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How Much Does Viscosity Matter?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   Viscosity is in fact, the most important property of any lubricant. Too thin of a lubricant and you do not get enough of a protective film on your machine’s components. Too thick of a lubricant and...

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Don’t Freeze Up! Are You Using the Right Antifreeze?

  Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Antifreeze is our first defense against cold temperatures. This winter we are hitting record temperatures and getting lots of snow as well. Now is the time to make sure your equipment is ready for more...

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Start 2021 Right!

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS A new year is a time of resolutions, some of them are kept while others seem to slip by with the weeks. One great resolution that we think will be easy to keep, with your Ottsen Experts here to...

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Get the Most from Your Lube Survey

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Okay, now you have your lube survey from Ottsen Oil Company. Time to put it in a folder and lock it away, correct?  No, these surveys are not the pieces of art that they appear to be, they are useful...

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What Do I Need for A Lube Survey?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   So, you have your lube survey scheduled with an Ottsen Oil Expert. What do you need to do prior to our personnel arriving on-site? Well, for any lube survey, we need to review the manuals that come with...

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Ottsen Oil Takes Action towards Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting us all right now. The biggest impacts right now seem to be the way we conduct business and ordering patterns. Ottsen Oil is prepared to support you in your efforts to maintain productivity and...

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Spring Cleaning: Using that Down Time to Organize

By: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS The lube room, you know, that area of the shop that you have been meaning to clean up and organize for a while now.  We all know that keeping your lube room clean and organized will help save you time and money in...

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After-Market Additives: The True Cost

By: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS As equipment operators, we want the best possible protection that we can provide our equipment. The longer we can get it to last, the better. Many people see advertisements for after-market oil additives that promise...

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Gear Oils vs. Transmission Oils

Written by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   What is the difference between a gear oil and a transmission oil? This question was posed to bring home the fact that we have oils with similar names that are not for similar applications. Most notably the...

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Shop Cleanliness and Organization: A Step in the Right Direction

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Over the years, the Ottsen team and I have visited many plants and facilities. One of the most common problems we find is poor lubricant management and organization. Cleaning up your shop and organizing your...

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