Technoset steps up its capabilities
The Wogaard Coolant and Oil Saver units are helping to improve the bottom line and clean up operations
Aerospace component manufacturer, Technoset, has increased its manufacturing capabilities in order to move further up the industry’s tiered supply chain.
New Wogaard Coolant and Oil Saver units are playing a large part in helping to improve the bottom line and clean up operations at the company.
Kevan Kane, managing director, said: “Even at the high-end of sophisticated parts that we produce for our customers there is still a need to look for efficiencies and enhancements. We are under constant pressure to improve the operation of the business.”
The Wogaard units efficiently collect the cutting fluid and reclaim it by siphoning it from the chip-container and returning it to the machine tool’s main coolant tank for reuse.
Because the unit uses a vacuum to draw the fluid out, no additional power source is required which means that the kit is helping the firm to save electricity too.
The unit has been installed to every machine on the shopfloor except for one, helping to ensure that housekeeping on the shopfloor is much improved.
“You must consider with coolant you are not only buying coolant, but you need to pay to dispose of it. So, waste is a great consideration,” Mr Kane added.
Consequently, the downtime for any machine tool waiting for the coolant levels to be replenished has been reduced to a minimum and the operators appreciate not having to fill the sump so often.
Mr Kane added that the nature of the material the company machines plus the tight tolerances required do not lend themselves to running ‘lights out’.
But the Wogaard units mean that the batch can be left running on the machine at the end of the day with the operator confident in the knowledge that the sumps will not alarm because of low coolant levels.