MRO Magazine

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Lubrication

News
January 4, 2012  

ExxonMobil to consolidate lubricants and fuels divisions

Irving, TX – Exxon Mobil Corp. is anticipated to approve the consolidation of ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing Company and ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company into ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing…

News
December 12, 2011  

Lubrication systems firm adds new rep for GTA

Mississauga, ON – Automatic lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. continues to expand its resources to better serve manufacturing and processing companies in the Greater Toronto Area with the appointment of Glenn Chapman as…

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.

News
August 15, 2011  

Bearing expert to speak at STLE Toronto meeting Sept. 13

Toronto, ON — The Toronto Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) next dinner meeting takes place Sept. 13, 2011, and will feature an after-dinner talk on Bearing Failure Analysis by Randy Ikenouye, P.Eng., the…

News
June 3, 2011  

Lube systems supplier recognized by both Ontario Government and Lincoln Industrial

Mississauga, ON — FLO Components Ltd., a firm specializing in automatic greasing systems, is one of 16 Ontario employers being recognized for dedication to training the next generation of skilled workers and supporting the province’s economic…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

What’s new in lubrication

Nanoceramic grease packaging suits high-volume applications

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…

News
April 19, 2011  

Lubrication systems distributor receives award from Lincoln Industrial

Mississauga, ON — Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. is proud to announce that it has received the Lincoln Industrial Corp. special ‘Celebrating 100 Years’ distributor award.

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.

News
October 22, 2010  

SKF acquires US-based lubrication systems company

Toronto, ON — SKF has agreed to acquire US-based lubrication systems provider Lincoln Holdings Enterprises In…

News
July 28, 2010  

Lubricant wins international Stevie award

Mississauga, ON — Petro-Canada Lubricants has once again won an International Stevie Award for Best New Produ…

Feature
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 …

Feature
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…

Feature
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…

Feature
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…

Feature
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…