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  • Back in the Saddle

    The COVID-19 pandemic - and other factors, like severe weather - forced temporary shutdowns in a variety of industries. Because of this downtime, valuable equipment and the lubricants that keep that equipment running smoothly sat idle until operations could resume safely. How does extended downtime affect lubricants, and what does it take to get idled equipment up and running again?
    • 20 Aug 2021
  • How much do you know about Wind Lubrication?

    Listen to Michael Blumenfeld, Research Associate Lubricants Technology, and Jack Smodic,  National Account Sales Executive, as they discuss all things lubrication in Wind with Dan Frantz on the Kurz Wind Podcast.
    • 6 Aug 2021
  • Improving Hydraulic System Efficiency

    Energy consumption is a key factor to focus on in a hydraulic system to help reduce costs and improve productivity. Energy losses in hydraulic systems come in two categories, mechanical losses and volumetric losses. Mechanical efficiency losses come ...
    • 23 Apr 2021
  • Bleed and Feed – When this strategy makes sense

    New oil is often looked at as “cheap insurance”; changing the oil in small reservoirs can often be done quickly and easily. However changing out a 5,000 to 10,000 gallon, or larger, reservoir becomes increasingly more difficult and costly...
    • 9 Apr 2021
  • Hot maintenance tips for critical mine equipment (part 4)

    Tip 4:  Bearings  Bearings are found everywhere in a mine, especially in applications that help move the ore from place to another on conveyors. One example, crushers are critical to the processing side of many mines. These systems have con...
    • 26 Mar 2021
  • Hot vs Cold Varnish

    Did you know there are 3 types of varnish? Cold varnish, hot varnish, and sludge.  Varnish is a “catch all” industry term used to describe many different types of oil deposits. Unfortunately, the widely used term can confuse users in...
    • 19 Mar 2021
  • Hot maintenance tips for critical mine equipment (part 3)

    Tip 3:  Gear applications  Gears are one of the most important applications in any mining operation – used everywhere from the equipment used in the pit to many processing plants. Keeping gears turning is critical to the bottom line. ...
    • 12 Mar 2021
  • Hot maintenance tips for critical mine equipment (part 2)

    Tip 2:  Drive Train Fluids Whether you have trucks/support equipment with electric wheel motors or mechanical drive systems, oil selection is a major factor to consider. Like engines, these components are working in both cold and hot environment...
    • 19 Feb 2021