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?”
Hydraulic systems are different animals. They require special care and feeding.