By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Few things are guaranteed in life, unless you live in the continental Northeast. Up here, winter living is synonymous with bad driving conditions, lots of snow shoveling, high heating bills and, possibly, critical equipment problems.I recently have been up close and personal with all of the above.
You don’t have to go it alone in building and sustaining lubrication excellence.
This type of contamination removal pays big dividends in terms of improved equipment reliability.
With lubricants, it’s all about control. This article captures the what, why and how of it.
Air Coolant For Machining Operations
EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant SystemTM produces a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup on machining operations. According to the company, the product is an alternative to mist systems and helps reduce costs associated with the purchase, filtration and disposal of liquid coolants. Features include an improved hot-air exhaust muffler that reduces the operating noise level to 70 dBA.
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Cordless Grease Gun
Milwaukee Tool’s M18™ Cordless 2-Speed Grease Gun delivers up to 10,000 psi operating pressure and includes a pre-set grease counter to dispense exact amounts of grease. Other features include an on-board LED light, a lock-on/off trigger and a plunger rod with markings to gauge remaining grease. The tool has a stand-up design and shoulder-strap capability, while a 48” flexible hose offers accessibility to hard-to-reach fittings.
Milwaukee Tool Corp.
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Compact High-Viscosity Filter Cart
The OilMiser 15V456 High Viscosity Filter Cart features a compact design and a high-efficiency TEFC motor. Its color-coded Filter Condition Indicator signals a needed filter change. Quick-disconnects comply with ISO-7241-1B Interchange Standards, and are supplied with dust caps on suction and discharge ports. The cart’s low flow rate of 1.9 gpm (7 L/m) minimizes filter media stress and maximizes contamination retention on the oil filter.
JLM Systems Ltd.
Richmond, BC, Canada
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Ultrasound Data Collector
SDT has added an acceleration feature to its SDT270 ultrasound data collector, allowing inspectors to measure, log, alarm and analyze vibration data. It also features survey-driven temperature, tachometer and static/dynamic measurements powered by an on-board synchronous database. Data can be further analyzed through the company’s Ultranalysis Suite software.
SDT Ultrasound Solutions
Cobourg, ON, Canada
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Semi-Permanent Spill Containment Solution
New Pig’s crush-resistant Build-A-Berm® Barrier Kit lets facilities create semi-permanent spill containment barriers around machinery or storage areas. This pliable, open-cell barrier can be shaped to suit the application and springs back into shape after being walked on or rolled over with light, wheeled equipment. It features a high-visibility yellow color and 18-oz all-vinyl covering that resists oils, coolants and most chemicals. The kit includes straight sections, corners and sealant, and the barrier is easily removed with a flat-bladed shovel.
New Pig Corp.
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Low-Temp Food Grade Lubricant
LU™214 Food Grade Low Temperature Lubricant from Sprayon® Products is NSF® H1-rated and suited for extended service under low-temperature conditions (down to -78 F). Its blend of synthetic oils includes extreme-pressure corrosion inhibitors, anti-oxidant, anti-foam and anti-wear additives. Kosher-approved, this non-staining formulation with a high load capacity is suited for use on compressed air systems, gears, chains and more.
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Lube-Additive Diagnostic Tool With Wi-Fi Connectivity
Fluitec’s RULER View™ diagnostic tool provides the type of critical insight into the health and remaining useful life of the antioxidant additives in lubricants that heretofore hasn’t been available through other condition monitoring and analysis technologies. An advancement of the company’s flagship condition monitoring product, the RULER, it features a microphone for real-time dictation of data relevant to the sample and an integrated camera to capture an image of the MPC patch (Membrane Patch Colorimetry, ASTM D7843) when testing for varnish potential. Technology-friendly Wi-Fi connectivity allows for seamless software upgrades and product support. The built-in report template and integrated software lets users quickly produce high-value, professional reports on the remaining useful life of their critical lubricating assets.
Jersey City, NJ