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Our Perspective: Taking Care Of Business… The Right Way!

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor The key to performing a successful, professional job in any walk of life has long been attributed to three simple rules: preparation, quality work and clean-up. If you ever have had contractors perform work in your home, those most likely to receive your recommendation for future work typically would have followed […]

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Problem Solvers

Contaminant-Free Compressed Air For Pneumatics The SKF® “SFD” dryer system is uniquely engineered for industrial applications to deliver compressed air free of oil, contaminants and water. In conjunction with large air compressors and systems, this compact unit dries compressed air for pneumatic applications directly from the tank, eliminating a need for after-coolers and additional external […]

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Technology Showcase: Food Grade Lubricants

With so much riding on a processor’s ability to help feed the world, the incorrect choice can be a killer in more ways than one. Hungry for improved reliability and increased profitability in your food processing operations? Proper lubricant selection is crucial to both quality and safety—and your bottom line! With the potential for contact […]

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Time to fire up your safety program…5 Keys To A Successful Safety Audit

Where do dangers lurk on your plant floor? Uncovering hazards and deficiencies before they become a problem is the first step in reducing risk to people and property. Awell-executed safety audit program can make a substantial difference in helping companies prevent accidents and injuries. Your company must understand and incorporate key characteristics of a successful […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community ASSOCIATION NEWS SAMOLCZYK CHAIRS AMERICAN BEARING MANUFACTURERS ASSOC.Mark Samolczyk, senior vice president of corporate planning and development for The Timken Company, has assumed the chairmanship of ABMA, the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (www.abma-dc.org). The fourth Timken executive to take on this role, his term […]

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Human Memory Vs. Computerization

Lubrication reliability is an extremely important and complex issue that may not be getting enough attention in many plants. This type of “forgetfulness” can be very costly. These days, successful manufacturing and process organizations would not dream of running their accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, CRM and a host of other critical functions without […]

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Part I…How Clean Is The New Oil In Your Equipment? (Who Is Responsible?)

It’s a nagging, industry-wide question, and one that keeps many a supplier and end user up at night. In the multi-step process of moving lubricants from THEIR tanks to YOUR equipment, where does contamination start? At what point do dirt and/or moisture enter the supply chain? Is it a problem with storage, handling, dispensing or […]

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Part I. Using Oil Mist On Electric Motors

Despite being an accepted method of lubrication in countless reliability-focused process plants around the globe, questions about this technology continue to surface. In early 2008, two widely read U.S. trade journals carried articles on grease lubrication of electric motors. Neither article mentioned oil mist lubrication, probably because the scope of the articles was, of course, […]

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