Machinery Lubrication July 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Lubrication by force-of-habit needs to stop. Despite the fact that many products and methods seem to have historic staying power, in my opinion there is a widespread need to unlearn lubrication,...

Noria Corporation

As an active consultant, I spend a considerable amount of time in plants, either on the machine floor or talking with lubrication technicians, supervisors or engineers. One of the first questions I...

Brendan Casey

Hydraulic systems are often considered perennial consumers of oil and in turn, makeup fluid is an inherent cost of operating hydraulic equipment. But what is the real cost of one or more minor...

Noria Corporation

There are four primary components to precision grease lubrication for bearings: lubricant selection, application method, the volume of lubricant to be delivered and the frequency with which it is...

Noria Corporation

Lubricant storage and dispensing is an important part of any lubrication program. Without proper storage and dispensing containers, lubricants may become heavily contaminated. Lubricant containers...

Scotty Lippert, Clopay

Achieving lubrication excellence typically requires some hardware additions or modifications to allow for oil changes, top-offs, flushing, filtration, routine inspections and oil sampling. L…

Heinz P. Bloch

Tilting pad thrust bearings are designed to transfer high axial loads from rotating shafts with minimum power loss, while simplifying installation and maintenance. The shaft diameters for which the...

Noria Corporation

To extend the life of a lubricant in storage, the tank must be clean and in good condition. Proper maintenance inspections of the tank must be performed at least once a year to determine whether...

Goran Strand, Clopay

Most grease-lubricated bearings fail to reach their life expectancy. This statistic is due to a number of reasons, one of which is the manual grease route, which unfortunately has properties...

The Lubrizol Corporation Bill Ward, The Lubrizol Corporation

Grease is grease, right? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple, because there are many types of greases. If the right grease is not being used in equipment, you could be paying too much for...

Lawrence G. Ludwig, Schaeffer Mfg. Company

Open or semi-enclosed gear drives, also known as heavy-duty gear drives or girth gears, have been a common method of power transmission since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution....

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