Oil spills can be deadly, killing microscopic organisms, thus damaging entire food chains, and causing severe environmental damage. To combat oil spills, Oil Spill Eater II (OSE II) was developed in 1989 in the USA and has been used to clean up more than 44 000 spills since. Approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency […]

Protect your equipment with smart lubrication accessories

One of the most effective ways to keep your machinery running smoothly is to keep equipment well lubricated. But to ensure your lubrication is effective, you need to monitor your lubricant and keep moisture out of the system. To do this, Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa suggests installing oil sight glasses and replacing the standard […]

Fixing Lubrication Storage Can Help Avoid 90% Of Contamination

According to research by Lubrication Engineers (LE), 90% of all lubrication contamination occurs before the lubricant is ever applied. “Only 10% of lubrication contamination happens after the oil has been applied to the machinery, mainly thanks to human error or cross-contamination within the machine itself,” says Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South Africa. […]

The Benefits Of Oil Analysis And Monitoring

Even when using top quality lubrication products and following correct storage and usage programmes, a lubrication solution can fall flat without consistent, accurate monitoring of the condition of your oil. Oil analysis is critical to understand how well your lubrication programme is working, and to tweak it as and when required. Callum Ford, National Marketing […]


Open gears need to perform well in extreme operating conditions, often running for long hours and in high-contamination environments. This is especially true in mineral processing applications where pinion gears are a core part of processing activities. Impala Platinum (Implats), one of the world’s largest producers of platinum and associated platinum group metals, was seeing […]

Protecting agricultural equipment with correct transmission fluids

Agricultural equipment is a major capital investment. Yet many farmers risk compromising their equipment and experiencing failures due to using incorrect or poor transmission fluids in their tractors, bailers, trucks and other machinery. The purpose of transmission fluid is to lubricate the components of a vehicle’s transmission and to act as a coolant. Known as […]

Company aids mines in better equipment care, improves longevity

In a tough economic climate, South Africa’s mining, cement and other industrial sector players are facing numerous challenges, including a strained electricity supply, rising operating costs, and fuel increases. This has put them under pressure to maintain profitability by cutting costs. However, cutting costs in the wrong places could have a negative long-term impact on […]

Cost-effective lubricant increases machine life

The change in lubricants on brick manufacturer KuluCrete’s excavator at its Port Shepstone quarry, in KwaZulu-Natal, has resulted in significant cost savings and a notable decrease in lubrication quantities and applications. KuluCrete is a supplier of bricks, blocks, roof tiles, kerbing, pavers, river sand and crushed stone in southern KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. The […]

Oven Chain Lubrication For Safe Food Production

Oven chains need to operate freely and smoothly in food manufacturing facilities, but lubricating these chains is tricky, given the intense temperatures they are subjected to. Without good lubrication, chains harden due to heat and moisture, which causes corrosion and oxidation. This can eventually lead to the premature failure of oven chain pins and brushings, […]

Minimising The Environmental Impact Of Wire Rope Lubricants

In a rapidly changing global climate and with every industry under pressure to mitigate environmental damage, even wire rope lubrication can play its part. Wire ropes need to be well lubricated to withstand increasingly harsh climate conditions, especially in the maritime and mining industries, but the lubricants used on them can negatively affect the environment. […]


In a tough economic climate, South Africa’s mining, cement and other industrial sector players are facing numerous challenges that have put them under pressure to maintain profitability by cutting costs. Rather than looking to cut costs by opting to use cheaper maintenance products, companies need to focus on protecting and managing their equipment more carefully, […]

Agricultural Equipment Lubrication – Essential For Sustainable Farming Businesses

Farmers need machines that work as long and hard as they do. In order to create a sustainable business in the agricultural sector, good equipment maintenance is critical. Farming equipment has to work for long hours, and usually in tough conditions. Machinery components such as engines, axles and transmissions need the correct lubrication reliability solution […]

The Importance Of Food-Grade Lubricants

Following recent outbreaks of listeria and salmonella in South Africa, food safety has come under the spotlight, particularly within food manufacturing environments. This article discusses the role of machinery lubricants in achieving optimal safety. Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa, explains that the food-bev industry requires specialised lubrication solutions that […]