Machinery Lubrication January 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The other day while waiting at an airport, I noticed a couple of teenagers playing speed chess, also known as lightning chess. According to the rules, a game of 40 moves or less must be played in...

Noria Corporation

If you ask anybody who's been around maintenance why precision lubrication is important, nine times out of 10 he or she will answer "to prevent failures." While this basic statement cannot be...

Brendan Casey

In the November-December 2006 issue of Machinery Lubrication, I discussed some aspects to consider when selecting a supplier for hydraulic component rebuilds. Regardless of deciding whether to use...

Noria Corporation

When touting the virtues of a well-designed and implemented lubrication program, we often advocate and prescribe a holistic approach. This is important because lubrication, or maintenance in...

E.R. Booser, Analysts Michael Khonsari, Louisiana State University

Grease is the lubricant of choice for millions of bearings and machine elements. Yet, the selection and specifications of grease compositions and properties require careful consideration of certain...

Noria Corporation

A necessary step to achieve lubrication excellence is designing a best-practice lubricant storage and dispensing room. One plant transformed its lubricant dispensing methods to achieve a...

Joanne Ferguson, Rocol Lubricants

InBev, the world's largest brewing company, is benefiting from optimized food-grade lubrication and a noticeable reduction in machinery breakdowns from poor lubrication at its Wellpark Brewery in...

Steven Herzog, RohMax Thelma Marougy, Eaton Corporation

Machine builders recommend hydraulic fluids for their equipment by specifying characteristics such as viscosity, antiwear performance and oxidation stability. They may also identify qualified...

Will Hurley, Fluid Metrics

Compressed air is often referred to as the "fourth utility", and like electricity, water and natural gas, is critical to most manufacturing operations. The prevalent type of air compressor used...

Karl Rykert, Pro-seal Service Group

Pro-Seal Service Group, a distributor for Royal Purple synthetic lubricants, encounters numerous lubrication-related failures and is thereby challenged to improve reliability on all...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

ICML Offers Amnesty Recertification The Board of Directors for the International Council for Machinery Lubrication has approved a recertification amnesty period in which all personnel...

Sandy Cowan, NLGI

NLGI is a not-for-profit organization that serves the lubricating grease industry. The first National Lubricating Grease Institute meeting took place on June 29, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. The...

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