Machinery Lubrication March 2010

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Americans are lousy at customer service. That is a generalization, but it is a trait that is substantiated in survey after survey. We are used to bad service, but that doesn’t make instances of...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The oil can was in need of a major redo years ago. It was grossly outdated in terms of modern views and needs relating to lubrication and machinery reliability. Fortunately, new products sporting...

Noria Corporation

In the world of lubrication, hot topics come and go. Whether it’s synthetic oil, electric motor lubrication or ultrasonic-assisted regreasing, certain themes take on a greater profile from time to...

Drew Troyer

Over the 20 years that I’ve been in the reliability engineering field, most of our effort to improve the dependability of manufacturing processes has been equipment focused. I’ve been no exception....

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Like Toyota's car plants, the TIEM factory in Indiana is noteworthy for several reasons, including: its never-ending efforts to continuously improve its processes and people; i…

Brendan Casey

The most important proactive maintenance exercise you can do for a piece of hydraulic equipment is to define its temperature operating window (TOW) and then ensure that the equipment always...

Stephen Sumerlin, Noria Corporation

Greasing is more of an exact science than not, stemming from weighing a shot of grease from your grease gun to calculating regrease volumes and frequencies. Greasing is one of the more simpl…

The “Lube-Tips” section of Machinery Lubrication magazine features innovative ideas submitted by our readers. Additional tips can be found in our Lube-Tips e-mail newsletter. If you have a tip to...

John Yolton, SKF

Oil contaminated by water is a common problem in the recirculating oil systems used on paper machines. This article looks at how contamination may occur and discusses methods for preventing and...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication is entering its 10th year of operations, having certified more than 5,000 professionals in 67 different countries and through exams in eight...

Noria Corporation

People love “do’s and don’ts” lists. A quick Google search will yield 10.9 million hits for what to do and not do. A quick scan through the endless supply of D&D lists will show that many of the...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Oil sensors and analyzers are used in automotive and industrial applications to gather or send valuable information. They can range from a simple, float-type oil level indicator to a complex,...

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