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Kick Start a Comprehensive Lubrication Program

07 Oct 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in Oil Tips

Lubricants are an essential part of the operation of industrial machinery.  Of all the numerous purchases made by industrial customers, lubricants can potentially have one of the most profound effects on their profits.  Just take a look at the 10 lubrication steps listed below.  Each…

Many equipment owners believe they are removing enough contamination from their rotating equipment by flushing with system pumps. They believe that if they don’t catch contaminants in the screens and filters by use of their system pumps, the contaminants will stay dormant in the system…

How to Achieve Maximum Bearing Life

11 Sep 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil 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 McPherson Oil 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 McPherson Oil 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 McPherson Oil 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 McPherson Oil 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…