Varedo, 30th March 2021
We are all aware of lead toxicity and its nasty effects on human health.
World Health Organization has identified lead as 1 of 10 chemicals of major public health concern as lead poisoning is responsible of several diseases. It is even believed lead to be primarily responsible for the collapse of the Roman Empire, since Romans used lead to build water piping and as wine sweetener!
But lead is a fantastic metal, when we are talking of metalworking, added to steels, aluminums and brasses.
Its self-lubricant properties and mildness reduce the amount of energy consumed and time required to machine any metal part and improves surface finishing with no significant effects on parts mechanical properties.
Government regulations around the world are progressively banning lead from most of its applications but still allow for reduced percentages of lead to be used in metals intended for metalworking.
At Hydronit we think forward and strongly follow sustainability principles. For this reason we have decided to pioneer, as first ones in Italy in hydraulics, research and testing of NO LEAD aluminum alloy extruded bars to manufacture our range of hydraulic manifolds.
First results are encouraging since we managed to obtain perfectly finished manifold blocks with a slight increase in machining times, by adopting latest generation robotized CNC machines, advanced Polycrystalline diamond tools and adapted cutting parameters and techniques.
Hydronit is phasing out lead from its aluminum blocks completely in a few weeks, as soon as the present stock of standard aluminum alloy is cleared, and passing on to its customers the advantages of working in a cleaner, safer environment.
Hydronit at HANNOVER MESSE 2019
Come and meet Hydronit team at Hannover Messe exhibition, from April 1st to 5th.
Hydronit booth: Hall 21, Stand J15 (10)
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Hydronit at BAUMA München 2019
Come and meet Hydronit team at Bauma exhibition, from April 8th to 14th.
Hydronit booth: Hall A3, Stand 425
A new successful achievement for Hydronit Smart Power Unit, a modular hydraulic intelligent power unit with on board electronics, ready for Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing applications.
The European Commission has delivered a second Seal of excellence to our disruptive new technology considering it “an high quality project proposal”, in the context of EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), chosen among thousands of innovative projects from all over Europe. In November 2015 Hydronit had got a first Seal of Excellence together with a grant for the start-up of the project.