Lubrication

Courtesy of STLE.
Lubrication September 12, 2021

The art of manufacturing grease

Research is ongoing to develop improved products and give them greater flexibility in manufacturing applications.

By Andrea R. Aikin
Figure 5: The color of the synthetic gear oil used in a wind turbine becomes progressively darker over time. Courtesy: OELCHECK GmbH./STLE
Lubrication August 31, 2021

Emerging technologies advance condition monitoring techniques

Lubrication engineers extend machine life by integrating lab analyses with online-generated data.

By Neil Canter
Figure 1: Comparison of NLGI GC-LB and HPM core grease properties. Courtesy: NLGI
Lubrication August 10, 2021

How the NLGI HPM specification facilitates grease selection

Proper selection can be challenging as multiple criteria must be considered when selecting a lubricating grease.

By Dr. Gareth Fish
Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
Lubrication July 29, 2021

Upcycling plastic waste into high-performing mechanical lubricants

A multi-institutional research team is working on upcycling plastic waste into liquid lubricants, including oil, hydraulic fluids, heat transfer fluids and greases.

By Steve Kuhlmann
Courtesy: Pall Corp.
Lubrication July 26, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 19-25, 2021

Articles about how to take lubrication problems in industrial manufacturing, predictive maintenance best practices, properly sizing surge protective devices, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 19-25, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Robert Levinger
Courtesy: Pall Corp.
Lubrication July 16, 2021

How to tackle lubrication problems in industrial manufacturing

Lubrication maintenance in industrial manufacturing is a job that requires years of experience, SOPs, safety precautions and attention to detail.

By Darren Nowicki
Courtesy: National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI)
Lubrication June 2, 2021

What’s different about grease?

Greases lubricate about 90% of all rolling element bearings.

By Chuck Coe
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication June 2, 2021

Intermediate storage and handling of lubricants

Storing and handling lubricants is a lot like running a kitchen. Cleanliness, inventory management and safety precautions ensure efficient operations and save time and money.

By Nancy McGuire
Courtesy: Petro-Canada Lubricants
Lubrication June 2, 2021

Review lubricant and grease storage and handling practices

Following safety protocols and procedures while handling lubricants is extremely important.

By Dr. Yulia Sosa
Courtesy: National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) at Auburn University
Lubrication May 14, 2021

Additive manufacturing to be showcased at lubrication conference

Tribologists and lubrication experts to gather online for STLE’s virtual annual meeting & exhibition.

By Michael Khonsari, Min Zou, Robert Jackson