Archive | November/December

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Lube Cart Showcase

There is plenty to consider when acquiring a lube cart, including flow rate, filter type and viscosityrange, among others. Aside from their many options and customizable features, lube cartsoffer the flexibility of portable—and convenient—filtration. That’s a “must have” capability in today’s fast-paced production environments. These pages highlight some of the latest, featurerich filter carts in […]

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From Our Perspective: Making Green By Going Green

  Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor If you could simultaneously operate in a “greener environment,” assure increased capacity and save money, all with minimal effort, would you?   Who among us hasn’t seen—or heard of— one or more of the recent “scary” documentaries “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Crude Awakening” and “The Death of the Electric Car”? Who […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community LEBLANC ANNOUNCED AS NEW CEO OF GENERAC Waukesha, WI-based Generac Power Systems has announced the appointment of Edward A. LeBlanc as CEO of the company. He takes on this new position in light of former CEO William Treffert’s recent decision to retire from Generac after […]

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Part II: Oil Cleanliness: The Key To Equipment Reliability

Cleanliness can impact equipment life in a big way. For example, in hydraulic systems, with servo valves, a typical new unfiltered hydraulic fluid usually has an ISO cleanliness code of 25/22/19. The system requires a 16/14/11 based on pressure. By filtering the oil to the proper cleanliness level of 16/14/11, the life of the valve […]

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Bearings and lubrication for small steam turbines

If you ever have dealt with small steam turbines, chances are that issues of bearing selection and lubrication had to be addressed. Among these are issues of rolling element bearings vs. sleeve bearings, types of lubrication and application of lubricants. Even the definition of a turbine’s suitability for a certain service is often debated and […]

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