Machinery Lubrication March 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Have you heard any intriguing lubrication UFOs stories lately? Maybe you’ve seen or experienced one yourself. You know what I mean. Those incredible claims about lubricants and...

Drew Troyer

Why do programs designed to improve plant lubrication come and go? Many lubrication programs are on again, off again. Excellence in lubrication, like other quality efforts, dies for a...

Phil Ramsey

Over the years I’ve observed a trend in customers: On one magical day at the beginning of every summer, when the temperature first nears 88°F and the humidity reaches 70 percent or more, a number...

Arnold Shugarman

Synthetic lubricants can be cost-effective alternatives to traditional mineral oils in off-highway engine applications if the performance benefits outweigh the higher lubricant...

Scott Evans, Lubrication Management Systems

The mining industry is a very old practice, and as it has evolved, so too has its heavy industrial equipment. Greatly increased component sizes and load limits have put tremendous responsibility on the machinery designer and lubrication systems. To ensure the machines are operating at peak performance, you must have a quality lubrication system in place.

Stan Morgan, Advanced Glassfiber Yarns

Four shots every 28 days. It couldn’t get any simpler than that, right? At least I thought so at first. Two years ago, when I was asked to manage our facility’s machinery lubrication...

Martin Williamson

Governments throughout the European community are taking the climate change and environmental concerns seriously. For the end-user, this results in more paperwork, additional costs of...

Don Searles, Machinery Maintenance for Extended Life

I was shocked at what I found when I cut open these filters. For eight years I worked for two companies: for a Caterpillar dealer as a field service mechanic, and for a highway contractor as...

John L. Wright

A chain is a series of traveling journal bearings with a means to engage the teeth of a sprocket and transmit force and motion. Because each chain joint is a bearing, proper lubrication is...

Peter Sweeny, Bijur Lubricating Corp.

Even the smallest hydraulic oil leak costs money. The cumulative effect of external leaks from hydraulic machines can cost industrial producers tens of thousands of nonbudgeted dollars...