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Lubrication and fluid seal damage

Seal failure or leakage can be catastrophic, causing equipment damage and ultimately failure. It’s important to understand lubrication and seal compatibility to avoid these issues. Callum Ford, national marketing manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa, explains that different seals have different tolerances in terms of temperature and pressure, and

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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

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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

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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

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Lubrication key for wastewater treatment plants to operate effectively

In South Africa, awareness about the value and scarcity of water has increased in the face of significant droughts in many regions of the country. This has brought with it a greater understanding of the need to manage existing water resources and infrastructure well, including wastewater treatment plants. South Africa

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LE South Africa ready to meet all lockdown plant lubrication needs

As South Africa is under national lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is able to assist companies in protecting their equipment with proper lubrication and accessories. “We have been issued our essential services permit as a critical repair supplier, so we are able to meet customers’ needs even

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Protecting equipment by perfecting lubrication application

Proper lubrication is essential to the correct functioning of mechanical equipment and ensures its longevity. When bearings are under- or over-lubricated, it causes problems, and can eventually lead to machinery failing. “Even over-lubricating is problematic, as it causes grease churning and overheating, which can eventually damage a machine’s motor coils

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Lubrication Engineers’ clean up solution cuts the fat

Finding a way to deal with stubborn chicken fat is a problem for the poultry business, further compounded when food grade lubrication is mistaken for fat. While the main focus at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is creating comprehensive lubrication solutions to help customers protect and manage their assets, the company’s holistic

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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

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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

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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

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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

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