For lubrication of high-speed cutting operations
Machine operators can reduce production costs significantly by using SKF minimal quantity lubrication systems (MQL). These systems provide longer tool life and improved production quality due to more precise surface machining.
Because MQL systems do not require cooling lubricant, the cost of that lubricant, its associated lubricant filters, preparation systems and disposal is eliminated. Also workpieces and chippings do not need to be cleaned.
-Extends the service life of the cutting tool
- Increases productivity with higher cutting speed
- Reduces maintenance costs
- Enables better machining surface and quality
- Reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions
Lubricant is applied to the tool’s cutting edge as an aerosol. Using MQL, lubricant consumption is measured in millilitres per hour instead of litres per minute.
Description Internal MQL:
With the internal lubrication method, compressed air or the aerosol is applied through the spindle, the tool holder and the tool directly at the point between tool and workpiece.
Description External MQL:
With the external lubrication method, the aerosol is supplied to the lubrication point from the outside through nozzles. With the right expertise, machine tools that are not supplied with internal MQL, can be upgraded with SKF LubriLean external method.
Enough is enough
Minimum Quantity Lubrication is becoming increasingly popular in machining processes, as it is sustainable and environmentally friendly while improving productivity and cutting costs.
For internal and external MQL. SKF LubriLean units and SKF Vectolub units.
Mounted bearings and housings
Marine Bearings – ORKOT
Motion Plastics – IGUS
Lubrication systems & Pump systems
Power transmission solutions
Rod ends, spherical plain bearings
Shaft braking systems
Bushings, thrust washers and strips