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Centralised Lubrication on Overhead Cranes Pays Dividends

N. ERRINGTON (Lubrication Engineer, Consett Iron Co. Ltd.)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 September 1955



AS THE RESULT OF A CLOSE INVESTIGATION INTO MELTING SHOP MAINTENANCE COSTS, towards the end of 1949, it was found that since the Shop was working a continuous week, i.e. a 168 hour working week, it was practically impossible to ensure adequate crane lubrication service owing to unavailability of the cranes. It was therefore, decided to experiment with fully automatic lubrication equipment on one crane in order to determine what advantages, if any, would be gained.


ERRINGTON, N. (1955), "Centralised Lubrication on Overhead Cranes Pays Dividends", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 7 No. 9, pp. 22-24.




Copyright © 1955, MCB UP Limited

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