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Heavy-load industries, such as mining, may not be doing enough to create an effective equipment maintenance program. Simply performing scheduled preventative maintenance and an using oil analysis does not constitute an effective program. This article explores different lubrication strategies that could greatly impact the performance of heavy machinery, such as hydraulic shovels, and draglines.
Maintenance organizations must be proactive so that the solution to an oil-related problem is not always an oil change. The real benefit of oil analysis is using the data to steer you toward…
Many maintenance technicians confuse cavitation and aeration. In fact, aeration is sometimes referred to as pseudo cavitation. While these two conditions have similar symptoms, their causes are entirely different.
Discover how the Gerber production plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was able to boost its asset reliability through better lubrication management.
To fend off risk and vulnerability, wise and reliability-intensive organizations perform inspection across multiple states. Learn the five states of machine Inspection 2.0 so you can determi…
By properly matching the needs of your equipment to the properties of the lubricant, you not only can extend the life of your machinery, but you can also help protect the environment.
As you gain a better understanding of ISO 55000, you will realize the value it offers in implementing a proper asset management system as well as a world-class lubrication strategy that can …
Hydraulic wiper seals are the first line of defense in many hydraulic systems. Unfortunately, they are also a perpetual problem for most users of hydraulic machinery. Hydraulic oil contamination is a major factor in seal life and performance. Tiny scratches and gouges on the surface of cylinder rods can significantly reduce the life of seals and give contaminants an easy path into the system.
During the past three years, Cameco Corporation's Bradley Owen has seen firsthand the tremendous financial benefits that can come from implementing and maintaining an effective lubrication p…
Since its inception in 2001, the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) has awarded more than 17,000 certifications in more than 100 countries while continuing to support the…