Machinery Lubrication March 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Have you heard any intriguing lubrication UFOs stories lately? Maybe you’ve seen or experienced one yourself. You know what I mean those incredible claims about lubricants and lubrication, that...

Drew Troyer

Why do programs designed to improve plant lubrication come and go? The story’s plot often resembles a sinusoidal wave - on again, off again. Excellence in lubrication, like other quality efforts,...

Phil Ramsey

Over the years I’ve observed a trend in customers: On one magical day at the beginning of every summer, when the temperature first nears 88°F and the humidity reaches 70 percent or more, a number...

Arnold Shugarman

Synthetic lubricants can be cost-effective alternatives to traditional mineral oils in off-highway engine applications if the performance benefits outweigh the higher lubricant cost. Before making...

Scott Evans, Lubrication Management Systems

Surface mining is a very old practice in North America. For example, mining for copper at the surface of the Michigan Upper Peninsula appears to have started as early as 5000 B.C. The ore produced...

Stan Morgan, Advanced Glassfiber Yarns

Four shots every 28 days. It couldn’t get any simpler than that, right? At least I thought so at first. Two years ago, when I was asked to manage our facility’s machinery lubrication program, I...

Martin Williamson

Governments throughout the European community are taking the climate change and environmental concerns seriously. For the end-user, this results in more paperwork, additional costs of...

Don Searles, Machinery Maintenance for Extended Life

From 1962 to 1970, I worked for two companies: for a Caterpillar dealer as a field service mechanic, and for a highway contractor as a master mechanic. In those positions, I was often...

John L. Wright

A chain is a series of traveling journal bearings with a means to engage the teeth of a sprocket and transmit force and motion. Because each chain joint is a bearing, proper lubrication is...

Peter Sweeny, Bijur Lubricating Corp.

Even the smallest hydraulic oil leak costs money. The cumulative effect of external leaks from hydraulic machines can cost industrial producers tens of thousands of nonbudgeted dollars...