Machinery Lubrication November 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

It ain't just about the oil. In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to me that applied tribology is more about training and behavioral science than about engineering and material...

Noria Corporation

Maintain(verb) To keep up or preserve In previous Viewpoint columns, I have defined and explained words that are significant in our business. And how much more significant can they get than...

Brendan Casey

Rebuilding a hydraulic component involves reworking or replacing all parts necessary to return the component to an "as new" condition in terms of performance and expected service life. In other...

Noria Corporation

Building a world-class lubrication program is a multistep process. A widely advocated, classic approach is to begin by benchmarking the current performance, followed by defining opportunities and...

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

Lube oil cleanliness is necessary for the reliable operation of machinery components such as bearings, gears and hydraulics. Failure to adhere to cleanliness standards can result in sluggish...

Noria Corporation

Lubrication excellence requires the right tools for the right job. Lubricant filter carts and transfer carts are vital tools that need to be designed for the task at hand. This buyers guide takes a...

Chris Grimstad, Grimstad, Inc. Gordon Grimstad, Grimstad, Inc.

While demographers busily count the world's population, manufacturers are fighting against growing particle populations within lube oil and hydraulic systems. Particles and people have littl…

Bill Needelman, Donaldson Company, Inc. David Webb, Donaldson Company, Inc.

Water covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, with the majority located in oceans, lakes and rivers. Water is necessary for life. Before the Industrial Revolution, water was the primary...

Solution to Hardened Grease When evaluating an automatic lubricator on an outdoor fan location, we found that the grease had hardened in the tubing. As a solution, we added a pipe tee with an...

Dear Jim: Thanks for your invitation to "weigh in" on your recent article. All your points and counterpoints are quite valid. However, as you know of course, the choice of lube method cannot be made...

David McCaughey, The Lubrizol Corporation

What's the first image that comes to mind when you think about off-road equipment? How about tremendous power to move dirt, gravel or stone; or the ability to haul larger, heavier loads at higher...

Adan Reinosa, Pareto Point Industries, Inc. Robert J. Hammer, Pareto Point Industries, Inc. Valentin Amezquita, Pareto Point Industries, Inc.

In a recent Machinery Lubrication magazine article (September 2005), author J. Bennett Fitch discussed the benefits and inherent weaknesses of magnetic filtration devices. This article addresses...

Aaron Hoeg, Hy-Pro Filtration

The Problem Mobile mining equipment hydraulic systems are typically exposed to very high solid particle ingression rates. A mine was experiencing premature component failure on its excavator due...

Lindsay Hall, Noria Corporation

Designing a best-practice lubricant storage and dispensing room is one of the first steps in achieving lubrication excellence. Several readers met the challenge of transforming their lubricant...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Before discussing how to change the perception of the value of the lube tech, we must understand the perception that lubrication activities themselves are at the bottom of the maintenance totem...