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SCORE Synthetic Cutting Fluid Proven Better Than Oil for Automotive Glass Plants!

Engineering Coolants' SCORE 4150 Synthetic Cutting Fluid is better than oil and produces big benefits, especially for Automotive Glass Plants! In one case, a plant switched from a popular and widely used cutting oil and gained numerous benefits, including:

  • Safer / Non Flammable!
  • No More Defoamer!
  • Reduced Microbial Growth.
  • Washes Off Easier & More Completely.
  • Improved Overall Coolant Quality.
  • Allows for Lower Washer Water Temps.

Read the entire Case Study to learn how their coolant was 70% cleaner in just 48 hours, and how much money they saved. Contact us to discuss a Free Trial program!

15 Benefits of Using Our Superior Coolant

Read the Case Studies below to see how these 15 Major Benefits have been realized by different glass and ceramic fabricators!

  1. The coolant system was cleaned.
  2. Edge quality improved dramatically.
  3. Surface tension was improved to 64 dynes.
  4. Water spotting was completely eliminated.
  5. Rejected glass due to pin holes decreased by 64%.
  6. Rinse water temp reduced from 140 F to 100 F.
  7. Paint screen tears and blow-ups reduced dramatically.
  8. Frequency between wheel dressings doubled (20 to 40 cycles).
  9. Production increased (360 more pieces per day on 3 lines).
  10. Wheels getting additional 1,000 meters between dressings.
  11. Grinding wheel life has doubled (up to 7 redressings now).
  12. Coolant tank cleaning with a hose (not jack hammers).
  13. Coolant life extended dramatically.
  14. Breakage in furnace dropped 2.5% (40,000 less breaks/yr).
  15. Major cost savings of $3,000 per year on each line.

Reduce Coolant Swarf Build-Up and Increase Productivity and Profits!

Grinds/Swarf from glass fabrication equipment builds up in coolant system piping, valves, fittings, grinder heads, sumps, etc., and causes major problems, including:

  • REDUCED COOLANT FLOW, which leads to too much heat transferred to the glass, quality problems, more breakage in the furnace, etc.
  • BUILD-UP OF GRINDS IN COOLANT, which causes fabrication problems, scratches, poor edge quality, etc.
  • COOLANT SYSTEM PLUMBING DESTROYED, by the dense swarf, which solidifies like concrete all throughout the system. Often, lines have to be cut and replaced, along with valves, fittings, grinder heads, etc.

These problems lead to production inefficiencies, more waste, more expenses, more labor, more downtime, and reduced profits. Engineered Coolants products are scientifically engineered to reduce and manage this swarf build-up and to keep the entire coolant system clean. Our customers realize substantial benefits when using our coolant products, including:

  • Piping Stays Clean, Even After Stops and Restarts
  • Past Build-Up in Pipes has even been Broken Up and Cleaned Out
  • Plumbing Cleaning and Replacement Costs are Reduced or Eliminated
  • Wheel Dressing Time Extended
  • Production Downtime is Reduced & Productivity is Increased
  • Better, Cleaner Edge Quality & Less Rejects
  • Less Breakage in Furnace & Less Waste
  • Cleaner Coolant that Allows Machines to Run Faster & Increase Production
  • Longer Grinding Wheel Life & Reduced Costs

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Water Spotting Completely Eliminated and Many More Benefits

A large automotive glass producer saw numerous benefits with Engineered Coolants products. Using both EC coolant and Score cutting fluid, they achieved the following:

  • The coolant system was cleaned.
  • Edge quality improved dramatically (see images in FULL story).
  • Surface tension was improved to 64 dynes.
  • Water spotting was completely eliminated.
  • Rejected glass due to pin holes decreased by 64%.
  • Rinse water temp reduced from 140 F to 100 F.
  • Paint screen tears and blow-ups reduced dramatically.
  • Frequency between wheel dressings doubled (20 to 40 cycles).
  • Production increased (360 more pieces per day on 3 lines).
  • Wheels getting additional 1,000 meters between dressings.
  • Grinding wheel life has doubled (up to 7 redressings now).
  • Coolant tank cleaning with a hose (not jack hammers).
  • Coolant life extended dramatically.
  • Breakage in furnace dropped 2.5% (40,000 less breaks/yr).
  • Major cost savings of $3,000 per year on each line.

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Harmful Skin and Respiratory Irritation

Engineered Coolants was called into a large auto glass manufacturer due to skin and respiratory irritation problems that line operators and supervisors were experiencing due to contact with their previous coolant. On the very first day of the trial with EC-S4, the operators and supervisor were completely free of all skin and respiratory irritation. The skin irritation that was hindering this plant is caused by the Caprylic / Capric acid used in many glass grinding fluids as a low cost corrosion and biological protection additive. Engineered Coolants' dedication to continuous improvement keeps us looking towards the future for safer and sustainable ways to create a more efficient and profitable work environment.

Water Spots Gone – Profit Gained

Water spot failures at a large automotive glass manufacturer on the east coast were causing continual and expensive headaches for the line supervisors and the company. Engineered Coolants products were able to solve this water spot problem, which is saving the company significant cost in waste per month.

Learn how Engineered Coolants can prevent water spots and grow your profits. Contact us.