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Why is it important to keep metalworking fluids in optimal condition?
This is what cutting fluid manufacturers, occupational health authorities, and scientific studies say:
Regular monitoring of machining fluids is crucial to ensure that their use is economically sensible and that the risks to humans and the environment are minimized. This is important not only for optimizing their lifespan but also because the law requires users to maintain the fluids in perfect condition for occupational safety reasons.
Machining fluids are considered hazardous waste when disposed of. Additionally, their main ingredient is fossil oil, and transporting tons of waste further increases emissions.
According to the Institute of Occupational Health and the Center for Occupational Safety, impurities in metalworking fluids are among the biggest occupational health problems in the industry.
The cost impacts have been scientifically proven to be extremely significant. Influential factors include, for example, the frequency of fluid disposal, excessively high concentrations, occupational health implications, quality issues, production downtimes, as well as the wear and tear of tools and machinery.
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Alongside autonomous operation, it's important that you can control the action and monitor the results yourself. You can track the condition of your fluids in real time, get summaries of results for environmental and health reporting, for example, and specify how you want your fluids to operate. All this can be managed with your phone or computer.
We monitor the operation of your systems and fluids around the clock. Most often, we can solve problems before you even notice them yourself. When it's time to service the devices, we send you a new module to replace the old one. The exchange is quick and easy. The old module comes back to us for servicing.
The problem with bacteria is that they eat the components of the fluid and produce acidic compounds, which lead to a decrease in pH, resulting in corrosion issues and bad odors. Bacteria grow rapidly if they manage to infect the system, so it's vital to measure bacterial levels once a week.
The most significant occupational risks are related to the microbes and endotoxins in the cutting fluid, as well as heavy metals and other impurities that have ended up in the fluid during machining. The cutting fluid can cause skin symptoms, such as rashes. In addition to the skin, exposure can also occur through the respiratory tract during metalworking.
The disposal of hazardous waste is expensive, and still becoming more expensive.