Annual Award in 2002 and 2003
"Castrol Alusol XT won the Lubricants World Annual Award in the Metalworking Fluid section for 2002, in part, because of the increasing importance of aluminium but also because the fluid has high performance characteristics that can reduce manufacturing costs."
K. Carnes - Editor, Lubricants World
Chemical Quality Management Program
"Castrol helped us reduce our disposal costs"
Castrol carry out maintenance on our fluid systems
"Castrol specialists check quality, take samples and replenish the systems when required, disposing of used products and cleaning sumps. We used to dispose of 30,000 litres every 5 months with large disposal costs. Now, we save on disposal costs and on the related costs of machinery shutdown."
Tool life increased!
Andy Chambers, Production Engineer, Montupet (UK) Ltd:
"High magnesium levels in our process caused the product we were using to break down. The swarf floated on top and tool life was not good. Castrol reviewed the situation and recommended a new product. Surface tension was decreased, swarf sank and some of my tool life was increased by 40%!"
Longer tool life boosts productivity
Productivity rose by an additional US $150,000 a year
Our customer makes aerospace fasteners from a difficult titanium alloy and wished to prolong tool life. We recommended a more suitable fluid for his NC screw machine, doubling tool life, saving US $85,000 a year. With fewer stoppages to replace tools, productivity rose by 30% or US $ 150,000 a year.
Compatibility is an important factor
Buying purely on the basis of price these days is clearly unacceptable
"Compatibility is an important factor in achieving optimum machine performance.
Castrol recommended Hysol XF to us and what initially appears to be an expensive coolant, at the end of the day actually turns out to be the most cost effective fluid!"
Fluid compatibility saves shutdowns
A high-performance lubricant to overcome emulsification problem
A major equipment manufacturer had to shut down his machine every 2 or 3 months due to emulsification of the metal removal fluid and slideway lubricant. We recommended a high-performance lubricant - the machine has now run for 2 years without unscheduled downtime, with annual savings of US $92,000.