High-performance lubricants offer greater energy efficiency
Mobil SHC gear fluids are approved for use in gearboxes and exceed nearly every OEM specification for industrial gearbox applications.
ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company has announced two new lubricants in its industrial line of high-performance products. The Mobil SHC gear fluids are approved by Siemens for use in Flender gearboxes and meet or exceed nearly every other major industry and OEM specification for industrial gearbox applications. The company said that the Mobil SHC Gear oils “are expertly formulated to help deliver a number of performance advantages over conventional gear oil chemistries, including, increased protection against conventional wear modes, such as scuffing, enhanced resistance to micropitting fatigue and extended oil life.” The company also introduced the Mobil SHC 600 Series oils which are formulated to deliver long-lasting protection for equipment operating in extreme conditions. The company said the SHC 600 Series lubricants exhibited energy savings of up to 3.6% compared with conventional oils.
The new Mobil SHC 600 Series oils enable maintenance professionals reduce waste, minimize removal costs and extend production schedules. In addition, the new Mobil SHC 600 Series lubricants deliver a number of other significant benefits, including outstanding low temperature fluidity to enable start up and operation at low temperatures; and excellent resistance to rusting and corrosion for equipment protection.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.