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Sensor Gives Early Warning of Engine Failure

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists have reported inventing a method to detect and predict mechanical failure due t ...

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

A New LSPI Test for Aged Oil

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

ILSAC GF-6 makes its debut this month, but trouble is already brewing around LPSI prevention as engine oils age. A new t ...

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Smart Factories Seek Smarter Fluids

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2019

Advanced machinery in Chinas increasing number of Industry 4.0-enabled factories is accelerating demand for cutting-edge ...

Machine Learning Boosts Oil Analysis

Machine Learning Boosts Oil Analysis

Lube Report Americas - February 27, 2019

There is increasing talk in the lubricants industry about a range of technologies collectively referred to as Industry 4 ...

Cutters Cut Costs with Oil Analysis

Cutters Cut Costs with Oil Analysis

Lubes'n'Greases - August 21, 2018

Onboard oil analysis keeps the U.S. Coast Guards cutter ships mission ready while reducing oil change frequency and main ...

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The Path Ahead for Metalworking Fluid Microbiology

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2018

Decades of research have advanced metalworking fluid maintenance practices, but unanswered questions still abound.

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Deploy Data to Defuse Disruptors

Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2018

Last year didnt turn out so badly for lube makers, but Fuchs sees a rising threat from digitalization companies trying t ...

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Testing in Texas

Lubes'n'Greases - January 23, 2018

The engine test labs at Intertek and Southwest Research Institute are inextricably intertwined with lubricant developmen ...

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Additives Confound the Count

Lubes'n'Greases - November 16, 2017

Detecting particles in oil is crucial to prevent contamination and equipment failures. Additives, however, can muddle th ...

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The Unusual Suspect

Lubes'n'Greases - September 20, 2017

When a mysterious contaminant clogged the filters of a hydraulic press and left operators puzzled, laboratory technician ...

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Busting the Ghost Particles

Lubes'n'Greases - November 18, 2015

Cant seem to get a clean reading on your lubricants particle count test? You may be haunted by phantom particles.

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Life After the Big Four

Lubes'n'Greases - August 26, 2015

Is it possible to meet demanding metalworking requirements without using boron, formaldehyde, DCHA or phosphorus? Recent ...

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Shedding Light on MWF Microbes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

The same chemistry that makes fireflies glow can detect microbial growth in your metalworking fluids, and do it faster a ...

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Listen to Your Oil

Lubes'n'Greases - May 26, 2014

A small drop of grease or oil contains a wealth of information. And if you know what to ask, electronic sensors can reve ...

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Peering into the Mist

Lubes'n'Greases - May 16, 2014

Scientists disagree on how or how much metalworking fluids affect worker health, but theyre finding new tools to solve t ...

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Eaton Picks a Greener Option

Lubes'n'Greases - May 13, 2014

When metalworking fluids created a massive headache for this automotive component manufacturer, it sought relief in a ve ...

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Biocides Under a Microscope. U.S.

Lubes'n'Greases - May 12, 2014

Canadian and European regulators are all taking whacks at biocide use - and metalworking fluids are feeling the heat.