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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

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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

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

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Oiling Today

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on May 10, 2016 8:38:00 AM

Inspecting-Plant-Equipment.jpgWe’ll admit it: lubrication maintenance can be very complex at times. From sampling the oil and refilling your machines to making repairs and installing new parts and systems, there are a lot of steps to follow and tasks to complete from week to week—and even day to day. There’s a reason many companies rely on automated computer programs to help them track their maintenance tasks, after all.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

The Life Expectancy of Oil in a Gearbox

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Apr 26, 2016 8:27:00 AM

Keeping your gearbox lubricated is the key to successfully maintaining any machinery or vehicles. That being said, there’s more to it than simply filling up your gearbox with lubricant and being done. Different gearboxes require different lubricants in order to protect their components. The operational environment may also have a strong influence on the fluid required as well.

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Topics: Machine Reliability, Lubrication Maintenance

5 Traits of an Effective Maintenance Manager

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on Apr 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to maximizing the effectiveness of your lubrication program, figuring out which fluids work best in your machines isn’t the only part. It’s how you apply those fluids, respond to problems, and manage your resources that also determine your success as a maintenance manager. Being organized, well trained, and having a proactive mindset are all key traits a maintenance manager should possess, not to mention being good at building relationships.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

Air Compressor Maintenance Hinges on Fluid Selection & PM Scheduling

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Feb 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to maximizing the life and performance of your plant’s air compressors, preventative maintenance and proper fluid selection are the two most important practices to follow. We’re sure you understand the value of preventing a problem before it can happen, but you can’t overlook the importance of diligently selecting your equipment’s fluids.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

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

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