What is machine lubrication?

Machine lubrication is the process or technique of using a lubricant to reduce friction and wear and tear in a contact between two surfaces. Synonyms: industrial lubrication
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Maintenance Strategy March 8, 2020

Increase profits by recycling metalworking fluids

Leaders in the metalworking and metal forming industries understand fluid recycling can have a positive effect on their bottom line

By Darrell Milton and Ronald Wendt
Courtesy: John Crane
Maintenance November 11, 2019

Your questions answered: Tips on avoiding leakage, downtime and equipment failure

Presenters Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain from John Crane answered questions on topics such as adequate seal pot pressure, seal reliability, and more.

By Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain
A basic care program for rotating equipment enables operations to accurately record, communicate and act upon process and inspection data. Courtesy: SKF
Maintenance October 11, 2019

Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

By Jim Turnbull
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Lubrication October 4, 2019

Selecting lubricating greases: What you should know

Pay close attention to specifications and monitor your operations closely.

By Dr. Anoop Kumar and Nancy McGuire
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Lubrication December 9, 2018

Selecting the right industrial gear oil

Viscosity grade and speed are among the determining factors when making a selection for industrial gear oil.

By R. David Whitby
Bob Gresham is STLE’s director of professional development. Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication August 10, 2018

Taking a Big Data approach to lubrication management

Maintenance is a perfect fit for an IIoT world.

By Dr. Robert M. Gresham, Society for Tribology and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Motors, Drives April 1, 2006

Thinking inside the box: Energy costs drive ac-drive innovations

The types of ac drives used with ac induction motors are V/Hz, encoderless and flux vector. While there are many drives available for synchronous and servo motors, induction motors have the majority of applications. Sensorless vector control is the same as encoderless vector control, which better describes its operation.

By Jack Smith, Senior Editor
Electrical March 15, 2003

Basics of low-voltage circuit breakers

A circuit breaker is designed to keep an undesirably large amount of current, voltage, or power out of a given part of an electrical circuit. Industrial circuit breaker categories tend to follow voltage classes, which are divided according to magnitude. The IEEE divides voltage systems into four classes listed in the table titled "IEEE voltage classifications.

By Jack Smith, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering magazine
Motors, Drives March 1, 2001

Choosing between IEC and NEMA motor controls

Key Concepts NEMA and IEC motor controls differ in size, ruggedness, and complexity. The solid-state overload relay is common to both NEMA and IEC motor controls.

By Jack Smith, Senior Editor, Magazine