Earlier, general-purpose lubricants used to be enough to meet the lubricating needs of a given application. In the past, a person's experience and expertise were the primary factors in choosing a lubricant.
- Peter Jacobs
- CNC Masters
In this webinar, find out how a combination of variables are used to optimize lubricant selection. The four-tier “LETS” approach helps to bridge the gap between the OEM recommendation under perfect operating conditions and what is the reality for the end user.
- Patrick Loe
- Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Synthetic Oil Protects Slow-Moving, Straight-Cut Open Gears.
Pyroshield Syn Kiln Lubricant (9020) is a heavy-duty synthetic fluid designed to provide exceptional protection for high-load, heavy-shock, high-heat applications, particularly large shrouded and unshrouded open gears servicing kilns and ball mills in the mining, mineral processing and cement industries. It is recommended for slow-moving, straight-cut gear sets where flaking occurs using a conventional open gear lubricant.
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
Why wireless sensor Fmax is Critical. Lack of lubrication is a major cause of bearing damage & bearing failure. Therefore, it is critical for vibration sensors to be able to detect the higher frequency vibration resulting from lack of lubrication, which is generally far above 1kHz..
- Mike Olszewski
- Reliability Concepts
Due to limited time and tight schedules, major outages require many resources and are often stressful processes. While many companies focus on reactive maintenance because of a culture built decades ago, a small perspective change toward a proactive approach can provide enormous value to equipment reliability and uptime.
- Ed Duda