KoolRite 2580 is a new generation of cutting fluids introduced by JTM Products Inc. (www.koolrite.net) that combine many positive qualities of traditional synthetics with those of soluble oils.
Containing no conventional petroleum or vegetable oils, the product is a chemical emulsion that obtains its performance from renewable resources.
Although not a traditional synthetic, KoolRite 2580 coolants are intended to be used in place of synthetics in machining high temperature and high nickel alloys, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum and exotic metals.
Unlike synthetic coolants, KoolRite 2580 provides a light oily residual film that lubricates and protects machine components such as pallet changers and workholding fixtures. This attribute, usually associated with soluble oil coolants, helps prevent rust, a wellknown negative associated with synthetic fluids.
The fluid has high machinability ratings and yields excellent results for milling, drilling, tapping, screw machining, cut-off saws, turning, reaming, broaching and form milling. It is very stable and will not split or phase separate.
When machining 6061 T6 aluminum, KoolRite 2580 synthetic has prolonged drill and tap life from 10 percent to 15 percent over the high-quality synthetics while reducing coolant consumption from 15 percent to 40 percent. It also outperforms chlorinated, soluble oil coolants for the machining of stainless at 3-rms to 4-rms finishes. It is nonfoaming, even on high-pressure applications. KoolRite 2580 is formulated with JTM’s Bio Armor technology, making it highly resistant to bacterial and fungal growth, yielding long sump life while lowering coolant consumption, related disposal costs, and eliminating the stench associated with most coolants.
When broaching hardened steel, KoolRite 2580 improves tool life 50 percent — 3000 cycles vs. 2,000 cycles between regrinds — over a competitive synthetic coolant. Cycle time increases of 40 percent have been achieved by replacing traditional oil when machining tungsten medical parts.