Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication July Aug 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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Contents 8 COVER STORY Stamping Out Contamination Nissan's stamping plant in Smyrna, Tenn., recently earned the John R. Battle Award for excellence in the application of machinery lubrication. Find out how the organization improved its lubrication practices by focusing on contamination control to reduce downtime. 2 34 AS I SEE IT LUBRICANT STORAGE AND HANDLING Add Oil Circulation to Gear and Bearing Sumps for Greater Reliability Machinery Lubrication's 2013 Lube Room Challenge: Achieving Lubrication Excellence Although many of the benefits of oil circulation are subtle or not easily understood, they are significant in importance to machine reliability. 6 FROM THE FIELD Developing Effective Lubrication Procedures The development of world-class lubrication standards and practices is long overdue in many organizations and will soon become an absolute necessity. 16 PERSPECTIVE 11 Simple Steps for Flushing a Hydraulic System Taking the time to verify that a system is fully flushed and purged of the old fluid prior to introducing a new fluid will go a long way toward ensuring a healthier hydraulic system. 18 26 LUBE-TIPS Our readers provide excellent advice on a host of lubrication-related issues, including best practices for chain lubrication. Improve System Reliability with Lubricant Flow Confirmation The most reliable way of ensuring optimum lubrication performance is to confirm the lubricant flow at the lube point. Editorial Features 24 GET TO KNOW 42 NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM Machinery Lubrication recently issued its Lube Room Challenge for readers to submit exceptional lube rooms that incorporate best-practice features. See the amazing transformations several organizations made to their lubricant storage and dispensing methods. 44 CERTIFICATION NEWS ICML Exams Now Available in Russian The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) recently conducted its first certification exam session where tests were administered in Russian. 48 LESSONS IN LUBRICATION Anatomy of a Viscometer Discover how viscometers work, the various styles that are available and the factors that go into performing a precise and repeatable viscosity measurement. 54 BACK PAGE BASICS Using Labyrinth Seals to Control Contaminant Ingression AUTOMATIC LUBRICATION More July-August 2013 Labyrinth-type seals are common devices for contaminant exclusion, and when properly maintained, they greatly influence the reliability of the components in which they are installed. Departments 20 PRODUCT NEWS 22 TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 30 CROSSWORD PUZZLER 31 BOOKSTORE 32 PRODUCT SUPERMARKET

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