[5.] SKF LubriLean Catalog, Minimal Quantity Lubrication
for Dry Machining Processes, 1-5102EN.
A minimal quantity lubrication (MQL) system that brings economical, safer and environmental benefits to lubrication at the 'cutting tip' in many machining operations is being introduced by Bielomatik.
And unlike conventional water-based cutting fluids (emulsions), minimal quantity lubrication uses waterless lubricants.
Dry machining and applications with minimal quantity lubrication
are possible with the 45-degree steel covers and thermally-insulated chip worms, coupled with the cross conveyor or central chip disposal.
The conversion from conventional processes to minimal quantity lubrication
methods demands new tasks classification in the tribology system in order to guarantee the process safety and product quality.
The reduction of cooling lubricants in the modern cutting-technologies of Dry Cutting and Minimal Quantity Lubrication
has led to significant advancements in machining technology.