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How to Achieve Maximum Bearing Life

11 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General, Oil Tips

Every bearing has a maximum service life. The trick is in achieving it. Some of the basics required to achieve maximum bearing life include: – Proper bearing selection: The bearing must be right for the application. More specifically, it must be able to support the…

National Truck Driver Week 2019

09 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Amazon purchases, batteries, mail, groceries, gasoline, medicine.  None of these items would be at your doorstep without the help of a trucker. Each year, America celebrates its backbone – the trucker – with a week-long celebration: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  Of course, many motorists…

What does Grease Consistency Measure

09 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

While often confused with viscosity, grease consistency is defined as the degree to which a plastic material resists deformation under the application of force. In the case of lubricating greases, this is a measure of the relative hardness or softness and has some relation to…

Does the Color of Grease Matter?

03 Sep 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Oil Tips

While operators tend to associate the grease they use with a color, like deep red or bright blue. As described in the video from Mobil below, the color of the grease does not change the performance characteristics and it is only the manufacturer who determines…

How to Avoid Bulk Tank Contamination

27 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General, Oil Tips

We know that bulk tank contamination can halt any quick lube, plant, fleet or mill in its steps. One tiny drop of water can turn a clear, transparent solution into an unusable liquid. Just look at the example. One drop of water turned this ATF…

Viscosity in Grease Selection

19 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Because grease is 80%-90% oil, the viscosity of the base oil is important.  The higher the viscosity, the greater the resistance to flow.  Lower viscosity oils have less resistance and flow quickly.  Why is this important?  The goal of lubrication is to separate metal surfaces…

The Importance of Lube Technician Training

14 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Industry Information, Oil Tips

How many lube technicians does it take to ensure optimum production reliability? Well, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Yet what is universally true is that organizations should develop a proactive plan that considers their current and future personnel needs. Do you have…

Optimal Re-greasing Frequency

12 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Industry Information, Oil Tips

What is the optimal re-greasing frequency and quantity for your equipment? Chris Decker, an ExxonMobil Grease Formulator, looks at the frequency of re-greasing equipment and what can result in overgreasing as well as undergreasing. Re-greasing intervals are based on a range of factors including equipment…

Top 5 reasons to choose Mobil 1™

08 Aug 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

1. Mobil 1 is the #1 U.S. mechanic recommended motor oil* For the third straight year, more mechanics have chosen Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil than any other brand of synthetic motor oil.  From professionals to serious DIY guys, this is the mechanics’ motor oil….

How C-Stores Can Combat Fraud

19 Jul 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General

Retail fraud as grown exponentially in recent years.  In 2015, The Nilson Report stated that businesses lost nearly $22 million in credit and debit fraud. While, yes, a large number of that loss fell on e-commerce, brick and mortar retailers, including C-stores, still face fraud…