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The importance of grease compatibility

Mixing greases that aren’t compatible can cause equipment problems – from softening of the grease to hardening, bleeding, separation or even catastrophic failure of components. “It is always best practice to avoid mixing any types of grease,” says Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa. “However,

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How to troubleshoot conveyor belt challenges

Some of the toughest maintenance challenges at operations are presented by large belt-driven conveyor systems. These critical assets require gear oil for their gearboxes, electric motor grease for the motors, and grease for multiple lubrication points – particularly bearings. Improper lubrication and contamination can cause premature wear, or even worse,

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