Ingersoll Switches to SintoGrind IG
January 15, 2013—To advance its grinding capabilities and improve the working environment, Ingersoll Cutting Tools has switched to SintoGrind IG, a synthetic based grinding fluid, to ensure reliable high quality and improved performance.
Since their first cutting tool patent in 1889, Ingersoll has strived to provide innovative and productive metal removal solutions on the market including indexable carbide end mills and on-edge insert configurations. Bob Arndt, manager of carbide manufacturing in Rockford, Illinois says, “We take great pride in producing a quality product supported by superior service to our customers." The Rockford plant is a significant U.S. manufacturer of industrial tungsten carbide high feed inserts for the automotive, aerospace and agricultural industries.
"We have invested heavily in leading edge CNC equipment to retain our quality edge and delivery promise. The key to manufacturing a good tool," Arndt says, “is in controlling the grinding process through a variation of principals. Our tools need to have a long life which starts with a clean, chip free cutting edge. Therefore, close monitoring of the grinding speeds/feeds, grinding wheel and especially the grinding fluid is critical. “Synthetic grinding fluids developed and produced by oelheld U.S., Inc. coupled with a clever and smart filtration system exactly meet the demands of Ingersoll Cutting Tools."
With the install of a fine filtration system and switching over to SintoGrind IG, a super high performance synthetic grinding fluid, new benchmarks have been set in carbide production at Ingersoll.
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