Food plant lubes

Nevastane EP extreme pressure, white, oil-based lubricants can be used in gear reducers and bearings in all types of equipment found in food processing plants. They are also highly effective for reciprocating air compressors and other machinery. In addition to extreme pressure protection, these clear, water-white oils provide oxidation and rust protection.

Keystone Lubricants , , Write 322 on PE card

Adjustable oil skimmer

MAXI-Skimmer Model SSV/5 variable-collection-rate oil skimmer has a timer for automatic control, a ground fault interrupter for electrical safety, and a 3-ft hose for the oil outlet. It uses a 4-in.-wide polyurethane or stainless steel belt that can reach down 50 ft. The collection rate can be adjusted from near-zero to 20 gph.

Wayne Products, Inc. , , Write 323 on PE card

Lube tips

101 Smart Lubrication Tips , now available online at , helps maintenance engineers and plant managers find solutions to virtually all of their lubrication problems. The brochure, downloadable from a pdf file, has graphics and easy-to-read charts that offer solutions to lubrication problems with bearings, seals, packings, vacuum pumps, compressors, and pumps.

Dow Corning Corp. , , Write 324 on PE card

Oil skimming

Oil Skimming Facts is a free, 14-p folder that provides answers and application information for many questions and situations. It explains the principles of skimming, lists advantages and drawbacks of different types of skimming devices, and points out how to avoid many of the common problems users can encounter.

Abanaki Corp. , , Write 325 on PE card

Antiseize lubricants

Catalog features an industry use guide plus a detailed typical properties chart for a comparative performance reference of each Never-Seez product formula. The antiseize and lubricating compounds are available for maintaining and protecting all types of moving parts and equipment. They also help maintain a positive seal, making for easy disassembly of flanges and gaskets.

Bostik Findley , , Write 326 on PE card

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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