Adjusting air line oilers
Problem: Too often, air line oilers are incorrectly adjusted so that equipment receives too little or too much oil. Solution: Make a calibration kit for each maintenance person to carry. The kit should contain six items: 1/4-in.
Problem: Too often, air line oilers are incorrectly adjusted so that equipment receives too little or too much oil.
Solution: Make a calibration kit for each maintenance person to carry. The kit should contain six items: 1/4-in. pipe cap with a 1/16-in. orifice hole drilled in it, 1/4 X 2-in. nipple, and 3/8 X 1/4, 1/2 X 1/4, 3/4 X 1/4, and 1 X 1/4-in. adapter bushings. Place the items in a six-compartment box, and attach a copy of the adjustment chart to the lid of the box.
Contributor: Dick Evans, Utica Corp., Whitesboro, NY; 315-768-8754
Air line lubricator adjustment chart
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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