It is crucial to use the correct lubricant for the machine and application and to not mix them!
We often find that products are chosen based on purchase price. Upfront cost is important but more important considerations are:
Error-proofing the process of getting the right lubricant into the right lubrication point!
Over-greasing leads to friction which leads to failure… under-lubricating just leads to failure!
“Its like running on a hot beach; you will burn your feet in the sun-baked sand, be held back if you find yourself knee-deep in water and running smoothly just on the wet sand….”
Our lubrication schedules are managed down to point level. We know exactly what product should be applied in what location and at what time.
Lubrication schedule compliance is a crucial maintenance KPI!
The first 4 of the “5 rights” are most crucial to reliability centred lubrication.
“Product quality is of course also very important and should be considered as part of an ongoing precision lubrication program, not just as a once-off decision promoted by oil companies focused on selling their products or a purchasing department looking at £per litre.”