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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™


Matt Mohelnitzky

Marketing Manager, U.S. Lubricants

Recent Posts

3 Benefits of Biodegradable Hydrocarbon-based EALs

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In a previous post about marine oils, we discussed the Vessel General Permit (VGP)—what it is, its impact on large marine vessels, oil classifications, and more. We also gave some criteria for selecting an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) that meets VGP requirements. In this post, we’ll recap some of the VGP basics, and delve further into the benefits of using biodegradable hydrocarbon based oils like THRIVE™ Eco. 

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Topics: Marine Oils, Fluid Formulations

Quick Guide to Common Engine Oil Specifications

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Choosing a motor oil isn’t as simple as it used to be given the emission limits and complexity of new engines. Add in the fact that several independent organizations like the American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Lubricant Specification Advisory Committee (ILSAC), and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have their own specification systems for engine oils, and your decisions only get more confusing. Additionally, automotive manufacturers may have their own, more stringent requirements. To help bring order to the system and help manufacturers and consumers alike make better oil decisions, use this guide to better understand the current engine oil specifications for these 4 governing bodies.

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Topics: Engine Oils

Eco-Friendly Lubricants Keep Golf Courses “Green”

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to turf care and maintenance at a golf course, the chemical makeup of fluids used has a large impact on course aesthetics, maintenance costs, and the environmental footprint on the course and surrounding watershed. The last thing a classy, members-only club wants is for their beautiful course to be damaged by leaking fluids. Thankfully, bio-friendly lubricants can be used to save your course from costly turf damage and keep it “green” in more ways than one.

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Topics: Biodegradable Fluids

8 No-Nonsense Paper Plant Lubricants

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 29, 2015 8:30:00 AM

For anyone who works in a paper plant, you know you work with some serious, heavy-duty machinery, and those machines are subjected to extreme operating conditions. Modern papermaking machines are often more than 30 feet wide, 60 feet tall, and more than 600 feet long, with each machine being comprised of thousands of different moving parts. Factor in the extreme humidity, chemicals, water, and paper dust generated during the papermaking process, and it’s easy to see why good lubrication is necessary to keep these complex machines working.

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Topics: Machine Reliability, Lubrication Maintenance

5 Time-Saving Maintenance Tips for Busy Managers

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Plain and simple: Americans are busy, and maintenance managers in manufacturing plants are no exception. Not only is maintenance time consuming, but it also accounts for a good portion of the responsibilities on their plates. With a little advanced planning and utilizing the latest technology, however, managers can reduce the amount of time it takes to keep their plant’s equipment running reliably and efficiently.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

How Solvent Distillation Systems Reduce Consumption & Costs

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM

For machining and manufacturing companies, removing petroleum-based cutting oils, lubricating fluids, and greases from parts may involve washing them with special solvents. This important process consumes large quantities of solvent each year, however, resulting in high consumption rates and environmental disposal costs, as well as environmental impact, such as VOCs released into the atmosphere. To help reduce these expenses and the hazardous waste generated at your facility, a vacuum solvent distillation system can be used to dramatically improve your parts cleaning quality as well as your productivity. Vacuum solvent distillation technology is a better, more cost-effective method that allows you to recycle your solvent by removing oils, helping you slash your solvent replacement costs.

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Topics: Machine Reliability, Cutting Oils

Hydraulic Systems Hack! Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 15, 2015 6:55:19 PM

Plain and simple: there’s a lot that goes into a preventative maintenance program for hydraulic systems. While it’s a discipline that’s very basic and uncomplicated when you boil it down, there are many tests that need to be performed and plenty of steps where something can be done incorrectly, so it’s critical to the health of your machine that all are done regularly and properly. In order to do this, it’s important that both the system and hydraulic fluid are taken care of, as your fluid and systems are completely interdependent. 

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Topics: Hydraulic Fluids

Metalworking Rust Inhibitors: Protect and Preserve Parts

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to maintaining product quality and machine performance in metalworking operations, preventing rust and corrosion is always near the top of the priority list. Not only is rust unattractive to your buyers, but extensive rust and corrosion can also weaken and disintegrate the metal—leading to serious problems.

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

Slideway Oil Selection: 5 Key Considerations to Improve Tooling

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Addressing slideway wear is one of the single most important factors for machine tool accuracy. If you don’t minimize the friction in your slideways, your machine won’t function properly and will ultimately lower your productivity. That being said, minimizing the friction of a slideway can be extra challenging given their proneness to stick-slip motions.

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

6 Tips for Extending Your Coolant Life

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Dec 3, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Coolants are extremely important to the operation of metalworking and tooling machinery in manufacturing plants. They are key to reducing heat and friction in machining systems, and to protecting the metal surfaces during operations.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance