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Cleaner Oil Changes

Car owners with a do-it-yourself mentality can now lose the mess with Valvolines easy pour engine oil bottle. The packaging features a pull-tab, a spout that provides more accurate pouring, an anti-glug tube and a non-slip resealable overcap that snaps closed to prevent spillage, the oil blender says. Its centralized handle makes for simplified pick up, carrying and one-handed pouring. Valvoline adds that the new bottles are color-coded for differentiating products and also have a streamlined labeling system that prominently displays the oil grade on the front as well as an oil comparison chart on the back. The packaging has been rolled out for Valvolines fully-synthetic, high mileage and conventional engine oils. Web:

Tackle LSPI

Amsoil is confronting low-speed pre-ignition in turbocharged and direct injection engines with a new formulation of its Signature Series-branded synthetic motor oil. The product increases protection against loss of horsepower and wear by lubricating components with metal-to-metal contact such as pistons and cams, the company boasts. The oil also defends engine parts against sludge formation, improves thermal stability during cold start-up and lowers oil consumption for extended drain intervals of up to 25,000 miles, Amsoil claims. The motor oil comes in seven viscosities-SAE 0W-20, 0W-40, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 5W-50-and meets General Motors Dexos specification on LSPI protection. Web:

Improved Greasing

Plugging in a grease gun is now a bygone task with Lumaxs RoboLuber. The heavy-duty cordless grease gun runs on a 20-volt lithium-ion battery up to a maximum operating pressure of 10,000 psi, the company says. When fully charged, it delivers up to six cartridges of grease with a flow rate of 7 ounces at normal pressure and 2.8 ounces at high pressure. The RoboLuber also features an integrated LED light to find hidden grease points, a built-in pressure relief valve to reduce wear and tear on the grease gun, a 100- to 240-volt fast charger and two battery packs. Web:

Restrain Oil Spills

Accidental falls and slips caused by spills can now be prevented with SpillTechs Floor Grabber absorbent mat. The polypropylene mat has a polyester adhesive backing that sticks tightly and flatly on the floor, but can be easily removed for replacement or relocation, the company assures. Its top layer absorbs leaks, drips and spills of oil, solvents, coolant or water around machinery, as well as dirt and moisture from foot traffic. The mat comes in the form of pads and rolls, which can be cut to fit specific areas in a facility. Web: www.spilltech

Oxea Gets Halal Certification

Oxea Corp.s pelargonic acid is now compliant with Islamic requirements for food preparation. Chemically known as
n-nonanoic acid, the compound is used as an intermediate in various applications, such as the production of high-performance synthetic lubricant esters. The acid is colorless, has low odor and is soluble in ether and alcohols, and represents a low-cost alternative to fatty acids including caprylic (C8) and capric acid (C10), the company says. For the certification, we established a HACCP [Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points] system, just as we would have needed it for a foodstuff approval, noted Gunther Becker, director of product stewardship and quality management at Oxea. The companys product and manufacturing processes have been audited and certified by Islamic Services of America, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based food safety certification organization. Web:

Ecstar Rolls Out in India

Suzuki passenger car drivers in India can count on improved engine performance with the companys Ecstar genuine motor oils, recently launched in the country through subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India. The product range includes fully synthetic SAE 0W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 gasoline engine oils, SAE 0W-30 C2, 5W-30 C2 and 5W-30 C4 diesel engine oils, and three SAE 10W-40 four-stroke motorcycle oils. The company did not specify which oils will be released in the market first. The motor oils reduce friction, enhance engine cleanliness by preventing sludge formation and deposit buildup, and provide thermal stability in extreme cold and high load conditions, the company boasts. The oil formulations also provide higher fuel economy. The range of Ecstar products-which include an injector cleaner, an automatic transmission oil, coolant and other cleaning products-will be available through Marutis Nexa Service workshops. Web:

Curtail Equipment Downtime

Minimize component failure and unplanned maintenance expenses with Gracos new A4000 reciprocating oil and grease pump. Part of the LubePro line of automatic lubrication pumps, the high capacity, single line parallel pump provides higher lube output in fast lubrication cycles, optimally lubricating machinery while its running, the company boasts. The product features an integrated vent that automatically relieves pressure, a shatter-resistant reservoir, low level detection to ensure accurate calibration and is compatible with a number of Gracos GL oil injectors. The pump can be used for a number of applications in agricultural, construction, mining and heavy-duty equipment manufacturing. Web:

Faster Filling

ProSys Servo Filling Systems released its in-line cartridge filling system for accurate and accelerated filling of plastic, fiber or metal cartridges with greases, adhesives and sealants. The equipment allows for compact, automated filling of 10-, 14- and 30-ounce cartridges with speeds of up to 140 cartridges per minute, the company says. The design allows for horizontal loading and unloading, easy maintenance and features vertical bottom-up, high-speed servo filling and optional reject stations, ProSys explains. The device can also be upgraded to allow for additive mixing. Web: z

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