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View several articles about Lincoln lubrication, writeups on automated lubrication, and some of the accolades Lincoln has received over the years.

Leak-checking an Evaporative System Using Controlled Vacuum-- Motor.com
Brandon Steckler works at Terry Wynter Auto Service Center in Fort Myers, FL. There they’ve been using a Mityvac MV7300 pump to transfer fluids and, where necessary, test evap systems. He said one of the tool’s key features is a ball valve in its suction side. By opening this ball valve gradually, you control the suction; apply only as much vacuum as necessary for the evap check. I’ll get back to that detail in a moment. By the way, this pump’s reservoir holds a bit more than 9 quarts and the entire tool stands a bit more than 2 feet tall.

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Leak-checking an Evaporative System Using Controlled Vacuum-- Motor.com<br>
Reprint of Tappi Journal Article
When Donohue Industries ' Lufkin, TX, paper mill had too much unplanned downtime and lost production, employees tried repeatedly to find the problem and a solution.

The plant's four paper machines produce around the clock, and the maintenance crew kept everything running as efficiently as possible.  They consistently followed an exact manual lubrication timetable for more than 100 critical bearings on each machine, but despite efforts, problems persisted. 

The problems were solved with one automated product-- custom-designed Lincoln Industrial Centro-Matic lubrication systems.

Reprint of Tappi Journal Article
Reprint of John Deere Article
"Stranger In a Strange Place" -- March 1999 Issue.  Learn how John Deere utilizes automatic lubrication system technology:

Already the fastest and easiest to lubricate, John Deere machines can get even faster and easier thanks to the efficiency and dependability of automatic lubrication system technology.

“The concept of an auto- lube system is fairly simple,” says Drew Cherven, manager of mobile markets at Lincoln Industrial, St. Louis, Missouri. “It’s tied into a machine’s ignition. As the machine operates, a small, fresh shot of grease is sent to each lubrication point continuously."

Reprint of John Deere Article
Reduce Downtime With Autolube Systems
An Equipment Today article explores the benefits of automatic lubrication on construction equipment:

Long component life is the main reason to invest in an automatic lubrication system. “The owner is assured that all components are being lubricated,” says Drew Cherven, manager, national accounts, Lincoln Industrial. “Daily grease lubrication can, at times, be overlooked when relying on manual point-by-point lubrication with a grease gun or even a lube truck.”

With autolube systems, lubricant constantly flows to the bearings.  "The machine is lubricated dynamically, while in motion, overcoming loads and allowing grease to protect all wear surfaces," says Cherven.

Reduce Downtime With Autolube Systems
QS-9000
Lincoln recently received the coveted QS-9000 registration, a quality system requirement of the automotive manufacturing industry.

Based on ISO 9001, QS-9000 was developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group and also has been adopted by various truck manufacturers.  Lincoln achieved registration in approximately one year.  The process consisted of four steps: analysis, procedure improvement, documentation and internal auditing.

Third-party registrar QMI, a division of CSA International, awarded the registration.
QS-9000
QLS 301 Best New Equipment Award
Lubricants World recently announced the winners of their 2000 Annual Awards.  Lincoln won the Lubrication Equipment category with its entry - the QLS 301.

As we approach a new millennium and the 8th year of our annual awards, Lubricants World proudly recognizes 10 products and their companies for their contribution in advancing and enriching the lubricants industry.  Products in the following categories received awards: additives, automotive lubricants, base oils, equipment, greases, industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, packaging, services, and specialties.

QLS 301 Best New Equipment Award
Professional Tool and Equipment Distributor Article on Clear Grease Guns
Lincoln positions their patented new line of Clear Grease Guns as problem-solving tools, especially for those technicians who must control the type of grease dispensed.

Lincoln says these Clear Grease Guns originated to fulfill the needs of the military.  High-tech machines were being lubricated with the wrong grease.  In many instances, the solution required complete equipment tear-down to properly flush bearings and joints.  The military was looking for a solution; they needed visibility for proper lubricant identification.

Professional Tool and Equipment Distributor Article on Clear Grease Guns
New Brake Bleeder a Mity Performer
Professional Tool and Equipment News magazine recently published an article reviewing the performance of the new Mityvac MV6830 Brake Bleeder.  The below is an excerpt:

Lincoln recently unveiled the new MV6830 Mityvac Vacuum Brake Bleeder/Evacuator.  Developed for the automotive service professional, this portable unit operates on compressed air and comes with accessories for vacuum bleeding hydraulic systems and evacuating fluids from smaller tanks and reservoirs.

New Brake Bleeder a Mity Performer
Machinery Lubrication Article on Automated Lubrication
In its first issue, Machinery Lubrication magazine featured the attached in-depth article on the practice and benefits of automated lubrication.

Each year millions of dollars are spent on new plant equipment designed to build things better and faster . However, machines continue to break down.

Bearing failure is a major cause of equipment downtime n today's industrial environment, most often resulting from improper lubrication.  Each bearing failure directly impacts the production cycle.  While bearings can be expensive, replacement cost alone is often miniscule compared to lost production and the cost to repair the damage.

Machinery Lubrication Article on Automated Lubrication
Machinery Lubrication Article on Airless Spray
An in-depth article covering the benefits and general characteristics of the Airless Spray system used for large open gear applications.

 An innovative grease spay technology that requires no air now is available for lubricating open gears in such heavy industries as mining, concrete and gravel operations.  An open gear is not enclosed, usually because of its size.  Proper lubrication of the open gear drive is critical for long and trouble-free service life and proper operation.

The cost-effective airless spray lubrication system provides dependable, high-pressure lubricant spraying of open gears with less maintenance.

Machinery Lubrication Article on Airless Spray
Lincoln Ventmeter Aids Selection of Grease
This article provides a brief overview of the concepts of shear rate and flow property, and to review the theory and operation of the device used to measure these properties: the Lincoln Ventmeter.

Consider the following hypothetical scenario: the decision has finally been made to install a centralized grease system in the wash area to lubricate the many greased bearings that require daily visits.  Unfortunately, the only location deemed suitable for the grease tote and pump is in the basement of the building.  

Lincoln Ventmeter Aids Selection of Grease
Lincoln Receives Innovation Award From Professional Tool and Equipment
The February 2004 issue of Professional Tool and Equipment features a number of Innovation Awards.  Lincoln received the award for the Mityvac 05530 Professional Compression Test Kit.

Lincoln, who acquired the Mityvac line last year, introduces the Mityvac Professional Compression Test Kit for performing wet and dry compression tests in the diagnosis of worn piston rings, cylinders, valvetrain damage and blown head gaskets.

Lincoln Receives Innovation Award From Professional Tool and Equipment
Lincoln Acquires Mityvac Product Line
Lincoln has acquired the Mityvac line of automotive products from a company in San Antonio, Texas.  These very popular vacuum and pressure pumps, specialty products and accessories are a very good fit with Lincoln’s existing offering of tools for the professional.

Mityvac products are used to diagnose problems and measure the effectiveness of many of the systems in automobiles and other engine-driven machinery.  Products acquired by Lincoln include: Mityvac Vacuum Pump; Silverline and Silverline Plus Automotive Kits and Vacuum Pump; Universal Cooling System Test and Retrofit Kits and Radiator Adapter; AirEvac; and Ignition Trak.
Lincoln Acquires Mityvac Product Line
Lincoln 4481 Featured on Cover of PTEN
Lincoln’s new 4481 Oil Rider tank and meter was featured on the cover and on page 31 of the April issue of Professional Tools and Equipment magazine.

Lincoln introduces their 4481 Oil Rider Portable Tank with a pump (#4475) and meter (#952).  The 4475 single-stroke pump offers faster transfer of natural and synthetic motor oils, while the 952 electronic oval gear meter helps to ensure longer service life.

The high-capacity tank is constructed of durable, light- weight polyethylene and can service as many as 25 vehicles between refills.

Lincoln 4481 Featured on Cover of PTEN
Grease Lightning
An article contributed by Patrick Sandker of Lincoln South Africa on the benefits of automatic lubrication.

Although the lubrication of machines and equipment is already becoming faster and easier, this process can be further improved with the efficiency and dependability of automatic-lubrication system technology. The concept of an auto-lube system is fairly simple: as the machine operates, a small, fresh shot of lubricant is sent to each lubrication point. Essentially all that needs to be done is to fill the reservoir and visually check to ensure that all lines are connected.

Grease Lightning
Equipment Today Article Features Two Satisfied Lincoln Customers
When Equipment Today’s editor Curt Bennink needed to hear about automated lubrication from the customer’s perspective, he found two satisfied Lincoln customers with more than enough information on how their companies benefited from automated lubrication.

Even the best manual lubrication program doesn’t offer the benefits of an automatic lubrication system when greasing pins and bushings in heavy construction equipment. These systems can cost from $5,000 to $10,000 installed, according to Drew Cherven, manager of national accounts, Lincoln Industrial.

Equipment Today Article Features Two Satisfied Lincoln Customers
Central lubrication system installed at Paulaner
Machines and equipment in the food and beverage industry must meet highest requirements. Particularly with the lubrication of such plant equipment, individual system solutions are essential to meet the various requirements.

It is not just about protecting valuable machines for the long- term against a lack of lubrication and from wear, but also to extend the life span of the complete system. Particular attention is paid to: Occupational health & safety – Environmental protection, Productivity, Profitability.

Central lubrication system installed at Paulaner
Auto Lube on OTR Rigs
Everyone talks about oil changes, but taking care of the grease on your rig is just as important. Article written by Paul Abelson, senior technical editor for Land Line magazine, official publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Preventive maintenance cycles are built around oil changes. Talk about lubrication, and we immediately think oil. There’s plenty written about new oils and oil drain intervals. But oil is just one lubricant we use on trucks. We rarely hear about the improvements made to the other lubricant – grease.

Auto Lube on OTR Rigs
Again, Lincoln Wins Innovation Award
Lincoln’s continued innovation in developing the latest in lubrication technology has been recognized again, this time by the readers and editors of Professional Tool and Equipment News for the New PMV Pump line.

Lincoln’s new line of PMV Lubrication Pumps features a unique, modular design that provides exceptional performance, long service life and low cost of ownership. Offered in 3-inch and 4.25-inch diameters, the air-powered PMV Pumps are available in oil and grease models for stationary installations or portable applications.

Again, Lincoln Wins Innovation Award