Inspiration and knowledge
Here we have collected some videos, blog posts, articles and tips & advice that might interest you. Put shortly, knowledge that is meant to inspire.
Did you know that over-lubrication causes many cases of bearing failure?
Research shows that between 30% and 40 % of bearing failures are linked to over-lubrication. To avoid this, it is vital to use the right amount of lubricant, at the right time. More is not better. On the contrary. To much lubricant can lead to increased temperature, greases can age faster and become thicker, putting a strain on the engineering. Also, make sure the pressure in the grease gun is not too high. This can cause waer, damage seals, lead to leakage which causes corrosion, and also increases the risk of breakdown.
For more tips and advice, download our Grease Handbook.
About the right hydraulic oil
Did you know that the right hydraulic oil decreases energy loss?
Therefore, choose an oil with the right properties, especially in terms of viscsity. An oil with lower viscosity is easier to "pull" around the hydraulic system, thus reducing energy loss and saving money. Many people choose a high-viscosity oil out of habit, but this is an area worth reflecting on to achieve improved lubrication and lower costs.
For more tips, read our blog post about hydraulic fluids.
In the not too distant future, it may not only be your colleagues and customers that talk to you – your lubricants might have something to say as well. This is because digitalisation is making machines and lubricants smart, and can even get them to ‘talk’. So the question is, of course: how will your company and your day-to-day life be affected?
They’re specialists, but their potential is rarely acknowledged. They’re the lubrication technicians, key players in all preventive maintenance. The right support can boost their efforts and lead to some genuinely vital results: fewer technical problems and breakdowns.
Lubrication goes without saying in the automotive and other heavy industry. But did you know that lubricants also play a key role in manufacturing high-tech products, including medical implants?
Increasing demands on ever better fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions are calling for more and more complex vehicle constructions. For automatic transmission vehicles, technical developments mean it’s more important than ever to choose the right ATF oil, to ensure the transmission works optimally its entire life.
Tips & Advice
Securing lubrication maintenance is a key component of Preventive Maintenance (PM). It also reduces the risk of operational disruptions and unplanned stoppages. And when people, machines and production resources work together optimally, quality and productivity increase.
Lubrication of hydraulics is a major, key area in a wide range of industries. Here we provide some lubrication tips that can save energy, assure technical performance and extend the useful life of both the lubricant and the hydraulic systems.