Cutting Down on Cutting Fluids
How Fluid Service Technologies (FST) and Fastenal Partner to Offer Fluid Management
When it comes to metalworking, all shops are different. Every operator has their own style. And
even the same model of machine can have a different “personality” from building to building. So how can you get custom help at your facility?
By turning to Fastenal and FST.
Together, we focus on your specific team to build a program for your situation.
Fastenal looks at your indirect supply chain, uses technology to understand your usage, and then builds a plan with you to put what your team needs right where the work happens. No more wasted walking time. Instant time savings.
From the FST side, things kick off with a custom fluid maintenance program. FST establishes routine maintenance, machine cleaning and recharge. Plus, we have mechanical and chemical coolant treatments. And just like Fastenal, we focus on data collection. The more you know about a situation, the more you can optimize it.
Fluid Cleaning and Recycling
For some shops, a big win comes from reducing operator dissatisfaction with the coolant. One area that helps everyone is to fight the “Monday morning smell” that comes from sumps sitting idle. Another way to help workers is to watch the chemistry.
In metalworking fluids, when the concentrations are too high, it can cause dermatitis for the operators. This happens simply because there's too much of the chemistry in the fluid. We can
help prevent that.
Additionally, when you're monitoring the fluids, you're going to eliminate environmental hazards. You can turn to FST for programs where used fluids are recycled. Then, you can put more of the fluid concentrate back into the system rather than having to dispose of it. Basically, you’re getting cost savings from two sources: not having to buy as much concentrate and not having to pay for as much disposal.
Plus, this reduces compliance concerns with OSHA and environmental situations. And it’s a great way to stop the bacteria, biological, and fungal growth that causes the sump smell. You don't want that in your facility at all.
If you’re dreading this very smell, reach out. We can help.
In short, just know that working with Fastenal and FST can lead to meaningful cost savings, happier employees, and more time for your workers to keep working.
So, if you’re looking to reduce operational downtime, unplanned tooling expense, and common safety hazards, partnering with FST and Fastenal will help.