December 2018

Featured Article

Eric Holzer, Uptake

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is allowing not only the aggregation of oil analysis data into a single platform but also the ability to look at assets in a dee…

Noria Corporation

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 me…

Natalie Blythe, Noria Corporation

More than 300 industrial professionals recently congregated in Houston, Texas, for the inaugural Machinery Lubrication Conference & Exhibition, with attendees from 31 states and 16 countries…

Al Smiley, GPM Hydraulic Consulting

All maintenance personnel should have the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and maintain in-plant systems. This article reveals the four things every hydraulic troubleshooter needs to kno…

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

When a bearing is running hot, the usual suspects are misalignment and impaired lubrication. Likewise, the first and most pronounced symptom of misalignment and impaired lubrication is exces…

Rich Wurzbach, MRG Labs

Machine greasing must be a systematic and carefully planned process to ensure safe operation of assets and to achieve maximum equipment life. Whether your asset mission is critical, or you a…

Wes Cash, Noria Corporation

As industry has evolved, so have the strategies for how and when to perform maintenance and lubrication. However, to understand how this evolution has changed the landscape, you must know wh…

Alejandro Meza, Noria Corporation

While it may seem obvious that key performance indicators (KPIs) play an important role in the success of a lubrication program, what is not as apparent is defining the best metrics for asse…

Paul Hiller, ICML

As the primary contractor for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Test and Operations Support Contract at Kennedy Space Center, Jacobs earned the 2017 Augustus H. Gill Award …

Devin Jarrett, Noria Corporation

All paths to excellence, regardless of the destination, generally follow a similar course, with steps to assess, plan, implement and reassess. Therefore, the first step toward achieving a su…

Three years ago, Bradley Vinson joined the Altec Industries team as a maintenance technician soon after obtaining his associate degree. He performed several lubrication preventive maintenanc…

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