Proper lubrication is the cornerstone of any reliability-driven maintenance program, but according to a recent industry survey conducted by Des-Case Corp., only 43 percent of survey participants have attended a lubrication training or workshop in their careers. RelaDyne is helping to diminish this disconnect by sponsoring three upcoming 1-Day lubrication best practices workshops through Des-Case.
RelaDyne is a lubricants and fuel distributor providing integrated equipment reliability management products and services for industrial, commercial, transportation and automotive businesses across the U.S. Des-Case Corp. specializes in contamination control products for industrial lubricants with the leading position in the breather market. The company's products feature designs unparalleled in the marketplace and are used wherever lubricant life and performance are essential to daily operations.
"Education plays a vital role to ensuring everyone involved in lubrication at a company understands its importance on equipment reliability," states Mark Barnes, vice president of reliability services at Des-Case. "When proper lubrication is performed, it can improve lubricant quality, maximize equipment uptime and reliability, reduce costs and achieve an entirely new level of performance."
Often times, improper lubrication practices and lack of a lubrication strategy can lead to losses as high as 30 percent of a company's overall maintenance budget. In answer to the industry and its customers' needs, RelaDyne is sponsoring three one-day lubrication best practices workshops in Chicago (Oct. 22), Cincinnati, Ohio (Nov. 13), and Lake Charles, La. (Nov. 19).
This practical lubrication workshop provides an overview of the world of reliability and precision lubrication, with industry experts using years of in-plant and in-field experience to provide participants the tools necessary to begin their lubrication transformation. The complimentary workshop will help participants:
Evaluate their current lubrication practices relative to best-in-class programs; understand the fundamentals of lubrication and lubrication management; and create a customized action item specific to the goals of their companies.
"This seminar was very informative and practical," says previous participant, Mark Sandahl, senior technical maintenance engineer at Central Lake County Joint Water Agency in Lake Bluff, Ill. "I would recommend this seminar to everybody from management down to the hands-on maintenance staff. It truly is an eye opener and gives a better understanding of how much room there is for improvement."
Take the opportunity today to get ahead of the curve. Register for a workshop here; http://reladyne.eventbrite.com/.
AAIA, in partnership with Supply Chain Council, will hold a training and orientation seminar for members interested in learning more.
Paying particular attention to the lubricants used, lubrication suppliers selected and overall approach to management of the lubrication maintenance functions and practices can return many benefits.