Mississauga, ON – Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has announced the schedule for its 2014-2015 Lube Basics Seminars. Scheduled cities in Ontario will include Kitchener, Mississauga, Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
A study conducted by a major component manufacturer showed that improper lubrication accounts for 53% of all bearing failures, is a major cause of equipment downtime and results in significant unnecessary maintenance costs. According to FLO’s marketing specialist, Gabriel Lopez, “FLO Lube Basics Seminars are designed to help you avoid common lubrication failures by turning your personnel into lubrication specialists.
Each one-day seminar will include a balance of theory and practical information. Half of the seminar time will be for traditional in-class training and half will be hands-on training.
These seminars are designed and presented as an unbiased, third-party, vendor-neutral lubrication training program. “We don’t bring people there to sell them on our products,” said Lopez. “We teach them what they need to know about dealing with everyday lubrication issues, so when they apply what they learn, their payoff is immediate and permanent.”
Some of the topics to be covered in the seminars include:
- Basic principles of friction/wear, lubricants and lubricant types
- Grease properties/compatibility/applications
- Introduction to manual lubrication (fittings, calibrating grease guns, etc.)
- Lubricant handling/transfer and storage procedures
- General Automatic Lube System operation, inspection and troubleshooting procedures.
Established in 1977 and based in Mississauga, ON, FLO is a lubrication systems specialist and a supplier of total lube solutions and supplies to major construction, road building, aggregate, trucking, mining companies and manufacturers in Ontario. FLO has been a Lincoln Industrial Master Distributor for over 36 years and is the largest SKF Lubrication Business Unit System House for both Lincoln and SKF brands in Canada.
More information on the seminars can be found on FLO’s website at www.flocomponents.com.