Machinery Lubrication September 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

When it comes to automobiles, people have sharply different motives and objectives. This is reflected not only in the cars they own but also in the way they drive, the fuel they purchase, routine...

Drew Troyer

“Eliminate quotas on the factory floor. Substitute leadership instead.” - W. Edwards Deming During my educational and professional life, I have been influenced by many people. In...

Brendan Casey

Proactive maintenance emphasizes the routine detection and correction of root cause conditions that would otherwise lead to equipment failure.

Phil Ramsey

Most people know to add oil to the top of their engines, and that oil drains out the bottom. Because I have worked in auto repair for 35 years, it is no mystery to me what happens between fi…

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This is the third of a three-part series on base oil technologies and applications. Lubrication technology evolved slowly from ancient times until the 1950s. Solvent-refining...

New Zealand Department of Labour

Every day in workshops, garages and factories people use high-pressure grease guns without realizing their potential for serious injury. As a result, a number of nasty hand injuries are reported to...

Mark Goodman, UE Systems Inc.

Determining when to lubricate bearings and how much lubrication to apply are two of the perplexing issues facing technicians responsible for maintaining bearings. Underlubrication can cause a...

Scotty Lippert, Clopay

Question: “How does our plant stand on lubrication issues?” Answer: “We are doing at least one thing right - we are using grease and oil.” Clopay Corporation Plastics Products is located...

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

Unless bearings come prelubricated and sealed from the factory, they will periodically need a change of lubricant. How often depends on operating conditions and lubricant type. Bearing lubricants...

Lee Culbertson, Royal Purple

China’s rapid economic development has created a great need for an improved and expanded railway system. Railway officials plan to lay 8,500 miles of track nationwide from 2002 to 2005, bringing...

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