TUBE DRAWING LUBRICANTS

ETNA Products, Inc. manufactures a complete line of high technology tube drawing lubricants and solutions for the production of cold drawn non-ferrous and ferrous tubular products. ETNA Products, Inc.’s MASTERDRAW® brand name is globally recognized due to excellent performance and our commitment to continuously improve and evolve new solutions for the non-ferrous and ferrous tube production industry.

Tube Drawing Fundamentals

The cold drawing of tubing reduces the diameter and/or the wall thickness of the hollow tubular shape by drawing it through a draw die. The process is called cold drawing because the work piece enters the die at room temperature and any subsequent rise in temperature is caused by friction and metal deformation. The most important part of the cold drawing process is the movement of the tube relative to the draw die, and the support tool on the inside diameter (ID) of the tube.

Tube drawing lubricants are used to prevent metal to metal pick-up at the tube to die and interior mandrel. The surface of the tube is greatly extended as it passes through the draw die and over the ID mandrel, so the lubricant must be formulated to reduce friction at the surface workpiece and adhere to the surface of the draw tooling under high pressure and temperature. Failure of the tube drawing lubricant will result in increased overheating, which will oxidize and deplete the lubricity additives used to compound the tube drawing lubricant.

ETNA’s tube drawing lubricants may be used for a variety of different cold drawing processes including fixed (straight or tapered plugs) plug drawing, full floating plug drawing, semi-floating plug drawing, tube sinking, and bar/mandrel rod drawing. Before selecting your tube drawing lubricant, it is important to understand the dimensions your drawing tubes are being sized to, the process of hot extrusion and whether a quenching fluid is needed during cold forming. Choosing the right tube drawing lubricant is not simply a measure of the draw load, but an evaluation of the product finish, ease of cleaning, and the metal being manufactured.

MASTERDRAW® Tube Drawing Lubricants

MASTERDRAW® tube drawing lubricants are formulated to extend die life and maximize productivity. Our tube drawing lubricants are qualified to meet international standards of production for numerous industries including:

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration industries (R-134a acceptability)
  • Mechanical applications
  • Water supply applications
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Nuclear industry
  • Medical appliances and devices industries

ETNA Products’ line of MASTERDRAW® tube drawing lubricants are used in every production step of non-ferrous tubing:

  • Evaporative MQL (minimum quantity lubrication) oils for billet saws
  • Non-graphite type extrusion lubricants for use on mandrels and dies for copper hot extrusion operations
  • Water miscible quenchants for extrusion run out tanks
  • Water miscible fluids for use on pilger mills
  • Neat oil lubricants (neat oil and synthetic based) for use on pilger mills, cascade-type continuous drawing systems, single die continuous drawing systems, bull blocks, high speed spinner blocks, draw benches and on in-line annealing and drawing machines for the production of semi-hard tubing
  • Cleaners for use prior to level winding operations
  • MQL-type (minimum quantity lubrication) lubricants for sawing operations
  • Non-ferrous corrosion inhibitors for finished tubing

Aqueous and Solvent Based Cleaners

Choose from our line-up of aqueous and solvent based cleaners to help remove the residues from the drawn tube. We offer ambient and high temperature aqueous and solvent based cleaners.

Rust Preventatives

Our rust preventatives protect the integrity of your tube drawing machine and feedstock for extended tool protection. Our line of rust preventatives are designed for outdoor storage protection, long-term indoor storage, or short-use process protection.

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Tube drawing lubricants by ETNA

MASTERDRAW® TUBE DRAWING LUBRICANTS

  • MASTERDRAW® G with EELT™
  • A smooth, tan, and opaque soluble oil used for drawing copper, aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel and titanium tubing.

  • MASTERDRAW® 7149RP
  • A transparent amber colored neat oil used to draw stainless steel, carbon steel, and high nickel steel tubing.

  • MASTERDRAW® 7194AC
  • A transparent green colored, heavy duty neat oil used to draw stainless steel and high nickel steel tubing.

  • MASTERDRAW® B7309AC
  • A dark green colored, heavy duty neat oil used to draw stainless steel, titanium and high nickel steel tubing.

  • MASTERDRAW® 5129
  • An amber colored neat oil used to draw aluminum tubing.

  • MASTERDRAW® 560
  • An amber colored highly refined oil that is used as an ID drawing lubricant for finish draws on light and medium wall copper tubing.

  • MASTERDRAW® 57100
  • A light amber/honey colored lubricant used for drawing medium and heavy wall copper tubing. The residues after bright annealing will answer the specifications required for the use of R134a type refrigerants.

  • MASTERDRAW® 5801
  • A light amber/honey colored lubricant used for drawing medium and heavy wall copper tubing. The residues after bright annealing will answer the specifications required for the use of R134a type refrigerants.