Reliable and cost-reducing lubrication systems are a basic requirement for economical metal forming production. Increasing international competition, ever-higher cost pressure, and greater demand for health and environmental protections are putting process optimization to the test. Because of those external and internal performance forces, finding potential oil savings during the metal stamping process has been elevated to center stage.
In this context, minimum-quantity lubrication systems such as precision dosing systems are key to greater efficiency in production.
Precision Dosing, Explained
Precision dosing systems have been in practical use by many well-known metal forming companies worldwide for several years. The basic principle of minimum-quantity lubrication applies to the precision dosing concept. By also integrating high-precision metering pumps, lubricant application systems supply a constant amount of lubricant according to the principle of “as much as necessary but as little as possible.”