As part of Henkel's comprehensive portfolio of process solutions for the metalworking industry, innovative duaLCys technology aims to deliver significant improvements in all competitive criteria, including time, fluid and energy consumption, product quality, and process safety. To achieve these goals, the new technology leverages the synergies between the process fluids by recycling the cleaner into the cooling lubricant bath rather than discarding it as waste.
According to information from Henkel, Bonderite duaLCys has reduced cooling lubricant consumption by 60 percent across all systems and customer installations in the past 18 months. The process has been widely adopted for almost all metals throughout the automotive industry and is fast breaking into other market segments. At EMO Hannover 2017, Henkel is exhibiting its successful partnership with MAPAL Fabrik für Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG, which is using the system to machine special tools for a manufacturer of large mining drill bits. By using Bonderite duaLCys, MAPAL has been able to speed up the process and eliminate the use of solvents, which were previously needed to fully remove the cooling lubricant from the machined surfaces.
As it looks to continuously optimize the efficiency and sustainability of the system, Henkel has also partnered with Hamburg-based LDT Dosiertechnik. In Hannover, it is unveiling a highly promising combination of the duaLCys process and LDT Dosatron proportional pumps for dosing cooling lubricant. Martin Desinger, Business Development Manager at Henkel Adhesive Technologies for Lubricants: "Working closely with LDT Dosatron, we succeeded in developing a tailor-made 'plug and play' system available in customized configurations for integration into new or existing Bonderite duaLCys process lines."