Machinery Lubrication November 2008

Featured Article

John Underwood, Dupont

In a previous article for Machinery Lubrication magazine on the subject of electric motor lubrication, all of the static and dynamic test results were run on what was considered the...

Tim Cooper, The Lubrizol Corporation

It would be great if industrial gears ran in cool, clean and dry environments. However, conditions in gear-driven operations such as steel mills, manufacturing plants and other strenuous industrial...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

During the Lean, Reliable and Lubed 2008 conference earlier this year in Nashville, Tenn., ICML presented Cargill’s corn milling operations in Wahpeton, N.D., with the 2007 John R. Battle Award for...

Noria Corporation

There is little doubt that oil analysis is a vital tool in helping to ensure that critical oil-lubricated assets remain reliable. Used properly, oil analysis can provide early warning of impending...

Brendan Casey

During Brendan Casey's two decades working in the hydraulics industry, he has observed and learned from the mistakes and omissions hydraulics users make when maintaining their equipment. Lea…

Noria Corporation

My job is to help organizations do a better job of lubricating and maintaining their machinery. For this reason, the people I work with typically understand the importance of having an effective...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Hey, it’s crunch time, folks. This is no namby-pamby recession. This is the real thing, and our companies and jobs are at risk. With the U.S. jobless ranks at 10 million and rising, it’s time for...

David Gluzman, Temple-Inland

The vibration data acquired on a small helical gearbox with three shafts supported by tapered roller bearings indicated symptoms consistent with impending bearing failure. The vibration pattern...

David Anderson, Anderson's Machinery Reliability

When transforming your lubrication program, staffing structure and development are key. This article discusses some challenges you'll face and advice for overcoming them.

P-o Funck, R.J. Mellor & Co. Assalub Ab, R.J. Mellor & Co. R.J. Mellor, R.J. Mellor & Co.

Automatic lubrication systems are generally considered very reliable. But, how reliable are they really? This question should be of interest to those people working with or intending to install an...

Kimberly Bott, NLGI

NLGI recently celebrated 75 years of providing information pertinent to the manufacture and use of lubricating grease. The 75th annual meeting was held in Williamsburg, Va., in June, and was...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

In my previous editorial columns, I described the two most infamous killers of machines: particle and water contamination. While instructing a machinery lubrication seminar recently, I was a bit...