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 […]
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 […]
Give your equipment lubricants the respect they deserve. Keep them well-filtered and clean!
Upfront planning for these events can also reduce downtime.
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.
By Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister Symptom: After running a newly purchased hydraulic system for several weeks, we’ve noticed that two of the cylinder seals are leaking. How can this happen in brand-new equipment?
Lubrication is not only a vital component in an effective preventive maintenance program, it offers a quick and effective pathway to efficiency improvements in industrial equipment. In this Q&A, we learn how one leading supplier is working to support your efforts.
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Symptom: “Dr. Lube, in your book Lubrication for Industry, specifically in the chapter ‘Selecting a Lubricant Delivery System,’ under ‘Lube Lines,’ you say that copper can deplete certain additive packages from oil. Could you explain this a bit more?”