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Hydraulic systems monitoring and maintenance must improve to keep up with rising regulatory requirements and changing equipment design.

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A grease-oiled bearing can be lubricated manually, automatically (semi or fully), or for the duration of the bearing's life. While many bearings are regarded as "lubed for life," many others still require grease on a regular basis. A grease gun is the most popular method of lubricating a bearing. Lever action, pistol, and grip air-powered are among the options.

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When we think about metal, it's hard to believe that it's compressible, let alone that it can recover after being compressed, much like a spring.

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A single-point lubricator is a device that delivers a small amount of clean grease or lubricating oil to a specified region on a regular and automated basis. It is most commonly used to lubricate bearings, but it may also lubricate pumps, electric motors, fans, chains, and conveyors. Greasing bearings by hand frequently results in over-and under-greasing, resulting in premature bearing wear. In addition, automated lubrication allows proper lubrication of components that are too hard or risky to reach, which positively impacts reliability and safety.

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Improvements in contamination control still remain in the shadows in the world of reliability. Invisible particles are one of the most significant causes of wear and tear on machinery. Lubricants are valuable assets to your company, and when handled properly, they will pay for themselves many times over. 

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Conveyor chains are essential for productivity in a variety of industries, including mining, materials manufacturing, as well as food processing, and transportation. These chains, however, can have repeated issues and failure throughout the course of their many thousands of hours of operation.

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Performance, work hours, and total uptime have all improved as a result of the new advances in lubricant products. At this moment, there are various filters available in the market of different sizes, compositions, designs, etc. Let's take a look at some of these filters. 

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The viscosity of a lubricant is selected based on the thickness of the film. In a bearing, this film acts as a barrier between the rolling and stationary parts. When you mix lubricants of the same type but with different viscosities, the viscosity of the lubricant will definitely change.

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While the method for oil sampling varies based on the application and machine being sampled, most oil sampling equipment may be used in a variety of situations.

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Vibration analysis monitors misalignment and looseness while oil analysis monitors lubricant quality, contamination, and machine wear  They collaborate on root cause determination to allow easy management of the "big five" causes of machine failure.

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In an internal combustion engine, the lubrication process begins in the sump, often known as the oil pan. The oil is then pushed through a strainer by the oil pump, which removes bigger impurities from the fluid mass. After that, the oil passes through an oil filter.

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Businesses lose a lot of money as a result of industrial fires and explosions, which cannot be quantified in dollars. The most prevalent cause of these mishaps is that managers and employees are oblivious of the hazards they confront on a regular basis at work.

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Lube Room Essentials 

The following items are typically found in a well-equipped lube room:

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ISO Cleanliness Code is a three-digit number that is used to indicate particle contamination in oil. ISO 4406:99 is the worldwide standard for reporting contamination. Within a 1 ml sample, a laser is used to count particles of varying sizes, which are then reported in three numbers.

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The potential for a significant financial gain via lubrication excellence is huge that most plants and industries in the Philippines have yet to realize. Reduced downtime as a result of avoiding breakdowns is the most prevalent financial advantage. In today's budgeting cycle and supply chain challenges, it pays to have better reliability and dependability. When you embark on your journey towards lubrication excellence, here are some useful tips to bear in mind to be able to capitalize on your programs.

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Particle contamination is responsible for up to 80% of lubrication-related machinery failures. Particle ingress can lead to abrasion which generates wear debris. Increasing generation of wear debris warns any technician of approaching failure. A simple patch test allows technicians to discover the degree of severity of contamination in any system.

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What if lubrication program managers and technicians take the same amount of care with their lubricants as food manufacturers do with their food? Certainly, significant improvement in the dependability and level of safety will be observed. 

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Hydrant stream tests are utilized to sort out how much strain and stream there is in a genuine water framework. Hydrant stream tests are needed for the fire sprinkler plan and water display. Since they place the greatest interest on the framework when battling a fire, they're called fire stream tests.

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There are various things you can do to reduce the increasing costs of operating and maintaining machines while also increasing their lifetime. 

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Lubrication professionals need both the tools and knowledge to conduct oil sampling properly.

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To avoid possible machine failure and malfunction, you should always consider the right choice of lubricant and the proper way proper of applying it. These factors are vital in maintaining your machine health and performance. In this article, we will give you a guide in Selecting a Lubrication System.

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A production plant in Pampanga, Philippines manufactures a wide range of beverage products. This plant frequently replaced their bearings every 3 months. After the installation of the Simalube single-point lubricator, the bearing life was prolonged, production time improved, and labor cost has been noticeably reduced.

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The importance of machine alignment cannot be overstated. "There is no lubricant that can guard against misalignment," according to a Noria training course.

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Bearings are reliable even under tough conditions and they last long if used and maintained properly. 

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Infrared inspection is one of the most common condition-based monitoring techniques maintenance and reliability engineers use nowadays. Oftentimes, infrared inspection is used in conjunction with other CBM techniques to monitor the conditions of machines and catch issues before they become catastrophic.

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Downtime is expensive. While the cost varies depending on the incident and the plant, it can quickly mount up. Because lubrication is the most prevalent cause of bearing failure, it's evident that lubrication is a significant business.

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Oil analysis on your machinery gives vital information about the operating levels of your equipment and the lubricant that runs through them. You're leaving the efficiency of your equipment to chance if you don't do appropriate and regular analysis.

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In more ways than one, our lives and livelihood have been disrupted by the pandemic. When we were thrown out of the loop, we regrouped, we pivoted, and we adapted.

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Vibration and oil analysis have been in the Philippine industry for a while.

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In life, nothing lasts forever, no matter how much you take care of it. That is the law of nature. The same is true for your filter but it still needs proper care to last longer and serve its purpose of helping control contamination.