Chlorine, phosphorus or sulfur added to a lubricant to improve its performance when used in heavy metal forming operations. The sliding and pressure provide the heat to cause a reaction between the additive and the contacting metals. This reaction produces a coating that serves to prevent metal transfer and reduce friction. Also called extreme-pressure additive.
Automating Success: Weisgram Metal Fab and the automation river system from Mitsubishi Laser
Weisgram Metal Fab replaces multiple stand alone lasers with the automation river system from Mitsubishi Laser. Weisgrams’ River system includes 8 lasers with 322 shelves that can hold two million pounds of raw material. It is the second largest Mitsubishi automation system in North America.
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