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Best Machine Lubrication Practices

Best Machine Lubrication Practices


Machine system failure can cause serious production backup for many companies. Which, as you can imagine, leads to a multitude of other major problems within a company. These problems include, but are not limited to: loss of production, repeated equipment failures, excessive energy usage, and even negative impacts on the environment. Addressing this problem before it begins can save a company time, money, and resources.

One of the most common causes for system failure in machines is inadequate lubrication. Machinery lubrication conducted an online survey in which the results showed that almost 80% of the engineers that took the survey stated that they have experienced lubrication starvation. One might ask, “What is lubrication starvation?” Well, it is the lack of a lubricant within a machine, its gears, and any other moving parts it may have. Lubricants reduce friction in all of the moving parts in a machine.

Knowing all of that, it is important to schedule frequent lubrication maintenance on all of your machinery. It will extend the life of your machine, prevent breakdowns, and keep production moving. Lubrication is truly the most important maintenance check you can invest in. A&J Automation can assist you with your machinery maintenance. Our experts are sure to assess all aspects of your custom machine and know where to look for any excess grease or oil build-up, and also know the right kind of lubricants to use for them. Contact Lube-Power today to find out how often your machine should be serviced and schedule your maintenance appointment!  You can also reach out to us on the contact form on our website.