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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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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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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

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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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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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