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BECHEM Knowledge Forum at Coimbatore

Enhancing productivity and quality of machining process with effective coolant management system

Coimbatore August 27th, 2011: CARL BECHEM India recently conducted a technical seminar titled “Cutting Fluids for Profitability, Safety and Quality in Machining Process” aimed at the metal working and allied industry.

Mr. Harry Hofmann, Head Forming Technology and Metal Working, CARL BECHEM GmbH who spoke on the occasion, elaborated on the types of coolant, importance of lubrication and cooling as characteristics of a coolant and various possible scenarios encountered during the machining process.

He impressed upon the audience the need to study the critical parameters of the machining operation, material property and work environment in detail before recommending the apt cutting fluid to realize the best result.

Mr. Harry Hofmann said “the objective of these forums is to empower customers by educating them on technicalities and characteristics of cutting fluids thereby allowing them to derive more value from a consumable category that is traditionally viewed as a sundry cost”

Mr. Ajay Arora, National Sales Manager, CARL BECHEM India, who was also present during the seminar, spoke about the BECHEM AVANTIN range of high performance synthetic and semi synthetic range of cutting fluids from CARL BECHEM. He opined “the metal cutting fluids market that was dominated by conventional mineral oil based fluids is witnessing a change with synthetic and semi synthetic range of fluids proving their superior performance in most of the metal cutting operations. The industry does not view the cutting fluid as a mere consumable anymore but as a productivity catalyst with ability to enhance tool life and realize savings in terms of consumption”.

Mr. Hariharasubramanian, National Sales Manager – Special Lubricants, pepped up the audience and kept them on their toes by quizzing them in between the session. The two hour long seminar with a full house saw active participation from 76 odd participants representing 30 companies from the departments of Maintenance, Production and Research & Development.

About the speaker: Mr. Harry Hofmann is one of the most experienced and revered specialist in the field of Metal Working Fluids in Germany. With a career spanning close to 2 decades, his recommendations on metal working applications has been much sought after by reputed companies across the world.

CARL BECHEM India is subsidiary of CARL BECHEM GmbH and provides specialty lubrication solutions to general and industrial applications, metal working and forming processes. Established in the year 1834, BECHEM Germany has its operations spread across the globe with plants in Germany, India, and China. The company has international presence and reach with offices and joint ventures in France, Switzerland, South Africa, U.S.A, Sweden, Russia and South China. CARL BECHEM India has its head office and plant located in Bangalore.

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