MRO Magazine

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Lubrication

News
October 19, 2012  

Lube systems firm targets Ontario’s Nickel Belt

Mississauga, ON — Automatic lubrication systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. has appointed Marc Savage as territory sales manager for Sudbury as it continues to expand its resources to better serve mining, construction, road building,…

News
July 26, 2012  

Canadian lubricants and corrosion control firm joins PTDA

Chicago, IL — The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed a new manufacturer member in the second quarter of 2012. Krown Corporate of Schomberg, ON, manufactures industrial lubricants, cleaners and coatings for the…

News
July 16, 2012  

UK condition monitoring firm acquired by US giant

Cleveland, OH — Parker Hannifin Corp., a supplier of motion and control technologies, has acquired Kittiwake Developments Ltd. of Littlehampton, UK.

News
March 5, 2012  

US demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids to reach $7.4 billion in 2015

Cleveland, OH – Demand for synthetic lubricants and functional fluids is forecast to climb 8.6% per year to $7.4 billion in 2015, with volume reaching 625 million gallons on annual gains of 3.4%.

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…

News
January 24, 2012  

SKF rejigs support strategy for industrial markets

Gothenburg, Sweden – SKF reports it has formed two new business areas to be better able to serve the needs of customers within the industrial market. The two new areas are the Industrial Market, Strategic Industries and the Industrial Market,…

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  

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
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…

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…