TUBE DRAWING LUBRICANTS

BECHEM for Tube Drawing

In tube drawing process the lubricant must be able to withstand extreme pressure and temperature build-up. Surface finish of the drawn tube is also a critical parameter to be considered. With extensive experience in developing speciality lubricants, BECHEM has developed high performance lubricants for the severe operation of tube drawing process. BECHEM’s wide-range of tube drawing lubricants recommended by top machine manufacturers have provided unmatched performance to customers across the globe.

BECHEM tube drawing products are used for forming of tubes, hollow profiles or round bars, no matter whether blasted,annealed or pickled materials are involved. The tube drawing lubricants are suitable for external as well as internal lubrication. A large variety of technical processes is covered with this range of products.

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Tube Drawing Lubricants

Masterdraw EBE 511 is a specially formulated drawing lubricant for light, medium and heavy walled non ferrous tubing on bull blocks and draw benches. With excellent viscosity index, ‘Masterdraw EBE 511’ provides superior lubricating film even at elevated temperatures resulting in excellent surface finish. The stable formulation ensures low fume formation and low consumption. Masterdraw EBE 511 is also effective on wet tubes.

The versatile lubricant can be used for ID and OD drawing of non ferrous tubes. Masterdraw EBE 511 is recommended for cascading draw applications.

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Masterdraw EBE 280

  • Tube drawing
  • Good rinsing performance
  • Extended tool life
  • Low residue level
250 – 3000.88 – 0.90

This specially formulated lubricant developed on synthetic polymers with highly refined base oil and selected additives is recommended for production of all types of copper tubes including hard drawn or soft annealed. Masterdraw EBE 350 is mainly used for cold drawing of copper and brass tubes, rods and shapes. The lubricant devoid of Chlorine, Sulphur or Phosphorous provides excellent results to drawing speeds up to 1000 m / min.

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Masterdraw EBE 350

  • Tube drawing
520 – 6000.895 – 0.915

Developed with specially formulated synthetic lubricant, additive package and special base stock, Masterdraw EBE 470 is free from organic chlorine, phosphorous and sulphur compounds. The versatile lubricant can be used both as ID or OD drawing lubricant. It is proven that EBE 470 increases tool life while ensuring low residual formation. EBE 470 also helps in removal of heavier lubricant residues of previous draws.

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Masterdraw EBE 470

  • Chlorine-free
  • Tube drawing
  • Extended tool life
110 – 1400.86 – 0.88

Water miscible rolling oil concentrate for pilgering of tubes made of copper and alloys. Possesses good rinsing and wetting properties as well as high dirt carrying capacity, ensuring clean tubes. P 50 prevents sedimentation.

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Kubitrac P 50

  • Tube drawing
  • Good rinsing performance
  • Extended tool life
Pilger Rolling

Beruclean Eco is a high performance cleaner based on synthetic hydrocarbons with no ozone depleting agents. Compatible with plastics and rubber. Universal cold cleaning agent, free of aromatic hydrocarbons, almost no smell, readily biodegradable according to OECD 301 F. Also NSF-H1 appoved. Gives temporary rust protection.

ProductViscosity [mm2/S]Flash Point [°C]Send Your Queries
Beruclean Eco

  • Biodegradable
  • Good rinsing performance
  • Low residue level
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
1.8≥ 65

Applications and Properties

The unique pictograms help identify primary characteristics of the lubricant as well as key applications and industries it has been established at a glance. However the final recommendation would still have to be by the BECHEM specialist after having studied application and its operating environment. As the saying goes, ‘every problem has a unique solution, if only, one is looking for it’. This is the core philosophy to our approach towards ‘Application Engineering’ and staying true to ‘speciality’

Tube drawing

Chlorine-free

Low residue level

Extended tool life

Frequently Asked Questions

Short bytes for queries on lubricants that always bothered you

Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency. A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication. While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil. A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

The measure of consistency is called penetration. Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working. Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403, measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease. Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.

Significance:

  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

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