CASE STUDY – MACHINING AND GRINDING
A major global automotive engine manufacturer was looking to improve machine performance, reduce overall cost and reduce waste of machining fluids used in the manufacturing of gear boxes and engine parts in a plant in Portugal. In addition, they wanted to reduce their overall number of global suppliers and consolidate an existing variety of chemical material packaging to bulk storage.
To address these needs, Quaker recommended the facility change to 2PAQ technology – in this case, a combination of QUAKERCOOL® W ALCA FF and QUAKERCOOL® OIL HR. Quaker wanted to show that while the solution was more expensive per gallon than some competitive products, it would provide overall cost savings by reducing waste/ waste treatment costs as well as reducing downtime due to foaming issues. In addition, by using 2PAQ technology the facility would reduce the overall number of machining and grinding fluids used in the facility.
The manufacturer introduced the combination of QUAKERCOOL® W ALCA FF and QUAKERCOOL® OIL HR into the gear box case production, involving two aluminum central systems and three washers. The 2PAQ solution enhanced machine performance by improving foaming properties and tramp oil compatibility, as well as offered more robust concentrates.