Addison and Co, based in the south Indian city of Chennai, is one of India´s leading manufacturers for HSS Metal Cutting Tools. The company offers a complete range of HSS tools-twist drills from its extensive product range of about 50,000 standard and special tools.
In the past, Addison used a market general ISO VG 32 hydraulic fluid in a Vickers Hydraulic Power pack of a flute grinding machine. Addison was seeking a more cost-effective, innovative solution. With the aim of maximising productivity through enhanced equipment performance, Addison turned to the experts from ExxonMobil´s Field Engineering Services (FES). ExxonMobil engineers assessed on-site usage conditions, consulted closely with Addison´s engineering personnel to understand the company´s lubrication requirements. Based on their test results, they recommended Mobil DTE 10 Excel 32, a shear stable high VI premium hydraulic fluid with ultra keep clean technology. Formulated with extensive laboratory and in-service field testing, the Mobil DTE 10 Excel 32 helps provide quantifiable increases in hydraulic efficiency compared to normal hydraulic fluids. This translates to reduced power consumption or increased machine output, resulting in monetary savings.
For Addison and Co, the upgrade to Mobil DTE 10 Excel 32 proved to be an ideal opportunity for the company to take advantage of the benefits offered by this advanced formulation. It was observed that after changeover to Mobil DTE 10 Excel 32, there was no need for the pumps to run 30 minute idle, which resulted in improved hydraulic efficiency and reduced energy consumption by 6 per cent (The energy savings derived was directly due to 30 minute savings through 8 hour operation) and a 50 per cent reduced oil consumption. Also since the machine was available 30 minute more than in the previous situation, there was an improvement in production by 6 per cent thereby achieving approximately 33 drills/day. Additionally, Mobil DTE 10 Excel 32 usage allowed for up to 6 per cent increase in hydraulic pump efficiency.
By a simple change of lubricant from market general to ExxonMobil´s synthetic range DTE 10 Excel 32, Addison was able to successfully overcome sluggishness in the machines and enhance productivity and energy savings. With the completion of the lubricant change, Addison and Co has responded saying, ´the advice to switch to Mobil DTE 10 Excel 32 has been the best solution offered to us.´