Archive | January/February

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Introduction To Synthetic Lubricants & Their Applications

All synthetics are not alike. Selection should be based on the optimum base stock type for the application. The additive system, which also is very important, imparts unique properties to the finished synthetic lubricant. As a result, there can be major differences in performance for the same synthetic type from different suppliers. Case histories and […]

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Justify Your Equipment Reliability Enhancements

According to statistical reliability data, as much as 65% of the life cycle costs are determined during the design, procurement and installation phases of new machinery applications [Ref. 1]. While design and procurement are important aspects for any application, the installation of the equipment plays a very signifi cant role. A superb design, poorly installed, […]

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The Five Rights of Lubrication

Many companies fail to realize the importance of lubrication and the application of its five basic “rights” in achieving world-class machinery reliability. This article examines each of these concepts in detail, along with a summary of best practices including procedures in the selection of the optimal lubricant supplier. 1. Right typeAs a first step in […]

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Delivering It All: Robust & Value-Added

Tom Madding, Vice President/Publisher In our July-August publication, I wrote about the continued improvement and growth at Lubrication & Fluid Power, and how it is our goal to keep getting better at informing you on lubricationrelated issues, technologies and services. We haven’t stopped. In fact, one of the latest improvements can be seen in our […]

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We Reserve The Right…Or Do They?

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor As a classic car and motorcycle enthusiast, I spend much of my spare time restoring and “playing” with vintage vehicles. Ironically, modern technology, through introduction and use of the Internet, has drastically changed my hobby over the past 5-10 years. In this realm of lightning-fast communication, likeminded individuals engage in continual […]

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Lubrication Management & Technology News

SKF EXPANDS SERVICES WITH ACQUISITION OF ILLINOIS-BASED PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE CO.In a move expected to strengthen SKF’s position inreliability services, condition monitoring products, maintenance strategies and consulting services, the company’s subsidiary SKF USA Inc. has acquired Preventive Maintenance Company Inc. (PMCI), of Elk Grove Village, IL. PMCI has 70 employees and annual sales of approximately $10 […]

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Companies Work Together To Help Power Gen Facilities

Oil skimming capabilities enhance oil/water separating… Power generation facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from wastewater. Such equipment, however, usually is not going to be particularly effi cient when it comes to removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Traditionally, the separator industry has either used overfl ow skimmer […]

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PROBLEM SOLVERS

Keep It Clean And Keep It Running With Smarter Contamination Measurement Schroeder Industries introduces its SMART™ Kit (SMK) for the measurement of contamination levels in hydraulic and lubricating oils. The unit comes complete with the Schroeder TestMate Contamination Monitor® (TCM), making it easy for users to continuously monitor ISO levels in real time. This product can […]

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