What is minimum quantity lubrication?

Minimum quantity lubrication or minimum quantity cooling and lubricating (MQL) works according to the "less is more" principle. By applying lubricant where it is required in a targeted manner, the tools and work pieces are prevented from heating up. Conventional cooling using full-flooding is unnecessary.

This requires extremely high pressure-absorbing high-performance oils and very precise spraying head technology which allows the smallest of amounts of lubrication medium to be applied.

The INDUTEC® MS system from MENZEL reduces medium consumption to an absolute minimum whilst allowing for the lowest possible damage to the environment.

"If your aim is applying the smallest amounts of practically any fluids,
then the INDUTEC MS system is the solution for you."


  • Dry work pieces, machinery and chippings
  • Increase in productivity
  • Improvement to tool life
  • Clean work pieces with better surfaces
  • No disposal of the cooling lubricant required
  • Environmentally-friendly technology
  • Lower medium storage costs
  • Lower cleaning costs for machinery and workplaces

Areas of application

drilling   turning   milling   bevelling   stamping   spraying shapes   wetting conveyor belts and coils

recasting   engraving   pipe-bending   wetting rollers   printing   nibbling   flow form

fine blanking   threading   contouring   broaching   high-speed processing   chain lubrication

channelling   deep drawing   embossing   compression moulding   countersinking   rust protection   grinding   smoothing   preserving

cutting   sawing   stamp wetting   shaping   deep hole drilling

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