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Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

Intelligent Lubrication Solutions™

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STOP Making These Common Lubrication Mistakes Today

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jan 30, 2017 4:03:01 PM

The problem with lubricating most manufacturing machinery is that it’s often a blind activity. No one can easily see when it needs to be done or that it’s been done correctly. As a result, there’s a huge potential for not lubricating machinery properly.

Maintaining manufacturing equipment through proper lubrication methods is a task that you may never think about … until that piece of equipment fails and becomes all you can think about.

Here’s a quick list of some of the more common ways that equipment lubrication efforts can go wrong in a manufacturing setting and ways you can S-T-O-P them from happening.

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Topics: Oil Analysis

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

6 Oil Analysis Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Nov 12, 2015 8:30:00 AM

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: oil analysis data and reports are only as good as the samples you provide. If any part of the sampling process is done wrong, there’s a good chance the accuracy of your sample will be ruined. Oil sampling is an established practice of preventative maintenance, because it’s a direct indicator of machine performance and reliability. In a recent post, we talked about the importance of good sampling:

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Topics: Oil Analysis

Oil Analysis Reports Are Critical to Machine Health

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Oct 22, 2015 8:48:00 AM

When it comes to proactive maintenance best practices, oil analysis has always been considered a key component of any preventative maintenance strategy. Nothing helps you monitor the health of your oil better than an actual oil sample, and if your machines’ oil is degraded, you’ll want to know as soon as possible to swap it out and prevent wear on your machines’ components; or even worse, a significant machine failure. While newer preventative strategies have been garnering more attention these days (e.g., ultrasonic analysis, motor current analysis, thermography, etc.), oil analysis is still a critical condition monitoring tool, and some say it should be considered the primary tool for low speed and hydromechanical machines.

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Topics: Oil Analysis

Oil Analysis: Proper Testing for Maximum Value and Impact

Posted by Matt Mohelnitzky on Jul 31, 2015 8:59:00 AM

Implementing and committing to a high-quality oil analysis program has been proven to have a direct impact on both productivity and cost savings.The facts show that oil analysis offers the highest rate of return on investment than any of the predictive maintenance procedures, especially when it’s properly utilized with a qualified laboratory, proper testing, and a full commitment of the user. That being said, however, there are many variables that impact the accuracy of fluid condition data, and the best results occur when a consistent, thorough, and accurate oil analysis program is utilized as a key component of an ongoing predictive maintenance or reliability-centered maintenance program.

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Topics: Oil Analysis