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Near dry machining for increase productivity, reduce costs and improve the workplace

In recent years the the metalworking industry has changed, requiring machines equipped withNEAR DRY MACHININGsystems for lubrication of tools, as an alternative to liquid coolant systems.

This need arises also from the increasing weight of environmental costs, constraints and regulations related to the use of cutting fluids.The aim of near dry machining is to replace, in a machining environment, the traditional coolant systems with a compressed air stream. The lubricant is propelled and reduced in micro particles from the air flow transport which passes in front of the exit hole.

Thanks to the characteristics of this system, the cutting point is reached by a jet generated by a concentric flow which helps to avoids enlargement. During metal proccessing, tools are subject to critical conditions such as high temperature, extreme speed and aggressive chemicals; to cope with these difficulties, and to ensure a good result and avoid deterioration of the equipment, Dropsa has two solutions: "MiQueL" for minimum quantity lubrication of external tools and "MKD Dual" for minimum quantity lubrication of internal tools.

Thanks to their technical characteristics, both systems provide a continuous and accurate lubrication. They can be used on on many types of machine tools, as cutting and bending metal sheet machines, steelworks, band saws machine, etc.

Miquel and MKD systems provide to a very precise lubrication and no waste which improves tool life (thanks to friction reduction between tool and work piece, and removing heat from machining area), involve minimum use of biodegradable oils, eliminating the problem of disposal emulsions, and at the same time reducing environmental impact of its oil emulsions.

Reducing work cycle times and improvingperformance are only some of the advantages which make the Dropsa systems the perfect solutions for metalworking machines lubrication.

The main benefits of using these systems are:

- Reduce work cycle times, generally by 25% to 80%.
- Increase tool life thus increasing time between tool change and gain productivity. 
- Better surface finish and tolerances can be achieved. 
- Eliminate coolant
- make your plant more environmentally friendly. 
- Parts finish machining with a fine rust inhibiting oil coating
- not coolant contamination. 
- Water and oil consumption drastically reduced. 
- Our technology works on diverse materials and machining operations. 

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