FUCHS Lubricants has unveiled a groundbreaking metalworking fluid which significantly increases tool life and boosts productivity.

FUCHS ECOCOOL ULTRA-MOTIVE has been described by the manufacturer as “the greatest development in soluble metalworking fluids for a generation”. The product, which builds on FUCHS’ unique patent-pending ‘GLOBAL’ technology, was officially launched at the MACH Exhibition.

The novel platform chemistry has been developed to provide excellent levels of lubricity, cooling and corrosion protection, whilst being free of boron and other SVHC-registered components.
FUCHS ECOCOOL ULTRA-MOTIVE has been benchmarked against many competitor products. Customers have reported over 40 per cent reduction in tooling costs when using the latest Fuchs technology. Greater savings can be realised when tools are optimised for the process. In tooling tests with titanium alloys, tool life increases of 150 per cent were recorded.

ECOCOOL ULTRA-MOTIVE is suitable for machining ferrous materials including cast iron, stainless steels, Duplex, Super Duplex and alloys of aluminium, nickel and titanium.  Extensive in-house testing took place on FUCHS’ own CNC machine tool. Cutting speeds were increased to provide real benefits in productivity while maintaining excellent tool life.

The rate of metal removal can also be increased. Results indicate a 16 per cent increase in cutting speed is possible when matching the tool life of FUCHS’ previous class leading product, ECOCOOL ULTRALIFE A.

The product is designed for use in both hard and soft water with a wide range of materials allowing effective product rationalisation and a reduction in complexity for all automotive manufacturers and similar industries.