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Industrial behavior is changing. The industry is learning to implement sustainable strategies in order to meet social, economic and environmental challenges. Whichever industry you operate in, it’s likely that you’re introducing new technologies, implementing manufacturing process changes or changing the mindset of your employees to…

The Oil Analysis Before the Analysis

02 Dec 2019, Posted by McPherson Oil in General

When a technician wants to see of a machine is operating properly, they will probably take an oil sample, send it to the lab and wait on results.  But before you send that sample to the lab, let’s look at the less expensive and time-consuming…

We are happy to announce that our founder, Charles “Mac” McPherson, has received the Volunteer in Service Award.  This award is given annually by the Association of Fundraising Professionals on National Philanthropy Day. The following written in the Birmingham Business Journal. The following article was…

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…

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…