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Alumol™ – lubricants for drawing pure aluminium and aluminium alloy rod

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A complex blend of treated hydrocarbons and performance additives designed for premium performance when drawing aluminium and aluminium alloy rod. The Alumol range of lubricants provides extended service life due to the use of unique METALUBE® chemistry. The range is designed for drawing rod down to fine wire (0.2mm).


Features and benefits

  • Provides optimum boundary lubrication to protect dies and provide outstanding surface finish on drawn wire.
  • Excellent resistance to thermal degradation extending service life.
  • Low viscosity aids separation of aluminium fines and pumpability.
  • Able to absorb some moisture without compromising lubrication performance.
  • Functions well with Alumol 458 to further extend life and maximise performance, delivering significant cost savings.

The Alumol™ Range

Alumol™ 145

Under recommended conditions, top drawing speeds can be achieved whilst attaining an excellent bright surface finish on the drawn wire. The lubricant is inhibited against premature ageing, so longer bath life can be expected. A unique additive is also employed for dispersing small quantities of water, and allowing drawing to continue unhindered. A top quality lubricant for drawing pure aluminium and electrical grade alloys on high speed slip machines.

Alumol™ 195

Has all the properties of Alumol 145, but is formulated to have a higher lubricating film strength to cope with the high temperatures which result when mechanical alloys are drawn. It is also preferred when electrical grade aluminium is drawn and lubricant temperatures are high. Surface finish is reportedly enhanced by the use of Alumol 195, and often machine speeds can be increased.

Alumol™ 80

A lower viscosity lubricant suitable for drawing pure aluminium rod in machines where pumping higher viscosity lubricants may be a problem.

Alumol™ 15, Alumol™ 20 and Alumol™ 32

Three low viscosity grades of lubricant used especially for drawing fine sizes of 5000 series alloys on high speed slip machines. This product has been formulated to give the optimum results in die life, surface finish and production speeds. These grades are suitable for drawing fine sizes of aluminium for magnet wire application. They are easily degreased prior to enamelling.

Low viscosity Alumol lubricants can be used in the final die boxes of multi-hole non-slip machines to give a clean bright finish to the drawn wire.

Other lubricants used for non-slip drawing are Alumol 500, Alumol 1000 and Alumol DBL. Selection depends on the method of lubricant application.

Alumol™ VRX

An additive for aluminium wire drawing lubricants which has the joint function of reducing viscosity and boosting lubricity, resulting in extended drain intervals for the lubricant.

FCCU (FILTERMET Centrifugal Cleaning Unit)

Filtration of metal particles to extend the working life of the oil and improve the performance of the lubricant.

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