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Lubrication Filter Carts – The Ideal Way To Flush Systems

One of the challenges faced when a lubricant becomes contaminated is that it affects the entire machinery system. This means the whole system needs to be flushed to prevent further damage to costly equipment. Lubrication Engineers (LE) offers a solution in the form of a “kidney-loop” filtration cart. “Filtration carts are useful for several applications,” explains Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South Africa. “They can be used for decontaminating systems, flushing new or repaired systems, dispensing or pre-filtering new oil, evacuating used oil, topping off reservoirs or collecting oil samples for analysis.” Ford says the filtration cart is

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Versatile, high-performance grease perfect for mid-range equipment lubrication

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has developed its most versatile mid-range general purpose lubricant yet. Almatek® 1233 has been created for external and general bearing grease applications and offers a great solution for customers who are looking for a high-performing, affordable lubrication solution for their equipment. The Almatek® 1233 general purpose lubricant is technologically advanced and designed to withstand shock loading, pound-out and water washout in friction. It can be used for anti-friction bearings, chassis points and other grease-lubricated applications. This versatile, tacky grease is specially formulated to give superior protection and long service. Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South

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Protecting your equipment from the inside out

Protecting your equipment is crucial, even during times when they do not operate, says Lubrication Engineers South Africa. Many businesses are struggling in the face of the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. This may mean that production or operations are not yet proceeding at full tilt, even though Level 1 has seen most of the economy officially opened again. As a result, some equipment and machinery are still standing idle. Callum Ford, national marketing manager at Lubrication Engineers South Africa, says it is essential to protect machinery while not operational by using the correct lubrication. This prevents damage and ensures

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Protect your equipment -whether it’s at work or not

Many businesses are struggling in the face of the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. This may mean that production or operations are not yet proceeding at full tilt, even though Level 2 has seen the economy officially opened again. This in turn may mean that some equipment or machinery is standing still. Callum Ford, National Manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa, suggests it’s important to keep your machinery protected while not in use with correct lubrication. This prevents damage and ensures your equipment is ready for use again when you need it. Protecting equipment on the outside “We tend

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Simplify your plant or mill gearbox checks from 15 steps to 5

Instead of time-consuming “down days” to check gearbox oil levels in your plant or mill, Lubrication Engineers (LE) suggests visual on-the-run maintenance checks. Mark Jones, Lubrication Reliability Consultant at LE for the Georgia region of the USA, says that traditionally, there are about 15 steps that need to be taken to check a gear box oil level. “First, you’d need to gather all the oil containers-jugs, galvanised cans, old bleach jugs, orange juice containers, rags, drain pans, and PPE in use,” he says. “Then they have to stop the machine or put it on hold, remove any safety guards or

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Sugar mill lubrication solution to protect bushes and gears

Sugar production equipment works hard and requires adequate lubrication and maintenance to ensure it remains functional. Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa suggests replacing asphaltic lubricants with a more modern product to provide optimum lubrication in bronze bushings and heavily loaded open and enclosed gears operating at slow and high speeds. LE’s Power Press Oil (366) is a semi-synthetic formula specifically designed for the sugar Industry,” says Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South Africa. “It’s biodegradable and free of solvents, lead, chlorine or barium, making it suitable for food production uses, and is specifically designed for sugar production machinery

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Post-pandemic lubrication solutions

As businesses across every industry struggle to come to terms with the impact of COVID-19, many are investigating solutions that allow for workforce changes. Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa suggests that when it comes to lubrication requirements for factories, machinery and capital equipment, it’s important to maintain lubrication schedules to avoid failures and resultant downtime. The company has developed a range of lubrication solutions to help businesses keep their equipment running smoothly while factoring in things like reduced personnel onsite. “We understand that companies are implementing social distancing measures and trying to keep as many people working from home as

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Universal tractor fluid -one product for all your agricultural needs

Universal tractor fluids offer farmers one multipurpose lubricant solution for almost every requirement. Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager for Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa, explains that universal tractor fluids can be used for gears, pumps and bearings. It can also be used across all major tractor brands and as a heat transfer medium for wet brakes and clutches. “LE’S 7500 Monolec Power Fluid is an example of a universal tractor fluid – a universal type gear/hydraulic, hydraulic/transmission fluid for agricultural and construction tractor equipment,” he says. “While petroleum lubricating oils are excellent in many applications, their performance is enhanced when

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How to avoid bearing failures with proper lubrication – Farmers Review Africa

Bearings are a fundamental component of mechanical equipment and centre on the idea of reducing rolling friction to allow parts to move without being destroyed. Reducing friction can contribute to higher performance, better energy consumption and less wear and tear, meaning that proper maintenance and care of bearings is essential to get the best out of machinery and prevent extensive and critical equipment failure. There are numerous reasons bearings can fail, including rust, overheating, wear and fracturing. Many of these issues can be resolved through the correct use of lubrication. Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa estimates that improper lubrication causes

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Achieving energy efficiency with correct lubrication

With colder winter weather setting in across the country and the possibility of electricity supply uncertainties arising again as South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown eases, companies will be looking for ways to take the best possible care of their equipment and reduce their energy consumption. The economic blow of global shifts in supply and demand in the wake of the novel coronavirus also means that businesses are aiming to manage their operational costs down to the finest detail. Good lubrication has the dual benefit of keeping machines in good functioning order and running to maximum efficiency, saving on energy costs. Lubrication

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