Machinery Lubrication March 2005

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Imagine that there is a very special building in a magical city, and for three days it is the center of the universe in lubrication contamination control. Through the doors of this building you...

Drew Troyer

Ah, it is 2008 and the baby boomers, who presently operate and maintain our plants, mills and factories, are going fishing – permanently, and in droves as they enter their golden years. That’s...

Brendan Casey

I am regularly involved in troubleshooting problems with hydraulic equipment. In these situations, there are two steps I always complete before reaching for my test gear. The first is to...

Phil Ramsey

I am convinced that it was young men who built the pyramids and carved all of the murals in the monuments of Central and South America. My theory is this: as I have grown older I’ve noticed...

Noria Corporation

Bama Companies Inc. manufactures pies, biscuits and dough products for sale directly to consumers, as well as ingredients for other products. Bama Foods Ltd., Bama Frozen Dough and Bama Pie...

Holly Fitzgerald, The Lubrizol Corporation

Today’s machine lubrication technology is more advanced than ever before, due in part, to major investments in research and development (R & D). Although R & D remains a cornerstone of...

Tony Noblit, Houghton International

In 2000, Houghton International formulated a fire-resistant vegetable oil hydraulic fluid – Cosmolubric B-230. This technology made it affordable for manufacturers to switch to a...

Christopher Barnes, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

The majority of chains used in industry suffer unnecessarily short lives. This leads many companies to forego chains all together and replace them with belts. In most cases, however, the pro…

Bob Stowell, Graphite Metallizing Corporation

Switching to a new graphite/metal alloy bearing material helps a major glass manufacturer save $250,000 per year in a high-temperature application. Eliminating production downtime required...

Hannu Harkonen, John Crane Safematic

With lubrication acting as the lifeblood of today’s paper-making processes, paper machines are increasingly using oil circulation lubrication systems in both their drying sections and other...

Bruce T. Kuhnell, Monash University

Ernest Rabinowicz, retired professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), suggests that 70 percent of machines are removed from service due to degradation of mechanical...

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