Monday, 28 May 2012 14:57

Monitor 62

Monitor 62 - Industry icons, PQI, Lubmat and a one stop shop for lubricant analysis – news on all these and more can be found in the latest bumper edition of WearCheck’s Monitor newsletter. The recent passing on of popular WearCheck founder Gary Brown, fondly known as ‘Mr WearCheck’, was a sad day for colleagues and customers alike – some of…
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:36

Long term loyalty commended

60 years, or six decades – that’s the combined length of service given by two long-serving members of staff from WearCheck Pinetown.  The important career milestones were celebrated recently by diagnostician Rowan Maartens (30 years) and accounts clerk Preleen “Pearl” Joseph (30 years). Rowan joined WearCheck 30 years ago as a diagnostician, and since then has been hard at work…
Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:51

Local mines give ‘thumbs up’ to on-site oil sampling service

Oil analysis specialists WearCheck’s on-site sampling has received a vote of confidence from the Mpumalanga Mining fraternity since the service’s introduction a year ago, with several large mines signing up. Trained WearCheck technicians travel to the mines to take samples from mining machinery on site. Customers have the option of either basing WearCheck personnel on their site, or WearCheck can…
Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:33

New troubleshooting toolkit detects problems

A new dimension to WearCheck’s traditional oil analysis service brings relief for customers with troublesome components, through the introduction of a mobile troubleshooting service. Until recently, customers sent oil samples to WearCheck for analysis and diagnosis.  A normal result meant operations continued uninterrupted. However, reports indicating abnormal symptoms meant customers had to investigate and fix the source of the problem,…
Monday, 12 March 2012 11:17

Gary Brown

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Gary Brown. Gary passed away peacefully on Saturday the 3rd of March 2012 after losing his fight with cancer. As most of you are aware, Gary was one of the founders of WearCheck nearly 40 years ago and was responsible for creating the foundations on which the…
Monday, 27 February 2012 13:12

SOS: Sources of Silicon

The presence of silicon, its compounds or its alloys in lubricants has long been considered an indicator of wear and / or contamination. However, this can be misleading. For an accurate understanding of the implications of the detection of silicon in oil, it is essential that the interpretation of oil analysis results is conducted holistically, and all results are diagnosed…
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