Machinery Lubrication May 2001

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Drew Troyer

“A failure is man who has blundered but is not able to cash in the experience.” - Elbert Hubbard Recently, while perusing a book entitled “Quality Maintenance - Zero Defects Through Equipment...

Phil Ramsey

Welcome to the column “From Under the Hood”. Within this discussion (both yours and mine), I hope to have a commentary on various topics from under the hoods of our cars. The modern automobile is...

Dennis Lauer

Synthetic gear oils are used whenever mineral gear oils have reached their performance limit and can no longer meet the application requirements; for example, at very low or high temperatures,...

Sometimes the most creative ideas are the wrong ideas. Open top-up containers like this are magnets for contaminants and can wreak havoc when used on small sumps. Consider using a...

Noria Corporation

Worm gears operate under difficult conditions, presenting unique lubrication demands. They serve as speed reducers in many different industries and applications. This article addresses how...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

We at Noria are thrilled to introduce the inaugural issue of Machinery Lubrication magazine, the first trade publication dedicated to the machinery lubrication professional striving to achieve...

Noria Corporation

Just like nutrition facts printed on the label of every item in a grocery store, the symbols on a can of motor oil tell consumers the service rating and certification for that product. In the...

Drew Troyer

These days, anything you buy seems to have an expiration date. You’ll find a “Best if Used By” label on everything from milk to batteries, but you won’t find such a date on greases and oils....

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

There are many factors that influence the decision of when to change oil. And in many cases, the oil may never need to be changed. With increasing pressure to drive down operating costs in order to...

Wayne Mitchell, Lincoln

Each year millions of dollars are spent for new plant equipment designed to build things better and faster. However, machines continue to break down. Bearing failure is a major cause of...

Ken Brown, Utility Service Associates

The importance of fluid health is never more apparent than on an electrohydraulic control (EHC) system that is responsible for the critical task of governing steam delivery to turbines...

Drew Troyer

Water contamination is often called the scourge of the machine. An ongoing battle ensues between lubrication technicians in the wet process industries like pulp and paper, in outdoor machinery...

If this looks familiar, it may be time to redesign your oil room. This drum has a loosely inserted drum pump allowing destructive abrasives and other contaminants to enter the oil...

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