5 Most Common Hydraulic Equipment Mistakes to Look Out for

May 25, 2017 by SLS

 Hydraulics are increasingly being utilised across a wide range of industries due to their ability to not only transmit, but also generate and control power. The relatively small size and compactness of fluid power cylinders and motors along with their high energy potential and relatively lower cost makes them a good choice for fitting onto a wide range of machinery.[…]

categories: Hydraulics

Understanding Shaft and housing Alignment and Fits (to Prevent Bearing Failure)

April 04, 2017 by SLS

  Bearings are manufactured with extreme precision. Therefore, it is necessary to pay strong attention to details to the mounting and maintenance process in order for the bearings to attain its best performance. Otherwise, it will lead to huge problems along the way, such as premature bearing failure and unplanned downtime, which is very costly to your business operation.[…]

categories: Bearing Maintenance, Shaft and Housing Alignment and Fit

Bearing Failure: Lubrication

February 27, 2017 by SLS

  Lubrication is an integral part all machineries, in which anything that involve motion, such as bearings, need lubricant and lubrication activities. According to a variety of studies, improper lubrication tops the list for bearing failures where it accounts for 50%, followed by improper mounting at 30%, while 20% is led by other factors and reaching its natural lifespan constitutes only 10%.[…]

categories: Bearings, Lubrication, Bearing Maintenance, Product Focus

Proactive Maintenance- Your comprehensive maintenance system

January 23, 2017 by SLS

  Thus far, we had several discourses about reactive maintenance, predictive maintenance and preventive maintenance. Today, we will look into the most comprehensive maintenance yet: Proactive maintenance. Proactive maintenance Proactive maintenance, akin to predictive and proactive maintenance, is designed to extend the life of mechanical machinery. It is a strategy for maintaining the reliability of machines or equipment. The purpose of proactive maintenance is to view machine failure and similar problems as […]

categories: Certified Maintenance Partner Program, Maintenance Program Series, Service

Breaking it down: Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

January 09, 2017 by SLS

  In our previous blog, we discussed about reactive maintenance and how unplanned breakdown can cause many problems to your operation . In fact, there are other ways that can help you to save on operational costs. We touched on how a careful maintenance program can help you to save on operational costs. Today, we will explore two types of maintenance programs: Predictive Maintenance Preventive Maintenance  Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Definition: A technique designed to help determine the condition of in-service […]

categories: Maintenance Program Series, Service

SLS HQ has moved!

December 27, 2016 by SLS

A special announcement![…]

categories: News and Events

Reactive maintenance may not be the best idea

November 29, 2016 by SLS

Imagine this: Your operation runs for long hours, it has always been running smoothly and you have nothing to worry about. Everything is going great... until one day, your operation ceases due to the breakdown of your machine. You are losing x amount of dollars by the minute and you never predicted that this would happen… and it did. A breakdown in an industrial equipment can be costly; we are talking about production loss, various direct and indirect cost and hefty maintenance fees... As a result, it can generate an […]

categories: Maintenance Program Series, Service

SLS HQ is moving!

November 15, 2016 by SLS

Dear all,[…]

SLS: SKF's Certified Maintenance Partner

November 11, 2016 by SLS

  We understand that maintenance can be an agonizing problem to many industries where improper maintenance and mishandling can cause premature failure in machinery and its components and ultimately; affect the operation costs of business. As maintenance is a critical part to run an operation, it is extremely crucial that it falls into the hands of experienced and qualified engineering team with equipped knowledge to help identify customers’ machinery problems and provide solutions and also ensure that maintenance […]

categories: Certified Maintenance Partner Program, Maintenance Program Series, Service

Couplings: Common Mistakes You Should Avoid

September 01, 2016 by SLS

  Couplings are mechanical elements used to connect two drive elements together for the transfer of torque from one element to another. A coupling connects both elements, usually shafts, that are in rotational movement, while also allowing a certain degree of misalignment, end movement, or both.[…]

categories: Couplings, Power Transmission Series, Product Focus