MRO Magazine


June 1, 2009  

Tips On Caster Greasing

Problem: We tend to ignore our casters, and then they give us trouble. Should we be lubricating them? Solution: Greasing both the caster swivel and the wheel serves three purposes: it prevents rusting…

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 …

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…

May 21, 2009  

STLE Toronto golf day set for June 4

Toronto, ON — The STLE Toronto Section Golf Day takes place Thursday June 4, 2009, at the Brae Ben Golf Course in …

March 30, 2009  

New line of environmentally friendly lubricants launched

Mississauga, ON — Petro-Canada has released a suite of products from its current line-up that possess environmenta…

March 18, 2009  

Investments shape Chevron for growth, company reports

New York, NY — Chevron Corp. says it is well-positioned to deal with difficult market conditions, given its strong…

March 6, 2009  

ExxonMobil focuses on long term with record levels of investment in future projects

New York, NY — Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to invest at record levels — between $25 billion and $30 billion annually …

February 16, 2009  

STLE ’09 features 30 papers on lubrication fundamentals

Lake Buena Vista, FL — Interested in lubrication fundamentals? Trying to prepare for any of STLE’s four certificat…

January 7, 2009  

Silicone technology helps make wind energy a breeze

Midland, MI — Silicones are helping wind energy become

January 2, 2009  

Lubrication expert receives NLGI’s highest honour

Fairfax, VA —  John P. Doner, a 30-year company employee of ExxonMobil, recently earned the National Lubricat…

November 10, 2008  

STLE explains lubrication certification process

Toronto, ON — According to its Toronto Section chapter, the STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineer…

October 20, 2008  

STLE continues its drive for marketplace relevance

Toronto, ON — At a meeting at the Old Mill restaurant in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2008, the Toronto Section of the STLE…

October 16, 2008  

Revamped website launched by STLE Toronto Section

Toronto, ON — The STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Toronto Section has launched a revamped a…

September 26, 2008  

Oil supplier launches campaign to encourage efficiency

San Ramon, CA — Chevron Corp. has launched a U.S.-based public campaign called ‘I Will’ that is designed to raise …

August 19, 2008  

Rocker-turned-tribologist headlines 2008 STLE awards luncheon

Miami, FL — Dr. John A. Tichy, former guitarist, singer and songwriter for the ’70s rock band Commander Cody and h…

June 26, 2008  

Lubricant celebrated for 60 years of use

Midland, MI — For 60 years, the Molykote brand lubricants team from Dow Corning has promoted the benefits of prope…

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?

November 7, 2007  

Choosing correct hydraulic fluid is topic of STLE Toronto meeting Nov. 13

Toronto, ON — On Tuesday Nov. 13, 2007, The STLE Toronto Section will hold a dinner and presentation. The topic of…

September 10, 2007  

Study shows who has top spot in global lubricants market

Little Falls, N.J. — Shell has reclaimed the number one position in the world lubricants market in 2006, according…

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…

August 31, 2007  

One-time Chevron Canada president to drive company’s acquisitions

San Ramon, CA — Chevron Corporation has announced that John S. Watson will become executive vice-president, Strate…

August 28, 2007  

World lubricant demand rising 2.3% annually

Cleveland, OH — World demand for lubricants is forecast to advance 2.3% per year to 41.8 million metric tons in 20…

July 4, 2007  

Anderol appoints new manager in North America

East Hanover, NJ — Anderol Inc., a manufacturer of specialty synthetic lubricants, recently named Dr. Gary Babic t…

March 21, 2007  

Extensive bearings program at STLE’s May 6-10 meeting

Philadelphia, PA — Interested in bearings? STLE’s 2007 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 6-10 at the downtown Phila…

March 16, 2007  

Extensive seal-technology program at STLE’s May 6-10 Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA — If your job involves working with seals, then you may want to consider attending STLE’s 2007 An…

March 13, 2007  

SKF Canada acquires lubrication systems firm in Ontario

Toronto, ON — SKF Canada Ltd. has acquired Automatic Lubrication Systems (ALS) of Burlington, Ont., effective Marc…

November 17, 2006  

Chevron to participate in Athabasca Oil Sands Project expansion

Calgary, AB — Chevron Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., will participate in the first phase of expansion…

October 25, 2006  

STLE wants conference papers based on everyday lubrication and wear problems

Philadelphia, PA — If you are an end user or work closely with end users, here is your opportunity to become a ful…

September 5, 2006  

Lubricants University offers new courses on gear lubrication and heavy duty coolants

San Ramon, CA — Chevron’s Lubricants University (, an educational website focused on …

August 23, 2006  

Worldwide grease production on the rise, reports NLGI

Kansas City, MO — Worldwide grease production reached 1.9 billion lb (862 million kg) in 2005, an increase of 1.5%…