MRO Magazine

Category
Lubrication

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…

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  

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. …

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…

Feature
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 …

Feature
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…

Feature
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…

News
May 13, 2010  

SKF Lubrication Solutions division relocates

Burlington, ON — SKF Lubrication Solutions division has relocated from its facility in Burlington, ON, to a 2…

Product
February 1, 2010  

Penetrant Comes In Trigger Spray Bottle

KB88 penetrating fluid from LPS Laboratories penetrates fast and deeply to quickly cut through rust and frozen parts. Featuring high solvency, low surface tension and special additives, the fluid meet…

News
January 18, 2010  

Plant maintenance conference sets up in Edmonton in February

Toronto,ON — The Canadian Institute brings back its Plant Maintenance & Asset Reliability conference, pro…

News
December 22, 2009  

Toronto Transit Commission to recover and reuse used lubricants

Toronto, ON — Safety-Kleen Canada Inc., has been awarded a three-year contract by the Toronto Transit Commiss…

News
July 7, 2009  

Vogel lubrication systems integrated into the SKF brand

Burlington, ON — SKF Canada, Toronto, ON, reports that its Vogel brand of lubrication products will be sold in the…