Many times overlooked, lubrication is far more complex than just buying oil or grease and throwing it into your equipment. Selecting the right type or types of lubricant, storing and filtering them correctly, monitoring bearing noise, and ensuring that over-lubrication and under-lubrication don’t occur all play an important role. Fortunately, there are more technologies than ever in the marketplace that allow you to manage your lubrication program effectively.
The most precise lubrication in the world won’t help if the lubricants in question are poor quality, contaminated or breaking down under heat and pressure. Contracting with an oil analysis laboratory or investing in your own analytics kit will allow you to detect these kinds of issues before they result in machine failure.