Archive | Lubrication Management & Technology

4:25 pm
August 1, 2014
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Lubrication Checkup: Lube-Program Musts

By Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister Symptom: I’m responsible for implementing a formal lubrication program. Our site uses many different lubricants and delivery systems, and has a warehouse full of half-opened lube containers. With almost no documentation and no ID on the reservoirs, I have little to go on regarding what lube goes where. How […]

8:47 pm
June 19, 2014
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Des-Case Acquires ESCO Oil Sight Glass Portfolio

Nashville, TN-based Des-Case Corp. has purchased the visual-oil-analysis line of  ESCO Products, Inc., the well-known Texas manufacturer of oil sight glasses and level-monitoring technologies and distributor of Copaltite and Dow Corning products. The acquired portfolio includes ESCO’s 3-D BullsEye Viewport, oil sight glasses, indicators and level monitors. Headquartered in Houston, family owned and operated ESCO has been in business for nearly 50 years. Its visual-oil-analysis product […]

6:06 pm
June 18, 2014
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Industrial Lubrication Fundamentals: Storage & Handling

The journey from refinery to point-of-use can kill a lubricant. By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Many end-users believe a lubricant is purchased in an uncontaminated state and delivered in the correct formulation, as ordered, to begin its working life as soon as it’s dispensed into a machine reservoir or bearing point. This is not always […]

4:59 pm
June 18, 2014
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ExxonMobil’s Equipment Builder Group Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence

The group was formed to help OEMs advance the performance of machinery they build for industrial operations around the world. By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Since 1914, ExxonMobil’s Equipment Builder Group has helped companies maximize industrial equipment performance and design. Comprised of engineers with backgrounds across a range of disciplines, the group is often involved […]

8:44 pm
May 27, 2014
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Several KLOZURE Bearing Isolators Receive Upgraded IP Ratings

Garlock has announced that several products in its KLOZURE line of bearing isolators have received upgraded ingress protection (IP) ratings from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s NEMA MG-1 2009 Part 5 specification. The GUARDIAN, MICRO-TEC II, SGI and EnDuro have been upgraded from IP55 and IP56 sealing ratings to IP65 and IP66 sealing ratings, confirming their suitability […]