to switch to SWISSCOOL MEDICAL 8100. It goes without saying that the coolant is not considered cytotoxic as per the EN ISO 10993-5 standard.
“Why are you only coming out with something like this now?” When MOTOREX first introduced Veres to FLUIDLYNX, a robot was installed in the background of the machining centre and the machine automatically started the next processing step. Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing, automation, all terms that are part of the vernacular of modern manufacturing. Nowadays, it is really only coolant that still has a simple mixer in the drum in most cases, with the machine operators responsible for monitoring and ensuring that mixing is performed correctly and that the fill level is right. And this at a time when multiple machine operation and a shortage of skilled workers are hot topics on everyone’s lips.
The ever-increasing demands of the dynamically evolving field of medical technology pose enormous challenges for manufacturers. Hardly any other sector is more heavily regulated. Nothing can be left to chance. For more than a year now, FLUIDLYNX has been supplying the manufacturing firm with coolant at a consistent level of quality every single day. The display shows that all values are in the green range. Several sensors monitor key figures such as concentration, pH, temperature and electrical conductivity 24/7. Thanks to regular checks, FLUIDLYNX automatically adjusts the after driving rate and ensures the same concentration is maintained at all times. Manual measurements are only carried out sporadically for checking purposes.
Medical devices have the strictest demands in terms of surface quality and precision. Since FLUIDLYNX continuously fills the processing machines in small doses, temperature fluctuations are a thing of the past. “Finally, we too can run our machines with small coolant tanks unattended at night without having to worry about the fill level or dimensional stability”, says Veres.
The manual application of water-miscible coolants is time-consuming and labour-intensive. In addition to measuring, maintaining and filling, ensuring documentation is completed correctly also takes a lot of time. All of this is now a thing of the past. For Veres, reducing the workload on specialist staff is one of FLUIDLYNX’s greatest strengths. As you might expect, all of the relevant values can all be viewed online at any time. The significantly lower coolant consumption is an added bonus.
This professional mixing and maintenance system for industry allows water-miscible coolants, cutting oils and grinding oils to be reliably monitored and processes safeguarded. The FLUIDLYNX monitoring system protects employees, workpieces and production machinery and ensures verifiable and traceable process security.
For decades, the Swiss lubricant manufacturer MOTOREX has been developing and producing water-miscible coolants, cutting and grinding oils, monitoring systems, and technical cleaning and care products for SMEs and global corporations in the industrial sector. A core area of its expertise is water-miscible coolants and cutting oils. Thanks to the cooperation with machine manufacturers and industrial customers, the products are backed by a wealth of valuable expertise.
Hymec quickly built up a good reputation in the market with complex niche products and special parts for well-known customers. Founded in Hamburg by Imre Veres in 1972, the company has been synonymous with sophisticated manufacturing expertise for more than 50 years. At its new location in Norderstedt, which was built in 2016, Tibor Veres is the second generation of his family to manage the company. Focusing on medical technology products, Hymec manufactures orthopaedic implants and associated instruments. In addition to high-quality milling, turning and eroding work, a small, experienced team offers numerous services relating to the manufacturing process. Hymec is, of course, certified to DIN ISO 9001:2008 and DIN ISO 13485 standards.
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