Critical expertise in evaluation
In order to be able to capitalize on the results, the special challenge lies in evaluating and correctly analysing the measurements. “We want to strengthen and build on the necessary expertise within the research project at Rhenus Lub”, explains Anna Lena Demmerling. She adds: “We’re developing a measurement method that supplements established laboratory tests such as torque measurement in the tapping torque test and elevates the coolant suitability to yet another new level of quality, particularly in terms of the customer’s application.
More qualified rhenus coolants to come in the future
Initial trials in the joint project have already been completed successfully and those responsible, such as Dr Udo Quotschalla, Head of R&D, Quality Control at Rhenus Lub, are extremely optimistic: “This future-oriented technology helps us to gain a more thorough understanding of tribological backgrounds in machining and forming operations and allows us to perfectly match the composition of our high-performance lubricants in terms of additives and other components. This means that we can provide our customers with even better product recommendations, meaning that they can achieve a longer sump life and higher workpiece output.”
Further tests are currently underway, with the research project estimated to be completed in summer 2019.