Machinery Lubrication September 2009

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Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Attendees of Noria's RELIABLE PLANT 2009 conference, held earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio, received expert analysis on the state of manufacturing, the health of the auto industry and the future...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

I often mention the wear debris universe when I lecture on oil analysis topics. This refers to the extensive array of wear particle technologies and tactics that can help reveal the true...

Noria Corporation

In Part 1 of this three-part series, published in the July-August 2009 edition of Machinery Lubrication, I talked about what makes a good preventive maintenance (PM) task and how we need to capture...

Drew Troyer

I've always been interested in the connection between reliability management and other functional responsibilities within a manufacturing organization, such as quality and safety. Clearly, reliable...

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Do you have the energy to continuously pursue maintenance and reliability best practices? Do you have the power to make that happen? If you answered "no", can you afford not to? We Energies has...

Brendan Casey

The need for hose replacement is a fairly common occurrence on hydraulic machines. Hydraulic hose fabrication is a big business with plenty of competition and more than a few cowboys running...

Stephen Sumerlin, Noria Corporation

How do you know if you're using the right hydraulic oil? For most lubricated machines, there are plenty of options when it comes to lubricant selection. Just because a machine will run with …

More than 1,000 industrial professionals attended RELIABLE PLANT 2009, Noria Corporation's annual conference and exhibition, held August 31-September 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in...

Midori Teruyama

Reliability is increased and equipment life is extended through practice and a continuous pursuit of best practices. That is the mind-set of Shikoku Electric Power Company. And, it is the credo of...

The "Lube-Tips" section of Machinery Lubrication magazine features innovative ideas submitted by our readers. Additional tips can be found in our Lube-Tips e-mail newsletter. If you have a tip to...

The National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) and the European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI) have long partnered in several joint working groups for advancement in areas such as: grease...

Noria Corporation

Headspace management requires a focus on stabilizing the cleanliness and dryness of the environment inside a component's casing. Although this seems like a simple task on the surface, it can be...

Earl Edens, the subject of this issue's "Get to Know ..." section, is more than deserving of a moment in the spotlight. Earl is a lubrication technician at Eastman Chemical's plant in Kingsport, Tenn....

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

When we say that we are the International Council for Machinery Lubrication, we really mean international. ICML's certification program and its credentials, such as the Machine Lubrication...

Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation

Rolling-element bearings used in electric motors can fail for many reasons. This article discusses effective strategies for minimizing failures caused by incorrect lubricant selection, conta…

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