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Husky Approves Canadian Lube

Petro-Canada Lubricants received original equipment manufacturer approval from Husky Injection Molding for its Purity FG Synthetic Fluid 46 to use in the companys injection molding equipment worldwide. The H1-registered hydraulic oil provides wear protection and oxidative stability to food processing equipment operating in hot and cold temperatures as well as wet environments, the manufacturer says. It also prevents deposit buildup that can lead to valve sticking and restricted oil flow to applications such as rotary screw compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, the lube maker adds. Web:

Polyurea for Bearings

Electric motor ball and roller bearings in sealed-for-life applications can get the lubrication they need with Mobil SHC Polyrex 102 EM from ExxonMobil. The polyurea-thickened grease has high-temperature performance up to 180 degrees Celsius, reduced bearing torque compared to conventional thickener based greases, increased shear stability, improved corrosion and rust resistance, enhanced wear protection and low-noise properties, the manufacturer notes. The products service life allows operators to reduce maintenance costs, extend re-greasing intervals and improve equipment uptime, the company boasts. It is also compatible with lithium complex greases. Web:

All-around Protection

Whether its during warm-up or in stop-start driving conditions, Castrol Magnatec is keeping Indian cars protected from wear. The fully synthetic range of motor oils protects engine components in busy traffic conditions, in a wide range of temperatures and during extreme cold start-up, which can all cause additional stress to the engine, the company says. The average driver can stop and start as many as 18,000 times a year and can spend up to one-third of the journey time idling. This puts up to 66 percent more load on critical engine parts compared to driving on the open road, claims Kedar Apte, vice president of marketing at Castrol India. The SAE 0W-20, 5W-30, 10W-40 and 15W-40 oils can be used in passenger car, heavy-duty and gas-fueled engines and meet API SN, ILSAC GF-5 and ACEA A3/B4 and A5/B5 standards. Web:

Toughen Up Lubes

Songwons new additive, Songnox L570, is a liquid butylated/octylated diphenylamine antioxidant that enhances a lubricants thermo-oxidative resistance by reacting with and stabilizing radicals, the company says. This protects oil from degradation and increases service life in vehicles and machinery. The additive is recommended for use in passenger car and heavy-duty diesel engine oils, compressor oils, hydraulic fluids, metalworking fluids, turbine oils and greases. The product is stable for up to two years when stored in a dry location at temperatures between 5 and 40 degrees Celsius. Web:

Connected Maintenance

Monitoring desiccant breathers off-site can be simpler with IsoLogic monitoring software from Des-Case Corp. A digital reading of the desiccant breathers remaining service life, saturation direction, breather temperature and humidity level helps prevent replacing the device too early or too late and avoids equipment downtime. The software monitors breather status on remote or hard-to-access equipment within a 100-foot range, and operators are able to access the information through a visual dashboard on an app for smartphones, tablets and computers. The technology is available on the companys VentGuard desiccant breathers used in low-flow applications with intermittent operations. Web:

Combatting Varnish

Lubrication Engineers formulated a new turbine oil to address varnish in power generation applications. The product provides oxidative and thermal stability to prevent oil degradation, which can generate by-products that lead to varnish formation. It also prevents deposits and sludge, suppresses foam, protects equipment against rust, corrosion and wear, separates readily from water and has improved filterability for long-term oil cleanliness, the company adds. The Endure branded turbine oil is available in ISO 32 and ISO 46 viscosities and is catered to gas combustion and combined cycle turbines, as well as centrifugal compressors. Web:

Tribofilm Measurements

PCS Instruments has a new device that measures friction in lubricated and non-lubricated surfaces under rolling and sliding conditions. The extreme pressure traction (ETM) machine can be used to analyze the formation and removal of antiwear tribofilms at high contact pressures, study the influence of very high shear stress on lubricant and material chemistry, conduct scuffing tests on lubricants, materials and surface finishes, characterize lubricant properties for traction drive applications and examine their friction modifying behavior at realistic contact pressures of up to 3.5 gigapascals. The ETM can apply loads between 150 and 650 Newtons and at temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius. Web:

Precise Scaling

Weighing errors can cause problems for industrial facilities, but Switzerland-based Mettler Toledo has a new digital floor scale to weigh drums and other packages more accurately. The PowerDeck can weigh multiple batches on a single platform without needing to use different scales. It detects and notifies operators when a product is improperly loaded to avoid uneven filling, spills, inaccurate weighing and bad batches, the company notes, while also providing real-time alerts for environmental hazards including debris, shock loads and temperature fluctuations. Web:

Leave Wear Behind

Esso Thailand launched engine oils for two-wheelers in the country. The SAE 10W-30,10W-40 and 20W-40 Mobil Super synthetic oils protect engines, transmissions and clutches of motorcycles and scooters from wear and corrosion and improve cleanliness of components, the company says, and are formulated to withstand the extreme driving conditions in Thailands streets. The products are available at Esso fuel stations, retail shops and independent workshops in 0.8-liter and 1-liter bottles. Web:

Data-driven Lubrication

Maersk Fluid Technology has advanced its Sea-Mate blending-on-board system with integrated software that automates its production of cylinder lubricants using data from sensors aboard the vessel. The system blends the base oil with a high base number cylinder oil that is then added to the engine sump in two-stroke engines. The use of this technology can reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion and excessive cylinder wear, the company adds. The Sea-Mate comes in three models (B500, B1000 and B3000) with different capacities, making them suitable for a variety of engine sizes. Web:

Automated Drum Carrying

Foot pumps and hand cranks are no longer required to lift drums with Liftomatic Material Handlings Ergomatic 1000 drum transporter. The device has an electric-powered hydraulic system that is activated with a pushbutton to propel steel, plastic and fiber drums of up to 1,000 pounds. The lifting equipment is available in 20- and 36-inch heights with non-sparking packages, alternate coatings and the companys proprietary clamping system for improved safety. Web:

Even Mixing

Heavy pastes and slurry-like applications get a proper mixing with Ross PowerMix planetary stirring vessels from Charles Ross & Son Co. The 10-gallon planetary mixers can achieve high shear mixing of difficult materials with low flow properties. The devices feature a sawtooth blade on each disperser shaft to double the shear input capacity of the mixer. A rectangular stirrer orbits the vessel and exposes the entire batch of contents to the shearing action of the dispersers, the company explains. High viscosity blades with a helical curvature to push product forward and downward are available for more viscous applications that are prone to climbing on the stirrer. Web:

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