James Goodgame

Back to work – and back in business with the right maintenance products

by James Goodgame

As industry gets back to work, Covid-19 protective measures aren’t making life any easier for manufacturers and producers. But with the right choice of maintenance products, the ‘new normal’ can be much more like the old one.

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Raising the reliability bar through sophisticated technology

by James Goodgame

Asset performance and reliability are popular buzzwords across industry, and critical factors for engineers and plant managers. Over the years, the importance of optimising production uptime has increased significantly, alongside the requirements for planned maintenance, with engineers now embracing regimes of predictive maintenance to closely monitor their machine health.

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Who says it's unreachable? Not WD-40 Flexible

by James Goodgame

Hitting those hard-to-reach places is a bug that we’ve all had to bear across all industries and it goes without saying that it can be extremely frustrating, sometimes unbearable. But jumping to the rescue and catering for the varied and changing demands of industry is WD-40.

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Make washdowns less of a drain on your finances

by James Goodgame

Frequent wash-downs are a common feature in many aggressive industrial environments. A necessary evil, if you like. Necessary because they remove whatever contamination is present. Evil because they also strip away lubrication from bearings. So how do you make them less of a drain on your finances?

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Ball screws with greater flexibility and availability

by James Goodgame

NSK's new series of ball screws, with freely combined nut and shaft, make stocking and purchasing high-quality ball screws much easier for both dealers and end-users.

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Safety first with Ambersil Bioweld

by James Goodgame

The recent reclassification of mild steel/steel weld fumes by the HSEi has highlighted the risks associated with welding fumes, placing added responsibility on employers to provide adequate local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

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Understanding Zinc and Zinc-Like Coatings with Ambersil

by James Goodgame

Corrosion is an ever-present problem for all ferrous metals, there are many methods to guard against it. ERIKS and Ambersil aim to demystify zinc and zinc-like coatings.

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OKS launches its first MOSH/MOAH-free lubricant

by James Goodgame

Mineral oil residue contamination of food packaging is increasingly becoming an issue for consumer protection organisations. Instead of waiting for legislation to force action, OKS has launched its first MOSH/MOAH-free adhesive lubricant.

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Weathering the Storm of Parts Forecasting

by James Goodgame

Jog your memory back to 1987. We all remember, what's labelled as arguably one of the biggest forecasting fails of all time, when Michael Fish wrongly dismissed the worst storm for several hundred years. But similar forecasting fiascos are still happening in industry. And even if there are no trees uprooted, productivity, efficiency and profitability can be blown away in the wind. Here's how ERIKS helped one customer to weather the storm.

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SKF's 5 Step Process to Achieve Performance and Productivity Goals

by James Goodgame

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is industry’s prime metric for identifying and rectifying machinery-related problems in the manufacturing process. It’s also a benchmark for progress made against other manufacturers’ performance. But for companies lacking the necessary in-house skills, and striving to achieve more productivity for less cost, achieving the reliability and long service life that drive OEE can be challenging. A new industry-leading asset care strategy from SKF could be the answer.

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