Fuchs Lubricants has launched a heavy duty water-based cleaner concentrate for the food and pharmaceutical processing industry that is solvent free, readily biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
Friction and lubrication are concepts that most people understand, but probably rarely think about. Yet both are central to various aspects of everyday life.
Rope sheaves in the pulp and paper industry are notorious for frequently causing maintenance problems at paper mills, leading to unscheduled shutdowns that negatively affect production levels and drive up costs,” notes Frans Odendaal, SKF Product Manager – Power Transmission.
Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently launched a quick, cost-effective viscosity test kit known as the WearCheck Rheo-stick. Technical manager Steven Lumley, elaborates, “It is important to know the viscosity (thickness) of a lubricant because this determines its film strength and its efficiency in preventing friction between moving parts. Thick oil has a high viscosity, and […]
Weir Minerals has announced the global launch of its Accumin lubricators, following international demand for the superior-quality grease lubrication which has been ensuring optimal performance for equipment such as Warman slurry pumps in APAC since 2014.Across more than 100 sites, the Accumin lubrication system has proven itself an efficient way of preventing expensive bearing assembly […]
Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is using a simple mechanical test tool called the ‘rat trap’ to demonstrate how two supposedly similar lubricants may behave differently under pressure.“People often think a grease is a grease is a grease,” says Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South Africa. “However, greases are used for such a […]