James Goodgame

The Long and Short of Lubrication

by James Goodgame

Automatic lubrication is a time-saving, money-saving solution, widely used in many industries wherever lubrication is needed. But in some applications, even automatic lubrication isn’t as simple as it could be.

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Don't be a Lubricants Dipstick, Choose Total

by James Goodgame

Do you choose your lubricants and coolants on price or performance? If you think buying cheaper saves you money, then Total would like you to think about what those cheaper oils are really costing you.

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Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Linear Guidance Systems

by James Goodgame

The British are a curious breed: torn between tradition and modernity, we welcome the new while embracing the old. This has led to some interesting 21st-Century revamps of British institutions, from the slick re-design of the London red bus, to the introduction of free wi-fi in telephone boxes.

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Top 5 Factors When Selecting Replacement Linear Systems

by James Goodgame

When a linear system has reached the end of its useful life, often the easiest thing to do is to replace it with a like-for-like linear system from the original equipment supplier (OE-fitted brand). However, this may not necessarily be the best choice for your machine or your business. Replacing a linear system with a product from an alternative linear supplier could be more beneficial, both in the short term and over the complete lifecycle of your machine.

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SmartCheck Condition Monitoring in the Steel Industry

by James Goodgame

Automotive manufacturers, and the construction and household appliance industries, have a large appetite for coated steel. A major steel producer in France has been doing its best to keep it satisfied, producing over 340,000 tonnes of finished coated steel product every year. What’s prevented them producing even more have been failures of the deflection rolls which support the running of the steel belt through their continuous furnace. 

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How a Brickmaker's Production Was Saved From Hitting the Wall

by James Goodgame

Any catastrophic failure of a production asset is, well, a catastrophe. But when your only back-up option is built to exactly the same design, then that catastrophe becomes a disaster waiting to happen. And where replacing a critical asset is concerned, waiting is something you can’t afford to do.

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The Heat is On for Bearing Installation and Lubrication

by James Goodgame

Heat, either directly applied or generated in service, plays a significant role in the life of a bearing, being both beneficial and potentially detrimental at different stages of its lifecycle. SKF shared how heat can be used beneficially as an aid to bearing installation, and describes the negative effects that excessive heat will have on lubricants when the bearing is in service.

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Pump Bearings: Designed for Reliability and Longer Life

by James Goodgame

New bearing development from SKF that promises improved speed, reduced friction, better reliability, and longer service life for pumps.

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New Rocol Grease Boosts Equipment Performance

by James Goodgame

ROCOL has launched a brand new anti-seize and assembly grease to help food processers reduce machine disassembly time, avoid damage to costly components and extend equipment life.

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Plug-and-play Linear Systems for Production Machines

by James Goodgame

In order to meet very short development times for machine tools and other special purpose production machines, manufacturers expect their linear technology suppliers to offer not only linear components but also plug-and-play subsystems, engineering, drives technology and other technical support services, including final assembly, cabling, set up of control parameters and commissioning.

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