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    • 15 Feb 2019

    Engine Valve Basics to Help Improve Performance

    In recent weeks, we’ve talked about several key components of industrial engines, namely the crankshaft and camshaft. As you’ll recall, the crankshaft and the camshaft are connected by a timing belt, and it is the job of both components to convert rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa, as well as to assist the other components in helping the engine develop power. This week’s tip focuses on...
    • 8 Feb 2019

    How Camshafts Impact Your Productivity: Everything You Need to Know

    Recently, we discussed crankshafts, which are components that help transmit linear to rotary power in and engine. However, attached to the crankshaft is something called a camshaft, which is vital in helping to develop power in a machine. Much like the crankshaft, proper maintenance of the camshaft has an important impact on your productivity. This tip will discuss the camshaft, including detail on its function, location...
    • 1 Feb 2019

    How Crankshafts Impact Your Productivity: Everything You Need to Know

    A customer in the field recently asked, did a lubricant cause a crankshaft failure? As most of you would suspect, the answer to the question was most likely “no,” because properly manufactured lubricants do not cause failure. The question, however, got me thinking, do we really understand crankshafts? Not so much what they do, but other issues like, how are they made, what are they made of, keys to the...
    • 25 Jan 2019

    Food Safety is Paramount – How to Safely Use/Convert Lubricants for Plant-to-Food-Machinery

    Recalls of food and beverage products due to contamination concerns have risen significantly over the last decade. Take Asia Pacific for example, where the food safety testing market is expected to reach USD 5.1 billion by 2025 , according to ResearchandMarkets, at a CAGR of 8.5% between 2018 and 2025. Amid these public concerns, food and beverage processors are under more pressure than ever to ensure the safety of...
    • 18 Jan 2019

    The Right Gear Oil Can Make a Big Difference: An Example from the Textile Industry

    Even in the textile industry, the right gear oil can make or break manufacturing operations. This is especially so in India, where the age-old sector is poised to boom in the next five years: the sector is expected to almost double from US$150 billion to US$250 billion by 2019 . As the industry increasingly deploys machinery and cutting-edge technologies, the need for dependable lubricants grows, as the product is integral...
    • 11 Jan 2019

    You Need to Keep Your Lubricants Clean – And Here’s How You Can Do It

    Just as important as it is to keep machinery in prime form, the same goes for lubricants. If not handled and stored properly, they can deteriorate or worse – become contaminated and render the lubricants no longer appropriate to be used and sent to waste. Here are four simple yet effective key principles to keep in mind to ensure your lubricants are never compromised: Exercise utmost care when it comes to...
    • 4 Jan 2019

    Making the world’s largest pull-down forging press more sustainable

    As many members of the Mobil SHC Club community know well, lubrication is an excellent opportunity for operators to help enhance the sustainability of their operation – primarily through using more advanced lubricants that can deliver improve energy efficiency or reduced oil consumption. Recently, our Mobil Serv engineering team in the United States helped prove this principle with an exciting success story. ...
    • 28 Dec 2018

    How to Properly Lubricate Natural Gas Compressors To Optimize Reliability

    This week’s tip discusses how to properly lubricate reciprocating compressor cylinders and oil-flooded rotary screw compressors used in the natural gas industry. By following these basic guidelines, operators can help maximize equipment reliability and performance. The compressor application sets the stage There are many types of compressor designs operating at various speeds, different lubrication systems,...