Safety, performance and cost-effectiveness with innovative products

Customers in the aerospace sector can secure decisive competitive advantages for themselves in the market by selecting the right lubricant. Whether aluminium or titanium fuselage components or nickel-based alloy turbine components — in hardly any other industry does the safety of countless people depend more on the precision and dimensional accuracy of individual components than in the aerospace industry. For this reason, even seemingly small details such as the lubricants used must satisfy the most demanding requirements regarding safety and performance. Only then do they receive approval for use in specific machining processes in the aviation industry. In modern laboratories at the company’s headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Rhenus Lub GmbH & Co KG has developed a range of high-performance lubricants approved by industry leaders such as Airbus, Rolls Royce, MTU, SNECMA, EADS, Messier Dowty and Embraer. These products will ensure that aviation customers will always reach new heights.

“In the aerospace industry in particular, weight-reduced, high-strength materials such as titanium, Inconel or nickel-based alloys predominate. However, these materials are extremely difficult to machine”, explains Daniele Kleinmann, Head of Coolant Product Management at Rhenus Lub. “With our innovative lubricants, we give our aviation customers distinct benefits. First of all, by using our high-performance products, users can extend tool service life; secondly, they can optimise workpiece costs and, thirdly, continuously increase the value added”.

As a top product among the amine and boric acid-free coolants from Rhenus Lub, rhenus FU 60 enables a high removal rate with maximum process reliability when milling large titanium and aluminium workpieces. Using the universal EP high-performance coolant enables Rhenus Lub customers to achieve exceptional machining results even when performing difficult machining operations.

The lubricants rhenus TY 101S and the two-component coolant rhenus R FLEX have shown themselves to be the ideal choice when grinding titanium or nickel-based alloy turbine components. Both products are characterised by low consumption and good long-term stability. In light of this, they play an important role in lowering lubricant costs and increasing the efficiency of the production process for customers in the aerospace industry.

The two boron-free lubricants rhenus TU 44 and rhenus TU 43 P from Rhenus Lub are also very successful in the aviation industry. In practical use, the EP high-performance products exhibit good performance and optimal flushing properties. They give users the opportunity to increase process reliability and improve machining output. rhenus TU 44 features a formaldehyde depot-free preservation concept. Rhenus Lub customers therefore have access to a high-performance lubricant that already meets important market requirements for unlabelled products.

On the basis of their extensive industry expertise, the technical experts at Rhenus Lub select the appropriate coolant for the particular machining process together with the customer. Product Manager Daniele Kleinmann emphasises: “We match each fluid to the particular combination of material, machine, machining process and workpiece”. The coolant experts are aware that no machining process is like another. And ultimately, only one thing counts: Increasing added value for customers in the aerospace industry while simultaneously lowering lubricant consumption in the long-term.

On the basis of their extensive industry expertise, the technical experts at Rhenus Lub select the appropriate coolant for the particular machining process together with the customer. Product Manager Daniele Kleinmann emphasises: “We match each fluid to the particular combination of material, machine, machining process and workpiece”. The coolant experts are aware that no machining process is like another. And ultimately, only one thing counts: Increasing added value for customers in the aerospace industry while simultaneously lowering lubricant consumption in the long-term.