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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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.