Technologies create many new opportunities and challenges for the lubrication industry when it comes to sustainability.
Research is ongoing to develop improved products and give them greater flexibility in manufacturing applications.
Lubrication engineers extend machine life by integrating lab analyses with online-generated data.
Proper selection can be challenging as multiple criteria must be considered when selecting a lubricating grease.
A multi-institutional research team is working on upcycling plastic waste into liquid lubricants, including oil, hydraulic fluids, heat transfer fluids and greases.
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Lubrication maintenance in industrial manufacturing is a job that requires years of experience, SOPs, safety precautions and attention to detail.
Greases lubricate about 90% of all rolling element bearings.
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.
Following safety protocols and procedures while handling lubricants is extremely important.