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Lubrication and vibration subject of Nov. 13 meeting in Toronto

Toronto, ON -- Nov. 12, 2001 -- Some lubricants will withstand mild or intermittent vibration loads but the best lu...


November 12, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — Nov. 12, 2001 — Some lubricants will withstand mild or intermittent vibration loads but the best lubricant cannot handle continuous vibration. A presentation in Toronto on Tues., Nov. 13, 2001, “Advances in Vibration Analysis Toward Lubrication Control,” will explore industrial vibration as exemplified in an out-of-balance automobile wheel.

The presentation takes place at a joint meeting of the STLE and the Industrial Mechanical Engineers, at The Old Mill Restaurant in Toronto at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the presentation is at 7 p.m.

The effect of the amplitude, frequency and acceleration of the out-of-balance movement will be described and examples will be given of the effect of these properties in industrial applications. Steve Grundy of Rockwell Automation will highlight some of the causes of vibration and the measuring techniques which are available for the various conditions which occur in the wide range of situations which are faced in industrial situations.

Anti-vibration techniques will be reviewed and the way in which lubricants can be used to minimize and control vibration will be outlined and examples of applications which use the technology will be discussed.


Grundy received his B.Comm. in Enterprise Development from the Ryerson Polytechnical University and has been working in the field of machinery condition monitoring technology since 1994. He is currently working with the Integrated Condition Monitoring division of Rockwell Automation in the ongoing management of client accounts in Eastern Canada. He is actively involved with the marine, energy, petrochemical, mining, forestry and manufacturing industries both in Canadian and international markets.

Members and non-members of the associations are welcome. Contact Jim Arner of Texaco at 905-670-6470, ext. 233, or e-mail, to reserve a spot. If you do not call but show up and there is room, a surcharge of $5.00 applies. If they do not have enough meals, ready then there is a fine restaurant at the Old Mill and you can join the presentation later. Cost: $35 for SAE/STLE Members, $40 for non-members and guests, $10 for students, plus, there are special rates for retired members and those between jobs.

For further information, visit the STLE Toronto chapter website at at

By Bill Roebuck, Editor