Bigelow Components Minimizes Waste from Metalworking Fluids in the Manufacturing of Precision Components
(Springfield, New Jersey, July 9, 2012) – Waste minimization is an issue affecting the choice of metalworking fluid additives when used in the metal stamping process.
Additives that are stable to bacterial degradation and hard water salts, for example, are more difficult to treat but promote longer tank life of metalworking fluids, thereby requiring less frequent disposal. Metalworking lubricants are used in the metal stamping process for cleaning, stability, and to ensure lubrication and rust protection. Metalworking fluid evaluation is often assessed by the amount of waste disposal. The less waste produced, the lower the disposal costs will be for metalworking companies. Bigelow Components uses metalworking fluid additives that minimize waste, produce excellent results and reduce excessive costs. The Springfield, New Jersey based company has been a leading manufacturer of cold-headed and stamped custom components for more than 50 years as a result of its ability to stay ahead of the curve and adapt policies that are conducive to productivity and environmental stewardship.
Not only can poorly chosen metalworking fluids be an environmental burden as a result of excessive waste, but they can also significantly raise the costs of waste disposal. The frequency of disposal can be dramatically reduced if the metalworking fluids provide longer tank life throughout product stability and fluid maintenance.
“It’s important to find additives that are easy to waste treat by most systems. This is the most imperative element in minimizing waste from metalworking fluids,” said Brett Harman, President of Bigelow Components Corporation. “It’s also important to be scrupulous when deciding the appropriate chemicals to use when combining additives.
There are a number of lubricants, corrosion inhibitors and emulsifiers that can be evaluated by a waste treatment chemical company for their potential waste treatability. There are several options for disposing waste and location can play a significant factor. A waste treatment company’s costs for treatment can be as low as $0.30 a gallon in the Midwest and up to $1.00 a gallon on the East and West Coasts. Without treatment, it can be very expensive to remove the chemicals and waste. It can cost $5,000 for a 5,000 gallon system.
“Finding additives that produce the results your company is looking for, while also being affordable, requires thorough research and analysis,” Harman stated. “We’re interested in manufacturing the right precision components, while being cognizant of minimal waste. We aspire to produce great work, while also being stewards of the environment.”
It is often a struggle and a complex process to produce fluids that are conveniently treated by various waste disposal systems. Sometimes it is for regulatory reasons and other times it is for technical or environmental concerns. Mitigating these issues can only happen if the additives possess good tank life expectancy and are easily treated in the waste stream.
For any company that is seeking precision components, be assured Bigelow Components always makes a concerted effort to minimize waste while manufacturing any part.
About Bigelow Components Corporation
Bigelow Components Corporation, located in Springfield, NJ has been providing the highest quality parts, innovative solutions and responsive service for more than 50 years. The company provides cold heading and stamping services to manufacturers that require precision custom components for product assembly. For more information, visit www.bigelowcomponents.com or contact Brett Harman at (973) 467-1200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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