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Getting ROI from Your Lubrication Management Program: 2 Real-Life Examples

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Aug 8, 2017 9:43:15 AM

How does a lubrication management program (LMP) save my company money? It’s one of the most common questions we get from plant managers today. That being said, having an LMP in place can significantly reduce your downtime, speed up productivity, reduce costly risks, and also decrease the likelihood of injury — all things that contribute to a healthy return on investment.

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Topics: Lubrication Management Program

4 Common Lubrication Problems and How to Fix Them

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jun 19, 2017 1:38:54 PM

For Maintenance Managers, there’s nothing more frustrating than having a machine shut down and throwing off your entire operation. Whether it’s down for a few hours or a few days, any delays in your production schedule can negatively impact your bottom line, not to mention cause costly repairs to your machine. And with 43% of all equipment failures being directly attributed to the incorrect choice and usage of lubricants, it’s even worse when you know you could have prevented the failure from happening in the first place.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

5 Signs You Should Outsource Your Lubrication Management Program

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Mar 2, 2017 7:32:24 AM

When was the last time you had a lubrication-related failure with one of your machines? Is something like this a regular occurrence? If so, something needs to be done about your lubrication management program (LMP).

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Topics: Lubrication Management Program

STOP Making These Common Lubrication Mistakes Today

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 30, 2017 4:03:01 PM

The problem with lubricating most manufacturing machinery is that it’s often a blind activity. No one can easily see when it needs to be done or that it’s been done correctly. As a result, there’s a huge potential for not lubricating machinery properly.

Maintaining manufacturing equipment through proper lubrication methods is a task that you may never think about … until that piece of equipment fails and becomes all you can think about.

Here’s a quick list of some of the more common ways that equipment lubrication efforts can go wrong in a manufacturing setting and ways you can S-T-O-P them from happening.

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Topics: Oil Analysis

Measuring Machine Reliability: 5 Key Metrics

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 5, 2017 12:46:07 PM

Machine breakdowns are a serious hassle. Not only do they often require costly repairs and replacement parts, but they also prevent you from meeting your production goals. As Plant, Maintenance, or Reliability Managers know, it can be frustrating when a machine breakdown causes you to go over budget and miss your benchmarks or goals—but what are you supposed to do about it? How are you supposed to see the future and predict the health of all your machines?

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Topics: Machine Reliability

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall: Which Lubricant Is Best For Which Season?

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Dec 22, 2016 9:05:00 AM

Now that winter has arrived, it’s a good idea to think about the lubricants you’re using. Even at moderate temperatures, vehicles and tractors operate under a lot of stress. Frigid winter temperatures — as well as sweltering summer temperatures — place even more demands on an engine. What type of oil should you use in each of the seasons?

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

Can I Use a Single Fluid for Multiple Applications?

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Jul 19, 2016 8:22:00 AM

“Can I use this one fluid for several lubrication needs?” We get this question fairly often, most commonly when a customer is already using one hydraulic fluid and has a piece of equipment that calls for a different fluid type or spec. The question makes sense to ask as customers are always looking for ways to consolidate their fluids (and hopefully save money in the process).

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

Getting ROI from Your Lubrication Management Program: 2 Real-Life Examples

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Jul 5, 2016 8:40:00 AM

How does a lubrication management program (LMP) save my company money? It’s one of the most common questions we get from plant managers today. That being said, having an LMP in place can significantly reduce your downtime, speed up productivity, reduce costly risks, and also decrease the likelihood of injury — all things that contribute to a healthy return on investment.

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Topics: Lubrication Management Program

The Consequences of Over-lubricating Your Bearings

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Jun 21, 2016 8:36:00 AM

You know what they say: everything’s better in moderation—including lubrication for your bearings. While you might think there’s no such thing as over-lubricating, using too much grease can lead to serious problems with your machines, including grease churn, overheating, damage to the electric motor, and seal damage. Thankfully, over-lubrication is one thing that’s easy to avoid, as long as you know what to do and take the time to do things right.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

5 Signs You Need a Lubrication Audit

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Jun 7, 2016 8:22:00 AM

Lubrication maintenance can be a lot like dieting sometimes. Whenever you first start a diet, for example, that’s when you have the most dedication and commitment to following it. However, as time goes on, it’s easy to let some things slip, and after a while, you’re barely following it at all. When it comes to following your lubrication maintenance plan, we often see the same type of declining dedication to following the proper maintenance processes and completing tasks. Just like a diet, lubrication maintenance requires focus and discipline, and it’s tempting to cut corners and look for ways to make things easier. However, easier doesn’t always mean better, as some things like diets and lubrication maintenance produce better results when there are clear guidelines in place.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance