PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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10 December 2021

STUCK AND seized parts are the bane of any engineer's life. But a specialist penetrant can ease the seizure, where brute force alone fails.

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21 October 2021

THE COMPANY is looking to broaden its range of specialist products developed for industry. It needs 3,000 professionals to give their feedback on its new Fast Release Penetrant and Fast Acting Degreaser. In what is believed to be an industry first, the company is giving away 6,000 products.

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22 July 2021

ONE OF the key learnings from COVID-19 is the importance of industrial expertise. UK manufacturers who worked together to produce over 14,000 ventilators during the pandemic [1], is just one example of how collaboration and knowledge-sharing has helped drive recovery.

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02 August 2021

AFTER A challenging 18 months, growth for the UK manufacturing sector is set to double this year [1]. Despite production lines gathering speed, challenges such as a widening skills gap, increasing demand and unplanned downtime risk are still prevalent. Optimised operations depend on reliable equipment, which in turn depends on an effective maintenance programme:

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26 March 2021

AS MODERN machines have evolved, so have lubrication systems and, as the oil film between system components is only a few microns thick – invisible to the human eye – it is essential to control and monitor contamination effectively, explains CP Lubricants.

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03 March 2021

SHELL HAS announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engine and industrial applications. This initiative meets a growing desire from consumer and commercial vehicle drivers to lower their carbon footprint.

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29 September 2020

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS specialist, ROCOL has launched a new heavy duty grease to support crane boom maintenance regimes.

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31 July 2020

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or process operation.

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10 December 2019

Using a special applicator, a new chain lubrication application (CLA) system from iwis permanently delivers lubricant to the chain drive and other components to help ensure a long chain service life economically, cleanly and with precision.

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10 October 2019

Industry’s growing desire for non-hazardous products that offer the same performance is driving the introduction of a major product update by a leading manufacturer of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals.

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10 October 2019

While it is important to understand the benefits of fresh oil, Miller Oils explains that it is also important to understand how it interacts with the machinery it lubricates, and what the oil looks like days, weeks, months and even years down the line.

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11 October 2019

Viper WRL, an Australian owned company, manufactures and supplies wire rope lubrication equipment to the marine, petrochemical, mining and manufacturing industries.

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24 May 2019

Donghua provides a hot-dipped chain lubrication facility in its Midlands workshop and has now launched a hot wax lubrication service.

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30 August 2018

Bob Wood, technical engineer at Total Lubricants, reports that almost a third (28%) of industrial equipment failure is a result of inadequate lubricant maintenance and incorrect lubrication, with the likely impact potentially running into millions of pounds for UK businesses.

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24 July 2018

Rotalube Systems reports that it has fitted the largest applicator ever manufactured to suit a 12in pitch chain on a ThyssenKrupp Circular Re-claimer.

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20 July 2018

SKF's new LRM2 lubrication remote monitor is compatible with oil or grease and designed for use with lubrication systems that cannot be checked daily due to the nature or position of the application.

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20 July 2018

Total showcased its high performance lubricants, coolants and added-value services to delegates at Hillhead 2018. 

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15 May 2018

Vaisala’s OptimusTM OPT100 DGA monitor for critical power transformers assesses transformer oil for the presence of moisture and seven different gases. By tracking real-time levels of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, ethane, ethylene and acetylene, the OPT 100 gives asset owners an understanding of the condition and health of a transformer, enabling them to make informed, proactive maintenance decisions.

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15 May 2018

Rotalube Systems reports that it has fitted the largest applicator ever manufactured, to suit a 12 inch pitch chain on a ThyssenKrupp Circular Re-claimer and has reduces oil consumption by 6000 to 7000 litres per year.

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18 April 2018

Klüber Lubrication has developed homogeneous lubricants using water as a functional constituent. This approach is said to offer benefits both in terms of lubricant performance and sustainability.

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31 March 2022

In the first IP&E webinar of 2022, Christopher Hallum from UE Systems explained the pitfalls of traditional lubrication regimens and how online monitoring and remote lubrication can overcome them, writes James Snodgrass

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28 January 2022

Productivity can easily be lost to downtime. And this is often a result of poor lubrication, says Jim Peck

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23 September 2021

When PETRONAS Lubricants International embarked on a project to test new lubricant products for internal combustion engines it was vital that any oil contaminants were removed from the parts prior to testing. Safetykleen provided the solution

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12 July 2021

PLUMBING PRODUCTS specialist, McAlpine, is reported to be saving tens of thousands of pounds every year by preventing breakdowns of injection moulding machines, thanks to oil management specialist, Tris UK.

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29 July 2021

LUBRICATION at the forefront of metalworking machinery maintenance. The role of any lubricant is to create a thin film between two metal surfaces that keeps them apart. This film reduces friction between moving parts, supporting metalworking operations at the same time as minimising wear and reducing downtime, writes David Wright

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09 June 2020

Good lubricant management can contribute towards lower maintenance costs, reduced downtime, higher productivity and increased savings over the longer-term, asserts David Wright, Director-General of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association

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29 August 2018

A report by Shell Lubricants – 'Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Manufacturing' – reveals that, while in the UK, roughly two-thirds (65%) of manufacturing companies believe in the importance of lubrication, only 32% report taking effective measures in the end-to-end lubrication process. Jan-Hendrik Bruns, Shell Lubricants regional technical expert – general manufacturing – considers the issue

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18 April 2018

Interpreting changing lubricant properties is a task for the diagnostic and maintenance engineer and it can increase both the working time and the life of often highly critical capital equipment. Elliott Berry, chair of the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, explains more

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25 January 2018

The special requirements around maintaining plant and equipment on an NDC (National Distribution Centre) revolve around the key area of making sure the plant, conveyors, cranes and the like, are running at the maximum efficiency for the maximum length of time, thereby ensuring that the clients products are sent out on time, be they pet food, groceries, computer parts or D.I.Y items.

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