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resistant materials and an improved sealing system
are a good choice for high-pressure washdown environments. Glass-fiber-reinforced polyester housings
and insert bearings using a multi-lip seal design,
coupled with end covers, to form an effective barrier
to hazardous conditions. Stainless-steel balls and
bolt-hole bushings prevent corrosion. The benefits
of these re-lubrication-free solutions include:
 reduced foreign-body contamination
 no dripping grease or purge contamination
 decreased re-lubrication costs and
environmental impact
 compliance with OSHA requirements
 no risk of missed lubrication points due
to human error
 reduced risk of premature bearing failure and
maintenance intensity.
These types of specialized lubricants and components can help plants overcome the challenges of
harsh conditions and, ultimately, reduce downtime,
extend bearing life, and increase cost savings. EP

Information in this article was provided by Stephen White of SKF
(Gothenburg, Sweden), and
Richard R. Knotek, of Motion
Industries (Birmingham,
AL). White is the SKF Food
& Beverage industry portfolio manager. Knotek is a
technical-training specialist
with the Motion Institute, a
division of Motion Industries.
A former adjunct instructor
with Northern Michigan University's Industrial Maintenance
Program, Knotek is the co-author of
Mechanical Systems & Principles for
Industrial Maintenance (Pearson, London
and New York, 2005). For more information, visit
MotionIndustries.com, or take a closer look at SKF's
Solutions Factories by clicking on the following link:
motionindustries.com/miHow2.jsp#H-7VfbmoGak.

Groove ball bearings
with solid oil have been
a stable solution in this
Swedish bakery's yeast
house for many years.
Photo courtesy SKF

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant February 2018

Maximize CMMS, EAM Use
Tribology Program Fills Skills Gap
Caring For Bearings In Extreme Environments
Press-Brake Safeguarding Matters
Oil Systems Need To Breathe
SAP: Kicking Bad Habits
Advice For Automated Substations
Good BOMs Boost Maintenance Efficiency
Smarten Up About Rotor Analysis
Heed These Signs of Inefficiency
Implementations
IIoT
Efficiency Insight
Editorial
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Showcase
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Cover1
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Cover2
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 1
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - 3
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 4
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 5
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Implementations
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 9
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Maximize CMMS, EAM Use
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Tribology Program Fills Skills Gap
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Caring For Bearings In Extreme Environments
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Caring For Bearings In Extreme Environments
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Press-Brake Safeguarding Matters
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Oil Systems Need To Breathe
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - SAP: Kicking Bad Habits
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Advice For Automated Substations
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Good BOMs Boost Maintenance Efficiency
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Smarten Up About Rotor Analysis
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Heed These Signs of Inefficiency
Efficient Plant February 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - IIoT
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Solution Focus
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Products
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - 44
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Showcase
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