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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

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How to Modernize Your Lubrication Maintenance Practices

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Nov 5, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Despite all the technological advancements and improvements to lubrication maintenance equipment over the past 15 years, many manufacturers have been hesitant to make major changes to their maintenance protocols or equipment. Big changes are never easy to get used to, and who knows how much downtime it will create or how long it will take to train your workers on the new equipment and procedures. If you can get by without too many problems using your old equipment, why spend the money and go through the hassle of installing something new, right?

Wrong.

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Topics: Technology, Lubrication Maintenance

Machine Maintenance Tools in Your Pocket—Helpful Smartphone Apps to Use on the Job

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Oct 1, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Let’s face it: today we use our smartphones for just about everything. From calling and texting to browsing the web, and even just taking pictures, the smartphone has become the modern day Swiss Army Knife. Even in the lubrication industry, smartphone technology has been developed to help you manage and maintain your plant operations, all with just a few easy pushes of a button. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software are just a few examples of the different types of apps available for managing your plant operations, both of which will help you improve efficiency and collaboration when it comes to maintaining your plant and equipment.

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Topics: Technology, Lubrication Maintenance

4 Common Lubrication Problems and How to Fix Them

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Aug 27, 2015 1:49:58 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

A Proactive Maintenance Approach to Gearbox Contamination

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Aug 25, 2015 2:26:00 PM

According to a recent survey, a shocking 30% of U.S. industrial companies reported experiencing a lubricant-related gearbox failure within the last year. With so many moving and rotating parts, a gearbox is highly susceptible to breaking down without the proper lubrication; if your lubricant is contaminated, its interaction with the intermeshing surfaces only increases wear, corrosion, and the potential for a catastrophic breakdown. Thankfully, most gearbox failures can be avoided by taking a proactive maintenance approach, helping manufacturers steer clear of these problems before they even occur.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

4 Resources to Help You Become a Better Plant Manager

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Aug 21, 2015 1:54:52 PM

As the Plant Manager at your company, it’s your job to make sure everything is running smoothly, and that your production goals are being met in a profitable, efficient manner. It’s up to you to make sure that both your machinery and employees are working at their highest potential, and in order to achieve the facility results that are indicative of a world-class operation, it’s crucial that you consistently evaluate your plant’s performance and identify and eliminate problem areas before they have a chance to impede your operation. There’s never a shortage of tasks for Plant Managers to perform, as there are always new ways to improve your plant’s performance – no matter how large or small their overall impact might be.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance

Three Things Your Maintenance Manager Needs to Know About Coolant Management Tools

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Aug 13, 2015 6:30:00 AM

As the Maintenance Manager, it’s your job to make sure all plant machinery and equipment is operating smoothly and efficiently. And if you’re the Maintenance Manager at a die/metalworking plant, you know that metalworking coolants are essential for helping you do your job. Heat can lead to increased tool wear, cause surface finish issues, burn adjacent material, and even create unwanted chemical reactions. By using a coolant, however, manufacturers can rapidly remove a significant amount of heat – reducing friction and tool wear, and even speeding up the machining process.

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Topics: Lubrication Maintenance