Steve Lowery

Vice President and Director of Sales
Tower Oil & Technology Co.
4300 South Tripp Ave.
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 773-927-6161
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Tube and Pipe Production | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Best coolant practices make perfect

May 28, 2015 | By Steve Lowery

Taking all of the necessary parameters into consideration when designing a tube or pipe mill can be a big task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The main considerations include all of the cooling system capacity and location, the type of coolant, the filters and skimmers to be used, and local water quality. Making these decisions early, and incorporating them into the mill’s design, maximizes the cooling system’s efficiency.

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Consumables | Articles

The next generation of VOC-free vanishing lubricants

March 10, 2009 | By Steve Lowery

Sooner or later,your operation will have to be free of volatile organic compounds emissions. Using the latest lubricants can help. Lubricant suppliers have developed VOC-free lubricants that combine the best qualities of vanishing oils and water-extendible synthetic fluids, minus the mixing hassle associated with the latter.

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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Fact or Friction?

December 4, 2008 | By Steve Lowery

The tube and pipe bending process is full of variables and options, all of which you must understand and manage successfully to make the end product.

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Biobased vegetable oil lubricant

Stamping | Articles | STAMPING Journal

Green lubes under a microscope

October 14, 2008 | By Steve Lowery

Stamping parts with vegetable oil is becoming more a reality every day. For a metal working lubricant—whether it be soluble, semi-synthetic, or synthetic—to be USDA-classified as biobased, it must contain, at minimum, 40 percent to 57 percent of renewable resources. Just because a product is biobased, made from a varying percentage of renewable resources, it does not necessarily make it readily or ultimately biodegradable. Green lubricants offer enhanced lubricity and a high viscosity index. These oils are less toxic to the environment and are easier to dispose.

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