Viscosity Index

Author: Lube-Tech

How an Audit Can Save You Money

Analyzing a Plant’s Lubricant Needs When Lube-Tech’s Tom Bjellos, a Certified Lubrication Specialist, walks into a food packaging plant his thoughts and observations are all about making things more efficient. That means not only suggesting the proper lubricants, but consolidating the products used to keep the plant’s machinery running at optimum efficiency. “Consolidation is good for everyone, especially the machinery operators and plant managers,” said Bjellos. “Why use six or eight different lubricants when you can use two?” That’s exactly what Bjellos and the Lube-Tech team have done at multiple manufacturing plants. Reducing the number of lubricants not only...

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Shelf Life Guide For Oils And Greases

Lubricant suppliers such as ExxonMobil do not recommend use of their lubricants beyond the stated shelf life. But for the average user, identifying an expired lubricant may not be as easy as it is with something such as food, where “best used by” dates are prominently displayed, and rotten food is pretty obvious. Knowing a little about lubricants can help users determine if lubricants are OK to use or should be recycled. For lubricants, the rule of thumb when it comes to shelf life is five years. If the seal on the container is broken the five-year rule goes...

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Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC Acquires Dyno Oil’s Lubricants Business

St. Paul, MN –January 9, 2017 – Lube-Tech & Partners is proud to announce the acquisition of the lubricants business of Dyno Oil Company. With its headquarters in Spencer, Iowa, the acquisition of Dyno Oil Company increases Lube-Tech’s geographic footprint and ability to serve customers in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. Dyno Oil Company customers will continue to receive local support from the team they know and trust. With Lube-Tech’s broad product portfolio, customers can also expect to see expanded product and service offerings in the future. Lube-Tech is committed to providing solutions that help its customers improve performance...

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Tool Life: Using Proper Fluid Is Key

Nothing can be more frustrating to a machinist than premature tool wear. This not only costs money in tooling, it results in longer job times and often higher scrap. It’s easy to blame the tool, but is it really the tool’s fault? Many times it’s not. “Most times, when part quality is in question, there is really some underlying issue with a machining fluid that can be determined through lab analysis,” said Lube-Tech Industrial Sales Manager Luke Bame. “The solution can be as simple as improved filtration, concentration maintenance, contamination reduction, or in some cases the job may require...

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