Synkool SS™ Metalworking Lubricant
Synkool SS™ (#311) is a concentrated water-soluble semi-synthetic, non-staining metalworking fluid that is recommended for use in grinding and other high speed light to heavy duty machining operations on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Synkool SS™ does not contain any sulfur, chlorine, nitrites, phenols, or heavy metals.
Excellent Cooling and Lubricity
Synkool SS™ possesses excellent cooling, extreme pressure, and lubricity properties that are needed for high speed machining operations. Synkool SS™ contains surface-active ingredients, which enable the fluid to wet the metal surfaces of the tool and the workpiece in order to provide a protective film for lubricating the tool and the workpiece interface. Synkool SS™ also contains synthetic lubricity and anti-weld additives that function as extreme pressure agents that reduce the coefficient of friction between the tool and the workpiece interface. This combination of cooling and extreme pressure/lubricity properties effectively transfers heat away from the cutting zone, thus reducing friction between the cutting tool and the workpiece. This in turn results in greater dimensional accuracy, higher turning speeds and feeds, prevention of the chips from welding to the cutting tools, improved surface finish and extended tool life.
Additional Performance Features
Synkool SS™ contains an effective emulsifier system that allows the Synkool SS™ to be mixed with water at varying concentrations. This emulsifier system allows the oil portion of the Synkool SS™ to be evenly and uniformly dispersed throughout the coolant mixture. This even and uniform dispersion results in a transparent emulsion that allows the operator the ability to see the workpiece being machined. Further, by being evenly and uniformly dispersed, the smoking and misting characteristics that are associated with the use of soluble cutting fluids is virtually eliminated.
This emulsifier system also provides a detergent action that allows the Synkool SS™ the ability to break up and dislodge dirt and grit in order to keep the machine and tools clean. This detergent action also assists in flushing of the chips and fines away from the cutting area.
The emulsifier system further complements and enhances the performance characteristics of Synkool SS’s rust and corrosion inhibiting additive package. The emulsifier system enhances the rust and corrosion inhibitors’ alkaline reserve during use resulting in the Synkool SS™ being able to resist rancidity, a drop in pH and prevention of the rusting of parts, tools, and machinery. Synkool SS’s emulsifier system contains sequestering agents which combat iron, calcium and magnesium ions in hard water; thus preventing the formation of hard water soaps, scum, and resins on the machine and the parts.
Synkool SS™ contains an effective broad-spectrum anti-microbial agent that allows the Synkool SS™ to resist bacterial and fungal growth during use. This broad-spectrum anti-microbial agent unlike conventional biocides found in conventional soluble cutting fluids is not readily used up during usage. This means that Synkool SS™ is less likely to sour and produce odors resulting in longer sump life and less worker complaints. Synkool SS™ will reject a very high percentage of tramp oil contamination allowing for easy skimming and removal of the tramp oils from the sumps and reservoirs. This results the elimination of a potential food source for the growth of bacterial and fungus in the sump and greater bioresistance to the growth of bacteria and fungus in the coolant sump.
Low Foaming Characterisitcs
Excessive foaming of a cutting fluid during use can result in an insufficient amount of the cutting fluid being available at the tool-workpiece interface and in maintenance problems due to metalworking fluid overflow in sumps. Synkool SS™ contains a highly effective antifoam additive system that allows the product to exhibit low foaming characteristics. This results in a sufficient amount of the cutting fluid being available to the tool-workpiece interface, greater visibility of the workpiece and a vast reduction in maintenance problems due to coolant overflow.
Synkool M is a water waste treatable product that can be safely discharged into the normal flow of the wastewater from most plants. (See Data Sheet for exceptions.)