James Goodgame

NSK show us life under the hygiene regime

by James Goodgame

Hygiene is the key ingredient in food and beverage manufacturing. Complying with stringent hygiene standards demands frequent thorough washdowns to remove dirt and unwanted grease, often at high pressure with chemical cleaning agents. This can often damage sealing systems – allowing water and cleaning solutions into the bearing cavity, and leading to grease washout, corrosion, and – ultimately – reduced bearing life.

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Expanding the food safe menu with SKF

by James Goodgame

To meet the increasing demand for hygienic design in all food processing assets, SKF has added another innovative product to its range: a standard Deep Groove Ball Bearing in a food safe configuration.

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Simalube help give this distiller a reason to celebrate!

by James Goodgame

If you enjoy a whisky now and again, you probably also enjoy a top-up. But when you’re responsible for lubricating your mechanical assets, topping-up is just one more time-consuming, costly, and sometimes potentially dangerous task. So let’s raise a glass to one of Scotland’s leading distilleries, who – with ERIKS’ help – found a way to simplify their lubrication regime.

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ROCOL help to satisfy the appetite for vegan lubricants

by James Goodgame

There may have been a time in the distant past when lubricants were just lubricants. Even in the food and beverage industry. But food grade lubricants are now more or less standard across the sector, and even more specific lubricant categorisation – such as Kosher and Halal – is becoming more common. Now ROCOL has become the first lubricant manufacturer to have its lubricants range certified by the Vegan Society.

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8 out of 10 bearings can’t be wrong... Getting the right lubrication with ROCOL

by James Goodgame

Most industry experts agree: 8 out of 10 bearing failures are not the result of bearing faults. They’re caused by poor lubrication management and contamination issues. Or to put it another way: it’s not the bearings that are wrong, but how they are maintained. An effective, regular maintenance routine using carefully selected high-quality grease is the solution to reduce bearing failure, increase bearing life, and minimise costly downtime.

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Bearings grease: know your rights

by James Goodgame

If you want to improve the performance and reliability of your assets, while reducing maintenance and lowering energy costs, you need to know your rights. Right lubricant, right place, right amount and right time. Get all of these right for each of your bearings, and you’ll soon see the benefits. 

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The water industry needs a lubrication partner it can trust

by James Goodgame

There’s something extraordinary about Lubrication in the Water Industry, where we’re not just focused on reducing its operational costs and its carbon footprint. Less common, in the face of ever-increasing demand, is the requirement to lower the cost to the customer. And almost unique is the need to keep 64 million consumers supplied, day in, day out, with a 100% safe product. That’s why the water industry needs a partner able to meet all its lubrication flow: ensuring the taps keep running, the toilets keep flushing, and the industry keeps its head above water.

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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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The £200,000 oil change that improved savings, efficiency and emissions

by James Goodgame

Oil and water don’t mix. But for a utilities company in the South of England, putting the right oil together with a water treatment plant has resulted in a successful mix of cost savings, improved efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.

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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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