Lubrication
The reason counterfeit items are made is that they are a cheap imitation, yet they appear as if they are a well-known brand. In fact, some of the counterfeits look more like the real item than the actual item itself. Courtesy: L&S Electric
Lubrication May 27, 2016

What is the problem with counterfeit bearings?

The reason counterfeit items are made is that they are a cheap imitation, yet they appear as if they are a well-known brand. In fact, some of the counterfeits look more like the real item than the actual item itself.

By David Manney
The NITRA Pneumatics H-Series compact extruded body cylinders are designed for fittings to be mounted in the top of the cylinder to meet a broad range of limited-space applications. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Lubrication April 13, 2016

Compact extruded body cylinders

The NITRA Pneumatics H-Series compact extruded body cylinders are designed for fittings to be mounted in the top of the cylinder to meet a broad range of limited-space applications.

By AutomationDirect
Lubrication April 11, 2016

2016 Maintenance Study: Seven key findings

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Maintenance Study identified seven important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries.

By Amanda Pelliccione
The use of synthetic lubricants in manufacturing is a consideration of the initial cost of the lubricant versus extended-use life and efficiency gains. Courtesy: Klüber Lubrication
Lubrication February 29, 2016

Specialty lubricants: The time has come

The extra initial cost of synthetics can be worth the improvements.

By Toby Porter
Equipment failure model including examples. Courtesy: Life Cycle Engineering
Lubrication February 1, 2016

Involving operators in equipment maintenance plan

The success of your equipment maintenance plan (EMP) will depend on how involved operators were in its development and implementation.

By Michael W. Blanchard, CRE, PE
Cleaning a motor stator. Courtesy: EASA
Lubrication November 3, 2015

Mechanical repairs play a key role in motor repair and reliability

EASA AR100 details steps to take to clean, repair, and test equipment.

By Thomas H. Bishop
The use of bearing isolators (labyrinth seals) will provide better protection for bearings and they do not wear the shaft. Courtesy: William Burke
Lubrication October 2, 2015

Better lubrication practices key to extending bearing life

Lubricant contamination is the leading cause of bearing failure.

By William "Doc" Burke
H1900 LubePro automatic lubrication pump for in-plant applications. Courtesy: Graco, Inc.
Lubrication September 25, 2015

Automatic lubrication pump

The H1900 LubePro automatic lubrication pump is designed for in-plant applications.

By Graco, Inc.
Lubrication June 29, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 22-28: Lubrication culture, ROI for infrared, arc flash code compliance, more

Articles about predictive maintenance data analysis, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, the culture of lubrication, the 2015 Energy Management Study, and motor maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Lubrication June 22, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 15-21: Lubrication culture, ROI for infrared, arc flash code compliance, more

Articles about the culture of lubrication, focusing on ROI for infrared, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and unusual flush plans for mechanical seals were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 15-21. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra