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Machine Tool Hydraulics: Using Oil Analysis as an Essential PM Practice

I am often surprised that so many metalworking facilities do not use oil analysis to monitor their machine tool hydraulic units.  In discussing the issue with maintenance managers, I receive a number of explanations: the reservoirs are too small, pressures are low, pump replacements are fairly inexpensive, etc.  A closer examination would reveal a number of very good reasons to implement periodic oil analysis as an integral component of the machine tool preventive maintenance program.

 

Sustainability = Good Business and Huge Savings

At the Cleveland facility, thanks to Clarence Kutscher, Sustainability = Huge Savings!
 
Winters are long and cold in Cleveland and the facility boilers heat the offices, warehouse, and tanks to keep the lubricants flowing.  Normally the boilers would run on natural gas, but modifications have been made to the boilers by Cleveland maintenance that allow them to burn the used oil collected by PetroLiance from a number of its Cleveland customers as fuel.  
 
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Don't Overlook Air Line Maintenance

I have found during my career, as both a lubricant sales person and a lubrication specialist, that many manufacturing plants and maintenance shops overlook air line maintenance. Compressors are often serviced by outside contractors, but rarely does the maintenance contract cover the entire air system within the facility. Wet dirty compressed air and improper lubrication can rob the air system of useful power, cause rust and air leaks, and reduce the power and efficiency of air tools.

Choosing Heavy Equipment Hydraulic Oils

Choosing the hydraulic oil that best suits a fleet can be as confusing as selecting one sandwich from a take-out menu to feed 25 people, not an easy task as it has to fit the budget and satisfy many different tastes. This selection process has gotten progressively complicated over the past few years due to performance, service life, higher pressures, wet-brakes, OEM warranty, etc.

Food Grade Lubricants : Know Your Food-Grade Products

With more than 50 years of experience in the petroleum industry, PetroLiance® has a proven record of success. When you choose PetroLiance® as your industrial lubricants and food-grade lubricant supplier, you’re choosing a strategic partner to work directly with your personnel in order to reduce the cost of lubrication while reducing opportunity of contaminants. Read full blog post: http://www.petroliance.com/blog/food-grade-lubricant-distributor

Automotive Lubricants | 3,000 Mile Oil Change a Thing of the Past?

Mobil 1 Oil ChangeIn a survey from August of last year, 51% of automobile owners responded that they should change their oil every 3,000 miles. However, according to Steve Mazor, manager of the Auto Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, “the 3,000-mile oil change just says that the marketing campaign by quick-lube companies has been effective.”

 

Antifreeze/Coolant Dos and Don’ts for Maximum Performance

 

With more than 50 years of experience in the petroleum industry as a fuel distributor, fuel products supplier, industrial lubricants company and expert in the field of fuel, lubricant and PetroLiance® engineered solutions, you have more than a proven, reliable supplier with PetroLiance®.  You have a strategic partner dedicated to improving your profitability.

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