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Having the most effective lubrication system on a CNC milling machine is critically important to maximizing efficiency, managing costs and producing the highest quality finished products. The vast majority of manufacturers out there are still using MWFs (metalworking fluids) and flood cooling to lubricate their milling process, which is quite surprising.

Why is this surprising you may be thinking? Well, since the introduction of MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) systems and lubricants, a small percentage of manufacturing engineers and operation managers have transitioned from toxic MWFs to MQL, also known as micro-lubrication. They have seen substantial improvements in virtually every measurable metric across the board when it comes to how their CNC milling process performs.

Advantages of Using Micro-Lubrication on CNC Milling

Here are just a few reasons these MQL converts will never go back to flood cooling:

  • Eliminates hazardous flood coolants so it’s a safer work environment
  • No more disposal costs
  • No more checking coolant concentrations
  • No more messy coolant sump maintenance
  • No more gooey chips getting stuck in T-slots & crevices
  • Prolonged tool life
  • Eliminate cleanup and associated costs
  • Dry chips are easier to direct and more valuable
  • No rust issues
  • Oil residue left on parts can be easily cleaned
You may be wondering if a MQL system will work with your specific CNC milling machine? We can’t speak for other micro-lubrication providers, but at MagLube… we can customize virtually any CNC machine on the market today.

Retrofitting CNC Milling Machine with MQL

MagLube offers a cost-effective solution to retrofitting a CNC Milling machine with minimum quantity lubrication or “MQL”.

The MagLube system can be easily wired into your existing coolant signal so that it can be turned on/off with your programs’ M-codes.

MagLube has designed a custom Halo Nozzle that can be retrofitted to your spindle. Depending on the size of the spindle the Halo Nozzle will have either 3 or 4 frogeye outputs that can be easily adjusted to accommodate any tool length. This allows for 360° of lubrication coverage, so no matter your tool path you will always have adequate coverage. The high-pressure air will also keep the tool path free of chips, providing a cleaner, more precise cut.

MagLube Custom CNC Machine Hale Nozzle
With the MagLube system and Halo Nozzle you can apply a minimal amount of high-grade lubricant directly to the cutting edge of your tool. This will reduce your fluid consumption, eliminate your disposal costs and significantly increase your tool life. Our lubricants are especially effective when used as CNC lubricants. Furthermore, this method produces dry chips, which are more valuable.

MagLube Lubricants are Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable

Many manufacturers are opting to “GO GREEN”. All MagLube lubricants are safe, non-toxic & biodegradable. Thus, a plant’s environmental impact can be dramatically reduced by utilizing MagLube products. We offer a full line of lubricants so no matter what your process entails we have a solution that will suit your needs.

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Contact us to get started today: (800)-441-2023 or info@maglube.com