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We're hosting a Lubrication Best Practices Workshop in Nashville

The key to reliability and cost savings? Education and training! Lubrication is the foundation to any reliability-driven maintenance program and, done correctly, can save thousands of dollars—not to mention increase equipment uptime. In one day, let us provide a clear picture of what lubrication preferred practices look like and give you the tools to get you there.

09/21/17

Safety risks to consider when setting up and running a lubrication program

Have you considered the correlation between how well you manage your lubrication program and safety? On the surface, the two may not appear to have anything to do with one another, but they are linked in more ways than you might think. Almost no work environment is as hazardous as manufacturing and most dangers are directly related to the performance of your equipment. Slipping, chemical exposure, machinery interaction, fire, and tripping are just some of the more common safety hazards you can avoid through better lubrication practices.

08/14/17

General Mills' Journey to World-Class Lubrication Featured in Lubes 'n' Greases Magazine

In 2009, the General Mills plant in Murfreesboro, TN underwent several component failure analyses on its equipment and found that a majority of the root causes were directly related to lubrication. This discovery became the catalyst to begin their journey of building a world-class lubrication program. In this article, Corey Kriegermeier, principal engineer for General Mills, reveals phase one of this journey and the success they've achieved.

07/25/17

Maintenance Matters No Matter What Industry You're In

Imagine a scenario where the power has shut down at your hospital. This shouldn’t be an issue, right? The backup generator will save the day, right? What if the backup generator doesn’t start?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are at risk for equipment interruptions – posing threats to patients – if assets such as essential electrical systems and HVAC units aren’t properly maintained.

07/11/17

What's Trending and Important in Industrial Lubrication & Oil Analysis

In its June 2017 issue, Machinery and Equipment MRO interviewed three oil and lubrication specialists, one of which was Mark Barnes, Des-Case's VP of Services, to uncover industry trends that are important to suppliers and users alike. They were asked to consider factors that significantly influence decision-making on more easily protecting equipment, and to share insights on what's new, what holds valueand provides improvements, as well as what helps solve common problems.

06/07/17
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A Pulp & Paper Success Story

In pulp and paper facilities, the high temperatures, high humidity, and constant water ingress that occur are particularly challenging and can adversely impact productivity and uptime. Effective water removal and lubricant filtration and protection are critical to increasing the life of equipment and minimizing downtime.

03/20/17

What is Lubricant Cleanliness?

When we speak in terms of cleanliness, we often refer to the ISO particle count of the oil, but do you really understand what this cleanliness code means and why it is important?

03/13/17

We'll Bring a Live, Hands-on Precision Lubrication Demonstration to You!

Experience the best way to observe and learn how Des-Case products can protect and clean your lubricants throughout their lifecycle. From storage, to transfer, and while in-use.

02/08/17

Don't Fix the Problem, Prevent It

What if you you could decrease the frequency of your oil changes, your equipment didn't break down, and you didn't have to lose sales revenue? Wouldn't you want to adopt practices that accomplished all this?

01/25/17

How Can Reliable Equipment Increase Profits?

An important metric in lean manufacturing is overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which is the product of Availability x Yield x Quality. Simply stated, OEE represents your performance compared to perfection. So if your availability factor is 79.9%, your yield factor is 80% and your quality factor is 93.8%, your OEE = 60%. This means that you’re running at 60% of perfection. While no organization actually achieves 100% OEE, your goal should be to close the gap between your current and desired performance level. 

11/09/16

3 Ways to Improve Your Lubricant Storage & Handling Program

Lubricant cleanliness can be increased through the improvement of your storage and handling program. By improving storage and handling, you can eliminate the ingression of contaminants into new lubricants and therefore eliminate ingression of contaminants into a component through new lubricant additions.

Here are 3 general ways to improve your Lubricant Storage & Handling Program.

10/18/16
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Excluding contaminants costs less than having to remove them

Contamination control is the single greatest opportunity for gains in the average lube program and significant gains in machinery reliability can be made with minimal investments.

If studies show it costs about 10 times as much to remove contaminants than it does to exclude it, then what are some of the ways you can keep contaminants from entering your system?

10/12/16

What is a Lube Room and Why is it Important?

A lube room is just what it sounds like: a room or area in a facility where lubricant is stored. But in order for your plant’s lube room to help you achieve your reliability goals, you need to know more than that.

08/10/16