How to Reduce Lubrication-related Safety and Environmental Problems in Metal Stamping Pressrooms
Metal stamping processes require lubrication to minimize friction, dissipate heat, reduce tool wear and maintenance, and prevent galling. Unfortunately, standard lubrication systems like pads, rollers and airless sprays do not usually apply a consistent coating of oil to the stock. To compensate, many stampers end up applying at least 50% more lubricant than what is actually needed. As worker safety and environmental concerns become increasingly important factors in shaping manufacturing processes throughout the world, metal stampers can no longer ignore the consequences of overlubrication.