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Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

Micro-Pitting Causes Macro Problems in Industrial Gears – Here’s How to Prevent It

by on April 13, 2017 0 Comments

Industrial gears are susceptible to micro-pitting, which if left unchecked can lead to gear damage and catastrophic equipment failure.

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On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

On the Horizon: API CK-4 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oils

by on April 7, 2017 6 Comments

There are still some pockets of resistance to synthetic oils in the heavy duty motor oil market, perhaps a misconception that they aren’t as good as the “real” thing.

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Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

by on March 23, 2017 0 Comments

Whether you are operating heavy duty on- or off-road vehicles or fixed industrial equipment, it pays to have a used oil analysis performed routinely by a specialized lab. Checking the oil that’s flowing through your equipment for contaminants and general stability helps you determine appropriate drain intervals and helps protect your equipment by uncovering the […]

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Trends in Passenger Car Motor Oils: Evolving Engine Technology Driving Change

Trends in Passenger Car Motor Oils: Evolving Engine Technology Driving Change

by on March 10, 2017 4 Comments

  Think about how much vehicles have changed in the past few years. What may come to mind are all the new electronics, smart sensors, assisted driving features and more, but what’s less noticeable are the significant changes taking place under the hood. Engine technology is evolving rapidly in response to three factors:

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How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

How Ag Equipment Can Benefit from the New Oil Categories

by on February 23, 2017 0 Comments

If you maintain tractors or other agricultural equipment, you’re no doubt aware of the recent introduction of two new API oil categories, CK-4 and FA-4, but you may not be sure what it means to you.

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Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

Lubricating Final Drives in Heavy Equipment: It Pays to Follow the Right Specifications

by on February 14, 2017 0 Comments

Operators of heavy Caterpillar equipment in construction or mining need to be mindful of the lubricant specifications for different equipment types and applications.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 3: Stay Clean

Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 3: Stay Clean

by on February 2, 2017 0 Comments

This is the third of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 2: Monitor

Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 2: Monitor

by on January 19, 2017 1 Comment

This is the second of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.   In our first article in this series, we set the stage for a lubricant cleanliness program by explaining how to “start clean.”

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Next-Generation Oils and Engines Allow Longer Drain Intervals

Next-Generation Oils and Engines Allow Longer Drain Intervals

by on January 13, 2017 10 Comments

With the launch of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy duty engine oils, many OEMs are now allowing an extension of oil drain intervals when these products are used in their newer engines. This is big news for on-highway fleet operators.

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Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 1: Start Clean

Simple Solutions for Meeting Equipment Manufacturer’s Oil Cleanliness Specifications Part 1: Start Clean

by on January 6, 2017 0 Comments

This is the first of a three-part series discussing the phases of an effective lubricant cleanliness program: Start Clean, Monitor and Stay Clean.   Particle contamination is the number-one cause of lubricant-related equipment failure.

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