Lubrication
Lubrication July 4, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 27 to July 3: Hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, more

Articles about lubrication 101, industrial lubricant storage, lean manufacturing, hydraulic systems, and maintenance training were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 27 to July 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The TLGB 20 grease gun is a portable tool to maximize efficiency and accuracy of manual lubrication for bearings, machines, and off-road equipment across industries. Courtesy: SKF
Lubrication June 27, 2016

Grease gun with integrated grease meter

The TLGB 20 grease gun is a portable tool to maximize efficiency and accuracy of manual lubrication for bearings, machines, and off-road equipment across industries.

By SKF
Lubrication June 27, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 20-26: Hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, more

Articles about hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, lubrication 101, and lean manufacturing were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 20-26. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Chuck Yung is a senior technical support specialist at the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA). Courtesy: EASA
Lubrication June 24, 2016

Sleeve bearing clearance depends on many factors

They can’t all be right, yet many of us may have used one of these rules (probably not the same one, either) with great success. Which one, if any, is correct? The answer depends on the application.

By Chuck Yung
The CorrLube VpCI Lithium EP grease offers longer lubrication with corrosion protection on electrical connections. Courtesy: Cortec
Lubrication June 20, 2016

Lithium EP grease for lubrication

The CorrLube VpCI Lithium EP grease offers longer lubrication with corrosion protection on electrical connections.

By Cortec
Metcar materials feature a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties in a high speed environment, making them ideal for aircraft gearbox face seals. Courtesy: Metallized Carbon Corporation
Lubrication June 20, 2016

Carbon-graphite self-lubricating materials

Metcar materials feature a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties in a high speed environment, making them ideal for aircraft gearbox face seals.

By Metallized Carbon Corporation
The USB-104-IHUB is ideal for factory automation, hospital and medical, energy management, military/mission-critical, transportation, security systems, and process monitoring applications. Courtesy: ACCES I/O Products, Inc.
Lubrication June 15, 2016

4-port isolated USB hub

The USB-104-IHUB is ideal for factory automation, hospital and medical, energy management, military/mission-critical, transportation, security systems, and process monitoring applications.

By ACCES I/O Products, Inc.
A water-adjustment chart for a Quaker Chemical HFC fluid shows the adjustments in distilled water needed to keep the fluid operating at peak efficiency. Courtesy: Quaker Chemical
Lubrication June 10, 2016

Maintaining water glycol fluids: Follow the formula for success

Measuring viscosity and pH levels is just part of the process.

By Peter Skoog
The best place to store your industrial lubricants is inside in a dry, clean area at ambient temperature. Image Courtesy: Acculube
Lubrication June 10, 2016

Industrial lubricant storage: Six common mistakes

Understand how to avoid contamination and confusion.

By Chris Fisk
Characteristics of thickeners used with petroleum base oils. Images Courtesy: Timken
Lubrication June 10, 2016

Lubrication 101

Have the right information to make the right choices.

By Timken