Machinery Lubrication March 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

In the beginning, man invented machines. One of the first machines, and perhaps the most celebrated invention of all time, was the cart or wagon incorporating the wheel. This was soon followed...

Drew Troyer

“…there is no manual that deals with the real business of motorcycle maintenance, the most important aspect of all. Caring about what you are doing is considered either unimportant or taken for...

Brendan Casey

It is widely accepted that particle contamination reduces the service life of hydraulic components. Fact is, some level of particle contamination is always present in hydraulic fluid, even in new...

Phil Ramsey

I am anxious to learn more about electric motor lubrication in the industrial environment, because very few of the electric motors in automobiles require periodic maintenance. Most have sealed...

Leith Hitchcock, Shell

Thermography can be used to identify and analyze thermal anomalies for condition monitoring of machines. These thermal anomalies are usually caused by such mechanisms as operation, improper...

Sabrin Gebarin

Proper lubrication is essential to maintaining the life of your equipment. Grease guns and grease fittings are widely used in today’s industry and offer a simple means to lubricate machinery. The...

Malcom Rose, Infineum International Limited

The use of gas engines for power generation has become more widespread in recent years. With estimates that up to 30 percent of worldwide electricity demand will be generated from gas by 2020, this...

Robert Errichello, Geartech

In the following article the author explores the ageless question: Are synthetic oils (PAO - Polyalpha olefin and PAG - Polyalkylene glycol) better gear and bearing lubricants than mineral oils?...

William Strecker, Kingsbury

Plain bearings are generally durable and operate for long periods with little or no interruption. However, like all mechanical systems, the bearing conditions periodically degrade. A rigorous...

Russ Hink, SKF

The various sections of a modern papermaking machine (Figure 1) expose about 1,500 different bearings to harsh conditions including water, heat, steam and paper dust. Each section has special...

Mark Calkins, Everett Equipment Services

The Everett manufacturing complex for Boeing Commercial Aircraft covers 98.3 acres and encloses 472 million cubic feet of space. Included in that manufacturing space are approximately 7,950 pieces...

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