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How to treat and prevent coolant rancidity
Every machinist loves the unpleasant, lingering smell of rotten eggs, locker rooms, and sweaty workout clothes, right? Wrong. This is typically what rancid coolant sumps smell like, and it’s one of the most common reasons for operator dissatisfaction in machine shops. Anyone who’s worked in a machine shop long enough has probably encountered a rancid coolant odor. We’re here to help you GO BEYOND living with the stink, and understand what causes it, how to treat it, and how you can prevent it. […]
How to clean a dirty CNC machine with Ashburn machine
Let’s face it – cleaning your CNC machine may be at the bottom of your priority list. Shutting your machine down and spending time, money, and labor may not seem worth it. However, this often overlooked task can make a huge impact to your machine’s reliability, working life, performance, operator satisfaction and your overall bottom line. Using a machine cleaner to flush out your system periodically is a preventative maintenance practice that can extend the life of your machine, reduce downtime, reduce cleanouts, and improve the life and performance of your coolant. […]
Foam in Metalworking Fluids – Why it’s a major problem and how to prevent it.
Because of the constant agitation and circulation of water dilutable metalworking fluids, if given the right conditions and chemistry-foam can easily form in most metalworking operations.Learn how foam occcurs, why it’s a major problem, how you can evaluate the cause and how you can prevent it from happening. […]
How to use a refractometer, a step by step guide
Measuring your coolant concentration regularly can help you take control of your production to protect performance, profitability, and your operators working conditions. The concentration of a coolant is usually determined in the field with a handheld refractometer. […]
Five reasons you should use a neutral PH floor cleaner
If you’re looking for a daily floor cleaner that’s safe and effective, neutral PH cleaners are the way to go. Neutral floor cleaners like Ashburn NeuClean Lemon are safe to use for regular, day to day cleaning on hardwood, tile, vinyl, linoleum, and laminate floors. So when it comes to floor cleaning, why do most prefer to use neutral floor cleaners? Here are five great reasons. […]
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