James Goodgame

Bearing down on contamination

by James Goodgame

As we move towards a post-COVID world, there will undoubtedly be a greater focus on hygiene. As a result, maintenance teams at food and beverage plants, along with machinery and equipment suppliers and system integrators, must increase their efforts to avert any opportunities for contamination. Deploying a new strategy, effectively, demands a component-level approach, one in which astute bearing selection will pay a vital part with significant benefits to unlock.

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A good time to think about grease

by James Goodgame

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that contamination can come from the most unexpected sources. In a wet environment of the kind common in the meat and meat processing sectors, that source is bacterial contamination of the grease surface, which can lead to further contamination in the process.

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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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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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A Pet's Best Friend - NEVASTANE Lubrication for (Pet) Food Safety

by James Goodgame

The operation of the pellet presses at a market-leading pet food manufacturer’s facility was a complete dog’s dinner. Forced shutdowns, bearing failures and an average bearing lifespan of just three months meant that something that to be done. Total UK came and addressed all the problems with one high-quality grease.

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Need a Chemical Control Solution? Ambersil Gives You the Greenlight!

by James Goodgame

If you operate a production facility for food, beverage or pharmaceuticals, your equipment gives you three problems. One: the need for maintenance and repair. Two: the need to minimise the risk of contamination from any MRO chemicals. Three: the need to pass BRC, supermarket or FDA audits to meet HACCP and HSE requirements.

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Cleared for Take Off

by James Goodgame

While 747s take off and land 24/7, behind the scenes at any large airport there are far more down-to-earth operations going on – though they’re just as critical to the smooth running of the site. So when health and safety and cost concerns arose in the Energy Centre of a major UK international airport, ERIKS had to quickly get a solution off the ground. 

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New Anti-Seize Paste Seizes the Initiative

by James Goodgame

Preventing screw connections and sliding surfaces from seizing together has always had a trade-off. A new copper paste from OKS resolves it.

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Reduce Maintenance Costs and Downtime with Simalube

by James Goodgame

The application of a simalube fully automated lubrication system greatly extends the service life of components such as bearings, chains, gearwheels, conveyors and other mechanical pieces. The reduced maintenance and downtime of equipment also contibutes to a reduction in overall costs.

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