IRMCO® Case Study

Industry: Appliances/White Goods

Components: Cooktop, oven box & misc. parts

Material: Enamel Iron and Galvanised

Fluid Technology: IRMCO FLUIDS® 146-492

Number of parts trailed: 12,000


Client Objective

Wash stages used to reduce start up smoke

Appliance product rejects caused by galling and splits

Lubricant over application waste and washer energy costs


Improvements Achieved

·         New IRMCO® FLUIDS lubricant technology eliminated the need to wash

·         30% of the appliance parts before assembly

·         Lowered appliance part rejects by 22% by reducing galling with proper application and lubricant

·         Used higher performance IRMCO® FLUIDS lubricant to reduce applied residue resulting in lower wash temperatures


Business Value

·         Not having to wash some parts - freed up valuable wash capacity

·         Decreased at-the-press rejects which improved press performance and overall quality

·         Wash temperatures reduced 15 degrees lowered energy costs significantly