Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:17

Lube Tip 12: These additives don’t exist - Part 4

Part 4 of 4 OVER-GREASING ELIXIR One of the most common root causes of rolling-element bearing failure is over-greasing. This practice damages seals and shields, and causes uncontrolled heat excursions that accelerate wear and lubricant degradation. No additive has the capacity to work as a magic elixir under such distressful conditions. CONCLUSION Reliability emerges from the optimum combination of quality…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:11

Transnet Training

A group of Transnet employees recently underwent oil analysis training at WearCheck’s Pinetown office. The training course was conducted by WearCheck training consultant Jan Backer (back row, third from right).
Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:09

Lube Tip 12: These additives don’t exist - Part 3

Part 3 of 4 VARNISH AND SLUDGE PACIFIER Varnish and sludge are produced via many oil degradation pathways. Once they get infused into the oil and deposit on machine surfaces, there is no easy solution to eradicate their presence short of an oil change and flush. Additives may help slow the formation of varnish and sludge precursors, but they will…
Sunday, 30 December 2018 15:48

WearCheck India team earns 17025 certification

WearCheck’s branch in Chennai, India, recently underwent a stringent annual inspection for their ISO 17025 recertification assessment and passed - with flying colours. An on-site evaluation was conducted by an external quality consultant, who spent two full days checking everything from record maintenance to test capabilities and everything in between. According to the ISO website, ‘ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general…
Sunday, 30 December 2018 15:44

Engine attention

Diagnostician Quinton Verster was invited by Cummins to present the benefits of condition monitoring to a group of matric pupils as part of their recent work experience programme. Specialist engine manufacturers Cummins have been customers of WearCheck for many years. Keeping the engines running smoothly with only planned maintenance and no surprise component failures is a crucial element of Cummins’…
Friday, 21 December 2018 19:42

Monitor 78 hits the streets

Limits vs. Trends – this topic is discussed in detail by our diagnostic manager John Evans in the latest issue of WearCheck’s Monitor newsletter. You will also find news of the customer survey lucky draw winner, and stories on WearCheck’s lab opening times over the festive season, 2019 training course dates and information, insights and pics from all the latest…
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