MRO Magazine

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Lubrication

News
April 3, 2018  

Des-Case acquires RMF Systems from Doedijns Group International

Des-Case Corporation, a market leader in desiccant breathers and

News
March 19, 2018  

PTDA 2018 Canadian conference focuses on participant connections, targeted education

Chicago, Ill. — Registration is now open for the

Feature
December 11, 2017  

MRO Quiz – How well can you troubleshoot lubrication problems?

Investigating problems related to equipment lubrication issues can be

News
October 28, 2017  

One day lubrication fundamentals seminar with STLE in Hamilton

The STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) Hamilton

News
October 16, 2017  

FLO Components Ltd. announces first winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. announced the

News
August 28, 2017  

Toromont to buy Quebec based Hewitt heavy equipment business for $1.02 billion

Toronto – Industrial equipment company Toromont Industries Ltd. has

News
August 16, 2017  

Calibration and metrology compensation survey shows salaries across industries

Everett, Wash. – Fluke Calibration has released the results

News
August 11, 2017  

Automatic greasing systems specialist celebrates 40th anniversary with giveaway contest

FLO Components Ltd. is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with

News
May 26, 2017  

Lubrication videos answer questions for industrial operators

Spring, TX – ExxonMobil has launched “The Grease Experts,”

News
January 27, 2017  

Agenda announced for World Fluid Power Summit

The National Fluid Power Association has posted its agenda

Feature
January 5, 2017  

Chain lubrication tips and methods

There are several leading factors that contribute to accelerated

News
November 18, 2016  

Webinar: The right lubricants drive energy efficiency, savings and productivity

Machinery and Equipment MRO is now accepting registrations for the 2016 Oil & Lube webinar series.
Date: September 8, 2016 2 P.M. EST.

News
November 18, 2016  

Webinar: Safe Performance – Minimize lubrication risk in operations

Some of the greatest risks to an operation typically occur during equipment servicing and maintenance. One way to ensure a safe environment is to reduce human-machine-interaction (HMI). This effort should be supported by best practices that enhance safety in a lubrication program.

News
November 18, 2016  

Webinar: What is the lubricant’s role in energy efficiency?

This complimentary webinar considers the various ways energy savings

Feature
August 5, 2016  

What’s Up Doug? Rolling Element Bearings and Fluid Power

There are a number of ways that rolling element

News
July 7, 2016  

Parent of specialty filtration products manufacturer Des-Case acquired by IGP

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Industrial Growth Partners (IGP), a San

Feature
February 19, 2016  

PTDA Foundation accepting nominations for 2016 Wendy B. McDonald Award

Chicago, Ill. – The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Is lubrication data missing from your KPIs?

In industrial operations the world over, lubrication remains a vexing challenge. Indeed, when machine bearings fail, there’s a better than 70% chance that faulty or insufficient lubrication practices are ultimately to blame….

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Nano-ceramic grease extends maintenance interval 6x

A new high-performance nano-ceramic grease has proven to significantly extend the service life of bearings operating in washdown conditions. The grease is being used on lift truck wheel bearings for frozen food processing and handling…

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Understanding ball screw lubrication

Ball screws – mechanical devices that convert rotational motion to linear motion with a minimal amount of friction – are used in an array of industrial applications and particularly in machine tools. However, they must be lubricated…

Feature
September 1, 2013  

The impact of lubricants on machine performance

Everything works better with lubrication. But with the huge variety of lubricants available, it can become a challenge to select the right lubricant for the application. Making a good decision requires knowledge of the application and its…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

An easy ‘way to improve gearbox life

Gearboxes are a key component of many industrial power transmission systems. Industrial gearboxes are highly engineered machines. Many components in gear drives have tight tolerances and optimized gear geometry that are required for…

Feature
December 1, 2011  

Wind turbine gearbox lubrication requires special consideration

Industrial gearboxes are highly engineered machines. Many components in gear drives have tight tolerance limits and an optimized gear geometry. It stands to reason that such equipment needs special care. The successful operation and longevity…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

How to Achieve World-Class Maintenance

In this issue, I am beginning a series of eight articles that will explore what many companies would like to achieve – a world-class maintenance department.

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Preventing dirty-oil downtime

J.E. Myles Inc., a hydraulic systems distributor based in Troy, MI, worked with its sister company, Control Power-Reliance, to engineer the world’s largest six-axis transportation simulator back in 1996. Today, the simulator continues to run…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Extending the life of throw-away gearboxes

Worm gearboxes are typically used as an inexpensive way to provide high, single-reduction gear ratios for machine drives and conveyors. These gearboxes are tolerant of start-and-stop operations and load variations, and are used with many types…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

All-weather oil handles minus 42

A  chain reaction is defined as a series of events in which each induces or influences the next. In the forestry industry, such an occurrence is often related to equipment downtime, because when one machine breaks down, it can leave…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

What’s new in lubrication

Nanoceramic grease packaging suits high-volume applications

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Sealing out bearing contamination

Bearing seals are critical when used in combination with grease lubrication because they help keep the grease free from contamination. Contamination that reaches grease is trapped and will continually wear on the bearing.

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Decreasing MTTR using split seal technology

Maintenance engineers and technicians are typically charged with responsibility of developing and implementing maintenance programs, making continuous productivity improvements, and solving daily equipment challenges.