Trucent | Industries | Metals Processing

Are Contaminants Interfering with your Metal Processing?

Metals Processing Steel Aluminum Brass

Oil and water both play a major role in processing industrial metals such as steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. The right approach to managing these metalworking fluids will capture tramp oil, dirt, coatings, and metal fines, significantly improving product quality, throughput, and uptime.

The Trucent Difference

Trucent is dedicated to a process-oriented approach to metals processing and metalworking fluids (MWFs). This process allows our clients to reliably meet metalworking fluid spec, prevent corrosion, recover scrap, ensure quality, and protect both tool and fluid life. 

Trucent fluid management teams understand the full set of challenges that come with manufacturing processes that rely on metalworking fluids. Our teams include experts in fluid separation at a fundamental level, as well as engineers with practical experience in centrifugal purification, fluid filtration, manufacturing, and specific metalworking applications.  A Trucent team member will work with you to find the right intervention, use the right technology, and match it to the right application.

We deploy our technology and services in a variety of industrial sectors of the metal processing industry. Typically, we focus on removing unwanted water, tramp oil, particles, and contaminants from our customer’s oil or water-based fluids. For example, in aluminum metal forming, we often employ on-site distillation to remove contaminants such as hydraulic fluid, which, if left untreated, can lead to staining on the aluminum metal surface during rolling processes.  In copper wire drawing applications, we use centrifugal separators to capture and remove coatings and solid particulates that could affect the final product’s quality. For steel, our solutions are often used to keep wash baths free of oil, dirt, and metal fines before galvanizing. Three-phase centrifugation works well in these applications. But in every case, the opportunity to reuse fluids saves money and leads to a more sustainable process.

Metalworking Fluid Purification and Reclaimation

Case Study

Metalworking Reclaim Saves $400,000 Annually

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Metalworking Reclaim Saves $400,000 Annually


A transmission component supplier had dozens of independent machine tools, each with its own sump. Their existing filtration system was unable to maintain appropriate purity specs, forcing them to frequently “top off” their metalworking fluids. This approach overwhelmed the sumps, sending perfectly good metalworking fluid down the drain. 


A Trucent team introduced a new approach to fluid management that included reengineering the customer’s centralized purification system. This approach reduced their coolant concentrate usage by 60%. Consequently, the customer documented decreases in waste treatment costs and water usage. In just four months they saved $30,000 in tooling costs.

“Quick responses, personal service, and knowledgeable technicians are able to achieve desired results with little fuss or disruption of our process.”

Engineering Manager, Current Customer
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Meet New Challenges with Expert Solutions

Trucent continues to develop innovative solutions that combine multiple separation technologies into a single skid. For example, if you use one of our solutions that combines a centrifuge and an ultrafiltration unit, we guarantee your wash baths will never be cleaner. We have other solutions that combine magnetic separators, centrifuges, and ultrafiltration membranes for the ultimate solution for ferrous metals.


Bridge the Skills Gap with Help from Trucent

Trucent can help your team get more from your fluids. We refurbish, repair, maintain, and program all makes and models of equipment. We can bring in mobile purification systems, lease you skid-mounted equipment, or get new custom filtration installed—and train your team to get the most out of it. For many of these metal processing solutions, Trucent technicians provide on-site monitoring, operating, and maintaining the entire metalworking fluid management solution. This allows our customers to focus on what they do best while we focus on the dirty work. No one else offers this level of comprehensive service.


A Setup That Meets Spec

The right centrifuges, separation technologies, and supplies help you improve quality, reduce waste, and contribute to the stability of production. Trucent provides mobile purification systems, leased skid-mounted equipment, or installation of custom filtration solutions. If you already have the equipment, we offer comprehensive services such as refurbishment, repair, maintenance, and programming for centrifuges of all makes and models, as well as support for various other separation processes.