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The newest technologies and the latest trends on lubricants and greases across all sectors. 

  • 07/04/2020 Keeping the virus and the bacteria at bay

      We are firmly in the grip of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Exceptional circumstances lead to exceptional measures. Many companies have been required to work at a reduced capacity or close temporarily. Production stoppages may have a pernicious effect on the quality of emulsions and metalworking baths. That is why we are pleased to provide several tips to prevent a new battle with bacteria or mould after the virus has run its course. Prepare for stoppages 1. Remove excess oil       Floating oil can cause bacteria to form that disturb the balance of the emulsion. It is important to remove the leak-off oil to prevent this contamination. You can do this with...

  • 06/04/2020 Various types of metal working fluids

    The various types of metalworking fluids and how to use them The right metalworking fluids are essential to ensure that metalworking processes are as safe and optimum as possible. Various types of metalworking fluids (namely, lubricants and solutions) are available for the treatment, processing, maintenance and cleaning of metal. Metalworking fluids are compositions of pure oils or water or oil-based fluids. Each of the various types of metalworking fluids has its properties and constituents. Most metalworking fluids contain around 10 to 30 different ingredients. Some of them contain irritating substances or allergens. This way you should always take the correct precautions and prote...

  • 02/03/2020 Costs evaporate with form oils

    A classic emulsion bath is often still used for the forming and punching of sheet material. However, you can save a lot of time and money when machining aluminium, copper, zinc or steel sheets (whether or not galvanized) by using an evaporable liquid for folding, deep drawing, cutting, shaping, sawing or threading. Unil has developed a range of FORM oils especially for this purpose.  Safe evaporation. The low viscosity of FORM evaporation oils allows them to be easily applied directly to the parts to be machined by atomisation, by felt or roll or by drop lubrication. The drying extract used in the formulation leaves a film that is invisible to the eye and provides lasting protection...

  • 28/01/2020 ESCA for safe food

    Food safety is crucial in the food industry. Incidental contact of food with a conventional lubricant can have serious consequences for the consumer. That is why, in cooperation with ESCA, Unil developed a completely new line of food grade oils and fats that are all NSF H1 certified. The ESCA food grade lubricants are extremely suitable for use in all food processing companies and producers of animal feed. In addition to the classic hydraulic, compressor, gear and chain oils, there are also many special products available within this range that guarantee the safe lubrication of all applications within the company. For each mineral oil there is a synthetic variant available that allows use...

  • 28/01/2020 No more empty tanks thanks to telemetry

    No more stress and production stoppages due to an empty oil tank. Unil Lubricants can equip your tanks with ultrasonic or float sensors which enable you to monitor the status of your oil level at all times via your smartphone, tablet or PC. In addition, an automatic command can be sent to Unil via the appropriate software when the tank needs to be refilled. Advantages of telemetry: The liquid level of your tanks no longer needs to be checked on the spot Unil can monitor the liquid level of your tanks and thus ensure that they remain constantly filled Order automation saves time No more production stops due to an empty tank Interested in our telemetry solutions? Contact Unil a...

  • 03/04/2019 Sustainability with formaldehyde-free and boron-free products

    FORMALDEHYDE-FREE Formaldehyde is a colourless gas that has a distinctive and irritating odour. It is an example of a volatile organic compound from the wider group of aldehydes. Exposure to this substance over the short and long term can be harmful to health if the correct precautions are not taken during use. That is why it is also important to always consult all safety information before using a chemical substance. To completely rule out exposure to formaldehyde, Unil Lubricants has done its utmost to optimise its metal processing formulas to a variant which no longer requires the addition of formaldehyde. During the development of the new formulas, it was crucially important to reta...

  • 03/04/2019 Prevention is better than the cure

    The formation of fungi and bacteria in the emulsion bath is the worst nightmare for metal processing machines. By taking the necessary precautions with the help of Unil Lubricants, you can outsmart bacteria formation and save yourself a lot of time, money and worry. Do you do your own testing? Firstly, it is important to always add the right quantity (at least 5%) of metal processing fluid to the water in the emulsion bath. This gives optimum protection to parts and machine components against the formation of fungi, bacteria and/or corrosion. You can keep your cooling lubricant in perfect condition by checking its condition every week. This only takes a minute and can be incorporated ...

  • 23/01/2018 Boron-free alternatives

    Our R&D department is continuously in search of innovative formulas for metal processing fluids to limit the impact on the environment to the extent possible. We have therefore developed a new range of boron-free oils to be able to offer a sustainable product portfolio. We can now offer a boron-free alternative emulsion for just about any metalworking process. Safecut AERO 400 is a boron-free, semi-synthetic micro-emulsion that is suitable for turning, sawing, milling and drilling stainless steel and aluminium. Although this soluble oil was specially developed for the aviation industry, the product can also be used for all difficult processes with these metals. And especially for proc...

  • 29/11/2017 Ideal lubrication for agricultural vehicles

    The latest technological developments among agricultural vehicles have resulted in higher-performance engines in recent years, that with lower fuel consumption have less impact on the environment. Together with the every-increasingly stringent standards imposed by manufacturers of engines and transmissions, these developments go hand in hand with a real evolution in the use of lubricants in agricultural vehicles. STOU is gradually disappearing In line with tradition, STOU (Super Tractor Universal Oil) was often used for the lubrication of tractors. This universal oil was used for the lubrication of the engine, the transmission and all hydraulic systems. The motive behind this was the res...

  • 19/06/2017 Metal processing with soft water

    The authorities are increasingly urging businesses to collect rainwater and re-use it for sanitary facilities, maintenance work, as a buffer, etc. Surplus buffer water can, however, also offer economically attractive options. We have accordingly succeeded in developing a new metal processing fluid that mixes perfectly with rainwater without extra foaming. Safecut 209 NT SX ensures less wastage so is also good for the environment. In 2013 the Flemish authorities introduced a regulation that made the collection of rainwater compulsory for new builds by both private individuals and companies (depending on the surface area of the new construction). The regulation also includes the obligatio...

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