Pressure Die Casting Lubricants
Die Cast Machine Lubrication
To keep the Die Cast Machines running at optimum output at all times, with minimal downtime, Fluid Solutions, Inc. has compiled a portfolio of lubricating products tested and used by DCM’s for many years. Such lubricants include hydraulic oils, slideways, and various greases.
Hydraulic Oils – Mineral Based
Our LUBERITE AW series is an HLP mineral-based lubricant containing low-zinc Anti-Wear (AW) additives, meeting quality levels of Denison, Vickers and Cincinnati Machines. It is highly recommended for use in high-pressure hydraulic systems, and may also be used for lightly loaded gearboxes and bearings not requiring Extreme Pressure (EP) additives.
Fire-Resistant – Water-Glycol Solution
Petrofer’s Ultra-Safe 620 provides virtual total safety from accidental fires due to its outstanding fire-resistance in all hydraulic equipment operating in an environment of molten metal. It also provides a long fluid life due to its resistance to oxidation compared to mineral oils. Moreover, Ultra-Safe 620 possesses excellent lubrication and anti-wear properties.
Fire-Resistant HFDU Polyesters (Synthetic)
Quaker Quintolubric 888 – 46 and 68 are designed to replace anti-wear type mineral oils in applications where Fire Hazards are present. It is also frequently used as an alternative to Water-Glycol HFC fluids, when wear resistance & lubrication is desired, and when superior anti-rust capability is required. The product does not contain any mineral oil, phosphate esters nor water. Field experience has proven that Quintolubric 888-46, when properly maintained, can last up to five (5) years with optimum performance.
Our LUBERITE SW range was formulated to meet the excessive demands for the lubrication of the slideways, toggles, and tie-bars of modern Die Cast Machines. Containing Friction Modifiers, this lubricant minimizes the occurrences of stick-slip at low speeds and high pressures, and provides protection against scuffing and seizures. LUBERITE SW also contains Tackifiers, Demulsfiers, and Anti-Rust additives, ensuring that its performance remains optimum despite the possible exposure from water-miscible die release agents.
Die Casting Release Agents
Fluid Solutions, Inc. recently partnered with GW Smith and Sons (Quaker Chemical Corporation USA) to introduce a comprehensive line of Aluminum Die Casting Release Agents under the Die-Slick brand. These products have been renowned world-wide for:
- Excellent Release and Die Protection
- No Stain or Buildup
- Stable Emulsion at High Ratios
- Bright and Shiny Castings
Die Slick 1750A Series
Die Slick 1750A Series – a semi-synthetic petroleum, and silicone oil-containing formulation that provides excellent release and bright castings. Incorporates Smart Polymer technology.
Die Slick 1750 A
Die Slick 1738 A
Die Slick 1728 A
Die Slick 1722 A
Die Slick 1708 A
Die Slick 4517A Series
Die Slick 4517A Series – a synthetic and silicone-oil formulation, incorporating Smart Polymer technology. It provides protection on hot-areas to prevent soldering, but does not create build-up on the dies. Castings are bright and shiny.
Die Slick 240 VX
Die Slick 240 VX – a versatile semi-synthetic emulsion that does not contain silicones, and thus highly recommended for HDD and painting applications. It exhibits excellent release, minimal or no staining, and forms a stable emulsion. The product was formulated for the following applications:
Due to the elevated pressures generated at the shot-end of High Pressure Die Casting Machines (up to 10,000 psi), severe boundary lubricating conditions exists between the plunger tip and plunger sleeves at all times. To prolong plunger tip and sleeve life, and therefore to maximize productivity, Resource One developed a range of Plunger Lubricants that can maximize your Die Casting operations.
Our LUBERITE PL 1000 HY Plunger Oil is a high-viscosity, mineral based oil containing Extreme Pressure (EP) additives.
Petrofer Piston Lubricant AP 270 contains micro-fine graphite particles that protect the sleeve and tip despite the loss of oil film lubrication at the injection stage of the Die Casting Process. Optimum wear protection is achieved using Piston Lubricant AP 270.
Fire Resistant Water-Based Plunger Lubricant
Quaker’s AQ 016M is a new technology water-based plunger lubrication that resists the generation of fire upon contact with molten aluminum. Moreover, AQ 016M provides superior tip and sleeve life compared to conventional water-based technologies. It may applied using spray systems, or the traditional drip-feed applicators.
Solid Piston Powder
Petrofer Piston Powder is a solid and beaded lubricant made of wax, designed to melt, spread and lubricate the tip and sleeve upon contact with the sleeve. This technology has provided the following benefits to its users:
- Excellent lubrication cost per shot vs oil based systems < 1.0 gram per shot on 350 ton machines
- Clean, oil-free machine, reducing environmental impact
- Lesser gas formation and porosity due to lower lubricating quantity required
- Reduced possibility of product staining
- Higher rate of recycling or re-melting Aluminum dross
Other Lubrication For Die Cast Machinery
We have comprehensive range of auxiliary lubricants and coating, as well as hardwares for the die-cast practitioner.