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Hot Forging Die Lubricants

Graphiteless, eco-friendly die lubricants for small to medium, non-complex parts in hot forging presses and hammers. Click Here

Graphiteless, eco-friendly die lubricants for heavy forgings and extrusions in hot forging presses and hammers. Click Here

Graphite-based, water-miscible hot forging die lubricants for medium complexity parts in hot forging presses and hammers. Click Here

Graphite-based, water-miscible hot forging die lubricants for complex profile forgings in hot forging presses, hammers and upsetters. Click Here

Oil based hot forging die lubricants for heavy forgings. Click Here

Oil based hot forging die lubricants for brass and non-ferrous forgings where very clean surface finish is required. Click Here

Hot forging die lubrication: Why and How

In hot forging, productivity and profitability of a forge shop depends majorly on the life of forging die. Increase in forging die life ensures a range of benefits like low cost per component, reduced production downtime for changing dies and increased production per shift.

To ensure optimum die life, appropriate forging die lubricant must be used with the correct lubrication technique. Detailed study on forging die lubrication is carried out by us and presented in our technical article titled ‘Increasing hot forging die life through Eco-friendly forging die lubricants.’ Please click here to read full technical article with case studies.

Steel Plant Specialities LLP manufactures a range of ESPON brand, eco-friendly hot forging die lubricants that have proven to increase die life, eliminate pollution and reduce die lubrication costs. Some of these popular hot forging die lubricants are:

ESPON-GLF3 graphiteless, eco-friendly water-soluble die lubricant: Proven useful for small to medium, non-complex parts in hot forging presses and hammers.

ESPON-GLF3 is a clean, white lubricant and is completely soluble in water. It does not contain graphite or any particulate matter. ESPON-GLF3 is to be mixed with water in 1:10 up to 1:25 dilution ratio, depending upon forged part complexity, weight and method of die lubrication. This eco-friendly product is preferred by modern forging Organisations that wish to have clean, hygienic forge shop floors and clean forging machinery.

Benefits of using ESPON-GLF3 graphiteless, eco-friendly, water-soluble forging die lubricant are:

  • Zero pollution
  • No black deposits in forge shop floor and machinery
  • Optimum die life
  • Suitable for hot forging presses and hammers
  • Offers best results when sprayed using DSP2 spray gun and SPS die spray system. Can be used manually in simple forging operations. (For details on EP88 extra-pressure die spray guns and SPS die spray system, click here.)

ESPON-EM3 graphiteless, eco-friendly water-miscible die lubricant: Proven useful for heavy forgings and extrusions in hot forging presses and hammers.

ESPON-EM3 is a clean, white lubricant and is miscible in water. It does not contain graphite and is a mix of polymers and additives to withstand extreme loads during heavy forging and extrusion. ESPON-EM3 is to be mixed with water in 1:5 up to 1:15 dilution ratio, depending upon forged part complexity, weight and method of die lubrication. This eco-friendly product is preferred by modern forging Organisations that wish to have clean, hygienic forge shop floors and clean forging machinery.

Benefits of using ESPON-EM3 graphiteless, eco-friendly, water-miscible forging die lubricant are:

  • Zero pollution
  • No black deposits in forge shop floor and machinery
  • Optimum die life
  • Suitable for hot forging presses, hot extrusion processes and forging hammers
  • Offers best results when sprayed using EP88 extra-pressure spray gun and SPS die spray system in extrusion applications and complex forgings. Can be used manually in simple forging operations. (For details on EP88 extra-pressure die spray guns and SPS die spray system, click here.)

ESPON-DFK3 graphite-based, water-miscible die lubricant: Proven useful for medium complexity parts in hot forging hammers and presses.

ESPON-DFK3 is graphite-based and miscible in water. It has proven useful in replacing oil as lubricant in small to medium complexity forgings in hammers and presses. In this lubricant, graphite particle size is maintained to withstand impact load of forging hammers and provide excellent lubricity. ESPON-DFK3 is to be mixed with water in 1:8 up to 1:17 dilution ratio, depending upon forged part complexity, weight and method of die lubrication. This die lubricant is preferred by hammer forge shops that have been using polluting oils as die lubricants.

Benefits of using ESPON-DFK3 graphite-based, water-miscible forging die lubricant are:

  • Zero smoke emission as lubricant is water-miscible
  • Reduced cost of lubrication compared with oil
  • Increased die life compared with oil-based die lubricant
  • Suitable for hot forging hammers and non-complex press forging operations
  • Offers best results when sprayed using EP88 extra-pressure spray gun and SPS spray system in extrusion applications and complex forgings. Can be used manually in simple forging operations. (For details on EP88 extra-pressure die spray guns and SPS die spray system, click here.)

ESPON-JKL3 graphite-based, water-miscible die lubricant: Proven useful for heavy forgings and extrusions in hot forging presses and hammers.

ESPON-JKL3 is graphite-based and miscible in water. It has proven useful in replacing oil as lubricant in medium to heavy, high complexity forgings in forging presses, hot extrusion and forging hammers. In this lubricant, graphite of very fine particle size is used in order to provide excellent lubricity in complex forgings and extrusions. ESPON-JKL3 is to be mixed with water in 1:10 up to 1:30 dilution ratio, depending upon forged part complexity, weight and method of die lubrication. This die lubricant is preferred by press, extrusion and hammer forge shops that are seeking best die life and good surface finish of forged parts.

Benefits of using ESPON-JKL3 graphite-based, water-miscible forging die lubricant are:

  • Zero smoke emission as lubricant is water-miscible
  • Low cost per litre of die lubricant due to high dilution ratio
  • Optimum die life
  • Suitable for hot forging presses, hot extrusion processes, upsetters and hot forging hammers
  • Offers best results when sprayed using DSP2 spray gun and SPS spray system. Can be used manually in simple forging operations. (For details on EP88 extra-pressure die spray guns and SPS die spray system, click here.)

ESPON-DLO oil-in-graphite die lubricant: Proven useful for medium to heavy, complex parts in hot forging hammers and presses.

ESPON-DLO is oil-based lubricant with graphite. It has proven to achieve ease of forging and increased die life in small to medium complexity forgings in hammers and presses. Graphite used in the lubricant contains particle size that is tested to withstand impact load of forging hammers. Extra pressure additives present in oil provide excellent lubricity and easy flowability. ESPON-DLO is to be used directly or mixed with hydraulic oil or LDO in 1:3 up to 1:7 dilution ratio, depending upon forged part complexity and weight. This die lubricant is preferred by hammer forge shops that have been using polluting oils as die lubricants and are facing problems of forging sticking and low die life.

Benefits of using ESPON-DLO oil-in-graphite forging die lubricant are:

  • Ease of forging ejection. No job sticking.
  • Increased die life compared with most other oil-based die lubricants
  • Suitable for hot forging hammers and presses
  • Can be used manually in most forging operations

ESPON-DLO3 oil-in-graphite die lubricant: Proven useful for brass and non-ferrous forgings where very clean surface finish is required in presses and hammers.

ESPON-DLO3 is oil-based lubricant without graphite. It has proven to achieve ease of forging, increased die life and clean surface finish of forged parts, especially in non-ferrous forgings carried out in forging hammers and presses. Extra pressure additives present in oil provide excellent lubricity and easy flowability. ESPON-DLO3 is to be used directly or mixed with hydraulic oil, depending upon forged part complexity and weight. This die lubricant is preferred by non-ferrous forge shops that face problems of forging sticking and poor surface finish of forged parts

Benefits of using ESPON-DLO3 oil based forging die lubricant are:

  • Ease of forging ejection from die. No job sticking.
  • Increased die life compared with most other non-ferrous die lubricants
  • Suitable for hot forging presses and hammers
  • Can be used manually in most forging operations
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