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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

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3 Initial-Fill Lubricant Selection Criteria for OEMs

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Nov 19, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Building customer loyalty to something like a vehicle, lawn mower, or generator is highly dependent on the performance and longevity of the product’s engine components. You want it to run right from the first time the customer starts the engine, and to keep running well throughout its life. Selecting the right fluid(s) for initial fill is a key step in this process, as they’ll impact your product long after it leaves your plant. Depending on your product’s components, initial-fill fluids may include engine oils, transmission fluids, coolants and antifreeze, gear oils, and greases—all of which directly impact product performance, longevity, and brand reputation.

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

Maintenance Oils: More Than Just an Afterthought

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

Though maintenance oils have been somewhat commoditized these days, and some might not even think of them as their own category, having a robust lubrication program that includes the right maintenance oils for your machine components is critical to your plant’s success. Maintenance fluids/oils are what make your equipment work, and when we talk about machine and component breakdowns due to improper or dirty fluid, this is exactly what we’re talking about.

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

7 Considerations for Finding the Ideal Cutting Oil for Your Operation

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

With so many different cutting oils on the market today, we understand that settling on one can be a bit overwhelming. It certainly isn’t as easy as looking at a list, finding the one with the lowest price or coolest packaging, and making your pick; selecting a cutting oil should be a thorough evaluation process. This includes analyzing the issues with your current oil, looking at the machine’s specific operating conditions, evaluating your plant’s lubrication processes, and much more. In order to choose the best cutting oil for your metalworking operations, you must balance important information, selection criteria, and critical requirements without sacrificing the equipment reliability, your machining process efficiency and effectiveness, or product quality.

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Topics: Cutting Oils, Fluid Formulations

The 3 Biggest Reasons Why Custom Blended Fluids Are the Ultimate Fluid Solution

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Aug 18, 2015 4:15:00 PM

With so many different fluid solutions available today, it can seem a little overwhelming choosing just one to be the best for your machine. Especially when you’re evaluating off-the-shelf options, it can be hard finding the right cutting and operational fluids that do everything you need them to. Sure, they might perform some functions well, but it’s rare to find a generic, off-the-shelf fluid solution that’s tailored perfectly for your machinery. As the Plant Manager, you know how important it is to keep your machines operating at their highest level without degradation to the system. To do so, you need custom blended fluids that are designed with your specific operating conditions in mind and help your specific machine operate as smoothly as possible on a day-to-day basis.

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Topics: Fluid Formulations

4 Reasons Your Shop Needs Multi-functional Metalworking Fluids

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Aug 11, 2015 2:27:00 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice to do more with less – to achieve better results with fewer resources? It almost sounds too good to be true…almost. 

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Topics: Fluid Formulations