March 4, 2011
Avoiding the Squeaky Wheel
Using the proper lubricant/oil and filter can help keep your equipment running smoothly, quietly, and efficiently.
By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
Luber-finer/Champion Laboratories, Inc.
Luber-finer says its hydraulic filters are constructed using only the highest-quality components to deliver day-in, day-out performance in tough, demanding work environments. According to the company, the filtration helps to reduce wear, guards against system failure, and promotes maximum equipment uptime by removing harmful particles and contaminants in hydraulic fluid.
ExxonMobil says its Mobil DTE 10 Series hydraulic oils are designed to help customers achieve energy efficiency and productivity, extend equipment life, and reduce maintenance costs. According to the company, laboratory and in-service field tests have proven that the oil outlasted competitive fluids by up to three times, while maintaining hydraulic system cleanliness and component protection, and demonstrated its high viscosity index and shear stability by operating in temperatures as low as -30 degrees F.
Chevron Finished Lubricants, Americas
Chevron says its Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 premium quality engine oil provides outstanding performance in newer engines running on ULSD and is backwards compatible with older engine technologies. The oil is said to contain a blend of advanced additive technology, is formulated using ISOSYN Technology, and rivals synthetics in critical performance tests.
Petro-Canada says its Duron-E Synthetic 5W-40 heavy-duty engine oil is specially formulated for both on- and off-highway fleets and is licensed to the latest API Heavy Duty Engine Oil category. The oil is said to extend drain intervals (along with an effective maintenance program), reduce engine wear, minimize oxidative thickening, offer corrosion protection, and provide optimal top-up and cold start-up performance.
GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech offers a complete line of seismic monitoring units for use in the aggregates industry. Its SSU series seismographs feature an ISEE-compliant external geophone with a microphone, internal memory, easy-to-read LCD, heavy-duty stick and twist metal connectors, long-life rechargeable lead-acid battery, two independent threshold alarms, imperial/metric support, flexible user interface for on-site programming, free analysis software, and one-year warranty.
Orica says its uni tronic blast box BB310R is a remote blasting solution. The remote blast box can be placed in proximity to the blast pattern and can communicate via radio modem to the firing control box, which can be positioned at a point of safety up to 6,500 feet from the blast pattern, providing increased safety for personnel and equipment. The unit is compatible with the company’s existing uni tronic Scanner 110 and uni tronic Scanner 120 equipment and is equipped with a Bluetooth module allowing easy download of scanned detonator details.