Press Release Summary:
Built around positive displacement pumps for accurate and consistent lubricant output, Quantum™ Minimum Quantity Lubrication System is designed to integrate with CNC machines and other automated equipment using discrete inputs or serial communication. System features 1–12 outputs that can be independently configured as either MQL or air blow-off outputs. Air control for MQL outputs can be controlled manually or automatically, and air blow-off outputs assist in removing chips from machining area.
Original Press Release:
Unist to Reveal New Quantum(TM) Minimum Quantity Lubrication System at IMTS 2014
New Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) system designed for integration with CNCmachines.
Grand Rapids, MI — Unist, Inc. (www.unist.com)
Unist will unveil its new Quantum™ MQL system at the IMTS 2014 tradeshow September 8-13, 2014. The system can be viewed at booth N-7088. The Quantum™ system is a highly-configurable, user-friendly package designed to integrate with CNC machines and other automated equipment using discrete inputs or serial communication. The serial communication allows Quantum™ users to easily program controlled amounts of lubricant for their automated machining processes. The system features one to twelve outputs that can be independently configured as either MQL or air blow-off outputs. The air control for the MQL outputs can be controlled manually or automatically, and the air blow-off outputs assist in removing chips from the machining area. The Quantum is built around Unist’s proven positive-displacement pumps, which provide accurate and consistent lubricant output. The pumps are available with flow sensors to monitor fluid delivery in critical applications.
Unist has been manufacturing Uni-Max MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) solutions for metal cutting since 1957. Unist’s MQL solutions apply a minute amount of a high-quality lubricant such as Unist’s Coolube® directly into the cutting tool/workpiece interface resulting in decreased fluid usage, cleaner & safer shops and floors, and improved cut quality and tool life. Other benefits include clean, dry chips for easy and more profitable recycling, the elimination of costly coolant treatment equipment and coolant disposal costs, as well as a potential 20-50% increase in production rates.
Pairing a Unist System with high-quality, 100% natural, vegetable-based Coolube™ lubricant, makes for machining operations which are as friendly to the environment as they are to workers’ skin.