Machinery Lubrication May 2001

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Drew Troyer

Recently, while perusing a book entitled “Quality Maintenance - Zero Defects Through Equipment Management” by Seiji Tsuchiya, a Japanese engineering manager and maintenance expert, I read the...

Phil Ramsey

Welcome to the column “From Under the Hood”. Within this discussion (both yours and mine), I hope to have a commentary on various topics from under the hoods of our cars. The modern automobile is...

Dennis Lauer

Synthetic gear oils are used whenever mineral gear oils have reached their performance limit and can no longer meet the application requirements.

Sometimes the most creative ideas are the wrong ideas. Open top-up containers like this are magnets for contaminants and can wreak havoc when used on small sumps. This is an oil top-up...

Noria Corporation

Worm gears operate under difficult conditions, presenting unique lubrication demands. They serve as speed reducers in many different industries and applications. This article addresses how...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

We at Noria are thrilled to introduce the inaugural issue of Machinery Lubrication magazine, the first trade publication dedicated to the machinery lubrication professional striving to achieve...

Noria Corporation

Just like nutrition facts printed on the label of every item in a grocery store, the symbols on a can of motor oil tell consumers the service rating and certification for that product. In the...

Drew Troyer

These days, anything you buy seems to have an expiration date. You’ll find a “Best if Used By” label on everything from milk to batteries, but you won’t find such a date on greases and...

Noria Corporation

Use this tool to decide whether to schedule oil changes based on oil condition through oil analysis or interval-based.

Wayne Mitchell, Lincoln

Each year millions of dollars are spent for new plant equipment designed to build things better and faster. However, machines continue to break down. Bearing failure is a major cause of...

Ken Brown, Utility Service Associates

The importance of fluid health is never more apparent than on an electrohydraulic control (EHC) system that is responsible for the critical task of governing steam delivery to turbines that drive...

Drew Troyer

Water contamination is often called the scourge of the machine. An ongoing battle ensues between lubrication technicians in the wet process industries like pulp and paper, in outdoor machinery...

If this looks familiar, it may be time to redesign your oil room. This drum has a loosely inserted drum pump allowing destructive abrasives and other contaminants to enter the oil...

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