What causes machine components to fail? What are the most prevalent failure mechanisms, and how can you avoid them? Continue reading to learn how to spot components in various phases of progressive failure, as well as the tools you may use to diagnose and fix them.

Attending a training course to learn what a prescribed lubrication program entails is the first step towards a successful lubrication program implementation. Some students finish the course just as perplexed as they began, overwhelmed by the amount of material they must grasp, process, and implement in order to become a world-class organization.

With expensive lubricants and the requirement for machines to operate harder and quicker, high-performance lubricants are in high demand. Oftentimes our expectation that the lubricants we ordered should satisfy the viscosity, base oil, performance characteristics, and the contaminant cleanliness objectives that were marketed at the time of purchase. However, believing that all the lubricants you buy always satisfy the requirements of your machines is a common pitfall for maintenance personnel.

Machines in harsh working environments always have a shorter life cycle and have higher chances of failure. Even with a manufacturer's warranty, the indirect downtime cost will still be significant.

On the work floor, as much as in hospital operating rooms, cleanliness and hygiene are critical. The same is true for lubrication which keeps the business of feeding and mending the country on track when it comes to ensuring the smooth operation of manufacturing plants.