As a developing economy, India is currently experiencing rising demand across sectors including manufacturing - a core pillar of economic progress. As reports suggest, India has the potential to become a global manufacturing hub and by 2030, it can add more than USD 500 billion annually to the global economy. Aligning with this projected growth, businesses in the sector, today, are focusing their attention on utilizing the most sophisticated machinery while adopting methods to achieve efficiency in operations.
Duly, for profitable operations, manufacturing plants require adequate and superior quality lubrication solutions to increase reliability and improve the total cost of ownership. Addressing these challenges for the sector, MobilTM has been providing exceptional performance lubrication solutions that have been designed to provide outstanding service in terms of equipment protection, oil life, and problem-free operations helping customers enhance productivity, efficiency and overall profitability.
Providing solutions through premium lubrication
Recently, Mobil associated with a leading industrial product supplier and manufacturer of hydraulic piston rod components for automobile industries in Bangalore. The companies hosts a fleet of 7 CNC & VMC machines in their plant. These machines were previously lubricated with a competitive water-soluble mineral cutting oil. The oil, however, caused an extreme foul smell and component rusting issues which led to a higher rejection rate of finished components.
To thoroughly understand the issue, Mobil's Field Engineering Services (FES) team studied the equipment and, thereafter, recommended the use of a water-soluble cutting oil, such as the MobilcutTM 220 - a high performance, translucent, semi-synthetic metalworking fluid, suitable for grinding and moderate to heavy cutting, milling, drilling, tapping, and reaming applications of cast iron, steel and its alloys. Along with recommending the lubrication solution, Mobil also offered its digitized coolant monitoring tool, the MobilTM Solcare Service app, to enhance machine shop productivity with data-driven insights and tailor-made recommendations.
Post the switch, the product performance of Mobilcut 220 along with the application expertise helped the company resolve the problem of foul smell and eliminated the component rusting challenge. The company experienced a 58% reduction in coolant consumption, and environmental improvement by 1,470 litres - resulting in an overall annual savings of USD 1,451.
Leading lubrication innovation
The MobilcutTM Series includes Mobil's line of high-performance water miscible metal removal fluids. Formulated with leading edge-base oils, additives, and emulsifiers, the Mobilcut series of non-chlorinated products provides dependable performance in a wide array of metal removal processes. Low maintenance and inherently stable, Mobilcut products are designed for the modern machine shop where long service life, excellent machining performance and health and environmental concerns are important factors for increased productivity. Mobilcut 220 is a high performance and long life semi-synthetic metalworking fluid concentrate, suitable for all moderate machining and grinding operations. It has unique formula with high-performance extreme pressure additives, corrosion inhibitor packages and biocides which prevent bacterial & fungal attack and provides long life as well as stable performance during the application. It works very well in general machining and grinding of cast iron, grey iron, steel and its alloys where traditional soluble oil may not perform adequately.
Further, services are today playing a leading role in ensuring the success of the machine tools sector - as has been seen in this current case too. Here, Mobil has been establishing industry-leading standards for the sector by implementing the most advanced digital solutions to streamline equipment monitoring and enhance efficiency. For instance, the Mobil™ Solcare app digitizes services and addresses challenges faced by customers. Continuous real-time monitoring, simple historical data access, trendline insight, open communication, reduced environmental impact due to paperless reporting, and other benefits are all possible. The app automates paperwork, saves completed tasks, and provides access to all data, assisting engineers in a variety of tasks such as staying informed, creating advance schedules, producing instant reports, and receiving performance evaluations.
Focusing on delivering the most robust combination of products and services, Mobil is committed to further customer experience by innovating and supporting the growth of the manufacturing and machine tools segment in India.