All posts by Tara Hamid

Keeping hydraulic systems ‘happy’ with lubrication best practices

Hydraulic systems are the lifeblood of every industrial setting, regardless of the size or complexity of the operation. Steve Keown, CBC’s National Product Manager for Lubricants, says the life of the hydraulic system is primarily tied to the life of the oil. “High performance Synthetic Fluids that provide extended drain intervals, system cleanliness, maximum component protection … Continue reading Keeping hydraulic systems ‘happy’ with lubrication best practices

Get a grip on energy bills with the right belt drive

The cost of energy in manufacturing building materials is a major contributor to the overall cost of the product. Steve Hittmann, National Product Manager at BSC, says upgrading from wrapped belts to raw edge cogged belts is a low-cost option to achieve higher energy efficiencies in drive systems. “Unlike wrapped belts, the raw edge construction does … Continue reading Get a grip on energy bills with the right belt drive

Keeping fasteners locked tight in high moisture applications

Vibrational loosening is a common contributor to equipment fails. And in water and wastewater applications, the risk of fasteners coming apart is further exacerbated by the amount of moisture in the environment. According to industry specialist Michael Rowe, who is the Product Manager of Adhesives and Sealants at BSC, the combination of vibration and moisture … Continue reading Keeping fasteners locked tight in high moisture applications

Ace the Maintenance: Streamlining operations with multipoint lubricators

Operators at water and wastewater treatment facilities can cross much of the tedious lubrication work off their maintenance checklists when the plants implement automatic, multipoint lubrication systems. “Maintaining a large water or wastewater treatment plant is time consuming, and at times hazardous,” says Steve Keown, CBC‘s National Product Manager for Lubricants, who suggests using multipoint lubrication … Continue reading Ace the Maintenance: Streamlining operations with multipoint lubricators

Formulating the right lubricant solution

How many different lubricants are used at your plant? Does your lubricants store contain multiple versions of similar lubricants? Can oil drain and re-greasing intervals be further extended with product upgrades? These, and similar questions are addressed by the CBC Australia technical team when they conduct a lubrication survey for their customers – a program … Continue reading Formulating the right lubricant solution