Oil Tips

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…

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…

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…

Benefits of Synthetic Oil

15 Jul 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Oil Tips

Conventional oil is distilled and refined from crude oil, a naturally-occurring liquid fossil fuel. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is created artificially, molecule-by-molecule, from chemical compounds with the goal of mimicking the best properties of natural oil and tailoring to the specific demands of…

3 Ways to Optimize Oil Analysis

13 Jun 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in General, Oil Tips

When it rains it pours, right? Does it ever feel like when one machine goes down. so does another? Or when one problem happens, it begins a domino effect? Problems tend to compound, and when one begins, you need answers fast to mitigate the uses….

Make Your Shop Stand Out

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

These days, consumers have several options for where to get their vehicles oil changed, tires rotated, or simple car maintenance completed.  Whether you’re a mom & pop shop or a well-known chain, you need to stand out from the crowd. Here are some ways to…

More than a distributor

06 Feb 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Oil Tips

Each manufacturer and plant is different, and therefore a one-size-fits-all approach to lubricants doesn’t work.  Each piece of equipment may require a different lubrication or even technique that plant managers need to know. An oil supplier needs to tailor to the company’s needs and business…

You Need to Keep Your Lubricants Clean

17 Jan 2019, Posted by cnewman@mcphersonoil.com in Oil Tips

And Here’s How You Can Do It Just as important as it is to keep machinery in prime form, the same goes for lubricants. If not handled and stored properly, they can deteriorate or worse – become contaminated and render the lubricants no longer appropriate…