See how our products help you improve the life, longevity, and performance of your lubricants.
7 of the last 8 Battle Award winners count on Des-Case products
- Clopay Plastics
- Eli Lilly & Company
- Valero Energy Corporation
- Cargill Corn Milling
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.
Although drum toppers were originally designed for system decontamination, they also have a number of other applications providing a versatile solution to aid you in your journey toward lubrication best practices. In this post, we reveal four of the most common applications for your drum topper.
Can it be used indefinitely? No. But with proper management, including good filtration, a lubricating oil can last many times longer than a typical OEM recommended service interval. There are several factors that determine the useful service life for a lubricating oil.
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.
Fluid Power World Managing Editor, Mary Gannon, and Associate Editor, Mike Santora, demonstrate the functionality of IsoLink oil transfer containers, the first best practice solution to keep oil clean and dry during oil transfer. IsoLink is ideal for small volume transfer from storage to a system, ensuring clean, contaminant-free oil.
Are you a hands-on learner? Studies show that "learning by doing" is an extremely effective way to understand and retain information. This year at the 31st Annual International Maintenance Conference (IMC), attendees will have a unique opportunity to get their hands dirty at our interactive experience in machinery lubrication.
We are constantly looking for ways to provide solutions that provide the ultimate lubricant protection and long life for machinery. With the new oil sight glass, our engineers reimagined what an oil sight glass could do, resulting in an innovative leap forward that will make your customers' jobs easier.
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.
Equipment reliability, often measured in terms of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), lies at the heart of automotive manufacturing and its processes rely on precise, repeatable operation to achieve the surface finishes, part integrity, and cycle times needed. Most automotive manufacturers are realizing that maintaining clean oil is one of the best investments it can make, with contamination at the core of premature machinery failure and diminished lubricant life.
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.
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?
As organizations place more and more emphasis on oil filtration and lubricant cleanliness, they have come to realize just how valuable and versatile hydraulic filter carts can be. Our latest infographic explores 5 uses of a hydraulic filter cart.
There are four main alerts visible with a Des-Case desiccant breather that typically point either to issues with a reservoir/machine or with breather selection.
Alert #1—Short Duration: Breathers should last at least six months
Things to check if your breather spends quickly:
For many years, plants have treated maintenance budgets as a cost generating line item, and as we all know when profits need to be maximized the easiest and quickest solution is to decrease spending rather looking to increase revenue. When we view something as solely a cost, our impulse is to keep it small or shrink it. This impulse can prove even costlier in the long run.
Demand for higher efficiency, enhanced output, and tolerance of tough terrains make it increasingly more difficult to ensure machines perform at their peak. High-performance hydraulics may be built for these conditions; however, good fluid handling practices can keep equipment running better, longer.
People don’t always behave rationally. When professionals spend years wasting money on avoidable repairs and replacements, that’s a perfect example of faulty thinking. Decision-makers often delay upgrading their procedures because it just doesn’t feel like the right time for a drastic change—but a look at the data reveals that it’s always the right time to start boosting your reliability.
Chris Fisk, Vice President and General Manager of Acculube, wrote an insightful article in this month's Plant Engineering magazine discussing 6 common lubricant storage mistakes. As a distributor of Des-Case products, we are always proud to help spread Acculube's message to further promote lubrication best practices.
You might already know that machines need the right kind of oil, in the right amounts, to avoid breakdowns. But that’s not enough. Your oil could still be operating well under peak efficiency if you don’t have a good plan to keep it clean. Following these simple tips can help you upgrade your precision lubrication program from minimally effective to world-class.