By Ken “Dr. Lube” Bannister Symptom We have experienced lubricant-injector failures in a number of our conveyor lubricators. We’ve used the same brand of high-temperature chain oil for the past five years without issue, except for the last drum. In that drum, we discovered coagulated “lumps” floating in the oil. The oil supplier is blaming our […]
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 […]
When moving parts must function smoothly under heavy load, reliable lubrication is required. A new vertical-lift bridge in France is a case in point.
There’s more to selecting the right grease than you might have thought.
These packages are added to your lubricants to help them do all that you want them to do.
The base stocks that a manufacturer starts with and where they come from determines more than you might have imagined with regard to your finished lube products.
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Symptom: “Having implemented an in-house consolidation program, we hope to significantly reduce the number of lubricants that our site stocks and uses. We have a number of greases and gear lubricants of similar viscosity and want to know how to determine their compatibility when switching from one to another.” […]