Gearbox lubrication: What are the best practices?

Spagiarri gearboxes, Sirem gearboxes, Zurrer gearboxes, Worm gearboxes, or just about every type of industrial gearbox you care to mention, all have one thing in common – they need to be kept well-lubricated to remain in good working condition. With heavier work schedules and carrying greater loads than ever before, gearbox lubrication is more important than ever. Modern gearboxes might be getting sleeker, smaller and better designed, but that does by no means make them void of requiring regular oil lubrication. Like every aspect of machinery maintenance there are certain procedures you should carry out in order to lubricate industrial gearboxes efficiently and help prolong their life and optimise their output. Take a look at the following advice on achieving […]

Eliminating gearbox noise

It doesn’t matter if you are operating Pujol geared motors, parallel shift gearboxes, a Sirem gearbox, or a Spaggiari geared motor, whatever industrial gearbox you are using, if it’s too noisy the machinery can be irritating to operate and potentially damaging to the hearing of its operator. The good news is that whilst gears are naturally fairly noisy, there are several relatively straightforward steps you can take to hamper excessive gearbox noise. Take a look at the following methods you can take to help hamper industrial gearbox noise. Get to the root of the noise-generator As Machine Design informs, when a gear drive is in operation, all the different parts, including the bearings, gears, shafts, housing, lubrication and cooling devices […]

The main requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

If you or any of your employees operate machinery within a working environment, you should be aware of the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). PUWER was implemented in 1998 and is designed to tighten laws governing the use of equipment at work. The regulations cover a diverse mix of machinery, ranging from drilling machines and circular saws to lifting equipment and photocopiers. If you are an employer or self-employed and provide equipment for use at work, then PUWER will apply to you. Take a look at some of the most important points any business that operates machinery should be aware of in order to comply with the Regulations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), […]

Internet of Things and the maintenance of industrial parts

Imagine this. You’re operating a power tool for endless hours a day. It’s working great but all of a sudden this essential piece of machinery to keep your business in operation informs you that its Sirem pump is about to give up or its Sumitomo gearbox has ceased working. Sounds impressive and perhaps a tad on the implausible side, right? Or maybe not. According to Douglas Bellin of Cisco, such predictive measures would be a tremendous value to the mining industry and other industrial sectors, as it would significantly reduce downtime and maintenance costs. The prospect of creating predictive maintenance in industrial machinery to benefit operations and downtime in key industrial sectors, was discussed at a recent SAP Mining Forum. […]