Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication September-October 2019

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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As the leading supplier of thermo- plastic olefi ns (TPOs) and polypropylene compounds to the North American auto- motive industry, Advanced Composites in Sidney, Ohio, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its product line consists of proprietary formulations designed to meet specifi c original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications, ranging from super-duc- tile materials required for interior-trim, side-air-bag (SAB) applications and highly engineered TPO compounds needed for scratch-resistant, mold-in-color instrument panels to compounds designed for exterior bumper-fascia and body-side moldings. At a facility that runs 24 hours a day, scheduling and completing proactive mainte- nance can be challenging. Work orders may be created to take a line down for oil fi ltering, but scheduling in most cases makes it diffi cult for this to happen in a timely manner. Thankfully, Advanced Composites is an organization that fosters development and improvement. This has enabled the preventive maintenance (PM) program to be transformed into a proactive maintenance program. rough this shift, the company was able to increase savings and reduce its carbon footprint. is article will describe how the necessary changes were implemented to its maintenance and lubrication program, as well as provide a glance into where the program is heading in the future. A BRIEF HISTORY Before the current maintenance PM coordinator started working for Advanced Composites, the original maintenance and lubrication program consisted of only two semi-annual oil changes. e PM task team would change out the oil on their vital equipment during the July and December 6 | September - October 2019 | www .

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