oelheld’s Return to MACH Generates Sales
Making its return to MACH after a 10 year absence proved a well invested move for oelheld, the specialists in metalworking fluids, water-soluble lubricants and filtration and extraction systems. Specialists in the provision of high-end oils for grinding and EDM processes, oelheld introduced its latest generation of high-performance SintoGrind grinding fluids. The latest generation of oelheld’s SintoGrind series, the new GTL (Gas to Oil) base oil was certainly well received at MACH.
Alongside the extensive fluid solutions was the Vomat FA240 fully integrated filtration and cooling system for fluid management. This remarkable new system generated a remarkably high number of enquiries with one system being sold off-the-stand to Mercian Cutting Tools. Already using oelheld Toolgrind TCX 620 grinding oil with their Rollomatic NP 5 cylindrical grinding machine, the manufacturer was struggling to hold tolerances during unmanned running. Mercian identified that fluctuations in oil temperature in the region of +/-2 degrees C was creating a drift outside tolerances of a few microns. In the two weeks prior to MACH, the Tamworth company trialled the Vomat FA240 and with temperature control of just +/- 0.2 degrees, the issue was resolved overnight. The resulting success meant the cutting tool manufacturer travelled to MACH to confirm the Vomat FA240 purchase.
Discussing the purchase, Mercian Cutting Tools Director, Mr Allan Brown says: “We are very pleased with the Vomat purchase. We used to get size variations due to temperatures external to the machine tool. For example, if the workshop was relatively cold, a batch of 100 10mm tools that would run unmanned overnight would see up to 50% of tools require re-working as they would be above the nominal dimensions. The checking and re-working used to be a very time consuming process. Now, the Vomat system has eradicated this deviation and all our tools are manufactured to the exact dimensions with no re-working.”
Commenting upon the sale at MACH, oelheld Managing Director Mr Peter Mangan says: “The Vomat system is an essential addition for any grinding company that is serious about maintaining uncompromising levels of consistency and quality, especially when working to tight tolerances. As well as the sale at MACH, we received a high level of enquiries at the show for the Vomat system. This was also true of the complete range of Oelheld SintoGrind fluids and the recently added brand of Indusa air filtration, oil mist and dust extraction systems that we introduced to the UK for the first time at MACH. Overall, the exhibition was a great platform to re-affirm our position in the UK as the premier supplier of coolant and fluid products. It was also an ideal launch pad for the Vomat and Indusa brands.”
Alongside the comprehensive fluid and filtration solutions for machine tool, grinding and EDM users, oelheld also demonstrated the Hirschmann tooling and workholding range at MACH 2018. The fixturing systems for component clamping on wire electrical discharge machines were particularly well received among MACH visitors investigating technology complementary to their existing EDM machine tools.
If you missed MACH and would like further details on the extensive range of oelheld fluid solutions, the Indusa and Vomat environmental and extraction management systems or the Hirschmann workpiece clamping products, please contact oelheld for more information.