Rolling bearings are precision machine components that may be used in various applications. They are usually quite dependable, even in the most adverse situations. Bearings have a significant "service life" under typical working circumstances, as either a time or the total number of rotations before the rolling components or inner and outer rings tire or fail.

CRE Philippines' Reliability Webcon 2022 and Reliability Quiz Bee started on a high note last March 10, 2022. Reliability Webcon 2022 is an event that aims to provide knowledge about machine reliability, asset management, and condition-based maintenance.

People frequently assume that just because a deposit is brown, it must be the same as any varnish deposits. When assumptions are inaccurate, wrong corrective actions may be applied.

Lubrication is required for each piece of machinery with moving components. Lubrication is essential, but it may be a difficult task. This article seeks to answer some of the most often asked concerns regarding lubrication so you can choose the correct lubricant, not simply the cheapest or fastest. For a consultation, you can contact our Engineers here.

One lubrication metric was shown to be particularly useful in uncovering hidden lubricant- and equipment-related concerns.

Oil analysis is an incredibly useful tool in today’s maintenance and reliability initiatives. But overtesting can soon become costly and inadequate testing can result in information being of little use. When applied in conjunction with a sound plan, oil analysis can yield greater productivity, longer asset life, and higher profitability.

The method of translating infrared radiation to temperature and producing an image of the temperature distribution is known as infrared thermography. Predictive maintenance and condition monitoring are just a few of the sectors and applications where it's applied to monitor the condition of machines, examine moisture, energy-loss, electrical systems, and fluid systems.

Industrial lubricants must be handled, stored, and dispensed appropriately to minimize safety and environmental contamination issues. Manufacturers frequently make blunders such as mislabeling items and storing lubricants in areas with extreme temperatures. To know what are the best conditions and setup for your lube room, it is best to contact CRE Machinery Lubrication Consultants.

It pays to have a used oil analysis performed on a regular basis by a qualified laboratory, whether you operate heavy-duty on- or off-road vehicles or a piece of fixed industrial equipment.

Contamination increases machine wear but this information is seldom put into practice in some plants. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how oil analysis, in conjunction with the proper breather and filter equipment, can improve plant conditions and reliability. 

Industrial machinery is used in a variety of settings. Hot, chilly, damp, dry, dusty, and/or with fluctuating loads are all possibilities.

CRE Philippines is conducting a virtual quiz bee on March 11, 2022. This quiz bee will cover machine reliability and asset management. The contest is open to any enrolled students taking up a mechanical engineering degree.

To get a good return on investment(ROI), you need to learn how to choose the right machine to include in your oil analysis program. Including all lubricated or hydraulic systems and components in the program is rarely cost-effective. Machine selection for an oil analysis program may be done in a variety of ways.

Worn machine components account for a significant portion of total maintenance costs. Plant and equipment lubrication procedures have a direct influence on plant and equipment reliability. 

Lubrication is essential, but it may be a difficult task. How often should you grease your machine? Is the atmosphere damp or dry, hot or cold, clean or filthy? How quickly does the machinery move? These and other issues must be answered before the proper lubrication program can be established.

A concealed hierarchy of people and communication systems that binds a maintenance team in a company together is known as maintenance culture.

OEMs propose certain oil change intervals based on testing conducted during the development or certification of equipment or lubricant. If your analysis tool suggests that the oil should be changed at intervals other than those recommended by the OEM, there are a few questions to ask to figure out why.

Viscosity is a base oil's most significant attribute. When baselines for incoming oils are established, viscosity is typically the first parameter that is checked. However, lubricants are more than just their viscosity. Understanding the role of additives and their function inside the lubricant is also critical.  Additives can either be in the form of organic or inorganic chemicals dissolved or suspended as solids. Depending on their application, they generally vary from 0.1 to 30% of the oil’s total volume.

Vibration analysis is one of the most popular and frequently utilized cbm technologies in various organizations. It is used for detecting patterns in vibration signals and monitoring their levels.

Hydraulic systems are used in a wide range of applications today - from simple assembly operations to integrated steel and paper mills. Through the use of Pascal's Law, hydraulics allows the operator to do substantial tasks like lifting big loads, rotating a shaft, drilling precise holes, and so on with a little investment in mechanical linkage. With the critical role of hydraulic systems in most industries, it is vital to ensure its smooth operations and detect underlying issues to avoid catastrophic breakdown.

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