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Fluid Intelligence

  • Compliance
  • Cost Efficient
  • Productive
  • In Best Practice

A combination of our four core services - expertise, service, equipment and chemicals, Fluid Intelligence is a comprehensive consultancy service that provides the ultimate solution to your metal processing production. Bespoke and tailored to your production requirements, Fluid Intelligence will support you in your ambition to run your production at peak performance, whilst driving operational efficiencies.

Fluid Intelligence articulates our proficiency in consultation, a service that enables our clients to gain access to our combined company-wide expertise, our numerous levels of fluid maintenance management services, and our advanced chemical and equipment portfolio.

The Global Turnkey Solution To Metal Processing

Expertise

  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Consultancy & Training
  • Technical & Applications Support
  • Account Management
  • Strategic Partners
  • Fluid Intelligence Academy

Service

  • Laboratory Testing
  • Technical Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Fluidtrend™ Performance Monitoring Software
  • Fluidcare® On-site Engineers
  • Fluidsupport™ Visiting Services Engineers

Equipment

  • Storage, Mixing & Distribution
  • Condition Monitoring & Control
  • Fluid Maintenance & Optimisation
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Cost Recovery
  • Waste & Water Treatment

Chemicals

  • Rolling, Forming & Forging
  • Metal Removal
  • Heat & Service Treatment
  • Degreasing & Cleaning
  • Metal Protection
  • Fire Resistant & General Lubrication

Fluid Intelligence

Expertise

Managed by your dedicated account manager and backed by a highly experienced team of scientists in our Customer Solutions Centres, our team of problem solvers are proficient in providing operational solutions surrounding your production by focusing on operator’s safety, H&S/EHS compliance and improving productivity whilst reducing expenditure.

Houghton not only specialises in industrial fluids – we also have a comprehensive knowledge of metallurgy, chemistry, fluid technology, manufacturing processes, sustainability and specialised waste treatment. We work closely with our clients to ensure they’re kept abreast of the latest HSE guidelines and employer responsibilities, conducting seminars, webinars and issue information bulletins on a regular basis.

"We have built such a relationship with Houghton’s over the last 8 or 9 years now and have come to rely on their expertise, experience, service and top quality products to help maintain our position as a world leading research facility."

Ashley Godbehere, Factory Manager,
AMRC Sheffield

Technical Support

With Fluid Intelligence, our clients have access to our dedicated development and trial facility – enabling organisations to mirror their production outside of the workplace, to firstly identify any operational issues to then explore how to streamline their processes.

Consultancy

Led by a dedicated European-wide team of specialists, Fluid Intelligence gives clients access to our collective wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise, conducted through a series of bespoke consultation sessions.

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Service

Supported by analysis testing and technical support from five European laboratories, various levels of support services are available to Houghton customers. FluidCare is our premium offering – a combination of Houghton chemicals, equipment and on-site workforce, providing complete confidence while we manage and run all elements of your fluid management.

FluidSupport comes just before this, a lighter, but equally comprehensive service with the same features as FluidCare, but rather delivered by regular visits from a Fluid Technician. Both FluidCare and FluidSupport provides operator training on compliance and best practice principles.

Engineering Services

Houghton’s full-service chemistry and engineering labs work together to analyse customer processes by applying our scientific approach to whole processes, Houghton delivers a complete solution for long term success.

Technical Services

With over 200 dedicated professionals performing service and support in over 30 countries across five continents. They are supported by the analytical resources of 10 technical service laboratories in 10 countries.

Training

Houghton’s team of specialists have over 80 years of experience in the application and formulation of all types of industrial process and metalworking fluids. The team is also widely experienced in the technical service and lubrication requirements of their associated production processes and machine tools. Utilising this experience, Houghton offer a range of training packages, from basic coolant awareness courses through to advanced application and fluid optimisation programs, our technical experts will be able to meet the needs and requirements of your business.

Fluid Intelligence

Equipment

Houghton’s range of equipment solutions is designed to automate your production, whilst supporting our service teams in delivering real value-based solutions for our customers. Our range also includes three bespoke, stand-alone units – FluidMix, FluidControl and FluidWorker, all three designed to transform a customers manufacturing processes.

To support our clients, Houghton has invested significantly in a dedicated and experienced equipment team. Our range of equipment solutions guarantees reduced fluid usage, minimises costs and delivers operational efficiencies. Our equipment offering is designed to support the fluid through its complete life cycle – from storage, to delivery to the point of use, in-line fluid treatment and finally to disposal. All of Houghton’s equipment solutions can be enhanced or slightly modified through our technical equipment partners, providing the ultimate, bespoke solution for our clients.

Houghton Specific Equipment Range

Fluidmix

FluidMix is a stand-alone coolant mixing station. Connected to a distribution pipework, the system is capable to automatically mix and distribute water soluble coolant with a pre-set, accurate and consistent concentration to any machine tool sumps throughout an entire workshop on demand or locally via a trigger-nozzle.

Fluidworker

FluidWorker is based on UV technology that effectively reduces bacteria in process fluids, secures high productivity and extends the life of the fluid – without exposing employees to allergenic substances or carcinogens. The fluid is irradiated with UV-C, which reacts with the bacteria’s DNA and makes it unable to reproduce.

Fluidcontrol

FluidControl automatically measures, analyses and monitors the water-soluble cooling lubricants, and automatically adjusts fluids to peak performance. FluidControl syncs all data into FluidTrend software.

Fluid Intelligence

Chemicals

Houghton has the largest selection of chemicals available to the industrial sector, proud to support your production processes.

The importance of premium lubrication and coolant is paramount, and the benefits are clear; a high-quality cutting fluid not only extends the life of a machine and its cutting tool, it also reduces the number of additive treatments required alongside waste disposal – benefiting production, the environment, and your bottom line. Alongside metalworking coolants, we also provide a complete range of hydraulic and lubricating products, including greases, ensuring greater operational efficiencies for your machine.

  • Rolling, Forming & Forging
  • Metal & Removal
  • Heat Treatment
  • Degreasing & Cleaning
  • Metal Protection
  • Surface Treatment
  • Fire Resistant Fluids & General Lubrication

Meet

The Team

Lee Bowditch
Lee Bowditch
EMEA Business Development Director
Rob Davey
Rob Davey
UK, Ireland & Nordics
Mirek Kania
Mirek Kania
Eastern Europe
Rainer Hoerbst
Rainer Hoerbst
Central Europe
Sergio Gonzalez
Sergio Gonzalez
SOuth EMEA