October 2018

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This case study will detail how the Simmons Feed Ingredients plant in Southwest City, Missouri, was able to reduce equipment breakdowns by more than 50 percent and achieve an annual cost sav…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Inspection requires responsibility and accountability. Ultimately, you seek skillful and dependable completion of the inspection plan by one or more inspectors with the time, skills and reso…

Noria Corporation

The latest results from Machinery Lubrication’s annual salary survey reveal some interesting insights into the lubrication industry, as certification and education levels appear to be having…

Jack Weeks, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

Much of a maintenance professional's time is spent putting out fires, and preventive maintenance is sacrificed in favor of continuing production. However, a machine behaving strangely is a m…

Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation

When lubricants are at risk of becoming combustible, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids should be strongly considered. Understanding how these fluids differ from other lubricants and what probl…

Matthew Adams, Noria Corporation

Lubrication failures can be broken into three primary modes: particle contamination, temperature and moisture. By clearly understanding these issues and the requirements for improving each f…

Paul Hiller, ICML

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is pursuing a number of community opportunities as part of a larger strategy to make 2019 a more fruitful and memorable year filled…

Machinery lubrication has always been fundamental to Rose Wilson’s way of life. At a very young age, her mother taught her how to oil a sewing machine. She also had to maintain oil in her fa…

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