From world-leading manufacturers like Shell and Mobil to respected UK brands like Millers Oils and Morris, lubricant makers are increasingly concerned with the issue of sustainability. Oil producers take their role in environmental protection seriously and are now helping enterprises in the industrial sector to fulfil their Continue reading Five questions to consider about lubricant sustainability
Food production plants, large-scale manufacturing firms and other industrial enterprises often require a diverse range of lubricants to be stored and used on site. Different equipment typically requires a Continue reading Three best practices for lubrication maintenance
For most modern enterprises operating today, energy efficiency is a key issue to cut down running costs and to reach environmental targets. While many businesses believe that environmental concerns and finances are issues often in conflict, by simply looking at the viscosity of lubricants being used, this doesn’t Continue reading What are the advantages of choosing the correct lubricant viscosity?
A fluid dynamics specialist, Professor Crua of Bristol University’s Advanced Engineering Centre, has secured almost £200,000 in funding to pursue research that will hopefully lead to enhanced machine lubrication and will reduce the impact that some industrial Continue reading Academic secures funding to optimise industrial lubrication
In terms of mechanical equipment’s dependability on grease or oil-lubricated parts, precision lubrication involves using the correct type, quantity and quality of lubricant. It also involves lubricating the correct component in the appropriate place and re-lubricating at Continue reading What does the term precision lubrication mean?
If your operation is unfortunate enough to be among the companies that have experienced mechanical breakdowns, you may want to look to your lubricant use for answers. Counted as two of the key causes of these malfunctions, contaminated oil and poor filtration are the culprits of around 80 per cent of Continue reading Why is regular oil analysis essential onsite?
To ensure every lubricant used for machinery is effective, it’s vital to understand the different forms it can take. If the wrong type of lubricant is used, it can lead to a drop in mechanical performance or, in extreme cases, equipment failure, damage to parts and expensive maintenance.
To mitigate these unwanted issues, we’ll take a closer look at four formats lubrication comes in and Continue reading Four kinds of lubrication and their uses explained
Employing effective methods of lubrication onsite can provide numerous benefits. You might be looking for simpler, more streamlined ways of using the oils and greases you buy or looking to save money on how much you are spending, but either way, efficiency is a key concern for many companies when it comes to lubricants. In the following sections, we’ll look at some helpful hints that can help you achieve a smarter way of working with Continue reading Tips for a smarter approach to lubrication
In the current economic climate, many companies are looking to reduce costs where possible to remain competitive. For mechanical devices to operate effectively and remain in good working order, efficient lubrication of all working parts is essential. Oils, greases and fluids seal and protect equipment from wear and contaminants, while ensuring all components move freely and easily to Continue reading Three ways to makes savings on lubrication
Full-film lubrication conditions occur when a machine part has started to rotate and the load and speed rate result in a layer of oil forming between the shaft and the surfaces of bearings. This oil formation effectively lifts the shaft from the bearing surface, ensuring there is Continue reading Lubrication types explained – hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic