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Des-Case Responds To COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 | Uncategorized

In a recent survey conducted by Industrial Equipment News (IEN), 78.3% of respondents said they anticipate a financial impact due to the COVID-19 outbreak and 53.1% of respondents anticipate a change in operations. Now─more than ever─it is vital to maintain equipment uptime with less available personnel and, for some industries, to keep up with the massive demand for supplies. Des-Case is prepared to help!

We are closely monitoring developments related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and, while this is a rapidly-evolving situation, our priority remains as your partner in helping navigate the road ahead.

Product Availability & Lead Times
Des-Case is not experiencing any disruption in supply chain, product availability or lead times, thanks to our diligent operations and purchasing teams and our outstanding relationships with suppliers and partners. We are monitoring developments daily and will continue to communicate with you should we see a change.

Leveraging Technology with Online Tools and Resources

Digital Consultation
Des-Case has several Subject Matter Experts available for lubrication-related assistance at your request. We are available via email, phone, Facetime, Skype, Teams, Webex or GoToMeeting.

Remote support is available for…

  • Equipment Modification Plans for Lubrication Best Practice
  • Lubricant Consolidation
  • Oil Sample Interpretation
  • Asset Lubrication Policy (lubricant specification, PM optimization, lubrication frequency and amount)
  • Lube Room Designs
  • General Technical Support and Assistance

Click HERE to request and schedule your consultation. 

Digital Tools

Plant Lite Assessment Tool

Get a clear picture of how your current lubrication program rank in 6 key areas of lubrication: Lubrication Storage, Handling and Dispensing, Lubricant Application Practices, Equipment Maintainability and Contamination Control, Oil Analysis Basics, Oil Sampling Basic and Training and Education.

Asset Modification Plan Tool
Starting with your critical assets, let us help you modify your equipment to protect against contamination. Use this web-based tool to collect asset data in order to create an equipment modification plan.

Asset Lubrication Policy Tool

Developing a lubrication policy can be time consuming and require an enormous amount of effort. However, performing this on an asset by asset basis is a great way to begin. Use this web-based tool to collect asset data in order to create an asset lubrication policy.

NEW! Online Training

We understand many organizations have valuable employees working from home to social distance themselves. One productive way to spend that time is by learning new concepts or brushing up on best practices in their field. Below are several courses we are offering for lubrication, including an introductory ½ day course we will be providing for FREE through May 1, 2020. More information to come regarding discount structure and how your customers will work with you to purchase licenses to access the Learning Management System.

½ Day Introduction to Machinery Lubrication (COMPLIMENTARY FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Participants in this course will learn fundamental elements of key topics such as lubrication theory, lubricant selection, PM design, contamination control and used oil analysis. Learn More

1-Day Lubrication Best Practice Workshop ($99)
The Des-Case 1-day workshop is designed to help participants assess the financial impact of lubrication on your operations and create a strategy to identify and begin addressing all of the lubrication opportunities in your facility. Learn More

3-Day Practical Machinery Lubrication Seminar ($995)
The 3-day lubrication seminar is based on the ICML MLT I / MLA I body of knowledge and covers all subject matter included in the exam. Learn More

Enterprise License ($9,995 for all classes)

NEW! Des-Case Now Provides Remote Diagnostic Monitoring of Lubricated Equipment

In addition to the remote consulting, we can also monitor your critical assets remotely. As plant personnel is currently being limited, allow us to provide remote diagnostic assistance to make sure your assets’ headspace and oil are continuously monitored and protected.

Some conditions that can be monitored are:

  • Oil additive content and oxidation levels
  • Reservoir headspace moisture level
  • Desiccant breather health and remaining life
  • Lubricant particle/debris levels
  • Lubricant moisture level
  • Oil filter differential pressure

Contact [email protected] for more information

How Des-Case Corporation Is Protecting Its Employees

Speaking of critical assets, Des-Case believes its employees are the most important component to its business. Office personnel have been empowered to work from home and the operations team have been provided a unique schedule to optimize social distancing. Increased benefits have also been provided in the event someone is directly affected by the outbreak to allow employees to make their health a priority.

We wish you all the best of health during this time and are here to support you and our community.

The Des-Case Family