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07/16
Can't We All Just Get Along? Melding the Worlds of Production and Reliability | Uptime
Paul Llewellyn, Lubrication Engineers Inc., explains that to have a world-class reliability-centered maintenance program, it is essential for the worlds of production and reliability to get along.

07/16
20 Minutes with Scott Leipprandt | TLT, p. 16-18
Make oil analysis part of a larger reliability program, urges LE's technical services manager.

05/16
Self-cleaning for multiple paybacks | International Cement Review, p. 69-70
LE lubrication reliability consultant Kevin Chapin explains how the use of an unsuitable lubricant led to high gear temperatures and cement ingress in an Essroc cement plant in Nazareth, Penn. A change to LE's Pyroshield synthetic open gear lubricant led to a cleaner ball mill gear, reduced operating temps and avoided costly mill shutdowns.

04/16
Saving Energy: The Lubrication Factor | World Coal
John Sander, Lubrication Engineers Inc., discusses frequently overlooked ways in which lubricants can be used to help lower energy consumption.

12/15
How a New Reliability Maintenance Program Delivered a 705% ROI | Uptime, p. 54-58
LE's Clay Calk, department manager – Business Solutions, writes about how E. & J. Gallo Winery's spirits making plant achieved a tremendous return on investment after transitioning to a world-class reliability maintenance program using professional services and enhanced lubricants.

12/15
Lubricants for Wire Ropes – New Product Trends | Lube Magazine, p. 30-35
LE's John Sander, vice president of technology, and Lou Honary, president, Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, write about wire rope lubrication, including new legislative environmental guidelines that are driving users to give consideration to wire rope lubricants that not only lubricate and protect, but also are considerate to the environment.

12/15
Busting the Ghost Particles; Are your particle counting tests haunted by phantom results? | Lubes’n’Greases, p. 30-39
LE's John Sander, vice president of technology, writes about the problem of fluid that has just been filtered still appearing to contain particulates, as shown in particle evaluation tests.

11/15
Drives and Controls |International Mining, p. 65-66
Large open gears in mining face challenging conditions, and open gear lubricants must be specially formulated to keep equipment operating at maximum efficiency. In the "Gear Lubrication Success" section of this article, read about how our distributor in South Africa successfully converted the girth gear on a customer's mill drive to LE's Pyroshield® Syn XHvy Open Gear Lubricant.

11/15
New Pack a Driving Force in Boosting Sales | Brand Packaging, p. 32 & 34
LE made changes to its product, packaging and sales channels, in part to secure its leadership with heavy duty on- and off-road equipment and also to expand sales in the truck and passenger car marketplace. The brand updated its diesel fuel improver formulation to improve the end-user experience and collaborated with TricorBraun Design & Innovation Group to develop new packaging with a strong shelf presence for this updated product – Full Torque – as well as for its full line of engine oils.

11/15
Energy Efficient Lubricants | Energy Efficiency B & I, p. 10-11
John Hayes, LE sales consultant, and Angus Macdonald, director, LE International, write about the 21% energy reduction achieved at Miller Concrete Products in Pennsylvania after the company switched to LE's Duolec Vari-Purpose Gear Lubricant in its concrete mixer gearbox.

05/15
Hanging by a Thread; Wire Rope Lubes Help Assure Safe Operations | Lubes & Greases p. 22-26
LE's Jeff Turner, executive vice president, is quoted in this article about the proper lubrication and care of wire ropes in industrial use. LE's Low Tox lubricants are mentioned, as well as the Viper MK automatic lubricator.

04/15
The Mystery of Industrial Lubricants | IMPO Magazine
LE's Clay Calk and others give advice about the efficient management of industrial lubricants, including selection, storage and handling.

03/15
LE Company Profile | Gear Solutions
What was originally founded by three salesman looking to provide a superior lubricant to the manufacturing industry has grown into a successful, wide-reaching business with customers and influence all over the world.

12/14
The Journey to Reliability Uncovers a 'Hidden Plant' Within the Walls | Uptime
Darren Booth, vice president of manufacturing operations, explains the process by which Lubrication Engineers improved its plant-wide reliability program in order to maximize uptime and positively impact the company's bottom line. LE was already very good at helping its customers improve lubrication reliability and mechanical uptime, but needed to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Results of the seven-year project included significant labor and lubricant use reductions, adding up to thousands of dollars of savings per year.

11/14
Don't stop 'til you get enough | World Coal
Mark Barnes, Des-Case Corp., and Jim Pezoldt, Lubrication Engineers, US, explain that it is eminently possible to provide 50,000-hour off-highway diesel engine rebuilds.

9/14
9 Critical Steps for Successful RMP Implemention | IMPO
Clay Calk, department manager – National Strategic Accounts, provides the nine steps maintenance professionals need to take in order to successfully implement or upgrade their reliability maintenance program.

04/14
Keeping the cogs turning | Mining Magazine
Ever wondered what the difference is between oils and greases, what they do and how their selection affects machine performance? MM goes back to the basics in this article, which features quotes from LE representatives John Sander, Matthew Reiner, John Hayes and Angus Macdonald.

02/14
Turbine Lubrication: Combating Buildup and Improving Reliability | Power Engineering
This article about turbine lubrication includes advice from employees at a variety of lubricant companies, including LE’s Wade Flemming, laboratory supervisor: “Choosing the correct oil is an important first step in keeping your turbines working at peak performance.”

12/13
A Modern Day History of Reliability and Industrial Lubrication | Compoundings
Scott Schwindaman, president and CEO, writes about the changes that have occurred in manufacturing in the past four and a half decades with regard to equipment lubrication. He encourages independent lubricant manufacturers to look at these changes to better understand the unique opportunity they have to provide the expertise and support their industrial customers need. By complementing the role of reliability engineers, companies like LE can help their customers move forward in reliability and profitability.

10/13
50,000 Hour Off Highway Diesel Engine Rebuilds: They are Possible! | Bakken Oil Business Journal
From dozers to graders and loaders to haul trucks, diesel engines are everywhere. For companies that rely on diesel power to make their living, there’s no greater emphasis than diesel engine reliability. Read how LE’s Jim Pezoldt helped a coal mining operation improve profitability by lowering maintenance costs and extending the life of its diesel engines.

10/13
Lubrication Best Practices | Milling Journal
This article is about lubrication best practices and contamination control, including the numerous products available to help improve plant efficiency and safety. It is based on a presentation by Chris Nowlen, LE lubrication consultant, Tullahoma, Tenn., at the 2012 International Association of Operative Millers Southeast District’s fall meeting and technical conference.

09/12
When Do Synthetic Lubricants Make Sense? | World Cement
John Sander, vice president of technology, defines synthetic lubricants and describes major types, including their general applications, benefits and disadvantages, in order to help alleviate some of the confusion for lubricant end users as they select lubricants for their equipment.

03/12
Playing the Numbers Game | World Cement
John Sander, vice president of technology, warns against basing the decision to purchase gear lubricants solely on price.

12/11
50,000 Hour Off-Highway Diesel Engine Rebuilds: They are possible! | Uptime
From dozers to graders and loaders to haul trucks, diesel enginesare everywhere. For companies that rely on diesel power to make their living, there's no greater emphasis than diesel engine reliability. Read how LE's Jim Pezoldt helped a coal mining operation improve profitability by lowering maintenance costs and extending the life of its diesel engines.

12/11
NICHE MASTER – Scott Schwindaman finds success staying
true to specialized markets | Wichita Business Journal

If there’s one thing that Scott Schwindaman knows, it’s how to market a niche. As the president and CEO of Lubrication Engineers, Inc., he runs a company that provides high-end products designed for very specific uses by industrial customers.

10/11
Even I Can Understand That! Equipment Lubrication Made Simple| Uptime
During a roundtable discussion on lubrication best practices, Dave Piangerelli, owner of Lubrication Technologies, Inc. of West Springfield, Mass., mentioned that lubricating equipment was a difficult task. I made the mistake of asking, “What’s so difficult about lubricating equipment?”.

09/11
Shedding Light on Lubrication Viscosity | World Cement
John Sander contemplates the considerations, classifications and tests for lubrication viscosity.

11/10 
Hidden benefits of lubricant consolidation | Innovations in Food Technology
Food processing plants have countless pieces of equipment operating to complete their production processes. A typical plant uses several different lubricants to reduce friction in this equipment and keep it running smoothly. However, most plants would see several benefits if they were to implement lubricant consolidation.

10/10
Lubrication – The Lifeblood of Wire Ropes in Cement Plants | World Cement
Jeffrey Turner details the importance of appropriate lubrication for wire ropes.

09/10
Lowering Energy Consumption Using Lubricants | World Cement
John Sander tells how this often overlooked purchasing decision can impact energy efficiency.

05/10
High-performance lubricants: Cost vs. performance | TLT
Despite higher prices, performance products can actually lower the net use cost to your organization.

03/10
Time for a Spring Clean? | World Cement
John Sander and Clay Calk outline the hidden benefits of lubricant consolidation at cement plants.

02/10
Enhanced lubricants | International Cement Review
The maintenance of large open gear systems in cement plants presents a significant challenge because of the heavy loads and harsh environmental conditions. Enhanced lubricants such as Pyroshield can improve profits by improving the reliability of the open gears and by reducing their required maintenance.

01/10
Best-Practice Gearbox Lubrication | Gear Solutions
Lubrication Engineers shares the results of its R&D efforts and its knowledge of how to improve gearbox reliability, resulting in significant savings and increased unit life.

11/09
Consolidation brings peace of mind to maintenance managers | Innovations in Food Technology
To be a valuable resource for a food manufacturing facility, lubricant suppliers should be well versed not just in lubricants but also in reliability and contamination control techniques. They should be able to identify problems and their root causes, recommend solutions and assist with implementation.

08/09
Improving food plant reliability | Innovations in Food Technology
In these tough economic times, it has never been more important for food manufacturing plants to focus on improving reliability by using premium H1 food grade lubricants and simple, cost-effective reliability products.

10/08
Oil Analysis & Lubricant Management Prove Successful | Machinery Lubrication
Southern Champion Tray Company is a manufacturer and printer of food containers. Read how plant personnel made important changes; including filtration, desiccant breathers and new lubricant storage containers; after oil analysis reflected high contamination levels.

08/08
Improving Oven Chain Lubrication: A Discussion of High Temperature Environments | Machinery Lubrication
Chains operating at high temperatures can be lubricated in two different ways with a liquid lubricant, or with a solid lubricant suspended in a carrier fluid. Whether solid or liquid, the lubricating film physically separates contacting metal surfaces, thereby reducing friction and wear.

02/07
Comminution Conundrum | International Mining
How do you get the crushing and grinding equipment you need in today's market? And once you have it, how do install and maintain it to achieve its best?

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