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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

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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

How to Read an Oil Analysis Report — 3 Key Data Points

Posted by Jeff Muellenbach on May 17, 2016 8:26:00 AM

In many of our previous posts, we’ve talked at length about the importance of regular oil analysis and proper sampling techniques. Oil analysis is critical for identifying any trends and problems in your oil and machine, and you can use that information to make important proactive maintenance decisions, such as decreasing unnecessary fluid change outs and scheduling repairs in a timely manner.

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Topics: Machine Reliability, Oil Analysis

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

3 Ways Lubrication Improves Your CNC Machine Life

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Mar 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

For manufacturers that are looking to improve the performance and health of their CNC machines, there are several different variables that need to be taken into consideration—specifically the material being machined and the correct lubrication processes.

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Topics: Machine Reliability, Cutting Oils

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

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

Lubrication, Reliability, and Increased Market Share: 3 Cogs in the Same Machine

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

We recently talked about how to measure machine reliability and what to do with that data, but reliability has implications beyond just getting your numbers up. It also has a real-life impact on your plant’s production capacity and ability to meet market demand. Going one step further, we’ll use this post to explain the best practices for improving machine reliability so that you not only meet market demand, but also gain market share.

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Topics: Machine Reliability

Machine Reliability Data: What is it Worth?

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Oct 20, 2015 8:42:00 AM

In our previous post, we discussed several key performance indicators managers in plants can use to measure machine reliability, as well as its impact on operational performance. As promised, we’re back with Part 2 to help you understand how you can put that data to good use.

As any good manager knows, the reason you analyze your machines, run tests, and collect data is so that you can improve your operational efficiency, extend your machine’s life, and ultimately increase your profitability. That being said, if you don’t know how to use that data to make those critical improvements, then there really isn’t much a benefit to conducting the tests in the first place.

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Topics: Machine Reliability

Measuring Machine Reliability: 5 Key Metrics

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Oct 15, 2015 8:30:00 AM

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

Improving Equipment Reliability Part 3: Measurement and Adjustment

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jul 21, 2015 10:14:00 AM

 

Welcome back, again! This is the final installment of our Improving Equipment Reliability series and today we’ll focus on measuring and tracking the impact of your team’s efforts on machine health and productivity. If you’ve missed the first two posts, or would like a refresher, here are Part I and Part II.

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Topics: Machine Reliability