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Assure Hydraulic Efficiency

Chevron Lubricants recently introduced Clarity synthetic hydraulic oil AW, which it says pro-vides excellent perfor-mance in low-temperature climates. The oil comes in ISO 32, 46 and 68 grades and is suitable for use in vane, piston and gear pumps on mobile and sta-tionary equipment. Clarity has a high viscosity index that is shown to improve hydraulic response time and increase the fluids operating temperature range. In field trials, Clarity reduced fuel consumption by improving hydraulic pump efficiency up to 8 percent. The oils also are said to have improved oxi-dation and shear stability compared to conventional monogrades. Web: www.chevron.com

Magnetic Filtration Traps

Metal Filings Elipse Magnetics has designed the Automag compact magnetic filter for use on small- to medium-size precision metal machining processes such as grinding, honing, milling or super-finishing. The filter has a high-intensity mag-netic circuit that extracts potentially damaging fer-rous particles, down to sub-micron size, from lubri-cants and coolants. The company says the filter sys-tems help improve surface finish, reduce rejects, increase fluid life, reduce downtime and extend tool life. A timed signal activates the cleaning process in which magnetic rods are withdrawn from the filter chambers, and the ferrous contamination is purged to a tank or reclamation unit. The process takes approxi-mately 10 seconds. Web: www.eclipsemagnetics.com

Pail Lid Needs No Gasket

The new Tri-Seal open-head plastic pail cover from Bway Corp. produces a watertight and airtight seal without a gasket. It is suit-able for use with lubricants, adhesives, coatings, build-ing products and consumer products. The pail cover can be used anywhere a typical gasketed cover is used, without need for special capping equipment. It works with standard rigid-plastic pails and is a drop-in replacement for a standard gasketed cover on most fill-ing lines. Constructed of high-density polyethylene, the Tri-Seal is recyclable with the pail. In addition, Bway says the cover can be combined with its TwinShot pail to add up to 50 percent post-consumer regrind con-tent, to meet legislative requirements. Web: www.bwaycorp.com

10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil

For applications needing an SAE 30 or 10W-30 diesel oil, Amsoil now offers its OE 10W-30 syn-thetic diesel oil. The oil is licensed to API CJ-4 and suitable for modern and older on- and off-road diesel equipment. Benefits cited for the oil include, it meets emission system requirements; resists oil consumption; and controls soot-thickening and wear. Amsoil recommends the synthetic for diesel engines and, where appro-priate, gasoline engines requiring: API CJ-4/SN, ACEA E9, Cummins CES 20081, MB 228.31, CAT ECF, Mack EO-O, Volvo VDS-4 and VDS-3, MAN 3575, Renault RLD-3, and MTU Type 2.1. Web: www.amsoil.com

V.I. Improvers for Top-End Lubes

Petroleum Chemicals has launched a line of vis-cosity index improvers in pellet form for use in high-quality automotive crankcase lubricants. These olefin co-polymers (OCPs) have a narrow molecular weight dis-tribution and can be solubilized in base oil prior to use. The company says the product can cost effectively provide excellent low-temperature properties and wide shear stability, making the material suitable for a variety of applications. These OCP V.I. improvers are available in 25-kilogram bags. Web: www.petchemgroup.com

OEMs Like Wind Turbine Lube

Optigear Synthetic X from Castrol Industrial has received approvals from Chinas CN GPower Gearbox and Denmarks Vestas for use in these OEMs wind turbine gearboxes. Castrol says the gear oils are made from polyalphaolefin base stocks and addi-tives that provide optimum wear pro-tection under extreme loads and harsh operating conditions such as vibration, oscillation and shock. They operate over a wide temperature range and feature an extended oil change inter-val. Web: www.castrol.com

Dust-free Dumping

Need to safely and cleanly empty bags of dust-generating ingredients? A new manual system from Flexicon collects dust generated dur-ing manual dump-ing, compacts the empty bags and conveys bulk mater-ial downstream for use. The system comprises a receiving hopper, dust col-lector, bag com-pactor and flexible screw conveyor. Dust generated during dumping and compaction is drawn onto two car-tridge filters. The compactor com-presses bags into a removable bin that can hold 50 to 80 bags. The hopper discharges materials into an enclosed, flexible screw conveyor that can han-dle a variety of materials, including free- and non-free-flowing bulk materi-als, from large pellets to sub-micron powders. Web: www.flexicon.com

Pump Safely from Drums

GoatThroat thermoplastic pumps are designed to reduce worker exposure to corrosive chemicals and VOCs. They provide sealed pumping from 5- to 55-gallon containers and drums. The pumps are available in four models, and have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. GoatThroat pumps can handle over 1,200 different flu-ids and solvents. They are designed to drain containers dry, making them Resource Conser -vation and Recovery Act empty. Web: www.goatthroat.com

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