General Industrial

The General Manufacturing segment consists of machinery and component manufacturers.  This includes industries such as agricultural equipment, construction equipment, gears, bearings, pumps, compressors, hydraulic systems, small engines and metal components.  Blue Star’s industrial oil and fluids are used in in a variety of applications throughout many industries.  Our leading technology coupled with our technical expertise and experience allows Blue Star to offer critical process recommendations that increase your productivity, lower your costs and improve health, safety and environmental performance.  Give Blue Star a shot at your toughest operation and see what we can do. 

Metal Removal

Today’s manufacturers require metal removal fluids that are functional in many applications. Our Blue Cool® line ofadvanced coolants offers a versatile range of soluble, semi-synthetic and synthetic fluids.  Our technical experts will evaluate your operation and recommend the chemistry with the right balance of lubrication and cooling properties.  From grinding to broaching, from ferrous metals to aluminum alloys, from stand-alone sumps to large central systems; Blue Star’s comprehensive Blue Cool® line has the technology to improve your operation.

For applications requiring neat fluids, our Star Cut® series of straight cutting and grinding oils delivers excellent performance in operations such as broaching, center-less grinding, gear cutting and grinding, gun drilling, screw machines and honing. 

Metal Cleaning

Blue Star manages metal cleaning by understanding the fluid chemistry and taking into account the entire manufacturing process. Consistently meeting cleanliness requirements has a direct effect on the quality of final products. By leveraging the process and applications expertise of our field personnel and support specialists we focus on product compatibility throughout the metalworking process. Our Star Clean line delivers residue-free surfaces which meet the cleaning demands of today’s automotive manufacturing environment and are often effective at ambient temperatures which support plant energy reduction mandates.  

Metal Forming

The Blue Form® series of metal forming fluids includes a wide variety of product technology for an array of applications. Our products deliver excellent lubrication and corrosion protection that improve your surface finish and extend the life of expensive equipment used in metal forming operations. We offer products that are sulfur and chlorine free and others that are custom formulated with the right balance of boundary lubrication and extreme pressure additives.

Metal Protection 

Corrosion is a concern with any metalworking process. Our Star Guard® line of rust preventives includes a comprehensive range of products designed to inhibit corrosion throughout the manufacturing process, leading to decreased scrap rates and increased productivity.

High Performance Lubricants

Our Blue Star® line of high performance oils and grease is setting new performance standards in many industries.  While our product technology is exceptional, we know the success of any lubrication program relies on much more than the technology built into a product.  The greatest impact on any program is people, enabled by effective solutions that deliver results. This is where Blue Star differentiates itself from the competition.

For customers who want a formal lubrication program, Blue Star takes a holistic approach.  Lubricants are considered not as consumables to be purchased at the lowest price, but as an asset to be managed toward maximizing performance and reliability of plant equipment.  A lubrication study is the basis to build a proactive and preventative lubrication program.  It involves a comprehensive review of how lubricants are handled and applied from the day the lubricants arrive onsite to the day the oil is drained from a component and disposed of appropriately. The lubrication study provides the information required to satisfy the “Five R’s of Lubrication.”

  1. Right Lubricant
  2. Right location, machine, or application
  3. Right interval for lubrication
  4. Right amount of lubricant
  5. Right Attitude (Training, Expertise, Professionalism)

A well-executed lubrication study will culminate in an individualized roadmap for the months and years ahead. Thorough documentation will serve as a starting baseline from which current strengths, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities can be assessed, providing a clear direction for short, medium and long-term goals.

What makes Blue Star's service different?

  • Performance documentation
  • Support to establish system maintenance programs
  • Industry expertise
  • Ability to customize product technology
  • Ability to manage special turnkey projects and equipment installations with alliance partners

 

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