Machinery Lubrication August 2013

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Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

This is the third part of a series of “anatomy” lessons within Machinery Lubrication. In this issue, the various styles of viscometers will be dissected and explained to uncover all of their...

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

During my travels to various facilities across the United States, I am often asked about the best way to keep contaminants out of a machine. I usually explain that it begins when the lubricants are...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The designs of many common machine mechanisms have not changed significantly in decades (centuries in some cases). This is especially true where lubrication is involved. Apparently, machine...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Most of the plants I have visited in the last few months have an aging workforce that is very skilled in performing their duties. Many of these employees are looking forward to retiring within the...

Two years ago, the management team at Nissan saw the need to create a group that would lead the transition of its maintenance teams to a world-class level. At that time, Chad Crane, a...

Noria Corporation

I was recently asked about a procedure for flushing hydraulic systems in order to change from one type of fluid to another. Among the ideas mentioned involved using brake cleaner, diesel fuel or...

Name: Don Vines Age: 44 Title: Preventative Maintenance Technician Company: Dayton Superior Corp. Years of Service: 5 years Location: Braselton,...

Paul Conley, SKF Canlong He, SKF

Centralized lubrication systems were developed to deliver lubricant to multiple lubrication points in the right amount, at the right place and at the right time. However, it can be challenging to...

Machinery Lubrication recently asked readers to participate in its annual Lube Room Challenge by submitting exceptional lube rooms that incorporate best-practice features. Several readers met...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) recently conducted its first certification exam session where tests were administered in Russian. The onsite session was held in...

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