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Keep Lubes Pumping

Designed for heavy-duty construction and mining equipment, Gracos new Dyna-Star 10:1 hydraulic-powered pump ensures delivery of lubrication to bearing points via divider valves and injectors. It features a digital controller that offers multifunctional time- and pressure-based control of the pump. A pressure switch monitors system pressure, a tank level indicator monitors lubrication levels, a gauge monitors hydraulic pressure output, and a hydraulics control module regulates pressure and flow. Available in three lengths to pump lubrication in a variety of custom tank and drum configurations, the pump modules include both 60 and 90 pound reservoirs, hydraulic controls and vent valve assemblies. Web:

Fittings Fit for Aerospace

Alemite has launched a line of hydraulic lubrication fittings designed and manufactured for aerospace use. Its AS fittings meet SAE standard AS35411, which requires detailed performance tests, extensive documentation and traceability of materials. This certification ensures that the fittings meet the highest level of reliability required for aerospace and military applications. The AS fittings are available in different configurations including straight and 30-, 45-, 65-and 90-degree angles. Finish and material choices range from carbon steel (zinc and zinc-nickel), stainless steel (passivate), and monel (bright dip). Web:

Crankcase Crank Down

Two new Spiracle crankcase filtration systems from Donaldson can help OEMs meet allowable emissions standards. The systems remove crankcase aerosol and particulate, to reduce blow-by emissions generated from an open crankcase vent; in closed crankcase ventilation (CCV) systems, they help prevent fouling of turbochargers or intercoolers. They also reduce in-cab fumes and draft-tube road drips, keep the engine enclosures free from oil film, and reduce engine oil consumption. A pressure regulator in CCV systems reduces excess vacuum, and the custom-designed relief valve avoids excessive crankcase pressure build-up. Web:

Synthetic Axle Fluid

Shells Spirax ASX R axle fluid offers improved fuel economy even for heavily loaded axles. Formulated with synthetic base oils and additives, the fluid protects essential components of the drive-train and lowers the operating temperature to help promote long equipment life. Shell says it also offers excellent protection against gear wear and pitting, which helps prevent premature failures. Its outstanding oxidation resistance also helps prevent formation of deposits that can damage seals. Approved by several OEMs (including Arvin Meritor, Dana and Mack) for extended drain specifications, the axle lube also meets Dana SHAES 256 Rev C (500,000-mile oil drains, with warranty for 750,000 miles). Web:

Sulfonate Fights Rust

Chemturas new Barinate B-70 over-based barium sulfonate is designed for formulations where acid absorption and rust protection may be required. The high-molecular-weight, oil-soluble product provides superior corrosion inhibition and detergency, according to industrial lubricants Marketing Manager Naureen Stone. Barinate B-70 has excellent inherent demulsibility characteristics in formulating industrial lubricating oils and other engineered protective products, she said. Nominal dosages range from 0.1 to 5.0 percent by weight of the finished lubricant. It is compatible with most mineral base oils, white oils and synthetic base stocks, and available through a Chemtura representative. Web:

Colorful Choices

Green liquid dye technology from Sunbelt Corp. uses vegetable oil based esters in the coloration of lubricants, greases and other petroleum products. The dyes are said to provide improved environmental, health and safety benefits, as compared to traditional petroleum based systems, yet are able to offer cost effective, equivalent performance. These dyes reduce or eliminate the sulfur/naphthalene content associated with petroleum-based solvent dye systems. Web:

Specs on the Web

Trico Corp. has launched a web-based Lubrication Library that provides subscribers with access to lubricant specifications and technical information from major lubricant suppliers. It allows users to easily build and print a reference list of lubricants currently used with their facility, as well as the manufacturers specifications sheets and material safety data sheets. Subscribers can search multiple data such as manufacturer, lubricant name, viscosity grade, specific gravity and lubricant type, among others. The Lubrication Library is the initial launch to a family of web-based products called Trico on Demand. Web:

High-wire Act

Etna Products is expanding its Masterdraw line of products, with new lubricants for wire drawing and aluminum rod breakdown. The fluids enable high-quality drawing of even difficult aluminum alloys over a wide range of diameters and speeds, it says, thanks to a high V.I. and shear-stable synthetic friction modifier that provides unparalleled lubrication throughout an extensive sump life. Masterdraw 5129 can be applied to slow- to high-speed breakdown and intermediate drawing; Masterdraw 5127 to high-speed breakdown and intermediate drawing; Masterdraw 5124 to fine wire drawing, and the Masterdraw 5122 to ultra-fine drawing and cabling. Web:

Store, Dispense Lubes

The IFH fluid handling system stores and dispenses industrial fluids in a range of applications, including the aerospace and steel industries, automotive, chemical and food products manufacturing. Featuring 65-gallon containers, the system can reduce the downtime of employees changing drum pumps. Sight gauges and gallonage strips make inventory control easier, and screened vents at the top of the containers help prevent product contamination. The system also has a timer-controlled motor and pump as well as a drip pan. Its equipped to handle a variety of lubricants such as engine oils, cutting oils, bearing oils, and hydraulic and transmission fluids. Web:

Things are Looking Up

Vertical conveyors from TKF move items from one level to another – whether from basements to mezzanines, in multistory buildings or building to building – while saving space and energy. The conveyors feature counterweighted lift mechanisms that cut the effective unit load weight in half, thereby reducing horsepower and power requirements. Load and unload points can be incorporated at any height, and on any side of the unit. Lift speeds can range from 10 to 200 feet per minute, using either chain or belt drives, with the higher speeds made possible with variable frequency drives. Standard models are available with unit load capacities up to 6,000 lbs., with a vertical travel of up to 100 ft. Web:

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