New hydraulic oil technologies provide equivalent of one extra month manufacturing capacity every year
Millers Oils’ two-step fluid management service reduces downtime and improves process time
Brighouse, Yorkshire – British specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils has launched a new two-stage, high-performance industrial fluid management service that helps injection moulders to improve process times by up to eight percent. The new system, proven in field trials across a wide range of applications, will help users of high-pressure hydraulics restore the performance and efficiency of their machinery with minimal downtime and will then help keep them in excellent condition.
“Some of our fluid management customers have reported an eight percent improvement in process times, effectively giving them one month extra manufacturing capacity every year,” says Bob Howard, industrial sector specialist with Millers Oils. “The new service allows manufacturers to run cleaning cycles without halting production or negatively impacting finished part quality, and will help them to continue operating their equipment with high standards of precision and reliability.”
The two-step process uses Milliclean 1000T to first clean all parts of the hydraulic system, removing lacquer and sludge from tanks, valves, pumps and other key components, eliminating valve stick and improving energy efficiency. The system is then filled with Millmax Stayclean 46 (or 68 depending on the requirement) to keep it free from further lacquer and sludge deposits. Millmax Stayclean extends oil cleanliness by up to three times and resistance to oil oxidation by up to four times, reducing component wear and extending oil change intervals.
The Milliclean 1000T system cleaner not only cleans while the machine continues production, but also improves cycle times and cold start performance. The system is completely solvent-free, with no consequent adverse effect on metallurgy, seals, hoses or elastomers.
The cleaning process takes 48 hours and is implemented by Millers Oils Fluid Management Technicians to ensure that it is carried out safely and thoroughly. Following the initial clean and refilling with Stay Clean oil, sample testing will be completed every three months for a year, to monitor the efficiency of the treatment and improvement in operation.
“This is a very cost-effective way to improve productivity and reduce the risk of machine and component failure,” concludes Howard. “Every user of high-pressure / high-workload hydraulics systems should evaluate the benefits the service can bring to their business.”
About Millers Oils
Millers Oils was founded in 1887 by John Watson Miller, and since then the company has displayed a talent for innovation and industry firsts. It was the first to offer diesel specific engine oil for cars and continues to push boundaries to earn its place as a world leader in the technology of low friction. In January 2012, Millers Oils launched nanotechnology engine oils. When tested against a competitor’s oil of the same viscosity, Nanodrive recorded 40% lower friction at operating temperatures of 110°C, with significantly improved film strength. Millers Oils uses the expertise gained in motorsport and performance car development to ensure it remains a leader in automotive and commercial vehicle oils. Millers Oils devotes an equivalent R &D effort to its broad range of industrial lubricants, most recently into hydraulic oil subjected to spot operating temperatures of +130 C in systems fitted with nitrogen accumulators used in offshore drilling operations. The resulting Millers Oils product is now in international use.
Leanne Barton at Market Engineering
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