When evaluating the performance of an automatic coolant refill system, one of your first questions is probably about your return on investment (ROI). If you’re like many shop owners or operations managers, it’s tempting to consider ROI only in terms of labor costs. But while labor does contribute to your ROI, it doesn’t tell the whole story—especially where coolant is concerned.
There’s something swimming around in all those coolant barrels you buy. It’s something you may not see. But it’s there. And it costs you money. Maybe lots of money.
What we’re talking about are all the hidden costs of CNC coolant. While it’s tempting to arrive at your total cost of coolant (TCC) by multiplying coolant costs by usage, that approach only tells a small part of the story.
As we’ve started to deliver our FullShop™ Automated Coolant Delivery System, the results are in from one of our early users. By automatically supplying properly mixed coolant to machine tools, this system has recently helped one machining company maximize the value of its workforce, improve tool life and increase machine hours by over 30 percent.
At Precision Tool Tech, we eat our own dog food. As one of the first users of the 168 Manufacturing FullShop™ Automated Coolant Delivery System, we recently had an incident that demonstrates the power of this system’s real-time Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.
What if something as basic as automated coolant delivery became a change agent that dramatically increases your profitability? If you're still manually attending coolants for your CNC machines, there's a better way. Watch our video to learn how.