MRO Magazine

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Lubrication

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June 1, 2010  

Heavy-duty oil helps prevent engine wear

Formulated for both on-and off-road fleets, Duron-E synthetic 5W-40 heavy-duty engine oil from Petro-Canada is licensed to the latest API Heavy Duty Engine Oil category, CJ-4. The oil offers extended …

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June 1, 2010  

Grease gun delivers high pressure for tough jobs

Designed for heavy-duty applications such as heavy machinery, cold weather and clogged grease fittings, the M12 2446-21XC cordless grease gun from Milwaukee delivers over 8,000 psi maximum operating p…

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June 1, 2010  

On-line free resources focus on coolant issues

Zebra Skimmers, a manufacturer of oil skimmers and fluid maintenance equipment, has announced its free online resources. These resources include a Coolant Troubleshooting Guide and Machine Coolant Sta…

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June 1, 2010  

Clear grease gun makes grease identification easy

Clear grease guns are available from Lubrication Engineers of Canada. Developed to prevent costly cross-contamination mistakes, the grease guns allow users to visually identify the grease being used. …

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June 1, 2010  

Water-soluble oil is operator friendly

The Lenox Cycle HD water-soluble oil, for use in a variety of metal-cutting applications, is formulated with an extreme-pressure additive that enhances performance in moderate-to heavy-duty machining …

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June 1, 2010  

Woven absorbent pads are made of natural plant material

Oil Eater has introduced the Naturals line of absorbent pads. Designed to provide a safe, clean workplace, these eco-friendly pads are made of natural plant byproducts and feature a woven construction…

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June 1, 2010  

The Dangers of Air and Bubbles

Air and bubbles, or fluid aeration and cavitation, can cause numerous problems in a hydraulic and lubrication oil system. Lubrication practitioners should be attentive to abnormal noise, poor componen…

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June 1, 2010  

It’s all about the thickness

The most important factor in lubrication selection is oil film thickness. Gearbox manufacturers do not specify film thickness — they specify viscosity. However, film thickness is a function of viscos…

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June 1, 2010  

Bearing grease keeps wind turbines running (June 01, 2010)

Formulated for wind turbine applications, SKF’s high-load, wide-temperature bearing grease, LGBB 2, provides consistent lubrication for the demanding operating conditions of blade and yaw bearings, wh…

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June 1, 2009  

Worldwide Lubricant Market Approaches $50 Billion

Cleveland, OH — Global lubricant demand is forecast to reach 40.5 million metric tons in 2012, according to a 428-page study published earlier this year by the Freedonia Group Inc., World Lubricants …

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June 1, 2009  

Setting Up An Effective Oil Analysis Program

Implementation and training costs are extremely low compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be saved by predicting when problems may occur and then effectively planning and scheduli…

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June 1, 2009  

The Biggest Lube Problems

The biggest problems regarding industrial lubrication were identified in a recent interview with Mike Deckert, vice-president at Flo Components Ltd., Mississauga, ON, an automatic greasing systems spe…

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June 1, 2009  

Ultrasonic System Listens And Measures

According to bearing manufacturers, lubrication problems account for 36% of bearing failures — and over-lubrication is a more frequent cause of these failures than under-lubrication. As a result, sev…

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June 1, 2009  

Food Contamination Threats And Food-Grade Lubricants

Lubricant contamination has always been a concern in the food and beverage processing industry. A major accident could cause a company to make a massive recall that could be devastating to its brand r…

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June 1, 2009  

CFIA Approves Greases For Food Processing Facilities

SKF carries a broad line of industrial bearing greases. LGAP 0, LGAP 1 and LGAP 2 general-purpose, industrial and automotive bearing greases consist of a mineral-oil-based lithium soap thickened greas…

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December 1, 2007  

Is it okay to mix different lubricants in a machine?

Problem: I know my machines are always supposed to use the same lubricants they came with, but if I’m stuck with an empty container, will there be any impact if I top up the fluid with another type?

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September 1, 2007  

Two-Step Process Extends Life of Gear Drives

Picture this — a 600-hp extruder drive pushing wet clay through a moulding die in a brick plant. It’s a tough job! The heavy loading takes its toll on the gearing, and the need to resist airborne con…

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June 1, 2006  

Safeguarding against lubrication woes

Without a proper lubrication program, maintenance managers run the risk of lost revenue through downtime, repair and damaged equipment, in addition to poor reliability and high energy consumption due…

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June 1, 2006  

Better lubrication?

Problem: I was sure I was lubricating a motor’s bearings properly, but they failed anyway. What’s up?…

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November 1, 2003  

Plans Underway for Big 2004 Lubrication Conference in Toronto

If you’re involved with lubrication, start making plans to join 1,500 tribology and lubrication professionals representing 50 industries from around the world at the 2004 Society of Tribologists & Lub…

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November 1, 2003  

Ball Rail Systems are Robust, Low-Maintenance

Rexroth has further expanded its ball rail systems range. Additions include high-speed runner blocks and corrosion-resistant steel ball rail systems in many sizes. Also included is a range of accessor…

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November 1, 2003  

Payback Time

The maintenance team at SDS Kerr-Beavers Dental in Morrisburg, Ont., has a lot to be proud of: proactive maintenance, less-costly machine rebuilds, accurate downtime and repair time tracking, and a ne…

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November 1, 2003  

Focus on Linear Motion: Applications Broaden for Rodless Cylinders

While its name is a bit confusing, when it comes to applications, there’s no underestimating how much rodless cylinder technology is helping those in the automotive assembly, packaging, food productio…

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November 1, 2003  

Focus on Linear Motion: Reducing System Complexity

Production machinery such as spraying equipment, measuring systems, winding machines and cutting/slitting equipment often includes a positioning or reciprocating linear motion assembly. Operating and …

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November 1, 2003  

Quiet Bearings Make for Quiet Electric Motors

For long life and minimal motor noise, it is important to select a quiet bearing for electric motors. Today, electric motors function at increasingly higher speeds and higher operating temperatures, a…

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September 1, 2003  

Finding what you need (September 01, 2003)

www.mro-esource.com Boston Gear offers 2D and 3D CAD drawings, dimensional drawings and PDF spec sheets for its stainless steel 700 series worm gear speed reducers through its on-line product selecto…

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June 1, 2003  

Chain oils prevent corrosion

Long-life Molykote chain oils are available from Dow Corning. Extended chain life is made possible due to the use of synthetic-based formulations that resist emulsification and a tackifier that preven…

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June 1, 2003  

How to reduce unexpected bearing failures

Every premature bearing failure reduces plant performance and profitability. According to the technical experts at SKF Maintenance Products, more than 60 per cent of premature bearing failures can be …

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June 1, 2003  

New appointments at MRO magazine group

New publisher heads MRO group’s four properties.We’ve gone through a staff change lately, so I want to bring you up to date. As of May 12, 2003, Nick Naunheimer has become publisher of the MRO group o…

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September 1, 2002  

Focus on Harsh Environments: How to mine more yet maintain less

From increasing its scheduled maintenance activities from five per cent to 40 per cent, to reducing unplanned shutdowns in targeted areas by 50 per cent, a new approach to maintenance at the Brunswick…