logo1.gif (4780 bytes)Damage Caused by Lack of Lubrication

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It is a fact that lack of lubrication is the leading cause of failure of most equipment.

Lack of lubrication can be prevented by :

Evidence of Lack of lubrication:  Front End   Piston    Rifle Bar    Rifle Nuts 


Front End

Cut-away view of a front end from a hand held rock drill showing excessive scoring and marking from abrasive wear following a lack of lubrication. The front end was scrapped.

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Piston


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Burnt piston removed from a siezed rock drill following a severe lack of lubrication. The end broke off the piston and the rock drill cylinder from this drill was ruined, and had to be scrapped.

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Rifle Bar

Close up view of splines of a rifle bar taken from a rock drill run without lubrication. Notice the prominent tell-tale transverse cracks running across splines of the rifle bar.
The rifle bar broke in half, and was replaced.

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Rifle Nuts


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A new rifle nut (on the left) compared with the rifle nut from a drill run with little or no lubrication (on the right). It only takes a few minutes without lubrication to do this kind of damage.

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