Oil-Free Honing Coolant
Process Research Products BAKELAP was developed to enable major ball companies to eliminate oil-based coolants from their operation. It allows a single aqueous ball cleaning system to be used regardless whether the balls are lapped in the traditional process between cast iron plates or the Noritake process using Bakelite wheels.
Process Research Products BAKELAP is a highly detergent, concentrated, water-based coolant used for ultrafine grinding known in the ball bearing industry as stone lapping, Noritake lapping, or Bakelite lapping.
The use of BAKELAP completely eliminates the use of oil in final ball lapping operation. This eliminates oil misting which is environmentally unhealthy and could represent a fire hazard.
Product Benefits / Features:
- Very good rust protection
- Totally aqueous system
- Excellent lubrication and detergency
- Fines settle readily
- Fully synthetic
|Density - (G/CC):
|0.95 – 1.10
|pH (@ 5% in water):
|10.00 – 13.00
|3 – 5%
*Typical Properties do not constitute exact specifications.
BAKELAP can be used in individual tanks or central systems. Prior to use, we suggest the lapping machine be cleaned of oil residue and rinsed with water and then refilled with a 10% solution of ULTRACLEAN B in water which should be circulated through the machine for 4-6 hours. The tank should then be drained and refilled with water and BAKELAP. The BAKELAP should be added to the water at a 4% concentration.
The lapping operation can then begin. After lapping, the balls will need to be immersed in a de-watering solvent prior to cleaning. The balls will then need to be coated in an approved anti corrosion “pack oil.”